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!

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INFORMATION MOVED

Whole Foods Market

このミーティングの情報は下記のリンク先をご覧下さい。 https://www.meetup.com/japanese-509/ メーリングリスト https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/austin-japanese-chat-group

@ Sa-tén Airport - Absolute Beginners' Japanese Class!

Sa-Ten Coffee & Eats

New absolute beginner's classes every Tuesday! Learn how to write hiragana, katakana, and learn simple sentence structures! First timers are welcome. Intermediate and advanced speakers are also welcome. The class is for those who: • Want to start learning how to write and read Japanese • Want to finally start learning conversational Japanese! • Can't tell the difference between シ and ツ, ソ and ン, ク and ワ, etc. • Just need more writing practice (esp. katakana!) VENUE: Sa-tén Coffee & Eats (4917 Airport Blvd) COST: $60 for 4 weeks (cash, check, Venmo[masked], PayPal kazki.beatz at gmail dot com) - The payment is due by the day before. Same day cash payment is fine too. Bring: • 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 pages) • Pencil (not pen) and eraser • Textbook: Japanese For Dogs 1 (https://tinyurl.com/ybq3negq)

MOVED Beginners' Class - Plain Form Speech!

1616 Royal Crest Dr, Austin, TX 78741

If this is your first time to come to the class, please DO NOT RSVP until you read the following instructions carefully. IMPORTANT: 1) PLEASE EMAIL ME your 1) phone number with your 2) name at kazki.beatz@gmail dot com 2) If you don't know how to write ひらがな & カタカナ, please take the Absolute Beginners' Japanese + Kanji Class first. The study guide for the plain form and て form will be provided at the class. Japanese For Dogs 1 is also necessary for the class. TEXTBOOK (https://smile.amazon.com/Japanese-Dogs-1-Kazki-Watanabe/dp/1534988173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473219288&sr=8-1&keywords=japanese+for+dogs+1) • Please order the textbook Japanese For Dogs 1 on Amazon. (https://smile.amazon.com/Japanese-Dogs-1-Kazki-Watanabe/dp/1534988173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473219288&sr=8-1&keywords=japanese+for+dogs+1) → This is a textbook I wrote. If you leave a review on Amazon, following the guidelines at the bottom of this message, I'll give you a $10 off of your course fee. VENUE Kazki's Home at Jewel Apartments: (512)[masked] Royal Crest Dr #80 (building 9, 2nd floor) Austin, TX 78741 • PARK in the visitors' section (in front of building 11 or across the lot from the leasing office). There's no gate code. • Please keep off the grass when walking from the lot to the apartment. TIME 8pm-9:30pm Thursdays You're welcome to come 10 minutes early and be ready. The class starts on time. PAYMENT: Due 1 Week Before the 1st Class $80 for 4 consecutive weeks (textbook not included in the price) The payment is due 1 week before the class. I take cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal (Please send to friends & family): kazki.beatz@gmail dot com • If you want to try out a class to assess the level, it'd be $20 for the 1st class. After that $80 is due 1 week before the next 4 classes. BRING AT EVERY CLASS 1) a pencil & eraser, black & red pens 2) a large size binder only for Japanese 3) loose leaf graph papers (https://www.amazon.com/Five-Star-Reinforced-Loose-Leaf-17012/dp/B01BWMYFN2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1468388887&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=Five+Star+Reinforced+Filler+Paper%2C+Graph+Ruled%2C+100pgs%2C+8.5%22+x+11%22) 4) a simple recording device like a smart phone (please be familiar with the recording app) 5) Japanese For Dogs 1 (https://smile.amazon.com/Japanese-Dogs-1-Kazki-Watanabe/dp/1534988173/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473316478&sr=1-1&keywords=japanese+for+dogs) 6) Study Guides for the plain form and て form ************************************************ REVIEW GUIDELINES Please write an honest review by covering the following points, and let me know your display name on Amazon after publishing your review. Also, please remember this is a review on my book, not me as a teacher. Once your review’s been displayed on Amazon, please email me at kazki.beatz@gmail dot com and I’ll give you a $10 discount on your lesson fee. If these following four points are not covered, the $10 discount will not be available. 1. If you’ve used other Japanese textbooks before, what makes Japanese For Dogs different? 2. By using the grammar diagrams, how easy is it to understand the usage of different particles, like を, で, に, が, は, etc.? 3. How is it when you study it alone with the book without having me there as a teacher? Is it easy to follow and understand? Is all the necessary information there in each chapter, the dictionary, and grammar diagrams? 4. How helpful are the notations for the stresses and devoiced sounds? If you’ve tried Romaji or regular Japanese writing without those notations, how are the differences? If a native Japanese person(s) has ever commented on your pronunciation since you started using this book, please share.

Absolute Beginners' Japanese + Kanji Class!

Mr. Natural

Learn how to write hiragana, katakana, and learn simple sentence structures! We work on kanji with the "Remembering the Kanji" book by Heisig. First timers are welcome. Intermediate and advanced speakers are also welcome. The class is for those who: • Want to start learning how to write and read Japanese • Want to finally start learning Japanese! • Can't tell the difference between シ and ツ, ソ and ン, ク and ワ, etc. • Want to write more beautifully • Just need more practice (esp. katakana!) • Want to learn kanji and remember it! VENUE: Mr. Natural (S. Lamar) - Conversation group afterwards COST: $20 (cash, check, Venmo[masked], PayPal kazki.beatz at gmail dot com) - The payment is due by the day before. Same day cash payment is fine too. Bring: • 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 pages) • 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)

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