Japanese Pronunciation Posters

The perfect set of posters to hang in your Japanese classroom to help students remember how to pronounce the trickiest letters and letter combinations! Includes a corresponding English word with the same sound to reinforce students’ memory.

Includes posters on:

-Vowels

-Two on tricky consonants and consonant/vowel combos

-Two on double consonants

-Double vowels

Japanese Pronunciation Posters

Each letter or letter combination has a corresponding English word that contains the same sound as the correct pronunciation in Japanese. There’s also a picture of the word in English and a sample sentence to help students associate the Japanese phonetic spelling with a word that’s already familiar to them! Finally, there’s also a sample Japanese word for each letter or letter combination so that students can practice their new skills.

For example…

  • On the Vowels poster, A is written phonetically as ah.
  • There is a drawing of a father.
  • Followed by a sample sentence: “My father gives the best hugs.” (Yes, the correct sound is underlined in all of the sample sentences AND in the sample Japanese words so that students know just where to look!)
  • And finally… a Japanese word to practice. aka

Some of the letter combinations don’t exist in English exactly as they’re meant to sound in Japanese. For these, I have the closest word possible for the sake of memory. I also included easy tips on how students can slightly modify the word to get that those tricky pronunciations down!

Looking for more Japanese resources? Check out my Japanese and English Circle Time Board here!

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