Hello everyone, I am a new teacher and I wanted to know if having my students watch anime will help improve their Japanese?
Gotta say.......your profile looks......familar. Cant quite put my finger on it......hmmm.
Anyways, DEFINETLY! Without a doubt!
I'm only here because Im just an aunt that started a "classroom" for my niece and nephew that dont (obviously) live with me. Thing is, I sometimes watch subbed anime. BUT Im familiar with HOW speakers use their inflections on their words BECAUSE I watch subbed anime.
After being on duolingo, and then watching anime, I started noticing that the sentences are broken down different than in english. Of course........thats just going to be obvious since its a different language. But.........I started asking myself "Why is that word over there? Why is this word here?" "Oh THATS how thats supposed to sound" Because I got to the point that i am curious about sentence structure, I think it would say volumes about what it would do for a learning enviorment.
I would do it so they could have an EAR for it. I've heard some people say japanese names and words before but because I have an "EAR" for it, it just sounds off.
At least by the time we get fluent enough, we wont sound like a bunch of robots TRYING to sound human~ ; )