Language Resident Name:

Tasuku Sasaoka

 Day and Date:

Thu. Mar. 24th, 2016

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):                                                                                        

Advanced Japanese

 Class theme/topics discussed:

Making news / Japanese online jounalism

Goal(s) of the class:

   Students will practice interview and conversation

Students will make a news article out of it their interview

How did you structure the class?



Title Notes (T: teacher, S: student)
5(5) Attendance check & Announcement T checks Ss class attendance and talks about a hot topic in contemporary Japan. Then T will explain that they are going to make news article out of the interview.
10(15) Practice Ss will practice making an interview into a topic of a news article. T shows several written interview of a person and then asks Ss what kind of article they can make out of it. Ss get in pairs and talk with each other.
15(30) Activity Ss get into two groups of three. One student from each group will be an interviewee and other two students ask questions to the interviewee of the other group. While they are talking, they use speech recognizer to keep the record of their conversations.
15(45) Activity All Ss in each group will talk with each other and decide what kind of article they are going to make. After they reached consensus, they speak out the news article and let recognizer dictate.
10(55) Production Ss read aloud their news article to the other group. Ss take turn so that all of them can read some part of news. After they heard both news article, they give feedback to each other’s news.
5(60) Consolidation T reviews the class and gives some feedback to students. Ss write down their comments on the feedback sheet.


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

powerpoint presentation, background music, speech recognizer

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

   What worked:

It was a good idea to make a news article in groups because the process involves interviews, discussions, and editing.

   What did not work:

Speech recognizer was not accurate as I expected. Although it worked as a mean to stimulate students to speak more, it wasn’t successful enough so that the students do not have to write.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think I need to find a better way to use the speech recognizer. One possible way is to let each student use one laptop with a microphone.