Final Recovery Week 1 - 水曜日

すいようび - レッスン9 を ふくしゅうしましょう!  Let's review Lesson 9!

Today's announcement will include some notes so that you can review lesson 9. - you'll Remember that your final project will need to include grammar and vocabulary from lessons 8 through 15.

Here's what is happening today:

  • Project help night tonight at 7:00 PM!
  • Work on your Final Project
  • Work on your Final LinguaFolio Project
  • GO TO COACHING it is required this week - you must attend as scheduled. It will count for a regular grade.
  • Submit any assignments that you have not submitted from lessons 9 through 15 for late credit.

Also, don't forget:

  • Vote for Language Coach of the Year!
  • Take the NCVPS Student survey!

Be sure to SCROLL DOWN AND complete the Bonus Point Opportunities! There are two:

  1. "find and correct the mistakes" (nobody has been able to correct all the mistakes yet!!)
  2. AND another bonus assignment for students who attended last night culture cafe!

Project Help Night is tonight at 7:00 PM! Just go to "Beaver Sensei's Classroom" At the top of the list of links in the course!

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LATER This Week in the Culture Cafe:

★ Friday, May 13th, 8:30 PM LIVE FROM JAPAN: Japanese: Preparation & Advice for Studying Abroad in Japan (with Coach & Former NCVPS Japanese student, Logan Lampkins!)

↓ Review Lesson 9 ↓

Do you remember the three different categories of verbs?

Not sure if it's an う-verb or a る-verb?

To be 100%, absolutely, positively sure look it up in the dictionary! is a free-for-use online dictionary that you can use for this class.

the word じしょ (jisho) means "dictionary" in Japanese.

When looking up verbs, it will say each entry if it is a "Godan" or "Ichidan" verb.


  • う-verbs are Godan verbs
  • る-verbs are Ichidan verbs

Take a look at the example entry below ↓↓↓ If you are unsure, ask me!! ^__^

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Examples of some key vocabulary words from Lesson 9:

here's an example of how おじゃまします would be used:

  • (someone knocks at your door)
  • visitor: すみません!ごめんください!
  • you: はい、どうぞ!
  • visitor: おじゃまします

here's an example of たのしかったですね:

  • daichi: もちつき たかい は すごいですね。
  • sakura: はい、たのしかったですね

Here's an example of つける:

  • だいちさん は おもち を きなこ に つける

(Daichi put the the kinako on the mochi)

Here's an example of できる:

  • さくらさん は にほんご が できる

(Sakura can do Japanese!)


Beaver Sensei's Office Hours This Week

My office hours this week will be different!! On Thursday and Friday, I will be going to Michigan State University to represent NCVPS and co-present with the team from the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference.

If you need to contact me on Thursday or Friday this week, please e-mail or text me.

Otherwise, you will be able to find me on Blackboard IM Monday through Wednesday. You can also call or text me!

  • Mon: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Tues: 1-4:00 PM
  • Wed: 1-4:00 PM (and 7 to 8 PM for Project Help Night!)




NCVPS is excited to announce our first annual search for excellence in World Language coaching!

NCVPS will recognize a World Language Coach who demonstrates exemplary instruction, support and commitment to his/her students.

Award Description

The World Language Coach Award is to recognize a coach whose innovative practices serve as a model for others. Their work results in improving the overall success of students as well as effectiveness of online learning. Their performance has led to opportunities for students and improved student achievement.

Nominations will be accepted from NCVPS students who are currently enrolled in a World Language course as well as NCVPS teachers.

Nominations may be submitted using the following link:

Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, May 11th.

Thank you!

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