This course is a continuation of Japanese Language Class 1 and designed for beginning level learners who have some or very little knowledge of basic Japanese. This course is recommended as a next step to those who have taken any of the JASDFW basic Japanese classes offered in 2021.The course focuses on reviewing and reinforcing understanding of basic Japanese sentence structures, especially with the use of basic particles, as learners learn and practice some common expressions used in personal conversations. Prior knowledge of Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakata, & 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. )
Understand and learn how to use some basic particles (はwa, がga, をwo, もmo, とto,etc)
Review basic elements of Japanese sentence structures and create some original simple sentences.
Recognize Hiragana and understand how it is different from Katakana, and Kanji.
This Japanese class 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this workshop and language classes.
Date and Time
Every Wednesday, February 16 – April 6
(8 weeks course)
Week 4: Review and practice (Meet and Greet with volunteers)
Week 5: Talking about hobby
Week 6: Talking about desires
Week 7: Review and practice
Week 8: Final presentation (Meet and Greet with volunteers)
Ikuko Fujiwara Her academic and professional background is in TESOL and Composition which began with earning a Master’s degree in TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her career has been devoted to instruction and supporting student success while promoting diversity and inclusion in educational spaces. She has experience teaching Japanese, ESOL and college composition at various colleges in the United States. She is committed to creating inclusive and meaningful learning spaces where people engage in cross-cultural/intercultural understanding and learn to use language in empowering ways.