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what did you learn from other students’ presentations?
what did you think of your own presentation (反省）?
Deadline is Tuesday midnight.
Start writing your research paper. Unlike the presentations, your paper should be all in English. 2~4 pages of A4, double-spaced, with bibliography (all sources must be listed in English or “roma-ji”). Keep the same topic as for your 2nd presentation. Deadline is Jan. 18th.
Student presentations. About half the class presented today. The quality was high, though obviously some were better than others.
Watch Benny Lewis and another polyglot, Moses McCormick, speak a dozen languages with native speakers at the mall:
A learning journal is a collection of notes, observations, thoughts and other relevant materials built-up over a period of time and maybe a result of a period of study. (What is a learning journal? PDF)
Check answers to the Study Guide questions for chapters 1 and 2.
Quiz on chapters 1 and 2
By midnight Friday May 13th write a short summary of today’s class and send it to me by email. Subject (件名）：WS May 13 comment Full Name
what did we do today? Did you learn something new? Something interesting? What do you remember about today’s class?
By midnight Wednesday May 18th, write a brief account of a Japanese myth (200 words) and send it to me as an attachment.
Write it in Microsoft Word or a similar word-processing software.
use the “college paper” format – see the image below, or watch this 10-minute video that shows you how to format MS Word 2007
Save the file as “Writing Strategies Japanese Myth Your Name”.
Send it as an attachment to me by email by Wednesday midnight, May 18th.
The email subject 件名 must be “Writing Strategies Japanese Myth Your Name”.
By next class (Friday May 20th), read LWW chapters 3 and 4, and answer the Study Guide questions Vocabulary and 1-4 (on pages 15 + 16).
By the class after next (Friday May 27th): are there any publications in Japanese like the Spark Notes for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”? (see handout). If so, where can they be found and/or bought? What are the contents like? Are they useful?
By the class after next (Friday May 27th), find 10 customer reviews in Japanese about “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (for example on Amazon Japan), and choose the best one (in your opinion). It doesn’t matter if the original book is the English version or the Japanese translation. Reviews of this book are OK, too. The 10 customer reviews should include both positive and negative reviews. Print out the best one and bring it to class. Be prepared to explain to the class why you think it is a good review.
College paper format. (Image courtesy of Mr. Lopate’s “Writing Tips and Hints” blog. Click the image to visit the blog)
October 1st was our first class. As most students had bought the textbook, we began reading the story. We read pages 1-4
We watched the first part of a movie about the love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. The movie is called “Shadowlands” in English and 「永遠（とわ）の愛に生きて Shadowlands」 in Japanese. You can read more about it in Japanese here.
We watched up to where Joy Gresham and her son Douglas come to C.S. Lewis’ home in Oxford for Christmas.
Use the Internet to help you find images that will help you understand the story that we are reading. For example, what is an Eton collar?
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