Duration : 60 min (after 60 min, free café talk)
The tables are near: a Curry Shop
Masahito will be wearing a red hat.
Facilitator : Masahito
The topic :
6:00 Opening remarks
6:02 Quick self introduction
6:10 Japanese Furo culture: Japanese Bath
(Basic Beginner Class Starts - see lesson plan below)
Rules for this language group:
Let's respect and help each other.
Members are asked to use polite and proper speech desu/masu form , avoid crude and slangy expressions. And let's try to speak only Japanese for the first 60 minutes.
Beginners are welcome and are able to use English. The members who know Japanese will support the beginners.
If we have many participants, an organizer will divide the group based on Japanese level.
If an organizer creates subgroups, He or she will appoint a facilitator for each subgroup.
After having a group conversation for 60 minutes, we will end the group activity. It will be free conversation time. You are free to leave or you can stay and talk about any topic you like with anyone in Japanese or English.
Basic Beginner Class:
The beginner class is open to anyone who is just starting to learn Japanese. This is truly for beginners which means we will start by learning Hiragana and Katakana. There is a teacher who will teach you basic Japanese. This is a formal style teacher/student class and not a free discussion/social time. Anyone who is unable to speak basic Japanese or write Hiragana/Katakana is encouraged to join this class. The class is conducted mostly in English. We will play games and learn Japanese!
Anybody who wants to facilitate future meetings are welcome to do so. Please let Masahito know.
Please let Masa know if you want to talk about any particular topic.
Mahalo, Thanks, ありがとう