Ok, I'm very upset right now, I just wrote a novel of a post and I wasn't signed in and apparently I lost my entire entry ; ;;; Anyways, I think Sunday's lesson went very well. We went over turning verbs into ます form, conjugating the ます form to past, negative, and past negative forms, as well as the verb ある. We also learned about い adjectives and how to conjugate to the past, negative, and past negative. We didn't have time to get to な adjectives so that will be for next weeks lesson. Everyone seems to understand all of this very well and no one seemed ot have any problems except maybe Pixiegirl who is still learning her kana, but even still she understood most from what I understand. If anyone sees Pixiegirl please feel free to help her learn the rest of her kana, she could use some practice^^ For homework I gave 10 kanji, 50 vocabulary words, as well as review of our lesson on Sunday.
The 10 kanji are numbers 1-10, 一二三四五六七八九? Please learn the On readings and Kun readings for all of these kanjis. Here is a website where you can learn them from http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/list.php?jlpt=4
As well as learning the meanings and readings for these kanji, stroke order is very important. Here is a website that shows proper stroke order, (though you have to search a little for the kanjis), http://members.aol.com/rtdrpt/kanji/writutor.htm
As for the 50 vocabulary words you are to know by Sunday, they can be found here, http://www.jlptstudy.com/4/index.html
by clicking on Vocabulary. You should study 1-50. Knowing the kanji for them is not necessary but recognizing them is a plus^^.
If you need to look back at the lesson, the log can be found here, http://chat.thejapanesepage.com:email@example.com/2007/06/17.html
, although you have to scroll down quite a bit.
If anyone has any questions, I'm sure there will be people in the chat willing to help. If not write down your questions and we will answer them when we see you next.
The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:30pm GMT. So you have a little less than a week to do the homework and study what you have learned.
Finally, I would like to say that everyone did a great job. You asked a lot of questions until you understood, and you made it easy for me to teach. Everyone keep up the good work and I'll see you next Saturday. がんばってください＾＾
P.S. Are there any requests on what we should learn next weekend? I know we will start by a little review and finish out adjectives with な adjectives. Does anyone have anything in particular they would like to learn? I was thinking if we had time perhaps going a little more into verbs, but I'm not sure if learning the simple conjugations is quite necessary yet or not. Please give me your feedback and we can figure out what to do next weekend.
And please....do your homework! This is for your own benefit. Join the chat and work together to remember it^^