What we're about

This is a group of Japanese native speakers and non Japanese natives enjoying speaking and learning the language and having fun together in various fun events, from weekly conversation meeting to the annual trip to Japan! Anyone who wants to learn and speak Japanese is welcome! ALL levels are welcome!

If you're a fan of the Japanese culture (anime, art, J-Pop, history, cosplay, etc.), come experience the language in person so you may enjoy it even more. This group is for socializing, meeting new people, having a lot of fun while playing games, watching movies, eating, singing, etc. But, at the foundation we are here to learn the language every time we meet. We don't just chat in English the whole time.

We want to see everyone, even very beginners at least trying to speak and to listen to the Japanese language. Our goal is to walk out of each meeting with at least one new piece of knowledge or experience. Even Japanese natives learn something new about their own language when they teach non native Japanese speakers. We're all here to learn and share. And, yes, you're welcome to create your own events here as well.

We actually meet up in person offline. That's why we care about the RSVP responses and the actual attendance as if we have one-on-one meetings.

For that reason, these types of members will be removed from the group.

1) members who don't attend at least one meeting in every 90 days

2) no show more than twice

If all of that sounds good, come join us! If you're not ready to join yet, but would like to stay in touch with us, please join us on our Facebook page!

Upcoming events (4+)

[IN PERSON] Mr. Natural クラス2月! (Volitional, Habitual)

1616 Royal Crest Dr, Austin, TX 78741

We will be upstairs at Central Market North.

My notes in the class will be shared on Google Doc. Please follow these 3 steps by 2 hours BEFORE signing up for the class.

  1. Email me from your GMAIL account. If you don't have one, I might not be able to share my class notes on Google Doc.
  2. Send me a $100 payment (or, $125 in a month w/ 5 Saturdays) per person by 2 hours before the class. (Venmo[masked] or, PayPal kazki.beatz at gmail dot com)
  3. Have these five items with you:
    • Practice sheets (Print IN COLOR) (https://tinyurl.com/ycpd54za). Leave a comment if you don't have access to a printer.
    • GRAPH PAPER! (https://tinyurl.com/ya59cg5u) (MUST be graph paper. At least 20 sheets)
    • Pencil (not pen) and eraser
    • Textbook: Japanese For Dogs 1 (https://tinyurl.com/ybq3negq)
    • Remembering the Kanji 1 (if you want to learn kanji) (https://tinyurl.com/yazue5vb)

Let's Speak Japanese!

Central Market

We will be at the large seating area upstairs at Central Market north. If we have 20 people or more, we will most likely be outside next to the patio on the ground. You're welcome to come and go at any time you like. ALL levels are welcome. If you're a beginner or intermediate, needing more practice speaking, come practice what you've learned. If you're shy in general and even shyer when speaking in Japanese, this friendly group will help you open up. If you've never studied Japanese before, we'll teach you a few phrases and maybe more. You can ask as many questions as you like so bring your notepad and pens. Also, ask about the ongoing classes being offered!

If you like the experience and want to come back, a donation would greatly help keeping this Meetup going. If not, you'll still be welcome!

Come speak Japanese all you want!

Quick Study Guides For The Beginners

My YouTube Study Resource
Learn How To Write Hiragana & Katakana
Study w/ a textbook I wrote

Common Questions & Statements At The Meeting:

  1. "I am (your name)." *Literally meaning, "It is (  )."
    (  ) です。
  2. Nice to meet you.
    はじめまして。よろしく おねがいします。
  3. I like (  ).
    [わたしは] (  ) が すき です。
  4. One more time, please.
    もう いっかい おねがいします。
  5. So, how long have you been studying Japanese?
    どのぐらい にほんごを べんきょうして [い]るんですか?
  6. I've been studying Japanese for (  ).
    (Duration of time) にほんごを べんきょうして [い]ます。
  7. So, how have you been studying Japanese?
    どうやって にほんごを べんきょうして [い]るんですか?
  8. So, what were you doing this (past) week?
    こんしゅう なに やって[い]たんですか?
  9. Sorry, I didn't quite understand what you just said.
    すいません。ちょっと いまのは わかりませんでした。

[READ] 6 Week Absolute Beginners Course - Ch.2-3 Japanese For Dogs!

This is a 6 week in-person course for absolute beginners who know how to write ひらがな and カタカナ. If you've never learned how to write them yet, this course is not for you.
If you've learned them before but lack confidence, there will be a lot of writing (only ひらがな and カタカナ, no kanji). So, this course will help you gain a lot of confidence. Not only writing, but you will learn how to speak with good pronunciation too.

Textbook: Japanese For Dogs 1

  • Chapter 2: Learn how to construct sentences with な adjectives and nouns. な adjective is one of two types of Japanese adjectives.
  • Chapter 3: Learn how to construct sentences with い adjectives.

VENUE: Mr. Natural on S. Lamar (2414A S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)
DAYS: Every Monday, Jan 9 - Feb 13
TIME: 6pm - 7:30pm
COST: $150 (by Jan 7. Please contact Kazki if you don't have his Venmo)
BRING 3 ITEMS:

  1. Japanese For Dogs 1
  2. Graph paper (loose leaf or notebook. Target has the best loose leaf )
  3. Eraser and pencil (NOT pen)

ATTENTION:
Mr. Natural is a great vegetarian restaurant. If you're not hungry, you don't need to buy a meal. But, as a courtesy, I ask all of the students to purchase at least a small item like a beverage or snack.

[ONLINE] サテンクラス2月! (Volitional)

1616 Royal Crest Dr, Austin, TX 78741

PLEASE EMAIL ME BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THE ZOOM CLASS

I'm currently offering all my classes on Zoom! If you don't know how to write ひらがな and カタカナ, this class is not for you. Notes will be shared on Google Doc. Please follow these 3 steps by 2 hours BEFORE signing up for the class.

  1. Email me your Gmail address. I'll share notes on Google Drive.
  2. Send me a $80 (or, $100 if there are 5 Tuesdays) payment per person (Venmo[masked] or, PayPal kazki.beatz at gmail dot com)
  3. Have these with you:
    • GRAPH PAPER! (https://tinyurl.com/ya59cg5u) (MUST be graph paper. At least 20 sheets)
    • Pencil (not pen) and eraser
    • Textbook: Japanese For Dogs 1 (https://tinyurl.com/ybq3negq)

Past events (1,669)