From point of view that the use of learning tools should be changed for need of smart-generation learners in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, this study is the review of the learner’s response to the training with the development of storytelling visual materials( animation ) linked to text content, targeting Japanese learners at beginning or intermediate level.
As a result, applying storytelling materials aroused the beginner’s interest, and caused review effect for the intermediate. Through actual situation as storytelling, we found that we can acquire a language and go through ‘the internalization process of language’. Previous visual media is helpful for checking learning itself, but is insufficient for ‘the internalization.’
For a successful ‘internalization process of language’, the learner’s ‘internalization’should be done through ‘the alternation of phenomenon and essence’. And this refers to the process in which learners understand the essence of learning and then generate results or organize them into the essence after understanding the phenomenon. It was found by the learner’s reaction that storytelling media structured contents into the essence, and enhanced problem solving skills.
Developing visual media for the information age is a new education paradigm suitable for the new age and need of learners. The various development and research of right curriculum should be made.