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[Online] Japanese Fundamentals 3 – Wednesdays (Fall 24)

Wednesday, September 25 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm



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Japanese Fundamentals 3: Understanding Verbs (Online)

  • Wednesdays 7:30pm – 8:30 pm (Central) 
    September 25 – November 13 , make-up day* 11/20 (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 designed for beginning level to lower-intermediate learners who understands the hiragana system and have some basic understanding of the Japanese language.  The course focuses on  learning basic structures of verbs and verb sentences while also practicing common expressions useful to describe daily activities and future plans. The course will also introduce useful conjunctive particles and continue reviewing and practicing basic particles from previous classes. The course is designed as a continuation of Fundamentals 2, but completing Fundamentals 2 is not required to join this course. Prior knowledge of hiragana and katakana, however, is required. 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 daily activities, future plans, and past events 
  • Learn 15 essential particles, and conjunctive particles 
  • Understand basic sentence structures, particularly verb sentences and create original simple sentences.  
  • Learn and practice asking questions about when, where, who, what and why (いつ、どこで、だれが、なにを、なぜ).


While taking Japanese Class 2 is highly recommended before taking Japanese Class 3, it is not a requirement. However, students should have some basic understanding of the following:

  • Hiragana Characters (Ideally also katakana)
  • The function of desu (です) in a sentence.
  • Noun and adjective sentence structures.
  • Adjective structures (い adj vs. な adj and basic conjugation)
  • Particles: ka (か)wa(は)ga(が)wo(を)mo(も) to(と),
  • How to ask a simple question: Korewa nandesuka? (これは なんですか。)
  • Demonstrative Pronouns: Kore/Sore/Are(これ・それ・あれ)Kono/Sono/Ano (この ・その・あの)
  • Understanding of Plain form vs. Polite form

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.


Wednesday, September 25
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.