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[Online] Japanese Fundamentals 1 – Mondays (Fall 24)

Monday, September 9 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Members: $160
Non-Members: $210
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Japanese Fundamentals 1: Getting Started (Online)

  • Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00 pm (Central) 
    September 9 – November 4, make-up day* 11/11 (No Class 10/14)(8 sessions)
    Instructor: Izumi Sakurada

*make-up day is a day reserved in case of class cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. If no class is cancelled, the course will end on the the scheduled last day.

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:  

  • Appropriately demonstrate a variety of greetings and parting phrases.
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of basic and essential daily expressions such as yes/no, thank you/sorry, and excuse me.
  • Practice introducing themselves appropriately.
  • Practice sharing simple personal details such as where they live, likes/dislikes, and talents and skills.
  • Examine basic sentence structures and create simple sentences about themselves.
  • Examine the roles of particles in Japanese and become familiar with some basic particles.
  • Recognize basic hiragana characters and distinguish them from other characters (katakana and kanji).
  • Examine some practices, beliefs and attitudes that characterize Japanese culture.

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.


Izumi Sakurada

Originally from Nara, Japan, Izumi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. Also an educator at Gateway to Japan, she is an experienced instructor, providing language and cultural education in Japan via online workshops since 2006. She is passionate about bridging the gap between Japanese and other cultures, and her mission is to create an enjoyable and meaningful learning experience to promote a deeper understanding of Japan and Japanese culture for students of all ages and backgrounds.  


Monday, September 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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