Language Resident Name:

Tasuku Sasaoka 

Day and Date:

Wed. Feb. 3rd

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):                                                                                        

Intermediate Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:


Goal(s) of the class:

   Students will learn vocabularies used to exaggerate adjectives

Students will learn appropriate use of exaggeration words

Students will practice exaggerating adjectives

How did you structure the class?



Title Notes (T: teacher, S: student)
5(5) Attendance check & Announcement T checks Ss’ attendance. Teacher also talks about a topic that is hot in today’s Japan.
5(10) Introduction T continue today’s Japanese topic and asks Ss’ favorite menu restaurants. The S will be asked to describe how much he/she likes that menu using words that describes the amount. T asks several Ss and announce them that today’s theme is exaggeration.
15(25) Pre-Activity Ss will brainstorm and activate their vocabularies used in exaggeration. After they gave all the vocabularies, T shows the list of the words. Then the Ss will replace the words in a two dimensional graph according to the degree and formality of each word.

Then the Ss will participate in a discussion. T leads the discussion and talk about collocations, use, and degree of each word.

10(35) Presentation and Practice T will explain some rules of using the words and exaggerating adjectives.

Ss make a sentence that includes exaggerating word that fits given adjectives. T will tell if the sentence is correct or not. After several times, Ss will discuss and try to identify the rules behind the correct sentences and incorrect sentences.

15(50) Production Mozzarella Chees Game – exaggeration version

Ss watch a video and learn the rule. In this activity, Ss practice using exaggerating words.

T will first give a sentence that uses an adjective. The first S will make a sentence with the same subject and adjective. The sentence made by each student needs to be more exaggerating each time. Ss repeat this and Ss will judge if the degree of the sentence is more exaggerated than the last Ss.

5(55) Consolidation T reviews the class and gives some feedback to students.
5(60) Announcement A LF visits the class and gives a short presentation about LF programs.

 What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Power point presentation

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

   What worked:

Comparing to the advanced class, I told the rules less and it seemed to work well. Even in the intermediate class, students could tell if a sentence is correct or not based on their own knowledge and tell the reasons why they think so.

Also, this time I had time to discuss accents and emphasis and how they work in exaggeration and the students also enjoyed this part.

   What did not work:

Since, the Ss were hopefully quite active in the pre-activity discussion, not much time was left for the last production.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Some kind of more productive activities would be nice as a consolidation.