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In our language exchange, you get to LEARN Japanese from Japanese speakers!

Bring in materials and questions that you wish to go over with your Japanese partners, such as textbook you’ve been studying, a news article you wish to discuss, or some lingering questions that you’ve had about Japanese.

If you don’t have anything at hand, just download a worksheet from each event page and bring it with you.

Each practice session is divided into two time-frames:

(1) You learning Japanese from your Japanese partners. (1 hour)

(2) Your Japanese partners learning English from you. (1 hour)

In return for their help, teach or help your Japanese partners with English. They will also bring in materials they wish to study with you.

Enjoy learning, enjoy helping others and enjoy making new friends!

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INTERMEDIATE JPN: Learning languages(Daily Conversation)

*YOU MUST BECOME A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP BY 15:00 ON DEC. 1ST, TUESDAY! ---------------------------------------------------------------- Objective: To learn new words and phrases useful for talking about the session topic Level: Japanese language learners who are aiming for N2 and above ---------------------------------------------------------------- (1). Model Dialogue (Source: Hapa Eikaiwa https://hapaeikaiwa.com// ) Christian: So, Danielle, why did you decide to learn Japanese, exactly? Danielle: Okay so, for me, I think I have to go back all the way to elementary school. Christian: Whoa. Danielle: I’m not sure about you, Christian, but in your elementary school did you have to learn a second language? Christian: Nope. Danielle: Because to my knowledge, in the United States, usually you learn Spanish as a second language, right? Christian: Okay. We could…yeah, sure. Danielle: And then, my school instead of Spanish we had to learn Mandarin Chinese. Christian: Interesting. Okay, cool. Danielle: And then, like my last year of high school, I was still learning Chinese, and I was progressing pretty well. And I thought to myself, “Well, Japanese also has kanji so…” Christian: Mm hm. Danielle: “…I might as well jump from there because I can already read it.” Christian: Wow. Danielle: So how about you? Christian: Oh, I don’t know. It’s a little different, I guess. In Georgia, at least, education-wise we don’t learn a second language until high school. Danielle: Oh. Christian: And then going into college I was undeclared major, and I was like, “What am I going to do with my life?” And I wanted to do something very different. And, I was like, "Japanese should be pretty different. Completely opposite of what I was experiencing in Georgia.” (2). Word List How do you say the following words in Japanese? go back all the way to, whoa, nope, to my knowledge, learn Spanish as a second language, instead of, I thought to myself, might as well, education-wise, undeclared major (3). Fill in the Blanks 1. 彼らが離婚したかって?僕が知っている限りではしてないよ。 Did they split up? Not to ( ) ( ). 2. 小学校までさかのぼらなければなりません。 It has to go back ( ) ( ) ( ) to elementary school. 3. 次のバスが来るまで30分もある。歩いた方が良さそうだ。 The next bus isn’t coming for another 30 minutes. We ( ) ( ) ( ) walk. 4. アメリカでは通常スペイン語を第二言語として習いますよね。 in the US, you usually learn Spanish ( ) ( ) second language, right? (4). Sentence Construction Please say the following sentences in Japanese/English. 1. An undeclared major enables you to begin your first year of studies without having to select a program in which to major. 2. If you’re OK time-wise, do you want to grab lunch after this? 3. たばごを吸いますか?いいえ。(*Use 'nope') 4. わあ、あなたの作品素晴らしいですね!(*Use 'whoa') (5). Group Conversation - Why did you decide to learn Japanese / English? - What other languages have you studied? - What language, other than Japanese / English, do you want to learn?

ENGLISH CLASS: Learning languages (Daily Conversation)

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*YOU MUST BECOME A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP BY 15:00 ON DEC. 3RD, THURSDAY! ---------------------------------------------------------------- Objective: To learn new words and phrases useful for talking about the session topic Level: Intermediate ---------------------------------------------------------------- (1). Model Dialogue (Source: Hapa Eikaiwa https://hapaeikaiwa.com// ) Christian: So, Danielle, why did you decide to learn Japanese, exactly? Danielle: Okay so, for me, I think I have to go back all the way to elementary school. Christian: Whoa. Danielle: I’m not sure about you, Christian, but in your elementary school did you have to learn a second language? Christian: Nope. Danielle: Because to my knowledge, in the United States, usually you learn Spanish as a second language, right? Christian: Okay. We could…yeah, sure. Danielle: And then, my school instead of Spanish we had to learn Mandarin Chinese. Christian: Interesting. Okay, cool. Danielle: And then, like my last year of high school, I was still learning Chinese, and I was progressing pretty well. And I thought to myself, “Well, Japanese also has kanji so…” Christian: Mm hm. Danielle: “…I might as well jump from there because I can already read it.” Christian: Wow. Danielle: So how about you? Christian: Oh, I don’t know. It’s a little different, I guess. In Georgia, at least, education-wise we don’t learn a second language until high school. Danielle: Oh. Christian: And then going into college I was undeclared major, and I was like, “What am I going to do with my life?” And I wanted to do something very different. And, I was like, "Japanese should be pretty different. Completely opposite of what I was experiencing in Georgia.” (2). Word List How do you say the following words in Japanese? go back all the way to, whoa, nope, to my knowledge, learn Spanish as a second language, instead of, I thought to myself, might as well, education-wise, undeclared major (3). Fill in the Blanks 1. 彼らが離婚したかって?僕が知っている限りではしてないよ。 Did they split up? Not to ( ) ( ). 2. 小学校までさかのぼらなければなりません。 It has to go back ( ) ( ) ( ) to elementary school. 3. 次のバスが来るまで30分もある。歩いた方が良さそうだ。 The next bus isn’t coming for another 30 minutes. We ( ) ( ) ( ) walk. 4. アメリカでは通常スペイン語を第二言語として習いますよね。 in the US, you usually learn Spanish ( ) ( ) second language, right? (4). Sentence Construction Please say the following sentences in Japanese/English. 1. An undeclared major enables you to begin your first year of studies without having to select a program in which to major. 2. If you’re OK time-wise, do you want to grab lunch after this? 3. たばごを吸いますか?いいえ。(*Use 'nope') 4. わあ、あなたの作品素晴らしいですね!(*Use 'whoa') (5). Group Conversation - Why did you decide to learn Japanese / English? - What other languages have you studied? - What language, other than Japanese / English, do you want to learn?

UPPER BEG. JPN: Learning languages (Daily Conversation)

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¥800

*YOU MUST BECOME A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP BY 21:00 ON DEC. 4TH, FRI.! ------------------------------------------- Objective: To learn new words and phrases useful for talking about the session topic Level: Japanese language learners who are aiming for N4 -3 ------------------------------------------- (1). Model Dialogue (Source: Hapa Eikaiwa https://hapaeikaiwa.com// ) Christian: So, Danielle, why did you decide to learn Japanese, exactly? Danielle: Okay so, for me, I think I have to go back all the way to elementary school. Christian: Whoa. Danielle: I’m not sure about you, Christian, but in your elementary school did you have to learn a second language? Christian: Nope. Danielle: Because to my knowledge, in the United States, usually you learn Spanish as a second language, right? Christian: Okay. We could…yeah, sure. Danielle: And then, my school instead of Spanish we had to learn Mandarin Chinese. Christian: Interesting. Okay, cool. Danielle: And then, like my last year of high school, I was still learning Chinese, and I was progressing pretty well. And I thought to myself, “Well, Japanese also has kanji so…” Christian: Mm hm. Danielle: “…I might as well jump from there because I can already read it.” Christian: Wow. Danielle: So how about you? Christian: Oh, I don’t know. It’s a little different, I guess. In Georgia, at least, education-wise we don’t learn a second language until high school. Danielle: Oh. Christian: And then going into college I was undeclared major, and I was like, “What am I going to do with my life?” And I wanted to do something very different. And, I was like, "Japanese should be pretty different. Completely opposite of what I was experiencing in Georgia.” (2). Word List How do you say the following words in Japanese? go back all the way to, whoa, nope, to my knowledge, learn Spanish as a second language, instead of, I thought to myself, might as well, education-wise, undeclared major (3). Fill in the Blanks 1. 彼らが離婚したかって?僕が知っている限りではしてないよ。 Did they split up? Not to ( ) ( ). 2. 小学校までさかのぼらなければなりません。 It has to go back ( ) ( ) ( ) to elementary school. 3. 次のバスが来るまで30分もある。歩いた方が良さそうだ。 The next bus isn’t coming for another 30 minutes. We ( ) ( ) ( ) walk. 4. アメリカでは通常スペイン語を第二言語として習いますよね。 in the US, you usually learn Spanish ( ) ( ) second language, right? (4). Sentence Construction Please say the following sentences in Japanese/English. 1. An undeclared major enables you to begin your first year of studies without having to select a program in which to major. 2. If you’re OK time-wise, do you want to grab lunch after this? 3. たばごを吸いますか?いいえ。(*Use 'nope') 4. わあ、あなたの作品素晴らしいですね!(*Use 'whoa') (5). Group Conversation - Why did you decide to learn Japanese / English? - What other languages have you studied? - What language, other than Japanese / English, do you want to learn?

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