木曜日 もくようび

L3 Speaking Assignment Due

今日は木曜日です。明日(あした)は金曜日です。 ^_^

  • Today you will submit your L5 Speaking Assignment.
  • Get ready for your L5 quizzes tomorrow.
  • Keep working on your Mid Term Project
  • Make sure you have attended 2 coaching sessions this week. If you missed one of your regularly scheduled coaching sessions, attend any coaching session held today to make it up.


You must attend 2 coaching sessions each week. Check the schedule below for a time you can attend if you need to make any sessions up.

Japanese 2 Coaching Schedule - Click Here

Note when you go to coaching, who your coach is, and the phone number/access code for your coach's classroom

Submit Lesson 5 Speaking Assignment Today.

Please read this very carefully to help yourself earn a good score on your speaking assignment.

  1. This week's speaking assignment is done by yourself. You do not need to work with a partner!
  2. Read all of the directions carefully for this week's speaking assignment.
  3. You will need to download your copy of the school map and fill this in with 7 different areas marked accordingly in Japanese. Be sure to use the correct spelling and use kana. Romaji will not be accepted.
  4. You will need to create and record yourself saying a total of 10 sentences based on your copy of the school map in Japanese. Describe where the teacher is located as in terms of what room and/or floor.
  5. Make sure your sentences are grammatically correct and what you are saying matches up with where your rooms are located in your school on your map.
  6. You can use Powerpoint or Prezi.com to complete this assignment by making a multimedia presentation. If you choose to go this route, I need to be able to see your version of the school map so I can follow what you're saying based on the map.
  7. If you do not have Powerpoint or do not want to use it, you can submit the file of your school map and a separate audio recording with your 10 sentences. You can record for free at vocaroo.com
  8. Please do not submit multiple separate files with one sentence in each file. This takes a lot longer to prepare and submit your assignment. Save time and keep it simple. :)
  9. Before recording, take some time to practice your pronunciation. You'll want to try to get your recording to sound like a native speaker, but you do not have to talk fast. Take your time, slow down and say things correctly.
  10. Before submitting your assignment, look carefully at the grading rubric and be sure you can answer YES to all of the questions listed there. Rubrics help you maximize your points for each assignment.

Location Location Location!

When talking about the location of a place like a classroom, we can use this sentence structure:


Location は Floor # + かい に あります。


きょうしつ は 3がい に あります。= The classroom is on the 3rd floor.


When trying to express that an animate object, like a person or animal, is in a location, use this sentence structure:


Person or Animal は Location に います。


だいちさん は しょくどう に います。= Daichi is in the dining hall.


I suggest taking a close look at this week's vocabulary and grammar to help you with this week's speaking assignment. Pay special attention to how to express each floor - many of these are irregular. This can all be found in your grammar notes.

Digital Learning Day

Sending a shout out to Rennissa R. for her tweet for Digital Learning Day:


"The thing that I love the most about digital learning is the digital videos and interactions."


Thanks Rennissa! You earned an extra credit point for your tweet yesterday. :)


Also sending a shout out to Vasti C. for sending me a question about the Mid Term Project yesterday. Thanks for planning ahead Vasti! :)

Student Spotlight - Jayce S.

Every few days in announcements we will shine our spotlight on one of our Japanese 2 students! This is a good way to get to know your fellow classmates. :)


Meet Jayce S.!

  • My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: The music probably. I've been listening to the music since I was young and I enjoy it daily.
  • My favorite book: Olympos (Graphic novel/manga by Aki)
  • My favorite musical artist: Orange Range (At the moment)
  • My favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla
  • On a Friday night I'm usually: Sleeping, doing homework, going to my mother's home, or/and Facebook.
  • The 5 things I can't live without: Music, sleep, books, manga, knowledge.
  • Why I'm taking Japanese 2: It's been a life dream of mine to be fluent in Japanese. I've had an interest in it since I was about six or so, and I've been attempting to learn it on my own for a really long time. I'm 17 now, and of course, have just completed Japanese One. はじめまして! よろしくおねがいします!

Friday is vocabulary and grammar quiz day! Make sure you're ready!

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