Wednesday, November 14, 2012

しゅじゅに

1.what did you learn in this week in Japanese class?]
this week i learned how to create a photo story using microsoft word! 
2.most fun things you did in this week in Japanese class
this week the most fun i had was going over what i had written in japanese and attempting to say it correctly so that a japanese student would be able to understand me. 
3.what is your great success in this week in Japanese class
for the first time in a long time, i didn't have to look up every word to remember what it meant!
4.what is your great challenge in this week in Japanese class
my greatest challenge was to correctly say things in japanese. my accent is awful :( 
5.what do you want do in order to overcome #4?
i want to go to japan someday and hear how to properly say the words!

 1. Do you like this Photo story project?
i really enjoyed the photo story project!!
  2. Why? Why not?
i liked the photo story project because i was able to hear how the words that we were learning would be used in the japanese culture. i also was able to pick up some mistakes that i have been making with certain words and i was able to hear how grammar we have been learning is very important to japanese conversation! 
  3. What aspects of this project will help you improve what kinds of your skills?
I believe the most important lesson this project taught me is to not take advantage of grammar. while it may seem mundane to learn, it is very important to the japanese conversation. i take advantage of the grammatical system due to the fact that it has come natrually to me to remember that certain forms come with certain endings. what has not come natrually to me is how you use these forms in a sentence, and i believe that this project has helped me a lot with doing that!
  4. Compare with paper test and this Photo story project
         What is differences? Learn more? Learn less? Vocabulary amounts? sustain your memory better?
a photo story makes it easier for me to learn more vocabulary and to learn how to keep certain words in my head better. a reason so many people say the best way to learn a language is to submerge yourself into that culture is because once you hear it a lot, years of learning grammar seem like a waste. i like speaking in japanese due to the fact that it makes me learn more terms and it helps me remember what it is i'm saying. it would be silly if i just said "watashi wa lacey" and had no idea what it meant! but by saying it over and over, it has made me remember that "watashi wa lacey" means "i am lacey" :) a paper test, however, makes it difficult to remember vocabulary because i am not good at memorizing things from paper. it takes someone saying a word over and over for me to fully understand what it means :)

わたしわかぞくです

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

week 4

This week in Japanese class I learned that even if you think you're going to die of being sick, it's better if you go to class anyways because there is a LOT that we can learn in just one day! When I came back on Friday and was feeling better, i learned not only "ru" "u" and irregular verbs, but i also learned how to put them into sentences past & present form. than we took this knowledge and applied it on how to use "te" form!

I think the funnest thing we did in japanese class this week was learn the song that comes along with learning the "te" form for "u" verbs!!

The greatest success for me this week was being able to pick up quicker than i thought on these new forms and being able to apply them to the work we are doing. My greatest challenge will be to remember all of these things when the test comes, and hopefully remembering how to do the hiragana the correct way!

i will try my best to get help from my japanese friends when it comes to these issues, and hopefully will be able to do better on the next test!
1.what did you learn in this week in Japanese class?
2.most fun things you did in this week in Japanese class
3.what is your great success in this week in Japanese class
4.what is your great challenge in this week in Japanese class
5.what do you want do in order to overcome #4?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ohayoo gozaimasu! Watashi wa Lacey!
Hola! Me llamo Lacey!
Marhaba! Ana ismee Lacey!


Hello! My name is Lacey, and I am a junior at The University Mount Union.
I am a Psychology major with a Sociology minor with the intentions of going on to become a school psychologist for a school in the state of Tennessee.
I enjoy learning new languages, and while i mess around and make people believe that i'm doing it only so i can get a boyfriend, i secretly have a yearning to be a translator (although I don't  believe that is where my life is going to take me, so i just learn it for the enjoyment of meeting new people).
I enjoy being part of my University's choir, and I also enjoy the stage! :D