Current Course Offerings

Katakana Boot Camp  

 

 

 

 

Skill Level

 

This course is intended for complete beginners and all ages! No foreign language experience necessary!  Just show up with a passion to learn Japanese! :)

Contents

 

  • All 46 Katakana characters and 62 modified characters

  • Pronunciation practice and testing

  • Katakana flashcards

  • Writing practice sheets 

  • Pre-recorded Katakana writing practice videos

Date and Time

 

Lessons take place from 7:00pm to 7:50pm (CST) on the following dates:

 

  • Monday, March 7th 

  • Monday, March 14th

  • Monday, March 21th  

  • Monday, March 28th

Katakana is one of the basic alphabets of the Japanese language besides Hiragana. Like Hiragana,  Katakana is also a phonetic alphabet.  Katakana is basically used for loan words (non-Japanese words).  If you can read Katakana characters, you would easily understand menues in restaurants because many of them based on English!  Understanding and reading Katakana characters is the basic building block of learning Japanese - and once mastered, you can easily jump into the higher level lessons and classes.

$30

for all 4 lessons
 

Starting to learn Japanese may seem like a daunting task, but after taking this course, you'll be surprised how easy it is to learn to speak Japanese! This course focuses on the basics of Japanese, explains how the language works and how to introduce yourself and get to know people!

Date and Time

 

Lessons take place from 8:00pm to 8:50pm (CST) on the following dates:

 

  • Monday, March 7th 

  • Monday, March 14th

  • Monday, March 21th  

  • Monday, March 28th

Contents

 

  • Basic Japanese Grammar Rules and Sentence Structures

  • Conversation Skills & Practice

    • Learn how to create and answer questions

    • Learn how to express basic information about yourself, including where you are from or about your job

  • Beginner Vocabulary

  • Basic Counting Patterns

  • Introduction to Kanji Characters

    • ​includes reading and writing practice

Skill Level

 

This course is intended for complete beginners and all ages! No foreign language experience necessary!  Just show up with a passion to learn Japanese! :)

Beginner 01: Self-introduction

for all 4 lessons

$60

 

$60

for all 4 lessons

Beginner 02: Shopping

Skill Level

 

To understand this course, you  need to know the the items below.

 

  • How to count from 1 to 99.

  • Understand the sentence form of AはBです (A wa B desu),

  • Understand how to make Yes/No questions, such as A はBですか (A wa B desu ka) - and how to reply to them.

 

Note: the Beginners 01 : Self-introduction course covers all of the requirements above.

Contents

 

  • Basic Japanese Grammar Rules and Vocabulary

  • Learn and Practice Useful Conversations

    • Learn common phrases and words used in shops in Japan

    • Learn how to speak with a shopkeeper

    • Learn how to ask questions using "what" and "where"

    • Learn how to find and ask a shopkeeper what you are looking for

  • Counting with large numbers

  • Introduction to Kanji Characters

    • ​includes reading and writing practice

Date and Time

 

Lessons take place from 8:00pm to 8:50pm (CST) on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 8th 

  • Tuesday, March 15th

  • Tuesday, March 22nd  

  • Tuesday, February 29th

In this course, we focus on using a real life situation, shopping, to help teach basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary.  This is the next course for beginner students after the Beginner 01 course - and best of all, after completing this set of lessons, you'll actually learn how to converse with shopkeepers in Japan and purchase products during your next visit!

Application Process

 

Lesson Requirements

 

All the couses are done online via Google Hangouts, so you will need a computer (not smart phone), a Google account that works with Google Hangouts, and a microphone and headphones so you can talk and see the shared screen during the class.  

 

All other class materials, including PDF worksheets, study materials, and class video recordings will be provided to everyone in the course via email.

Limited Course Sizes

 

Each course has a limit of 8 students per course. I try Class sizes are small so that I can ensure everyone is progressing at the same pace, and get the attention they need if they are having trouble understanding or want to ask questions.

 

The minimum number of students for a course is 2. If a course does not reach that minimum number, the course will be canceled and payments will be refunded.

How To Apply and the Payment Process

 

The application process for all courses is on a first come, first serve basis.  To apply and reserve your seat, please fill out the form below with your contact information, and I will send you a link back via email where you can complete the payment process.  Course placement is only confirmed after the payment is received.

 

Please note: There are no refunds offered for missed classes or absences - however, all classes are recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after each lessons in case you need to skip a class!

Apply Now!

 

Are you a member of the Japanese Society of New Orleans?  If so, please let me know in the notes section of the form and you can receive a 10% discount on any course!

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