Online Teaching for Class 1939 (Listening) on June 3, 2020

Date: June 3rd 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 71 slides

Numbers of Students: 27

23 student stayed with me from the start to the end. Four students were recorded for their shorter signing-in; 77, 72, 72, and 68 minutes.

Students’ Responses:

– Attendance Check : 24 students typed his/her attendance on BBS. Three came late.

– Connection check at the half way point: 25 students responded. This was just a questionnaire to ask which Japanese food a student wants to eat, Rahmen, Yakisoba, or Takoyaki.


1: Rote exercise to read numbers

– 1st quiz was asked. Question was to find one erroneous combination of number and counting word. The answer was “Six sheet of postcards” that needs different counting word from Chinese.

2: Review of the section 20 of the textbook.

– Rote exercise to make Nai-form from Masu-form of verbs.

– Redo of the exercise #3 in the section 20 of the textbook. Emphasis was put on the differences between intransitive and transitive verbs. The 2nd quiz was to ask the right combination of pair of intransitive and transitive verbs.

3: Introduction of three new constructions

– V-te mo iidesuka, V-te wa ikemasen, and V-nakereba narimasen; Apparently the time was not enough to introduce those important constructions.

– Explanations about Conjunctions and Conjunctive particles. The 3rd quiz was assigned for these words.

4: Listening to exercises 1 and 2 of the section 22 in textbook

– Some of expressions used for rejections in the textbook were not appropriate for the students to say. Therefor I gave the students a caution about what was the best expression to say no in the 4th quiz. That was “Chotto….”

– The 5th quiz wast to tell the functions of conjunctions and conjunctive particles in terms of being “As expected” or “Against expectation”.

Homework Assignment:

– No homework was assigned.

Issues and Problems:

– The hours of preparation were not enough to do an online class for 90 minutes. I woke up at 3 a.m. and tried making every PPT slide by 9 a.m. when the class started. But some slides had a problem with a-or-b selections for the answer because I didn’t check them well before the class. I apologized to the students.


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