Online Teaching for Class 1837 (Conversation) on May 15, 2020

Date: May 15th 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 61 slides

Numbers of Students: 24 of 28, 4 were recorded as completely absent

Fully attendant for 90min : 19

Shorter signing-in: 60, 15, 2, 1 and 1 minutes.

Responses onto the BBS:

– Attendance check by a student his/herself: 24. One of 24 was recorded as completely absent by the system. Another student came late.

– 1st Quiz: 22 students responded. The quiz was to find a right combination for particles “-nara” and “-tara” in the sentence to stop drunken drive.

– 2nd Quiz: 22 students responded. The question was to select one of “-to”, “-ba”, “-tara”, and “-nara” for a sentence about one-time event in the past.

– 3rd Quiz: 21 students responded. The question was to find an erroneous sentence that was a suggestion but using the conditional conjunctive particle “-to”.

– Attendance check at the end: 18 students responded. Students had to choose one of four conditional conjunctive particles for a poem written by Shuntaro Tanikawa.


– Some important expressions not only conditional conjunctive particles but also auxiliary verb “-youda” that appeared in the conversation between Park-san and Chin-san.

– Practical applications of conditional conjunctive particle “-tara” in conversations such as “V-tara doudesuka” using the textbook.

Homework Assignment:

– Short test was assigned as a homework that was about conditional conjunctive particles “-to” and “-tara”.

– Six students were asked to send a voice mail by speaking the script of conversation of two part time job workers; Park-san and Chin-san.

Issues and Problems:

I have to explain a lot about how to differentiate usages of four conditional conjunctive particles because the textbook is dealing with those four almost at the same time. I don’t think it is good because the students must be confused.


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