木曜日 もくようび

Submit L15 Speaking Assignment

今日は木曜日 です。Take care of these items today:

  • Submit Lesson 15's Speaking Assignment.
  • Get ready for your Lesson 15 Grammar Quiz tomorrow.
  • Work on your Final Project - try to do the slide for lesson 15 today if you haven't already.

Lesson 15 Speaking Assignment

This week's speaking assignment is a little different. You will need to work with your speaking assignment partner again this week for our last speaking assignment of Japanese 2!


Here's what to do:

  1. Create a dialogue/conversation that contains at least 5 lines for each character. Listen and read "Lesson Content" carefully.
  2. Your Greeting and Closing do not count as 1 of your sentences.
  3. Dialogue requirements:
    1. Use ~とおもいます。
    2. Use ~つもりです。
    3. Have at least 5 lines per speaker.
    4. Use correct grammar
    5. Use vocabulary from the lesson


Check your rubric prior to submission to make sure you get full credit for your submission.

〜と おもいます

〜と おもいます means “I think that… ”


When using と おもいます, you will need to use the short form of a verb or adjective.


はい、 だいじょうぶ だ と おもいます。

Yes, I think that it is fine.


だいちさん は さくらさん が すき だ と おもいます。

I think that Daichi likes Sakura.


と おもいません。means “I don’t think that… ”


レストラン に いく と おもいません。

I don’t think that I will go to the restaurant.


However, it is more common in Japanese to use the short negative form of the verb instead of と おもいません:


レストラン に いかない と おもいます。

I think that I will not go to the restaurant.


ALWAYS use the short form of a verb or adjective before と おもいます。

Big image

Today's Celebration:子供の日 (Children's Day)

Today is Children's Day in Japan! This is a holiday that is celebrated during Golden Week. Children's Day used to be called Boy's Day in Japan until the government decided to rename the holiday to Children's Day and celebrate the well being and happiness of all children as a national holiday.


Children's Day is associated with flying carp flags called こいのぼり. These are traditionally flown on Children's Day and each flag on the pole denotes a family member. Traditionally, a long black flag symbolized the father, a smaller red one symbolizes the mother, and then a smaller blue one typically symbolizes the first born son in a family. Subsequent children are represented by other smaller flags.


Check out the links below for more information on Children's Day and Koinobori flags. Ther is also a link to a video featuring the Koinobori song that you can listen to and enjoy. ^_^

先生のむすこ(son)はこいのぼりをもっています。

Big image

Didja take yer course survey yet?

NCVPS is seeking your feedback as we continue to review and revise our processes and services. Your feedback is very important to us!


All NCVPS students are being asked to participate in this survey because, as a student, you are in a unique position to provide feedback on what you learned from the experience, supply information about our program, and offer suggestions for improvement.


This online survey will take about ten-fifteen minutes to complete.


Please submit your responses to the survey no later than

Friday, May 12th.


NOTE: IF YOU ARE TAKING MORE THAN ONE COURSE, PLEASE SUBMIT A SURVEY FOREACH COURSE.


Please provide feedback specific to the course in which you are responding.

Contact Boutin Sensei

Thursday Office Hours: 1PM - 3PM Catch me on BBIM at that time!


I can also be reached by these contacts outside of office hours: