We are Japanese natives and Hawaii locals, and are organizing a group for beginner, intermediate, advance level Japanese conversation. This is not a class; rather, it is a group for practicing conversation with fellow learners and native speakers.
Come to practice Japanese. The group will gather informally to chat, make new friends, learn about other cultures and maybe find a language exchange partner. Come share your Japanese language skills while socializing and meeting interesting people.
Duration: 60 min (after 60 min, free café talk)
The tables are near: a Curry Shop
Masahito will be wearing a red hat.
The topic : Kenkyo(謙虚) humbleness・humility
6:00 Opening remarks
6:02 Quick self introduction
6:10 Share your experiences.
When do you feel "Kenkyo-sa"?
How do you express your "Kenkyo-sa"?
Kenkyo(謙虚）＝ modesty; humility
6:45 Q & A about Japanese culture
6:55 Talk about the next meeting agenda
7:00 Closing remarks
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.
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