[Online] Japanese Language Workshop: Japanese for Travelers
Thursday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 16
This two-day workshop is for travelers to Japan who are looking for useful travel tips and travel specific expressions. This interactive workshop begins with a brief introduction to Japan and the Japanese language, and moves to travel specific topics, such as Japanese currency, transportation system, buying tickets, and ordering food. Participants will also learn about social customs and etiquettes that will be useful when staying at ryokans (traditional inns) or visiting Japanese homes. Prior knowledge of hiragana/katakana/kanji is not required to take this workshop. Participants will:
Learn useful daily expressions and greetings
Have a basic understanding of Japanese culture, social customs and etiquettes
Learn travel specific vocabulary and expressions such as ordering food/items, asking for directions, and so on.
Receive some useful tips and basic etiquettes when staying at Japanese homes, hotels and ryokans.
Receive transportation tips and what to do when you’re lost
Understand Japanese currency
This workshop 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 workshop 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.
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.