Date: April 29th on Wednesday, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30 (9:00 – 10:30 in JST)
Course: Japanese Listening 2
Used app: Streaming on DingTalk, Presentation by Powerpoint with 69 slides
Numbers of Students: 27
26 students stayed with me from the start to the end. One student was recorded shorter participation of 71 minutes.
– 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 usages of two particles; “-ni” for status/position after the change, and “-o” for a location you are departing from.
– Quiz 2: 24 students answered. Question was to choose the right combination about sentence endings for Noun-, Na-adjective, and I-adjective predicated sentences in past tense.
– Quiz 3: 24 students answered. The question was to distinguish an intransitive verb sentence and a transitive verb sentence.
– Quiz at the End: 25 students typed their own sentences in which an adjective conjugated to modify a verb as an adverbial. The verb must be an intransitive verb, not a transitive verb.
1: Review of a short test about particles
– many students have not got used to how to use “-ni”.
– There seemed to be a severe misunderstandings about “Wa-ga construction”. “Wa-ga construction” must be in the form of [The whole]wa [a part]ga [exists]. It never be [a part]wa [the whole]ga [exists].
2: Review on the last lesson
– How to make I- and Na- adjectives adverbials to modifies a verb.
– Difference between the intransitive verb for change “-naru” and the transitive verb “-suru”.
3: Listening activities using the textbook
– On the following day on April 30, two homeworks were assigned to the students through the BBS on Dingtalk. (1) Test with 100 questions and (2) Listening and dictation.
Issues and Problems:
Some students showed that their understandings were still not good in the following points:
– couldn’t tell the difference between intransitive verbs and transitive verbs
– didn’t know that particle “-o” is usually used for transitive verb sentence
– didn’t know that an adjective must conjugate to be an adverbial
– couldn’t tell the difference between I-adjectives and Na-adjectives
– didn’t operate different conjugations for I-adjective and Na-adjective
These were exhibited when they made their own sentences at the end of the class.