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[Online] Japanese Language Classes -Fall 2023 Japanese Fundamentals 1

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 7:00 pm - Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 8:00 pm

The Japanese Language Program at JASDFW offers beginning level Japanese classes to help learners build foundations of learning the Japanese language. The focus is on conversational Japanese and learning the language in social context. Classes will cover familiar topics regularly encountered in daily life and friendly social situations.  The goal is for learners to have a basic understanding of how the language is used in different social circumstances while learning some essential Japanese language structures and cultural/social values.  

The program also offers several workshops throughout the year that focuses on specific themes (travel tips, tv shows, etc)  or particular structure of the language (the use of des, particles,  the writing characters, etc). 

These Japanese classes will be conducted via Zoom. Attendees must have a device with audio and video capabilities, as well as an internet connection. The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth reserves the right to cancel the class if it does not meet the minimum attendance number. Please contact us at if you have questions about this workshop and language classes.

Adults Class (Age 18 +)

TWO classes available (see our event calendar for the second Japanese 1 and Japanese 2)
Japanese 1 – Every Tuesday between October 3rd – November 21st (8 weeks)
Classes run weekly from 7:00pm – 8:00pm(Central)
Minimum 8 students, maximum 16 students


Members: $160
Non-Members: $210
Membership Bundle: $190 (Save $15!)

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Japanese Fundamentals 1: Getting Started (Online)

This course is for beginners who are looking for a general understanding of the Japanese language and to practice some common expressions used in personal conversations. The course will touch a little bit of everything of the good-to-know basics as learners begin their Japanese learning journey.  Prior knowledge of Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakana, & Kanji) is not required to take this course. Students will be able to:  

  • Understand and use familiar and very basic expressions and phrases. 
  • Understand and use a variety of greetings useful in daily conversations. 
  • Understand how to introduce him/herself and share some simple personal details (basic background, likes/dislikes, talents and skills, etc.) 
  • Understand some basic Japanese sentence structures and how to create some simple sentences.  
  • Understand the roles of particles in Japanese, and become familiar with some basic particles.   
  • Recognize Hiragana and understand how it is different from Katakana, and Kanji. 


Grace Chalker
Texas born and raised, Grace graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in Linguistics and Japanese. She spent a year studying abroad at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto where she fell in love with Japan’s history and culture. Upon graduating, Grace has taught Japanese for over four years. She has assisted her students with AP Japanese and JLPT test prep and even led an 18-day study abroad trip in Japan in 2018. During the 2019-2021 school years, Grace worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at junior high schools in Japan. She continued her Japanese studies and passed the JLPT N2 exam. She is excited to show students how fun learning a second language can be!


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 8:00 pm
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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.