レッスン15金曜日

きんようび - Lesson 15 Grammar Quiz Due Today!

みなさん、おはようございます!

Here's what you need to do today:


  • Today the Lesson 15 Grammar quiz is due
  • Did you go to your two coaching sessions this week? Do a make-up if you missed any!
  • Did you finish all of your Lesson 15 assignments? Make sure you've completed them all!
  • ★ NOMINATE YOUR COACH for COACH OF THE YEAR! ★ (more details below!)


Thank you all for your feedback about when we should have Project Help Night!
ありがとう!


★ Project Help Night will be held Wednesday, May 11th, 7:00 PM

To attend: go to the link marked ☆ Beaver Sensei's Classroom at the top of the list of links on the left hand side of your course.


★ I will hold extra office hours on Tuesday, May 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to take questions via Blackboard IM.

Before you take the quiz: review the Grammar Notes!

↑Click here! ↑ There's a LOT of notes this week and it builds on EVERYTHING you've learned so far!

Bonus Point Opportunity!

スゲー! Veronica & Amaya did the BONUS BONUS! Check it out! Way to go!!


Here's what to do to get the bonus (and the bonus bonus):


Go to the Padlet link: http://padlet.com/bridget_beaver/ae5svh1zerox


Create your own original sentence using つもり です and include the English translation and your name!!


If your Japanese grammar and English translation are correct, you'll earn +2 bonus on this week's speaking assignment!


★ BONUS BONUS: Use つもり です with the NEGATIVE correctly and earn +3! ★


Remember, in order to earn the bonus (or the bonus bonus), you have to actually do the speaking assignment, too!


がんばって!

REVIEW: Using つもり です

つもり です means "I plan to..." or "I intend to..."

which means it needs to be followed by a verb or verb phrase. Remember, you can do a VERB, but you can't do a noun... that would be like, in English, saying "I swimming" (a noun) instead of "I swim" (a verb).


Here are some examples:


しゅくだい する つもり です。

I plan to do my homework.

  • Notice how the verb, する (to do) is in the plain form.
  • つもり です can only be preceded by a verb in the plain form.


こんしゅうまつ ともだち と かいもの に いく つもり です。

This weekend I plan to go shopping with my friends.

  • Try expanding your sentences to include, who, what, and where you intend to do something!


You can also intend NOT to do something. However, you can't make つもり です negative. In order to make it negative, the verb that precedes つもり です must be in the short negative form. (More on how to form the short negative in your grammar notes)


あした がっこう に いかない つもり です。

I intend to not go to school tomorrow.

Review: Using と おもいます

In this week's lesson video you heard the example:


はい、だいじょうぶ と おもいます。

Yes, I think so. (OR, Yes I think that will be OK.)


  • Instead of using the polite です, you can ONLY use the short form, before the expression とおもいます.
  • だ is the short form of です。
  • と おもいます can ONLY come after a short form of a verb OR adjective.


↓ Watch the video below for more details on how to use と おもいます ↓

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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Coming up soon in the Culture Cafe:

We have TWO culture cafes coming up next week:


★ 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!

Beaver Sensei's office hours this week

If you need to contact me, the best times are during my office hours. You will be able to find me on Blackboard IM during these times. You can also call or text me!


  • Mon: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Tue: 1-4:00 PM
  • Wed: 1-4:00 PM
  • Thu: 1-4:00 PM
  • Fri: 1-4:00 PM