Final Recovery Week 1 - 火曜日

かようび - Let's review Lesson 8!

Here's what's on the agenda for today:

Read through this announcement. Review Lesson 8 - you'll need to include it on your final project. Some other things for you to do today:


  • 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!
  • Culture Cafe Tonight at 7:00 PM! You can include it on your Final LinguaFolio Project!


Be sure to SCROLL DOWN AND READ about the Bonus Point Opportunity!

Coaching During Recovery Week 1 is REQUIRED

Coaching during THIS Recovery Week will count as a regular grade.


Coaching during Recovery Week 2 (next week) will count as either make-up or bonus. The Maximum number of sessions you may attend during recovery week 2 as bonus/make-up is 4.

Tonight at 7:00! 今晩七時!

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This Week in the Culture Cafe:

We have TWO culture cafes coming up this week:


★ TONIGHT: Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 PM - Japanese: Longevity in Okinawa (with Boutin sensei!)


★ 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!)


You can check the culture cafe blog to see what else is coming up!

Lesson 8 Vocabulary & Grammar Review

★ The one word from lesson 8 I got a lot of questions about was おすすめ (osusume). It's a noun (not a verb) so it's a little tricky to try and wrap your head around how to use it in a sentence. Here's an example:


わたし の おすすめ の えいが は 「もののけ ひめ」です。

My recommended movie is "Princess Mononoke."


おすすめ の のみもの は なん です か。

What is the recommended beverage?


★The next word to be aware of is どんな (do nn na) . Why? Because it's one of the most commonly misspelled words on quizzes! Remember, spelling counts!


★Finally, this week's grammar is mostly review. You can use 〜を ください exactly the same as 〜を おねがいします. What's the difference between the two?ください (please) isLESS formal way to say "please" than おねがいします (please).


おちゃ を おねがいします。 I'll have green tea, please (formal)

おちゃ を ください。 I'll have green tea, please. (still polite, but less formal)

Take a listen to this example of the Lesson 8 speaking assignment to refresh your memory:

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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!)
  • Thu: CANCELLED
  • Fri: CANCELLED

NOMINATE YOUR COACH FOR COACH OF THE YEAR!

2016 WORLD LANGUAGE COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

CALL FOR NOMINATION


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:

https://ncvps.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8ekDweVdcGF03n7


Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, May 11th.


Thank you!

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★ Bonus Point Opportunity ★