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.
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.