Date: May 8th 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 59 slides
Numbers of Students: 26 out of 28, Number of completely absent was 2
Fully attendant for 90min : 16
Shorter signing-in: 86, 82, 63, 37, 24, 16, 16, 6, 4 minutes, and the shortest was 2 seconds.
Responses onto the BBS:
– Attendance check by a student his/herself: 24. Two students came late.
– 1st Quiz: 19 students responded. The quiz was to find a sentence using the conditional conjunctive particle “-to” from four sentences.
– 2nd Quiz: 21 students responded. The question was to check the students’ understanding for limitation of use of the conditional conjunctive particle “-to”.
– 3rd Quiz: 23 students responded. The question was to make a student complete a conversation by filling the blanks correctly with understanding the difference between “-temo” and “-to”.
– Attendance check at the end: 19 students responded. Like the quiz No.3, this was also to ask proper uses of conditional conjunctive particles “-temo” and “-to”.
– Conditional conjunctive particle “-to”, especially for its limitation for the latter clause. Expressions like intention, invitation, and/or command are not used in the latter clause when the preceding clause uses “-to,”.
– Introduction of another conditional conjunctive particle “-tara,” including comparison with other conditional conjunctive particles “-to,”, “-ba,”, and “-nara,”.
– Nothing to submit to the teacher this time. The students were asked to evaluate a short test for the section 12 by him/herself.
– Six students were asked to send a voice mail by speaking the script of conversation of two part time job workers.
Issues and Problems:
A lot of rote exercise (mechanical trainings) for sentences with “-to” and “-tara”. The students must have been tired and fed up with.