[Online] Japanese Language Classes – Fall 2023 Japanese Fundamentals 2
Wednesday, September 13 | 7:30 pm - Wednesday, November 1 | 8:30 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 email@example.com if you have questions about this workshop and language classes.
Adults Class (Age 18 +)
TWO classes available (see our events calendar for Japanese 1) Japanese 2 – Wednesday between September 13th – November 1st (8 weeks)
Classes run weekly from 7:30pm – 8:30pm(CST)
Minimum 8 students, maximum 15 students
Japanese Fundamentals 2: Sentence Structures (Online)
This course is for beginning level learners who have little to some knowledge of basic Japanese. The course goes deeper into understanding the basic Japanese sentence structures, especially noun and adjective sentences, while also practicing some common expressions used in personal conversations related to family, pets, occupations, and desires. This course also introduces a variety of basic particles that are essential to creating simple sentences. The course is designed as a continuation of Fundamentals 1, but completing Fundamentals 1 is not required to join this course. 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 basic expressions and phrases.
Understand and use a variety of greetings useful in daily conversations.
Practice sharing personal details (occupation, family, hobbies, etc. )
Review and practice some basic particles (はwa, がga, をwo, もmo, とto, のno, にni, でde, etc)
Understand Japanese sentence structures of noun and adjective sentences.
Understand basic counters.
Learn how to ask questions.
Recognize Hiragana and understand how it is different from Katakana and Kanji.
While taking Japanese Class 1 is highly recommended before taking Japanese Class 2, it is not a requirement. However, students should have some basic understanding of the following:
The function of desu (です) in a sentence.
The role of particles in Japanese sentences, especially a very basic understanding of wa（は）ga （が）wo（を）mo（も）& to（と）.
How to ask a simple question using nani and ka. e.g. Korewa nandesuka? （これは なんですか。）
Demonstrative Pronouns: Kore/Sore/Are（これ・それ・あれ）
Plain form vs. Polite (です/ます) form
Keiko Yokoyama Her 20+ years of professional experience include teaching a variety of subjects at a Japanese school, providing one-on-one English language support to Japanese students to succeed in their local school learning, and tutoring non-native Japanese students in the Japanese language. Her dedication and attentive support to each student represents the fulfillment of the mission of language education in an increasingly globalized world, while serving the community as a bridge for cross-cultural communication.