Final Recovery Week 1 - 木曜日

もくようび- レッスン10 を ふくしゅうしましょう! Let's review Lesson 10!

For today:

I was a little bummed that nobody showed up for Project Help Night last night (-__-;) I won't be able to hold another one, but I will have extended office hours next week if you have questions about your projects.

Please keep in mind that today and Friday my office hours are cancelled. See my note below for details.

Here's what you should be working on today:

  • Your Final Project
  • Your Final LinguaFolio Project
  • COACHING it is required this week - you must attend as scheduled. It will count for a regular grade.
  • Submit any assignments that you have not submitted from lessons 9 through 15 for late credit.

Also, don't forget:

  • Take the NCVPS Student survey!
  • SCROLL DOWN AND complete "Find and Correct the Mistakes" for +3 bonus! Answers will be posted in Friday's announcement ^_^

LATER This Week in the Culture Cafe:

★ 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!)

↓ Take some time NOW to Review Lesson 10 ↓

In Lesson 10, you learned about the て-form (te-form) of verbs. As you know, the て-form is used for a lot of different things, including making polite requests, informal commands, listing more than one verb in a sentence, make the present progressive form, and maaany other functions.

The handy-dandy chart in your grammar notes can act as a fantastic guide to the て-form.

Here are some examples of て-form to listen for in the Lesson 10 video.

Here, Sakura uses the て-form to list a few different activities she did during Oomisoka:

  • さくら: えーと、おおみそかにみんなでおそばをたべて、テレビを みて、おしょうがつにじんじゃにいきます

Daichi does the same in this line:

  • だいち: はい、ぼくもおそばをたべて、テレビをみます。それから、おてらにいって、おまいりします。それから、おしょうがつにおせちりょうりをたべて、 じんじゃにいきます

Notice that the verbs that end each sentence are in the polite ます form. I've underlined them in the above examples to point this out to you. You should NEVER end a sentence with the て-form!

Some great examples of the vocabulary:

  • だいち: うーん、まだわかりません
    Daichi: uum, I don't know yet.

  • さくら: そうですか。ほかなにをしますか。
    Sakura: Oh, I see. Are you going to do anything else?
    Note that you need to use に after ほか!

  • さくら: はい。でもわたしはスキーはあまりとくいじゃありません。
    Sakura: Yeah, but I am not that good at skiing.
    Notice how the sentence ends in a NEGATIVE when using あまり!
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Remember, Conjugating to the て-form is a 3 step process:

♫ If you're having trouble remembering the て-form, the て-form song can help you! ♫

Having trouble listing more than one verb in a sentence? Check out this helpful video:


Beaver Sensei's Office Hours This Week

My office hours this week will be different!! On Thursday and Friday, I will be going to Michigan State University to represent NCVPS and co-present with the team from the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference.

If you need to contact me on Thursday or Friday this week, please e-mail or text me.

Otherwise, you will be able to find me on Blackboard IM Monday through Wednesday. You can also call or text me!

  • Mon: 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Tues: 1-4:00 PM
  • Wed: 1-4:00 PM (and 7 to 8 PM for Project Help Night!)

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