Online Teaching for Class 1836 (Composition) on June 23, 2020

Date: June 23rd on Tuesday, 2020 from 15:30 to 17:00 (16:30 – 18:00 in JST)

Course: Japanese Basic Composition 2

Used app: Video Conference on DingTalk. BBS was supplementary used to show pictures that were materials for composition. Powerpoint was hardly used during the class today, it is used for generate PNG image files to be shown on BBS.

Numbers of Students:

  – Numbers of attendance by self-claiming onto BBS: 27 students left inputs of “Shusseki”

  – Numbers of attendance that was confirmed on the Video Conference window: 26 students were confirmed to be connected to the video conference.

Class Activities:

 -1: Materials for composition was given to the students at the beginning of the class. It was page53 -56 of “Iryouno koto, Motto shitte hoshii” by Mr. Junichiro YAMAOKA that was No.637 book of “Iwanami Junior Shinsho”. For the better understanding, a mp3 audio was also given to the students, which was recorded by the teacher’s voice.

 -2: The students wrote a short essay to describe his/her expressions to the above mentioned reading materials. The students were required to take a photo of their hand writing and send it to me just after the class.

 -3: Each student was called to the conference and asked to read part of his/her paper for one minute and thirty seconds. Teacher gave him/her advice on grammar and/or pronunciation.


To draft a memo that will be read in 1-minute speech in the next class. The speech is about his/her paper about tourism of a particular prefecture of Japan.

Issues and Problems:

The composition material was a serious one from the book, which wrote about a terminally ill patient who was brought back to her house to spend the very last days of her life with her family in the long-lived house. The students’ submissions to me were delayed, even one day. Some students could not write essays probably because the article was a little hard to understand for the middle to low level students. 


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