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

Tuesday, August 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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

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Japanese Fundamentals 1: Getting Started (Online)

  • Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00 pm (Central) 
    August 27  – October 22, make-up day* 10/29 (No Class 10/15)(8 sessions)
    Instructor: Mia Donovan

*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.


Mia Donovan

Mia, a Tokyo native, has been teaching Japanese for 12 years, catering to diverse age groups and proficiency levels. Recently earning a Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching from Michigan State University, she refined her teaching skills and deepened her understanding of language pedagogy. Mia’s passion lies in providing immersive cultural experiences for her students through authentic materials and real-life contexts integrated into her lessons.


Tuesday, August 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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