Thursday, October 16, 2008

Virtual meeting with students in Hiroshima!

JAPAN 1100 Honor Seminar students virtually met Japanese students in Hiroshima first time this semester for self introduction. Each student in Japan introduced themselves in Japanese English and my student did so in American English. Several students brought their family pictures to show them and one student brought a saxophone to play! A student from 2201 introduced herself in 100% Japanese and it was impressive. A student from 1101 tried some as well. There will be 5 more global classroom experience on family and marriage in two cultures. Exciting! Exciting! Exciting! After 3rd test, some 20 students are still keeping up with GTS at 9am 1101 class while only dozen seem to try surviving at 11am 1101. Night class is doing a bit better as expected and as shown in average chapter test score of 80%. Morning class (9am and 11am) average score is 75% as usual though 11am-only class score is slightly higher (78%). In Spring semester, morning is consolidated into one 11am class while night class remains two tracks (Mon/Wed and Tue/Thu). Summer study abroad application is about to be ready and GTS students are encouraged to apply/register at earliest convenience with their Spring semester registration to secure the spot. December and March trips to Japan are also recruiting students now.

10 comments:

chibi said...

Hey Sensei, where's the best place to get cheap plane tickets to Japan?

GTS said...

There is not many choice now. You may visit www.a-kind.com to check it out. If you tell me the schedule of the trip, I can look around for you, too. -GTS

Jerry said...

Shingo-san, sorry to trouble you in your blog, but I had two quick little questions...

I was so blown away about how to negatively conjugate い-adjectives that modify a noun, I didn't write down how to negatively conjugate な-adjectives that modify a noun... ;_; Could you give me a quick refresher?

The other question is, when using noun の noun structure, where do you put a modifying adjective? Like if I wanted to say "my stupid cat," would it be "わたしのばかなねこ" or "ばかなわたしのねこ?" Or would that be "the cat of stupid me?"

Julia said...

YOU SCARED THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME!

GTS said...

Julia! No intention of scaring you two there! Just wanted to say lovely Hello along with EMA! -GTS

GTS said...

Jerry! わたしのばかなねこclearly means Stupid cat of mine. The meaning of ばかなわたしのねこ is ambiguous as you can imagine. Non-famous textbook is ゆうめいじゃないきょうかしょ. Hope this helps! -GTS

chibi said...

Hahaha! I totally get a kick out of Jooria spazzing out. It makes me look a lot less startled. XD

Jing was raving about how cute Ema-chan is after you guys left. ^^ I agree!

GTS said...

Chibi-chan! I would say I should be taking advantage of a little cute EMA for making my life easy , then. Hahha---. -GTS

Jerry said...

ああああ , そうですか! わかりました! ありがとう!

GTS said...

Jerry! Study hard to help other students! -GTS