Do you want to meet people who have fascinating backgrounds and speak with them in Japanese? If so, then this is the group for you! This group is highly focused on creating a fun environment for you to actually hear and speak Japanese. Our members range from advanced beginner to native level Japanese.
Japanese can be a difficult language to learn, even more, a difficult language to retain in Houston. To retain the language, you need to use it and continue to learn. This is the primary purpose of this group "A chance to speak Japanese and to learn more about the Japanese language in a fun environment". Additionally, we also serve as a gateway for members to the wider Japanese speaking community of Houston. Some of our events are held jointly with other groups such as the Japanese Association of Greater Houston.
While this group focuses on using Japanese, we are not a Japanese language class. We do not give lessons in learning Japanese. For members to fully enjoy themselves they should at least be able to use basic conversational Japanese. Beginners are more than welcome. However, you should be able express yourself and ask questions in Japanese otherwise you will not be able to participate in the fun and often lively conversations.
A chance to participate in a Japanese conversation is the entire focus of this group.
For Native Speakers, this group is also by far the best opportunity in Houston to share the Japanese language with non-Japanese who are actually learning and speaking this most interesting language.