水曜日 すいようび

Final Linguafolio Due Today!

***DON'T FORGET TO ATTEND 2 LANGUAGE COACHING SESSIONS THIS WEEK!***

Final Linguafolio Due Today!

If you have not submitted your final linuafoilo yet please do so before 11:59PM tonight. Here's what to do:


Step 1: Complete the Biography


  1. Go through each page of the Biography. Fill out each page that applies to you. With the exception of perhaps Pages 5 (Hosting an Exchange Student), 8 (Pen Pals), 10 (Exchanges and Study Visits), and 15, Language and Intercultural Experiences, you should have something written for all or most of the pages.

  2. Each entry should be followed by "J2F".


Step 2: Complete the Passport


  1. Complete the Passport

    1. The Passport is an overview of your experiences and ability with different languages. It records formal qualifications and diplomas, as well as self-assessments, and can be updated frequently. The Passport includes:

      • A summary of language learning and intercultural experiences or language courses, including formal instruction, summer study, academies, camps, travel and/or study abroad, etc.

      • A self-assessment grid and global scale.


Step 3: Complete your Checklist. (Just update the Novice-Intermediate checklist here)


Step 4: Complete the Dossier Cover Page and Table of Contents


What is the Dossier? It is a collection of samples of work and certificates chosen by you to document and illustrate your language skills, experiences, and achievements.


Generally you want to pick the best of the best of the work you've done in class this semester to showcase in your dossier to show off/brag on/demonstrate your ninja-like language abilities to others. Complete the Dossier Cover Page and Table of Contents by filling in the boxes and listing what you are proud of from Japanese 2

Please note: You only have to fill out the dossier - you do not have to submit all of the files and items you wan to list on it as part of your linguafolio.


Step 5: What to submit


  1. Revised Biography

  2. Checklist

  3. Passport

  4. Dossier cover page and Table of Contents

Submit ALL Missing Assignments ASAP

The last day to turn in any work for Japanese 2 is Friday, May 20th.


To view your missing assignments:
Open the Japanese 2 course in BlackBoard and 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 prior to Friday's deadline.


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

Click Here to Access the *FREE* Peer Tutoring Center

NCVPS offers a FREE peer tutoring center for all students to receive some extra help or practice with the course material. Click the button above to access it.

This Week's Important Dates

Wednesday - 5/18: Final Linguafolio Due

Thursday - 5/19: Final Project Due/Last Day of LIVE Coaching

Friday - 5/20: Last day to submit any assignments

Saturday - 5/23: Last day to log in/view grades

Need to make up coaching? Click here!

Check out this flyer for all of the info on how to make up any missed coaching sessions. Live coaching is being held today through Thursday.

Student Spotlight - Ethan Y.

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 Ethan Y.!

  • My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: I've always been fascinated with how things are always trending in Japan usually before they reach the United States -- esp. anime :3
  • My favorite book: Looking for Alaska
  • My favorite musical artist: Hotel Books
  • My favorite ice cream flavor: French Vanilla
  • On a Friday night I'm usually: Sleeping.
  • The 5 things I can't live without: Not in any particular order, but music, writing (poetry), photography (my camera), really bad memes, cats :3
  • Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I hope to end up majoring or minoring in Japanese studies when I go off to college and I think if I were prepared with at least knowing the language, to some extent, that I can benefit from it tremendously.

Contact Boutin Sensei

I can be reached through any of the contacts below. During the school week I respond to all messages within 24 hours, often much sooner.