きんようび - Friday

Lesson 7 Quiz + Overdue Assignments

Take your Lesson 7 Quiz Today

  • Today you will complete your Lesson 7 Quiz.
  • Go to Course Modules > Module 3 > Lesson 7 and scroll to the link at the bottom
  • This week's quiz covers vocabulary, grammar and hiragana from lesson 7.
  • Prior to starting the quiz, carefully review your vocabulary and grammar.
  • Your quiz should be completed by 11:59PM tonight.
  • You get 1 attempt at the quiz.
  • You CANNOT use your notes, study guides or any other course materials while taking the quiz.

Lesson 7 Hiragana

Quite a few students struggled with this week's writing assignment. Please read this before taking your quiz.


The idea behind combination sounds is to make a sound with the various consonants in Japanese (like k, s, t, b, n, m, etc.) and combine with the vowel sounds of ya, yu and yo to form a new sound.


To write the sound “kya” simply write き = ki with a smaller ゃ after it. The “i” sound in き is dropped. きゃ = kya


We use the small tsu (つ) to express the first consonant in words that have double consonants like issho and kippu. Any time we have a word that would be written with two of the same consonants side by side in romaji, use a small tsu to represent that first consonant.


Kippu (meaning “ticket”) is written きっぷ in hiragana.

ki = き

p = っ

pu = ぷ


Be very careful to make your smaller characters about 1/2 the size of the standard sized character. This is important to help differentiate them from larger characters.

きゃ = kya (correct)

きや = kiya (incorrect)

たって = tatte (correct)

たつて = tatsute (incorrect)

Lesson 7 Wrap Up

By the end of the day today you should have submitted all of the following from Lesson 7:


  1. Lesson 7 Writing Assignment - combination sounds & small tsu
  2. Lesson 7 Culture Discussion
  3. Lesson 7 Speaking Assignment
  4. Lesson 7 Quiz


If you have not completed any of the tasks above, please wrap them up before the end of the day today.


Go back and re-read your announcements if you are missing anything or need help completing a task.

Reminder - Check Your grades TODAY

Go to the My Grades link in your left hand navigational toolbar, check your current grade, and see if you have any assignments from the Introductory Module through Lesson 7 that have not yet been submitted.


Your 9 week grades will be submitted for your report cards very soon. If you have any overdue assignments please plan to get these submitted for grades ASAP.


All overdue assignments must be turned in by Friday, October 23rd.


Do not wait until the last minute to submit any late assignments!! Plan to turn them in over the weekend and early next week to allow sufficient time for them to be graded.

Typing and Writing Particles

Please look at the sentence below:


さくらさん にほんご はなします。


So what's wrong with this picture? If you said the particles are written incorrectly, you are correct!


The particle は is typed as "ha" Typing "wa" makes the character わ but this is not the same as the particle.


The particle を is typed "wo" Typing "o" makes the character お which is not the same as the particle.


さくらさん にほんご はなします。

Academic Integrity

Study guides, notes, web translator tools, etc are not permitted to be used during quizzes or tests.


NCVPS takes academic integrity very seriously. Cheating on an exam or quiz will result in zero on the assignment. Your school will be contacted and disciplinary action will follow.

NCVPS Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Guidelines

Please take a few moments today to review NCVPS' rules for student conduct and academic integrity.

Spirit Week!

Russell B. and I had a good IM conversation yesterday and he told me that this week is his school's Spirit Week.


I was never "cool" in school/I can probably be considered "old" at this point in my life, so I didn't know what Spirit Week was exactly. Russell was able to explain it to me and it sounds like fun!


Russell is planning a special spirit outfit tomorrow and is dying his hair blue for the day! I thought that was really neat so thank you Russell B. for sharing that with me. It was a good learning experience and now I feel little more hep to the jive. ;)


I hope all of you who are participating in Spirit Week activities today and tonight have fun and enjoy yourselves. Be safe and have a good time!

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Don't forget about Linguafolio! By now everyone should have submitted their Linguafolio assignment from Module 2. I still have many students who have not made submissions from Module 1. D:


Linguafolio is done in English and is a fun/easy way to boost your grade. Make your submissions this weekend!

Mid Term Exam Opens Monday

Be sure to study for your mid term exam this weekend!
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Contact Boutin Sensei

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