Date: April 3rd on Friday, 2020 from 13:40 to 15:10 (14:40 – 16:10 in JST)
Course: Japanese Conversation 4
Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint with 73 slides
Numbers of Students: 28
Fully attendant for 90min : 16, Completely Absent : 3,
Shorter signing-in: 78, 68, 65, 37, 32, 31, 12 minutes, and 1 minute. The shortest was 18 seconds.
Responses onto the BBS:
– Attendance check by a student his/herself: 25, but one student was recorded as completely absent
– 1st Quiz: Only 12 students responded. The quiz was to make a short sentences using guessing “-souda”. I wanted students to use adjectives for emotion, but some used verbs.
– 2nd Quiz: 17 students responded. The quiz was to ask how to pronounce body temperature. The unit for first decimal uses “bu” which is usually pronounced “fun”.
– Attendance check at the end: 18
– Review of quiz in last class putting emphasis on similarity of the changes of auxiliary verb “-youda” and Na-adjectives. Limitation of guessing “-souda” in time sequence was also explained.
– Feedback for the Homework : The students sent me drafts of conversation between a doctor and a patients. I made comments about speech style between doctor and patients. Additional comments on mother tongue interference through Kanji.
– The main teaching was about guessing “Youda”
– Listening to conversation that contains guessing “-youda” and hearsay “souda”.
Homework Assignment: Completing five sentences conversation using guessing “youda”
Issues and Problems:
This is a conversation class. So my concern is how far I should or may dive into grammatical things about auxiliary verbs “youda”,”souda”, ‘rashii’, and so on..