What we're about

Please join a Facebook group. We have fun in-person events there.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/odekakeinternational/

今までのイベント(past events): https://www.meetup.com/odekake-japan/events/past/

おでかけソング: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhgx_Q15JOM

(English translation is below)

問. 何をするの?

答. DMVエリアには都会の豊かな文化と郊外の大自然があります。日本語で話し練習したり、日本の文化や料理いろんな楽しいことを話しながら、お祭りなどの催しや野外活動を楽しみましょう。一石二鳥。

問.どこへ行くの?

日本のイベントやお祭り、ハイキング、ピクニック、文化行事、美味しいもの探し、楽しそうな場所、日本語で落ち着いて話せるところ

問.どんなかんじ?

答. 日本語の練習をしたい人や話したい人を優先。でも、難しいかったり恥ずかしかったら日本語で話さなくてもいいですよ。日本のことや普段の生活を英語で話すのも楽しいですもの。

問. どれくらい?
答. 月に2回くらい

問. 参加資格
答. いつも周りの友達の気持ちを考えてあげること。

問. いやな思いをした時はどうする?
答. 迷惑行為には厳しく対応します。自分や他の方が迷惑を受けているか不愉快だと感じた場合は、遠慮せずにすぐに教えてね。 (240) 544-7230です。

問. こんなイベントがしたいんだけど?

答. ぜひ教えてね。

Q. What will we do?
A. DMV area has many opportunities of cultural experiences in cities and exciting outdoor activities in nature. Let's enjoy adventures while speaking and practicing Japanese. One stone two birds!

Q. Where will we go?
A. Japanese Events around this area, hiking, picnic, cultural events, ethnic food discovery, interesting place, relaxed public places which we can speak in Japanese.

Q. Only Speak in Japanese?
A. We will prioritize motivation of speaking in Japanese. You still don't have to speak in Japanese if you feel shy or difficult. Theme is enjoying fun activities in your way. Conversations about Japanese language, cultures, foods, and our daily life in English are also fun.

Q. How often?
A. About twice a month

Q. Qualification
Respect to friends

Q.How to react to harassment
I strictly prohibit harassment or improper behavior. We would take action against it. Feel free to report when you feel harassed or when others may be involved. If you see something, say something. No hesitation for reporting me (240) 544-7230 or message me.

Upcoming events (4+)

オンラインにほんごテーブル Zoom Japanese Table on 4th Tuesday

Please join a Facebook group. We have fun in-person events there.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/odekakeinternational/

• What we'll do
Zoom版ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェにて、にほんごテーブルでお茶しながら楽しくお話ししましょう。他の言語のテーブルもあるよ。(今回、柴さんたちは不参加とのこと)
Monthly World Language Cafe has Japanese tables. Let's enjoy talking about Japanese culture, food, and fun things in Japanese or English. We will have multiple Japanese tables, so you can join a table that fits to your Japanese level. There are tables for other languages also. (It is confirmed that Shibus won't attend this time.)

• What to do
日本語や日本の文化について話そう。
Let's talk about the Japanese language, books, study materials, etc.

• Important to know
日本語の練習をしたい人を優先しますが、英語で日本の文化や食べ物などを話すのも楽しいですよ。ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェには、おでかけジャパン以外の人たちも来ますので、なるべく日本語で話しましょう。
Our table is to enjoy Japanese conversation or Japanese culture. Enjoy speak in Japanese or even enjoy chatting about Japanese culture in your native tongue.
We join to World Language Cafe. There will be people outside of our group who want to speak in Japanese.

• Follow the instruction to change your name on Zoom temporarily. We can assign you to the right language table.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1adLG7wifK8XbxYb_AWv9IPC_K3EH3W8I/view?usp=sharing

Our rules:

  1. Camera is on

  2. Add your languages on your zoom name temporarily
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1adLG7wifK8XbxYb_AWv9IPC_K3EH3W8I/view?usp=sharing

3.Prohibit private message and asking private contact
You will be banned. If you receive these requests, you shall report them to me.

4.Listening only member is accepted. Tell people that you are in listening mode.

5.Avoid English as possible

6.Listen to your friends. Don't take over someone's speaking time.

7.Respect each other
If you feel uncomfortable talking about the topic, you can ask to stop it. Please report it to me if you feel uncomfortable.

We shall respect others. We strictly prohibit harassment. I will take proper action against it. Feel free to report anytime when you feel harassed, someone is involved, or you are annoyed by others. Report to (240)[masked] or [masked].

にほんごテーブル Japanese Table at World Languages Cafe

Needs a location

The in-person Japanese language table is back!
*Vaccination is mandatory at this event.

• What we'll do
コロンビア・アソシエーション主催ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェにて、にほんごテーブルでお茶しながら楽しくお話ししましょう。他の言語のテーブルもあるよ。
Thanks of Columbia Association, monthly World Language Cafe provides Japanese Table. Let's enjoy talking about Japanese culture, food, and fun things in Japanese or English. There are tables for other languages also.

• What to bring
話したいことや日本語の本とか。日本的なスナックや飲み物を持ってきても良いです。
Japanese, books, study materials etc. You can bring Japanese snacks or beverages.

• Important to know
日本語の練習をしたい人を優先しますが、英語で日本の文化や食べ物などを話すのも楽しいですよ。ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェには、おでかけジャパン以外の人たちも来ますので、なるべく日本語で話しましょう。
Our table is for enjoy Japanese conversation or Japanese culture. Enjoy speak in Japanese or even enjoy chatting about Japanese culture in your native tongue.
We join to World Language Cafe. There will be people outside of our group who want to speak in Japanese.

湖畔でBBQポットラック - Lake Side BBQ Potluck at Centennial Park

• What we'll do
湖の綺麗なMaryland Howard CountyのCentennial ParkでBBQ Potluckをするよ。みんなでシェアしたい食べ物や飲み物を持ってきて集まろう。BBQグリルがあるので料理しても良いですよ。Pavillionを使うので、お天気でも雨でも快適です。美しい湖の散歩道もあるので、ウォーキングしやすい靴で来てね。数ドル程度ですが、費用をシェアさせてください。

We will do a BBQ potluck at Centennial Park in Howard County Maryland. Let's gather and bring some food for sharing. We have BBQ grill and basic cooking gear. So you can cook there also. We booked Pavillion. So, we can enjoy a sunny or rainy. There is a beautiful lake and walking path. Please, wear walking shoes. We probably collect several dollars for sharing the cost.

Centennial Park Map.
We are at Pavillion A
https://data.howardcountymd.gov/mapgallery/misc/CenMap2013Final.pdf
GPS:
https://goo.gl/maps/piVz38m9WE6LbuJD8
Parking:
Free parking

COVID countermeasure
-if your condition isn't good or if you have some possibility of COVID exposure, don't join the event.

• Important to know

  • You don't have to speak in Japanese. The theme is enjoying fun activities. Chat about Japanese language, cultures, foods, etc is encouraged.
  • We shall respect others. I strictly prohibit harassment. I will take action against it. Feel free to report anytime when you feel harassed or you are annoyed by others. Don't hesitate to report to me (240)[masked]

オンラインにほんごテーブル Zoom Japanese Table on 2nd Wednesday

Please join a Facebook group. We have fun in-person events there.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/odekakeinternational/

• What we'll do
Zoom版ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェにて、にほんごテーブルでお茶しながら楽しくお話ししましょう。他の言語のテーブルもあるよ。(今回、柴さんたちは不参加とのこと)
Monthly World Language Cafe has Japanese tables. Let's enjoy talking about Japanese culture, food, and fun things in Japanese or English. We will have multiple Japanese tables, so you can join a table that fits to your Japanese level. There are tables for other languages also. (It is confirmed that Shibus won't attend this time.)

• What to do
日本語や日本の文化について話そう。
Let's talk about the Japanese language, books, study materials, etc.

• Important to know
日本語の練習をしたい人を優先しますが、英語で日本の文化や食べ物などを話すのも楽しいですよ。ワールド・ランゲージ・カフェには、おでかけジャパン以外の人たちも来ますので、なるべく日本語で話しましょう。
Our table is to enjoy Japanese conversation or Japanese culture. Enjoy speak in Japanese or even enjoy chatting about Japanese culture in your native tongue.
We join to World Language Cafe. There will be people outside of our group who want to speak in Japanese.

• Follow the instruction to change your name on Zoom temporarily. We can assign you to the right language table.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1adLG7wifK8XbxYb_AWv9IPC_K3EH3W8I/view?usp=sharing

Our rules:

  1. Camera is on

  2. Add your languages on your zoom name temporarily
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1adLG7wifK8XbxYb_AWv9IPC_K3EH3W8I/view?usp=sharing

3.Prohibit private message and asking private contact
You will be banned. If you receive these requests, you shall report them to me.

4.Listening only member is accepted. Tell people that you are in listening mode.

5.Avoid English as possible

6.Listen to your friends. Don't take over someone's speaking time.

7.Respect each other
If you feel uncomfortable talking about the topic, you can ask to stop it. Please report it to me if you feel uncomfortable.

We shall respect others. We strictly prohibit harassment. I will take proper action against it. Feel free to report anytime when you feel harassed, someone is involved, or you are annoyed by others. Report to (240)[masked] or [masked].

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