Japanese 1 - Lesson 11

Week of 4/20 - 4/24

Monday - Start Lesson 11

We officially have 5 weeks left in Japanese 1! I am very proud of all of your accomplishments so far in class. We have learned a lot of new material over the past several weeks!


It is important to finish strong! Key upcoming due dates:


5/11: Complete Linguafolio Project Due

5/13: Entire End of Course Project Due


5/14: Final Exam Opens

5/20: Last day to submit final exam


5/22: Last day to submit any assignments

5/23: Last day to log in/view grades

REMEMBER TO ATTEND LANGUAGE COACHING TWICE THIS WEEK!!!

What's Due This Week?

The assignments listed below are deliverable items to be submitted by the end of the day they are due.


Remember to work on your End of Course Project Every Day!


Monday: All outstanding items from prior lessons


Tuesday: Lesson 11 Writing Assignment


Wednesday: Lesson 11 Cultural Discussion Post and 2 Response Posts


Thursday: Lesson 11 Speaking Assignment


Friday: Lesson 11 Quiz


Remember to attend BOTH of your scheduled language coaching sessions this week. If you need to make up any missed coaching sessions please do so this week. You can make up a missed coaching session any time Japanese 1 coaching is offered.

Japanese 1 Due Date Calendar

Click the button above to access the due date calendar. This lists all assignments and what you should be working on each week in the course. You can access April's calendar by clicking the Apr15 tab on the bottom.

End of Course Projects

At this point, everyone should have several parts done on the EOC Project.


This week you will learn how to complete slide 12 on your About Me portion of the project.


It's important to make steady progress on this assignment as it is a large part of your grade and should not be left until the last minute. A good grade on the EOC project is crucial to success in Japanese 1. Keep working consistently on your project and you will do well!


There are two parts of the EOC Project. Part 1 is a power point presentation where you will use course material to talk about yourself in Japanese. This consists of 16 slides. You can create slides 1-11 from what you learned in previous lessons.


Part 2 is a Japan Travel Brochure in English. You can complete this at any time.


Remember that you will have to site your sources for this project. Details are listed on the assignment page, but if you need help with this part of the assignment, please contact me. Now is the time to ask questions!


The link to the End of Course Projects instructions is in blackboard on the left hand navigational toolbar under the End of Course Projects link.


Go back through your old announcements and look for videos and tips on your EOC projects. I will be posting items about EOC projects in announcements over the next few weeks too.


がんばりましょう!

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なに が すき です か。

n Lesson 11, we’ll learn how express that we like and dislike things using すき, きらい,

だいすき, だいきらい


すき means like, so to say we like something, we can use this sentence format:


(what you like) が すき です。


すし が すき です。

I like sushi.


フットボール が すき です。

I like football.


To talk about things we dislike, use きらい:


(thing you dislike) が きらい です。


さかな が きらい です。

I dislike fish.


よしださん は ハンバーガー が きらい です。

Ms. Yoshida dislikes hamburgers.


We can use the prefex だい to indicate something is “great” or “big.” So to say you really like something use the prefix だい in front of すき to say you really like or love something.


コーヒー が だいすき です。

I really like (or love) coffee.


きみこさん は にほんご が だいすき です。

Kimiko really likes (or loves) Japanese!


We can do the same thing with きらい and talk about things we strongly dislike, or hate, using だいきらい:


しゅくだい が だいきらい です。

I strongly dislike (or hate) homework.


かいもの が だいきらい です。

I strongly dislike (or hate) shopping.


なに が すき です か。asks "What do you like?"

なに が きらい です か。asks "What do you dislike?"


Watch announcements this week for a few extra credit opportunities around the new lesson material. ;)

Language Coaching Ninjas

We have some new additions this week!


All students below attended at least 2 language coaching sessions last week:


Jake G., Samuel K., Katheryne S., Lily S., Christine W., Andrew A., Celeste B., Michael B., Miranda G., India K., Stephen N., Nathan P.


すばらしいです。ありがとうございます!


Rock on ninjas! がんばってください!

Boutin Sensei's Tips for Success

Looking to improve your grade in Japanese 1, or keep your grade high? Here are some tips for success in Japanese 1:


  • Log in and read your announcements daily. Announcements are posted daily with important information on which assignments are due each day and supplemental instructional material to help you with your assignments. Log in every day during the school week and read your announcements


  • Attend at least 2 language coaching sessions each week. Language coaching attendance and active participation accounts for 20% of your grade. You are required to attend at least 2 language coaching sessions each week. If you miss a session, you are expected to make it up. You can make up missed sessions any time Japanese 1 coaching is offered with any coach. The schedule is posted under the My Coach tab in Blackboard.


  • Submit assignments on their due date. Assignments should be submitted on the day they are due. I recommend printing out a copy of the Due Date Calendar and posting it somewhere you see it each day.


  • Spend at least 90 minutes each day during the school week on Japanese. NCVPS expects that students will spend an average of 90 minutes each day doing something related to the class. Invest the time you need to invest into the course by attending coaching, studying grammar, vocabulary and hiragana and completing your assigned work.


  • Submit any missing assignments. If you have not submitted any assignments from lessons 8 or 9, please go back and submit them this week for a grade. 0s really hurt your grade!


  • Ask questions if you do not understand something or need help. I am available to answer your questions! See the contact info below for ways to reach out to me if you need help. Your coach can also help explain your lesson material or clarify things related to assignments. The Peer Tutoring Center is also a great FREE resource for any student seeking extra help or extra practice with Japanese.

Contact Boutin Sensei

Office Hours: 6:30 - 8:30PM Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Contact me this week if you need help with anything!


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