もくようび - Thursday

Submit L4 Speaking Assignment + Overdue Assignments

Did you attend 2 language coaching sessions this week?

If you did not attend 2 sessions yet this week, please make sure that is done today.


You can make up any missed coaching session with ANY coach at ANY time Japanese 1 coaching is held. See the schedule for the full listing of coaching sessions under the My Coach link.

Lesson 4 Speaking Assignment Due Today

Today you will submit your lesson 4 speaking assignment by going to Course Modules > Module 2 > Lesson 4 > Assignment 4.4: Speaking


This week's assignments is a little different as it requires you to get a family photo or some type of image to represent your family and create an audio visual presentation.


If you choose to make a Powerpoint presentation for this, please please pleeeeaaaasssseeeeee submit a separate audio file too. Often what will happen is the audio file is not properly saved to the Powerpoint and I can't hear you speak. So if you do the Powerpoint option, please submit a separate file with your audio.


Review the Grading Rubric for the assignment and make sure you include all of the criteria listed in the assignment.


You must respond to 2 classmates' recordings for full credit.

Particle の vs. Particle は - せんせい の ブログ

Check out my latest blog entry about the difference between the particles の and は

Upcoming Progress Reports

It's almost progress report time! By the end of this week, please make sure you have submitted all work from the Orientation Module and Lessons 1 - 4. Zeros from overdue assignments and missed coaching sessions really hurt your grade.


To view your missing assignments: Click on the My Grades tab (on the left hand navigational toolbar) and see if you have any assignments marked with a 0 or no submission. If you see any, make a note of what you're missing and make a plan to submit it this week.


If you need help with your assignments, contact me, ask your coach or visit the link to the peer tutoring center below.


Monday is the deadline to guarantee submissions will be graded in time for the next progress report.


Late start students should be well on their way to catching up by now. If you're not quite there yet, please reach out to me so we can make a plan to get you caught up.

Click Here to Access the *FREE* Peer Tutoring Center

NCVPS offers a FREE peer tutoring center for all students of Japanese 1 to receive some extra help or practice with the course material. Click the button above to access it and log in with your NCVPS ID and password.

Culture Discussion - Shout Out to Chris C.

Chris C. and I traded a few e-mails yesterday about Japan's declining birth rate and virtual dating. Chris brought up a great point that the decline in interest in dating real people and the rise of virtual girlfriends and boyfriends seems to be a contributing factor to the declining birth rate in Japan. Good critical thinking Chris! It always makes my day to see students apply what they learn in class to real life.

Tomorrow is Lesson 4 Quiz Day! Make sure you're ready!

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