Summer Japanese Class 1

Every Thursday, July 21 – September 8, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CDT

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This course is for beginners who are looking for a general understanding of the Japanese language and to 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 very basic expressions and phrases.
  • Understand and use a variety of greetings useful in daily conversations.
  • Understand how to introduce him/herself and share some simple personal details (basic background, likes/dislikes, talents and skills, etc.)
  • Understand some basic Japanese sentence structures and how to create some simple sentences. 
  • Recognize Hiragana and understand how it is different from Katakana, and Kanji.


Member: $150
Non-member: $200
Membership Bundle*: $180 (Save $15!
*Includes JASDFW regular individual/family membership


Week 1: Course overview, introduction to Japan, basic greetings, Yes/No in Japanese

Week 2: Self-introduction, meeting and greeting

Week 3: This -That, asking questions (what is this/that?)

Week 4: Talking about likes and dislikes, asking questions (what you like/don’t like?)

Week 5: Talking about what you can and cannot do, asking questions (What can you do?)

Week 6: Useful fillers and expressions of reactions, adjectives and adjective sentences

Week 7: Review and practice 

Week 8: Final presentation 

Summer Japanese Class 2

*Details to be announced

* Both 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.


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.

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