Yesterday morning, I had everyone learn to introduce themselves in Japanese.
When the video first played, some were a little hesitate because of the hiragana (Japanese writing) that was displayed.
Soon after, everyone were in greeting themselves and had fun.
There were two reasons I picked to teach a Japanese greeting for the presentation. One because it had to do with one of our core values, Actively Learning!
The other because I wanted to share how my first day in Japanese class in college was. When class started, my sensei(先生) immediately started writing hiragana. Even though I was first intimidate by the language and even contemplated dropping the class, I soon became very comfortable and got an A in the class!
Remember to be polite when introducing yourself in Japanese. Also, don't be scared to learn something new!!