Date: April 26th on Sunday, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30 (9:00 – 10:30 in JST)
Course: Japanese Conversation 4
Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint with 55 slides
Numbers of Students: 24 out of 28
Fully attendant for 90min : 17, Completely Absent : 4,
Shorter signing-in: 87, 86, 69, 15, 12*2 minutes, and the shortest was 49 seconds.
Responses onto the BBS:
– Attendance check by a student his/herself: 25. One of these students was actually recorded as completely absent.
– 1st Quiz: 17 students responded. The quiz was just to measure whether or not the students understood the listening material.
– 2nd Quiz:19 students responded. The question was to find an erroneous use of conditional conjunctive particle “-nara” from four sentences. “-Nara” cannot be used in a conditional clause if the condition is 100% sure.
– 3rd Quiz: 19 students responded. The question was to select “If” type conditional conjunctive particle that is applicable in a sentence.
– Attendance check at the end: 21 students responded. It is to ask suitabilities of “-nai” or “-zu” for negations to speech or writing.
– Listening to a conversation between two part time job workers.
– Review and exercise of conditional conjunctive particle “-ba,” and “-nara”. The emphasis was put on the latter, “-nara” with the following three features; (1) Suggestion can be made in the form of “Noun+nara, (clause)”. (2) In the construction of (Preceding conditional clause with “-nara”, conclusion clause), the conclusion clause has modality that expresses speaker’s feeling like intention, guess, request, and so on. (3) If the conditional clause is definitely certain, “-nara” cannot be used.
– Exercise of “-ba” and “-nara”
– Introduction of expression for negation using “-zu-ni” that is a little formal
Any homework was assigned in this time, too. It was noticed to the students that homework during the holidays would be assigned the following day, 27th.
Issues and Problems:
This is a conversation class. So students’ utterances should be promoted. By far I have just tried teaching listening comprehension and making the students do a kind of rote exercise. In order to prompt the students’ utterance, I decided to give the students a homework in which he/she need to fill his/her own words into many blanks put in the conversation script.