Japanese 2 - Lesson 2

Week of 1/25 - 1/29

Items Due This Week:

The assignments listed below are deliverable items to be submitted by the end of the day they are due.

Monday: Lesson 2 Vocabulary Assignment

Tuesday: Lesson 2 Writing Assignment + Sign Up for a Speaking Assignment Partner

Wednesday: Lesson 2 Cultural Assignment (you must submit your own post and respond to 2 of your classmates' postings for full credit.)

Thursday: Lesson 2 Speaking Assignment (you must listen to and comment on 2 of your classmates' recordings for full credit.)

Friday: Lesson 2 Vocabulary Quiz + Lesson 2 Grammar Quiz

Language Coaching Starts on Monday, February 1st!

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Start Module 1, Lesson 2 Today

From the left hand toolbar, navigate to Course Modules > Module > M1. L2. Lesson 2 to see this week's materials

You will want to visit the following links under Lesson 2 today:

  • Overview
  • Video, Audio, Japanese Text, English Translation

You'll also want to carefully review the lesson 2 vocabulary and grammar notes. Links below for easy references.

Take your time to carefully review the material. I recommend watching the video several times today and pausing after each line to repeat what was previously said aloud so you can practice your pronunciation.

Also be sure you have completed all of the Lesson 1 material already. Please submit any outstanding items ASAP to avoid late penalties and stay on pace with the class.

Click Here for the Due Date Calendar

The Due Date Calendar lists all assignments for the course and when they are due. If you have not already printed a copy - please do so and post it somewhere you see it every day to make sure you are keeping up with your assignments.

Submit L2 Vocabulary Assignment Today

Please submit your Lesson 2 vocabulary assignment today. You will create a multimedia presentation using a source like PowerPoint, Google Slides or Prezi.

Be sure that your audio can be heard/is properly embedded if you choose to use PowerPoint. I recommend using prezi.com to create a presentation online using a FREE account to avoid audio problems. If I can't hear your recordings, I can't give you credit for them. :(


The *FREE* Peer Tutoring Center has peer tutors available to help all Japanese 2 students with their coursework. Peer tutors can answer questions or help tutor students who need help with their course material.
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Grammar Point - Conversation Fillers

In Japanese we use various kinds of fillers, to fill in the space between phrases to avoid uncomfortable silences. Just like how we use phrases like: “let me see,” “umm,” “let’s see,” “and then,” or “I see,” in English. Here are some examples:

• そして – and then, and so…

• それから – and then…

• そうですか – Is that so? / let me see…

• えーと – umm…

• そうですね -That’s so, isn’t it? / Well, let me see…

Welcome Call Celebrations!

Another round of welcomes! Congratulations to Ethan Y., Malik J., Kaitlyn L., Rebekah I., Tony W., Alex C., Brittany H., Aaron S., Samuel S., Jordan D., Chris S. and Michael T. for having their welcome calls with me this weekend!


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