Online Teaching for Class 1939 (Listening) on May 25, 2020

Date: May 25th 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 72 slides

Numbers of Students: 27

27 students stayed with me from the start to the end.

Students’ Responses:

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

– Quiz 1 : 27 students answered. This was to show that the first letter of I-adjective “ii” often becomes “yo-” by conjugation. The students were required to find a wrong conjugation “ikunai” that should be “yokunai”.

– Quiz 2: 27 students answered. This was to show the definition of noun modifying clause.

– Quiz 3: 26 students answered. This was to show a usage of “-kara” that was in a give-and-take expressions.

– Quiz at the End: 27 students typed their own sentences using “-kara” that indicated the end of the first action would be the starting point of the second action.


1: Basics of Japanese grammar

– Review of the ending patterns with parameters of past or non-past, and positive or negative. In all, there were 16 patterns for noun, Na-adjective, I-adjective, and verb predicate sentences.

2: Review of the last class

– Using listening materials in section 20 of the textbook

3: Section 21 of the textbook

– “kara” that indicates the starting point of the second action after the end of the first action.

– Rote exercise for making verbs Te-form.

– Textbook materials with “-kara”

Homework Assignment:

– No homework was assigned.

Issues and Problems:

– I hadn’t checked the PPT slides well. Some animations appeared in wrong order. I usually make the audio the first animation on a slide. However, if I put an audio animation onto slide that has already other animations, the audio will be the last one in order. I have to change the order so that the audio would be the first animation. I was ill-prepared.