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[Online] Japanese Language Classes – Spring 2024 Japanese Fundamentals 3 – Thursdays

Thursday, January 18 | 7:30 pm - Thursday, March 7 | 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 ikuko@jasdfw.org if you have questions about this workshop and language classes.

Adults Class (Age 18 +)

Fundamentals 3 – Thursdays between January 18 – March 7th (8 sessions)
Classes run weekly from 7:00pm – 8:00pm(CT)
Minimum 8 students, maximum 15 students

Fee

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

Register Here for Fundamentals 3

Japanese Fundamentals 3: Understanding Verbs (Online)

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).

Prerequisite:  

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

 Instructor

Izumi Sakurada

Details

Start:
Thursday, January 18 | 7:30 pm
End:
Thursday, March 7 | 8:30 pm
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Venue

Zoom Meeting

Organizer

Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
Phone:
469-573-6880
Email:
info@jasdfw.org
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.