Week1


Specialty words from personal interests (work on in combination with vocab on pp.40-41 of Genki I
 History 歴史 れきし
 Anime アニメ アニメ
 Baseball 野球 やきゅう
 Spanish スペイン語 すぺいんご
 Cuba キューバ 
 Culture 文化 ぶんか
 Gaming ゲームソフト ゲームソフト
 Pharmaceutical 薬 くすり
 Post-Modern Art ポストモダン 
 Heian Period 平安時代 へいあんじだい
 Tale of Genji 源氏物語 げんじものがたり
 Pillow Book  
 Prime Minister そうりだいじん 
 Manga マンガ  
 Movies 映画 えいが
 Okinawa 沖縄県 おきなわ
 Ryukyu  
 Psychology 心理学 しんりがく
 Kubota  
 Tokyo 東京 とうきょう
 Video editing ビデオ編集 ビデオへんしゅう

Good sites for language reinforcement: Tangomaster (incremental quizzes on your phone); memrise.com has a GENKI I program that corresponds with the vocab, etc.; there's Mangolanguages.com which has some nice voice input comparison features for better pronunciation of words and phrases in context.

Good Article on the Japan's problem of venture capital investment
Japanese Economics and Prime Minister Abe's trip to Silicone Valley 

***For you Anime fans, please do something with Japanese using GoAnimate4schools.com/school/ung
Japanese-style class management procedure:
Class secretaries (usually a boy and a girl) stand-up and say: 
"Ki wo Tsuke!" (everyone gets up out of their desks and stands up straight -- traditionally, to align the body energy); 
After everyone has stood up to give attention, the secretaries say: 
"Rei" (which means to bow at the stomach toward the teacher for two seconds and then upright again). 
There are different variations of this, but usually, the standing classmates, having just bowed, say: 
"Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu" see p.35 greetings practice
Teacher takes role and students respond with:
"Hai." 
If a student has been sick or not well, the teacher might ask how the person is feeling: 
"Genki Desu ka?" (note the ki is the same ki in Ki wo Tsuke)
The student response would usually be:
"Hai, Genki Desu!"
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class work:
1) Practice greetings on p.34-36 (including explanations)
(recall hearing "Jya" for the first time in Hokkaido)
Upon leaving an office or room of fellow co-workers:
"Shitsureishimasu"
Upon leaving some friends who will see each other later:
"Jyaa, Mata."
Practice "Sumimasen" and the response to it, "Iie"
Act out the dialog on p.37
On meeting host family for the first time:
Hajimemashite, ____________ to moshimasu.
Dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Host father and/or mother: Hajimemashite. Touku kara kita desyou! Tsukareta desyou? Nanika, tabetai desuka?
Student response: Iie, daijobu desu.
Parent: 
Ocha de mo ikaga desuka?
Student: Hai, Onegaishimasu!

Lab Assignment: record the dialog on pp.38-39 with a friend.
Weekend Homework: Read lesson one thoroughly, do related exercises in workbook and including writing practice of Hiragana in your notebook repeating from workbook exercises on p.117-123. Work on your self introduction, including formal greetings, telling your name, using the particles "wa" (when writing hiragana, use "ha") and "no".
Watashi wa ___________ desu.
Watashi no senkou wa ________  desu.
Looking ahead: Working in groups of three, create a dialog going beyond self-introductions, using questions and terms from pp.38-41 to perform in class next Monday.
Comments