What we're about

As is quite self-explanatory in the name, we are a very casual after-work/weekend group which obviously involves a LITTLE BIT of drinking. You do not have to speak Japanese nor drink to join us but show us the will to learn. Some members are impressively fluent (let alone our Japanese members).

This meetup offers a unique opportunity of learning Japanese in a very comfortable environment while beer amplifies our learning capacity of the Japanese language. Many people find themselves better at foreign languages when there is little alcohol in the system. (Not a scientific conclusion but many would agree..... ^_^)

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Japanese Script Reading Club Virtual Meetup

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Hello everyone! My name is Amanda, and I'm a board member of the JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (although I myself am a Friend of JET, not a JET ^_^). I taught English with ECC in Osaka for four years, and I'm a dedicated member of the Japan-America community in DC.

This is my weekly, virtual Japanese Script Reading Club for those of you who really want to practice your reading and speaking, even if you can only do it over zoom. At 2pm EST every Sunday, our members meet in zoom and split into three zoom rooms: the Easy Room, the Medium Room, and the Hard Room. The Easy Room group reads elementary school skits with very few kanji. The Medium Room reads middle or high school skits with a fair amount of kanji (but they usually have furigana). The Hard Room group reads actual short plays. I recruit Japanese native speakers as volunteers for each zoom room, and they act as Pronunciation Coaches who also give explanations about cultural references. We are all constantly asking them, "Kono kanji wa NANDESUKA???" so please give it a try even if you're nervous about reading in front of others.

I recognize that this is not a nomikai, but it is a chance to meet a great group of people who love to read and speak Japanese. I also coordinate happy hours and nomikai events and post them here, sometimes as a cross-post with JETAADC.

Email [masked] with any questions. If you go to this URL (https://forms.gle/egW4uubgChztwHNLA), you can look at three samples from the Easy, Medium, and Hard rooms and sign up for the club mailing list.

Japanese Script Reading Club Virtual Meetup

Online event

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda, and I'm a board member of the JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (although I myself am a Friend of JET, not a JET ^_^). I taught English with ECC in Osaka for four years, and I'm a dedicated member of the Japan-America community in DC.

This is my weekly, virtual Japanese Script Reading Club for those of you who really want to practice your reading and speaking, even if you can only do it over zoom. At 2pm EST every Sunday, our members meet in zoom and split into three zoom rooms: the Easy Room, the Medium Room, and the Hard Room. The Easy Room group reads elementary school skits with very few kanji. The Medium Room reads middle or high school skits with a fair amount of kanji (but they usually have furigana). The Hard Room group reads actual short plays. I recruit Japanese native speakers as volunteers for each zoom room, and they act as Pronunciation Coaches who also give explanations about cultural references. We are all constantly asking them, "Kono kanji wa NANDESUKA???" so please give it a try even if you're nervous about reading in front of others.

I recognize that this is not a nomikai, but it is a chance to meet a great group of people who love to read and speak Japanese. I also coordinate happy hours and nomikai events and post them here, sometimes as a cross-post with JETAADC.

Email [masked] with any questions. If you go to this URL (https://forms.gle/egW4uubgChztwHNLA), you can look at three samples from the Easy, Medium, and Hard rooms and sign up for the club mailing list.

Japanese Script Reading Club Virtual Meetup

Online event

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda, and I'm a board member of the JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (although I myself am a Friend of JET, not a JET ^_^). I taught English with ECC in Osaka for four years, and I'm a dedicated member of the Japan-America community in DC.

This is my weekly, virtual Japanese Script Reading Club for those of you who really want to practice your reading and speaking, even if you can only do it over zoom. At 2pm EST every Sunday, our members meet in zoom and split into three zoom rooms: the Easy Room, the Medium Room, and the Hard Room. The Easy Room group reads elementary school skits with very few kanji. The Medium Room reads middle or high school skits with a fair amount of kanji (but they usually have furigana). The Hard Room group reads actual short plays. I recruit Japanese native speakers as volunteers for each zoom room, and they act as Pronunciation Coaches who also give explanations about cultural references. We are all constantly asking them, "Kono kanji wa NANDESUKA???" so please give it a try even if you're nervous about reading in front of others.

I recognize that this is not a nomikai, but it is a chance to meet a great group of people who love to read and speak Japanese. I also coordinate happy hours and nomikai events and post them here, sometimes as a cross-post with JETAADC.

Email [masked] with any questions. If you go to this URL (https://forms.gle/egW4uubgChztwHNLA), you can look at three samples from the Easy, Medium, and Hard rooms and sign up for the club mailing list.

Japanese Script Reading Club Virtual Meetup

Online event

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda, and I'm a board member of the JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (although I myself am a Friend of JET, not a JET ^_^). I taught English with ECC in Osaka for four years, and I'm a dedicated member of the Japan-America community in DC.

This is my weekly, virtual Japanese Script Reading Club for those of you who really want to practice your reading and speaking, even if you can only do it over zoom. At 2pm EST every Sunday, our members meet in zoom and split into three zoom rooms: the Easy Room, the Medium Room, and the Hard Room. The Easy Room group reads elementary school skits with very few kanji. The Medium Room reads middle or high school skits with a fair amount of kanji (but they usually have furigana). The Hard Room group reads actual short plays. I recruit Japanese native speakers as volunteers for each zoom room, and they act as Pronunciation Coaches who also give explanations about cultural references. We are all constantly asking them, "Kono kanji wa NANDESUKA???" so please give it a try even if you're nervous about reading in front of others.

I recognize that this is not a nomikai, but it is a chance to meet a great group of people who love to read and speak Japanese. I also coordinate happy hours and nomikai events and post them here, sometimes as a cross-post with JETAADC.

Email [masked] with any questions. If you go to this URL (https://forms.gle/egW4uubgChztwHNLA), you can look at three samples from the Easy, Medium, and Hard rooms and sign up for the club mailing list.

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Japanese Script Reading Club Virtual Meetup

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