AS1, week 1, April 14th, 2017

Welcome, to Sheffner’s AS1 class blog.

On this blog I will post classwork and homework assignments each week. I will update the blog at the weekend after each Friday’s class.

If you miss a class, or forget the homework, check out the blog.


  1. Visit this class blog and leave a comment.
    1. To leave a comment, click on the words “Leave a reply” below this blog post.
    2. You need to type in your name (family name only) and an email address. Your email address will NOT be public. Your  name WILL be public.
    3. All comments are moderated. That means I must approve them. So your comment will not appear  immediately.  Please be patient.
  2. Send me an email briefly  introducing yourself and saying what you hope to learn in this class. What do you want to be able to do by the end of this course?
  3. Read chapter 1 in the textbook.
  4. Choose EITHER a movie  OR an easy-reading book from the list and start watching it or reading it.

18 thoughts on “AS1, week 1, April 14th, 2017”

  1. Dear Ms. Jotatsu, please call me Mr. Sheffner (“teacher” is only used by kindergarteners in Britain!). Thanks for commenting. I look forward to seeing you in class next week.


    Hello. I’m your new class’ student. Nice to meet you. And I can’t send your email address. So I want to know your correct address

  3. Hello. I’m Okazaki. I chose this class because I’m interested in British culture, but I don’t know so much. I want to have a broad perspective so I decided to choose this class.

  4. Hello. I’m Kudo. I’d like to learn about British culture throgh this class. Nice to meet you.

  5. Hi,teacher. I am really interested in British which has something in common with Japanese. Hopefully, I will enjoy your class! Nice to meet you.

  6. Hello! Sorry for reply late. I’ve been to England for studying but I think it was not enough. I want to learn more about England. I’m interested in British history. I want to find out connection between U.K. And Japan while I take your class. Anyway I’m glad to take your class! See you soon.

  7. I’m Tomo. I’m sorry to late reply. I enjoyed your last class. I don’t know about British history so much, but I’m interested in your class. I’d like to know British culture. Nice to meet you.

  8. Hi. I enjoyed your last class.
    I’m interested in Britain and English so I want to learn them in this semester. Thank you.

  9. Hello, I’m Noma. Nice to meet you.
    I’m sorry for the late reply. I have been to England twice for studying and trip. I really want to learn the British history which is related to Japanese history. I hope I can explain British history to someone after this session. See you next class.

  10. Sorry, I didn’t write about your class. Your class was fun. I don’t know about British, so I want to know about it.

  11. Hi. I’m Mako. I want to be able to get better at speaking English. See you next week.

  12. Hi. Nice to meet you.
    The first class is possible for me to understand them, especially when we watched the movie.
    Thank you for the first class.

  13. Hello!! I also enjoyed your class! and music which you used in class today made me relaxed! I’m so happy to take your class!! See you next week! Thank you.

  14. I’m interested in your class, because I’ve been to England once.
    But now I’m not sure about British especially history, so I want to improve English skills and learn about background of British history while I take your class.

  15. I really enjoyed your class. Your pronounce is so clear for me. It helps me to understand what you said. In addition, I enjoyed watching movie. I like to watch Disney movie. I’m looking forward to taking your lecture next Friday.

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