Online Teaching for Class 1939 (Listening) on Mar.23, 2020

Date: March 23th on Monday, 2020 from 9:50 to 11:20 (10:50 – 12:20 in JST)

Course: Japanese Listening 2

Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint (90 slides)

Numbers of Students: 27

All the 27 students stayed with me from start to the end.

Responses to the “During-the-Class_Quiz”:

Only once. I asked differences of Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives.


1: Wa-Ga Construction: I told students not to concentrate on Wa-Ga construction too much. Because some students tend to learn a language through constructions, and they easily come to believe that the 1st particle is wa and the 2nd particle is ga. This is not always happening in Japanese sentences .

2: Adjectives in general:

-1 What adjectives are

-2 Types of Adjectives: I-adjectives and Na- adjectives

-3 Functions of adjectives; Noun modifiers, Verb/Adjective modifiers, and Predicate of a sentence.

Homework Assignment:

No HW this time.

Issues and Problems:

Japanese has difficulty on verb conjugations. Students try hard to learn verbs, Sometimes adjectives are left behind. I thought I had to concentrate on adjectives rather than Wa-Ga constructions.

I asked “Are-you-with-me?” quiz during the class only once. More interaction with students is needed.


Online Teaching for Class 1837 (Conversation) on Mar.23, 2020

Date: March 23th on Monday, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:40 (9:00 – 10:30 in JST)

Course: Japanese Conversation 4

Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint with 71 slides

Numbers of Students: 28

Fully attendant for 90min : 20,    Completely Absent : 2,   One minute: 3

Other three students stayed 12, 22, 66 minutes, respectively

Responses to the “During-the-Class_Quiz”:

1st Q=15, 2nd Q=20, and 3rd Q=18

Teaching:  Auxilliary verb “-souda” for guess.

Guessing using “Souda” is classified into three types.

-1 It seems that something is about to happen immediately

-2 Prediction

-3 Appearance

Although I don’t like classification in detail like above.

Issues and Problems:

How to confirm whether or not a student can operate a new construction using “Souda”.