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[Online] Japanese Fundamentals 2 – Tuesdays (Fall 24)

Tuesday, September 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Japanese Fundamentals 2: Sentence Structures (Online)

  • Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:30 pm (Central) 
    September 24 – November 12 , make-up day* 11/19 (8 sessions)
    Instructor: Keiko Yokoyama

*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 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:  

  • Appropriately demonstrate a variety of greetings and parting phrases.
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of basic and essential daily expressions.
  • Practice sharing personal details such as occupation, family, talents and skills, etc.
  • Review and demonstrate some basic particles (はwa, がga, をwo, もmo, とto, のno, にni, etc)
  • Examine basic sentence structures, particularly noun and adjective sentences, and create original simple sentences.
  • Examine counters and how they work.
  • Practice how to ask basic questions (What, What kind, How many, etc.)
  • Recognize Hiragana and understand how it is different from Katakana, and Kanji.
  • Examine some practices, beliefs and attitudes that characterize Japanese culture.


While taking Fundamentals 1 is highly recommended before taking Fundamentals 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

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.


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.


Tuesday, September 24
7:30 pm - 8:30 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.