Teaching

Whether you’ve just started teaching or you’ve been here for years, here’s some useful words to help you navigate your school envirionemtn in Japanese. This section also includes information specific to different levels of school, as well as lessons from the handy dandy Team Teaching Handbook.

School Related People
EnglishRomajiKanji
Principalkōchō sensei校長先生
Vice Principalkyōtō sensei教頭先生
Office Chiefjimuchō san事務長さん
Homeroom Teachertannin no sensei担任の先生
Student Presidentseito kaichō生徒会長
Classroom Leadergakukyū i in学級委員
Studentsseito生徒
ALTgaikokugo shidō joshu外国語指導助手

 

School Related Places
EnglishRomajiKanji
Principal's Officekōchō shitsu高校室
Teacher's Roomshokuin shitsu職員室
Main Officejimu shitsu事務室
Meeting Roomkaigi shitsu会議室
Nurse's Roomhoken shitsu保健室
Library Roomtosho shitsu図書室
Cafeteriashokudō食堂
Copy Roominsatsu shitsu印刷室
Classroomkyō shitsu教室
Male changing roomotoko kōin shitsu男更衣室
Female changing roomonna kōin shitsu女更衣室
Grade level roomgakunen shitsu学年室
A/V roomshichōkaku shitsu視聴覚室
Cooking Roomchōri shitsu調理室
Announcement Roomhōsō shitsu放送室
Art Roombijutsu shitsu美術室
Auditoriumkōdō講堂
Home Economics Roomkateika shitsu家庭科室
Courtyardnakaniwa中庭
Japanese Gymbudō shitsu武道館
Gymtai iku shitsu体育館
Science Labjikken shitsu実験室
Hallwayrōka廊下
Dumpstergomi sutebaゴミ捨て場
Bulletin Boardkeijiban掲示板
Entrancegenkan玄関
Bicycle Parking Areajitensha okiba自転車置き場

 

School Related events/objects
EnglishRomajiKanji
Kindergartenyōchien幼稚園
Elementary Schoolshō gakkō小学校
Junior High Schoolchū gakkō中学校
High Schoolkōkō (kōtō gakkō)高校(高等学校)
Collegedaigaku大学
Junior Collegetandai短大
Vocational Schoolshokugyō gakkō職業学校
Student Councilseito kai生徒会
Student Committeeseito i in kai生徒委員会
Culture Festivalbunka sai文化祭
Sports Dayundō kai (tai iku taikai)運動会 (体育大会)
Ball Sports Daykyūgi taikai球技大会
Field Tripsensoku遠足
Major School Tripshūgaku ryokō修学旅行
End-of-the-Year Partybōnen kai忘年会
Opening Ceremonyshigyō shiki始業式
Closing Ceremonyshūgyō shiki終業式
Graduation Ceremonysotsugyō shiki卒業式
Entrance Ceremonynyūgaku shiki入学式
Entrance Examsnyūgaku shiken (nyūshi)入学試験 (入試)
Mid Term Examschūkan shiken中間試験
Final Examskimatsu shiken 期末試験
University Qualification Examdaigaku nyūgaku shikaku kentei大学入学資格検定
Preliminary Examyobi shiken予備試験
Admission Requirementnyūgaku shikaku入学資格
Spring Vacationharu yasumi春休み
Summer Vacationnatsu yasumi夏休み
Winter Vacationfuyu yasumi冬休み
Achievement Testjitsuryoku kōsa実力交差
Physical Checkupkenkō shindan健康診断
Swimming Contestsuiei taikai水泳大会
Physical Fitness Testtairyoku undō chōsa体力運動調査
Class Schedulejikan wari時間割
1st periodichi jikan me1時間目
In Classjugyō chū授業中
Required subjecthisshū kamoku必修科目
Elective subjectsentaku kamoku選択科目
Report Cardseiseki tsūchihyō成績通知表
Education Levelkyōiku suijun教育水準
Morning Meetingchō no kai朝のかい
Afternoon Meetingkaeri no kai帰りの会
Faculty Meetingkyōjukai教授会
Curriculumkyōiku katei教育課程
Syllabusjugōkeikaku授業計画
Cleaning Timesōji掃除
Academic Achievementgakuryoku tassei do学力達成度
Lifetime emplormentshūshin koyō終身雇用
A form that requests reimbursementfukumei復命
A form that requests permissionukagai伺い
Class Groupgakkyū shūdan学級集団
JLPTgaikokujin nihongo nōryoku shiken外国人日本語能力試験
JET Programgaikoku seinen shōchi jigyō外国青年招致事業

 

School Clubs
EnglishRomajiKanji
English Clubeigo bu英語部
Newspaper Clubshinbun bu新聞部
Track & Field Clubrikujō bu陸上部
Broadcasting Clubhōsō bu放送部
Pottery Clubtōgei bu陶芸部
Science Clubrika bu理科部
Biology Clubseibutsu bu生物部
Astronomy Clubtenmon bu天文部
Art Clubbijutsu bu美術部
Physics Clubbutsuri bu物理部
Earth Science Clubchigaku bu地学部
Calligraphy Clubshodō bu書道部
Brass Band Clubsuisōgaku bu吹奏楽部
Cooking Clubchōri bu調理部
Tea Ceremony Clubsadō bu茶道部
Kendo Clubkendō bu剣道部
History Clubrekishi bu歴史部
Photography Clubshashin bu写真部
Chorus Clubgasshō bu合掌部
Crafts Clubshugei bu手芸部
Ikebana Clubkadō bu華道部
Baseball Clubyakyū bu野球部
Judo Clubjūdō bu柔道部
Chemistry Clubkagaku bu化学部
Literature Clubbungei bu文芸部
Manga Clubmanga kenyū bu漫画研究部
Japanese Chess Clubshōgi bu将棋部
Drama Clubengeki bu演劇部
Handball Clubnanshiki yakyū bu軟式野球部
Karate Clubkarate bu空手部
Sumo Clubsumō bu相撲部
Abacus Clubsoroban bu算盤部
Japanese Archery Clubkyūdō bu弓道部
Tennis Clubtenisu buテニス部
Basketball Clubbasuketto bōru buバスケットボール部
Soccer Clubsakkā buサッカー部
Cheerleading Clubōen bu応援部

 

School Subjects
EnglishRomajiKanji
Japanese Langaugekokugo国語
Japanese Expressionkokugo hyōgen国語表現
Japanese Classicskobun古文
Modern Japanesegendai bun 現代文
Chinese Classicskanbun漢文
Sciencesōgō rika総合理科
Chemistryka gaku化学
Modern Societygendai shakai現代社会
Politicsseiji政治
P.E.tai iku体育
Artbijutsu美術
Agriculturenōgyō農業
Fisherysuisan水産
Engineeringkōgyō工業
Japanese Historynihon shi日本史
World Historysekai shi世界史
Economicskeizai経済
Ethicsrinri倫理
Healthhoken保険
Home Economicskatei ka家庭科
Bookkeepingboka簿記
Mathsū gaku数学
Biologyseibutsu生物
Physicsbutsuri物理
Earth Sciencechi gaku地学
Geographychi ri地理
Nursingkango看護
Musicongaku音楽
Calligraphyshodō書道
Industrial Artskōgei工芸
Businessshōgyō商業

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