Online Teaching for Class 1939 (Listening) on Apr.27, 2020

Date: April 27th 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 with 69 slides

Numbers of Students: 27

25 students stayed with me from the start to the end. Two students were recorded their shorter participation  with 87 and 84 minutes.

Students’ Responses:

– Attendance Check : All the 27 students typed his/her attendance by themselves on BBS

– Quiz 1 : 25 students answered. This question was to choose the correct endings for each noun, Na-adjective, I-adjective, and verb predicate sentences for present-assertive.

– Quiz 2: All the 27 answered. Question was about a negative sentence of I-adjective predicate with “tasty (Oishii)”. It was an easy question but an important one in order to avoid confusion with negative sentences of Na-adjective predicate.

– Quiz 3: 22 students answered. The question was to ask about conjugations of auxiliary verb “-youda” with pointing out a similarity with Na-adjectives. It is still too early for the first grade students to learn the auxiliary verbs. So my purpose was not there. I wanted the students to know that Da turns to be Na for modifying a noun, and Da turns to be Ni for modifying a verb.

– Quiz at the End: 24 students typed their own sentences in which an adjective conjugated to modify a verb as an adverbial.


1: Review of sentences of comparison

– “Noun1” is more “Adjective” than “Noun2”

– Question: Which of the “Noun1” and “Noun2” is more “Adjective”?

– Answer: Noun is more Adjective.

2: Introduction of Adjectives’ conjugations to modify a verb

– I- and Na- adjectives modifies a verb “-suru” that is a transitive verb like “do” in English.

Homework Assignment:

– No Homework.

Issues and Problems:

Two things happen simultaneously in the section 17 of the textbook. One is adjectives’ conjugations to modify a verb as an adverbial. The second thing is that an attention needs to be paid the difference between the intransitive verb “Naru” and the transitive verb “Suru”. It seems that some students couldn’t get these basic concepts of Japanese grammar.


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