Japanese Class 1

Every Wednesday, February 9 – March 30
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

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.

Cost

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

Registration is now closed.
If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email your name and contract details to ikuko@jasdfw.org

Schedule

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 

Japanese Class 2 *FULL*

Every Wednesday, February 16 – April 6
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST

This class has reached its capacity of students.
If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email your name and contract details to ikuko@jasdfw.org

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.

Cost

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

This class has reached its capacity of students.
If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email your name and contract details to ikuko@jasdfw.org

Schedule

Week 1: Course overview, self-introduction

Week 2: Talking about occupations

Week 3: Talking about family 

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)

* 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 info@jasdfw.org if you have questions about this workshop and language classes.

Instructor

Ikuko Fujiwara
ikuko@jasdfw.org

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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