Beginner Class

みなさん、こんにちは。I teach private lessons here in Austin and have been hosting the conversation meetings every Saturday. I've noticed that there are many beginners who are learning the similar things in school or teaching themselves. So, I've decided to offer a 1 hour long class for the beginners.

In this class we can look at some of the things you're currently working on in your own textbook or some questions you may have from watching anime (bringing questions is a great idea).  You're welcome to bring your own books/study materials.  I can also teach you some new grammatical structures from my lesson plans, vocabulary, writing hiragana & katakana (kanji, too), and work on pronunciation as well. Basically, the idea is to cover and to strengthen the aspects that we don't get to work on at the fast-paced conversation meetups.  For those of you who don't write or read hiragana, I suggest you work on it first before coming to this class.  If you like, please send me your email and I'll be happy to send you some hiragana practice materials that you can print out.

The cost is $10 per person upon arrival. Cash or check.

1. black and red pens

2. (loose leaf graph) papers

3. binder only for Japanese

4. audio recorder (smart phone will do)

5. a cushion (if you don't like sitting on the hardwood floor for an hour)

6. clipboard or lap board to write on (if you like)

7. $10 payment


Please make sure to send me your email and phone number.  If you don't have a text service on your phone, please let me know.


If you want me to send you study materials, please let me know.  We'll use them in the class.  In the comment section please share with us what you're currently working on and/or wanting to improve so I can better prepare.  I probably have some of my lesson plans that fit your current level.  If you have access to a color printer, you can print them out yourself (they MUST be printed out in color).  If you want me to print out the materials, I'll be happy to, for $5 each, and I have 5 of them. If you'd like that, let me know.


It is at my apartment. No gate code.  PLEASE KEEP OFF THE GRASS when you walk from the parking lot to my place!  My place is on the second floor in the building #9.  If you get there after 2PM, please come in without knocking.  We'll sit on the hardwood floor so bring cushions if you like.


Park anywhere.


An intermediate class follows 30 minutes after the beginner class.  If you think you're in the mid-upper beginner level, it's a great idea to stay for the intermediate class because the beginner and intermediate levels actually share a lot in common. I often break down sentences by segment so you can see particles and structures.  And, that really boosts your learning speed.

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  • Kazki

    We'll have the class next Sunday as well but I won't be sending an invitation from Meetup but from my personal email.

    July 21, 2013

  • Justin M.

    I'm so very sorry to cancel so late, but I am unable to make it today. I will see you all next week. ごめんなさい!

    July 21, 2013

    • Kazki

      I'll see you next Sunday!

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    かずき、 please let me know how far you all get today. I won't be able to be there in time. I'll miss Saturday, coming back from Dallas, but see you Sunday

    July 21, 2013

    • Kazki

      We stopped at the "Me, too" sentence on p.8 of J1 and went over a couple of greetings that are not on J1. See you next Sunday.

      July 21, 2013

  • Kazki

    For this class we'll start from page 5 of Japanese 1.

    July 14, 2013

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