This page of quizlets covers all traditional year one material in small bite size pieces, just as they were introduced in class, with the most advanced material at the top.  use it to review like crazy.  Thanks to Dinh Tran for being awesome and compiling it.


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    Thanks to Madison for creating this Quizlet for all the Let's Eat kanji!

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    And this one for Let's Eat vocabulary!

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  • Let's Eat

    Dialogue assignment is here.

    Click on these for Food vocabulary AND Kanji drill .

    Extra food-verbs are here.

    Associated garammar instruction is here: please do; please don't; run-on clauses; able to do; like doing; have done before.

    -Don't do that, please.

    -able to do (whatever verb)

    ~have done before

    What's the difference between こと and の?


    • Giving instructions  (recipes)  て ください)て、て、て;~ないで(ください);B2+なさい 
    • Introduction to past tense (I ate, I drank) polite and plain forms  



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  • Ping Pong

    Click on the graffic for the film's IMBD site..

    See the source image



    Click on the graffic for manga info.


    See the source image


    Click here for a copy of the required written assignment that goes with the movie.


    See the source image
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    Dialogue 1- "What do You do Every Day?"

    Here is the "What do you do everyday? Dialogue 1 assignment.

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  • Setsubun!!!  節分!

    Here's the video we watched about the February 3rd holiday.

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  • Plain Forms and Polite (~ます)form practice

    Here is the practice excersize we did to help you move between plain and polite forms of verbs.

    Here is the practice page dedicated to verbs and plain form practice from this unit.



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  • What? You can put tense on Adjectives?

    Here's the powerpoint explaining Adjective tenses.

    was cold

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  • Must do-


    Video explanation here.

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  • Before doing and after doing

    Here is the PowerPoint from class introducing ~まえに~and~あとで~

    and here is a YouTube explaining it in detail

    Here is the "before" worksheet, and the conversation practice sheet.

    Here is the "after doing" worksheet, and the practice sheet for that.

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  • Everyday Life


    Yay!  Madison made us a Quizlet!!!

    Here is the vocabulary for this unit.


    Here is the kanji for this unit.


    Here is vocabulary with corresponding pictures.


    Grammar pages for this unit are:

      • Must do

    Before doing

    After doing

    Right after doing

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  • Notebook Portfolio 1


    Please click here for the notebook portfolio template/directions. 

    The links on the page should be live. Some are example pages, some are videos, etc.


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    Please click here for the Fashion Show requirements (complete with examples) and rubric.  The links on the document are live and will take you to Youtubes explaining the grammar requirements for the show.

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    Here is a video about trying something out to see what it's like.

    te miru

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  • Bた+り する 

    Here's a video about tari tari suru.



    Here's a video about  the

    て bases.
    te bases

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  • Wearing Clothes!



    Here is the vocabulary for this clothing unit.

    And click here for that list of adjectives we put together in class.

    Example grammar page for wearING clothes and doING other verbs:


    Here's a link to the fashion/music PBS show we watched in class


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    Here is the list of adjectrives 4A came up with.

    Here is the list of adjectives 4B came up with.


    Here is the worksheet about using adjectives with our fashion icons, KoKo and Suzuki.


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  • Sanjuro

    As always, keep track of vocabulary in the movie.  Click on the picture for a TCM commentary.








    Click HERE for a recent interview with Forehead Man about the final duel!

    sanjuro vs. Forehead Man

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    The next quiz will be on Tuesday, November 1.


    For it, you will need to know:

    • The 13 verbs from the verb Chart in Japanese and English
    • How to recognize if a verb is CLASS I, CLASS II, or CLASS III
    • How to change ANY verb into ANY Base (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ~TE, or ~TA)
    • Verbs in Any of the ~ます tenses, i.e. ~ます、~ません、~ました、~ませんでした、~ましょう
    • How to combine all that knowledge so you can read and create sentences like "I talked too much" (わたしははなしすぎました)or 私はけいたいをみすぎません (I do not look at my cellphone too much).

    The notebook pages that will be do that day are:

    • "want to verb" notebook page we did in class (BII+たい)
    • TOO MUCH grammar page (BII+すぎる).
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  • Here is the "TOO MUCH" handout.  すぎる

    We will go through it together in class, and then we will make a notebook page together so you have it done.   Just click here on すぎるfor the link.


    If you need to be absent, check back for further updates about how to make this notebook page.




    If you'd like to relive the exciting music video, click here for the link.

    Heat Miser

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  • Japanese Toilet Etiquette

    In order to avoid some awkwardness in Japan, and to gain some insight into Japanese ingenuity when it comes to saving money and being green, we should learn how to use a Japanese toilet.  In class we had an open-note quiz after this lecture.  If you missed class, make up the assignment by viewing the following material, and write a short synopsis of the differences in Japanese and American toilet use and turn in.


    Here is the PowerPoint we used in class, and a video from Risa.



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  • Verb Theory

    Here are the various handouts and assignments for the verb theory explanation:


    Check yourself - make sure you can identify if a verb is CLASS I, II, or III

    Make sure you can change any verb (no matter which CLASS it may be) into its BASE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, te, or ta forms.

    Here are the self-tests for TE and TA bases if you want to check yourself.

    Here is a video that explains the te Base a different way.  It may work better with some of your brains than my explanation did.  Click here.

    te form

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  • Learn this vocabulary!!!

    This is the verb chart again.  You need to cram all 13 words into your head any way that you can. pretend you will have a pop quiz over them any time we meet- because you just might.  You need to be able to read and write the words in their dictionary form (Base 3) and their English counterparts.  Click here for the chart as it appears on the wall, or open the notebook assignment link by clicking on it when it appears when I make the notebook assignment.

    Here are the pics we practice the verbs with in class.

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  • Here is our review sequence- what we just did, and what we're going to do.


    Here is a drill sheet for the second half of Hiragana and Katakana.  if you turn it in as extra credit, please write that near your name.


    Here is a vocabulary list as passed out in class.


    Here is the dialogue assignment for class, and here is the example I read to you, as well as the questions that you answered with it.  if you did not turn it in or were absent, you can read this and answer the questions... provided you can read my hand writing.


    Here are the first two notebook assignments, along with a blank calendar page, a kana chart for reference, and the "counter page"  that is also required.  If you lose the one I gave you, you can print this one out.


    Last but not least, here is the TTPOV review.


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  • The first quiz will cover  the first half of hiragana/katakana (a-no), family members, colors, ages, year in schoolsizes, likes and dislikes.

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  • Here is the interview document you conducted with other students in the class to see if you could ask and answer basic questions.  Feel free to repeat if you like.

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  • Here is the speedreading page, if you want to give that a shot on your own.  Practice reading aloud here, if no where else.


    Also, here is the drill sheet for the first half of hiragana/katakana/.  If you missed it, lost it, dog ate it, or whatever, you can download it here, print, and submit.  if f you re-submit for extra-credit points, be sure to write  "e.c." by your name.

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    Welcome to Japanese 2.  I'll try to keep current assignments here for you to download. 

    Linked here is a copy of the student info sheet I had you fill out,  and here is a copy of my classroom expectations.

    Also, because it's never too soon-  here is the general study guide for the Final Exam next May.


    If you're interested in seeing what a backpack trip across Japan might look like, here's a blog from a few years back about a similar trip.  Prices may have changed a bit.



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