What we're about

Welcome! ようこそ!We are a group of beginner, intermediate, advanced, and native Japanese speakers getting together each week to study the Japanese language, culture, and attend local events in the Orlando area relating to Japanese culture.

As of the start of the Corona Virus epidemic the meetup has been switch to an online format. Members who have ATTENDED our meetups IN PERSON at least ONCE within the past YEAR may sign up for online meetups. New or inactive members of the Orlando Japanese Language Meetup who wish to participate in ONLINE events contact the meetup organizer.

If you enjoy the meetup and feel like the group has helped you learn and you want to contribute to the Meetup.com MONTHLY subscription costs, please feel free to donate here:
PayPal pool -> https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jtAwJJNBn or to an in-person meetup host.

Upcoming events (4+)

[Online] Beginner’s Japanese Language Study & Chat - READ THE DESCRIPTION

Our goal is to have fun learning Japanese together. Come with an open mind, be okay with change, embrace the new, and get ready to learn.

Remote: See you online! 😄

We'll first focus on vocabulary, have a grammar review, participate in group activities, and possibly learn kanji. In addition to grammar lessons, reading, and listening practice. We'll play a few games and have some speaking practice. Come with an open mind and ready to learn.

Look forward to a fun, energetic, and thought-provoking class.

PLEASE wear headphones, earpieces, headset, or earbuds during these video calls.

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**CURRENT MEMBERS**
Those who have ATTENDED the meetups between 2019 - 2021 are welcome to attend. JUST RSVP. Familiarity with the meetup's protocol and mannerism has made transitioning to an online platform easier.

**NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS**
New members should have received a message in their inbox with detailed instructions, else reach out.

Returning members looking to participate please READ the group's online procedures and guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10VyuyWKbcpPzFyG5kAE-Eh4fHqS_6VhO/view?usp=sharing
BEFORE RSVP-ing.

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**EVENT LINK**
An online video chat meeting link will be sent to members who RSVP and are approved based on the criteria above. The link will be sent on the day of the meetup event approximately three to one hour before the start of the event.

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If you enjoy the meetup and feel like the group has helped you learn and you want to contribute to the Meetup.com MONTHLY subscription costs, please feel free to DONATE $3, $5, or even $7:

Please donate via:

PayPal pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jtAwJJNBn
or CashApp: https://cash.app/$Katdelorme

Note: PayPal Pools is closing on November 8, 2021. An alternative donation platform will be chosen to replace it in the future. https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/is-paypal-closing-money-pools-faq4563

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Please RSVP and include any guests that you plan to bring. If you can no longer attend, please remove yourself so anyone who is waitlisted can attend.

I can't wait to see you all! Let's study Japanese together! Issho ni nihongo o benkyō shiyou!

[Online] Intro to Japanese (Beginner)

Online event

Did you wake up this morning and decide you wanted to learn Japanese? Do you struggle with reading Hiragana and/or forming complete sentences?

Then this is the meetup for you!

At this event, we will go over Hiragana and learn VERY basic and foundational Japanese grammar.

This event is ideal for:
- Those getting started with Japanese
- Those who need a refresher
- Those who want to strengthen their foundational Japanese
- Anyone interested in Japanese.

The meeting link will be visible once you RSVP.

Please, if you haven't already done so, look over the group's online procedures and guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10VyuyWKbcpPzFyG5kAE-Eh4fHqS_6VhO/view?usp=sharing

Recommendations for best video/audio quality:

- Wear headphones, earpieces, headset, or earbuds during the video calls.
- Use Google Chrome browser when connecting to the meeting.
- Stop streaming services and exit browser tabs to free up networking and memory resources.

We can't wait to see you all!
Let's study Japanese together!
Issho ni nihongo o benkyō shiyou!

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If you can no longer attend, please remove yourself so anyone who is waitlisted can attend.

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If you enjoy the meetup and feel like the group has helped you learn and you want to contribute to the Meetup.com MONTHLY subscription costs, please feel free to DONATE $3, $5, or even $7:

Please donate via:

PayPal pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jtAwJJNBn
or CashApp: https://cash.app/$Katdelorme

Note: PayPal Pools is closing on November 8, 2021. An alternative donation platform will be chosen to replace it in the future. https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/is-paypal-closing-money-pools-faq4563

[Online + Live] UPPER Beginner's Japanese Language Study - READ THE DESCRIPTION

Upper Beginner is being defined as REACHING or being at the JLPT N4 level. Able to read hiragana and katakana without help. Familiar with common Japanese words. Have some understanding of Japanese grammar, able to conjugate (present/future and past tense), aware of polite and impolite speech, and familiar with some particles.

Additional criteria include:
- Knowing the difference between i-adjectives and na-adjectives
- Knowing the difference between ru-verbs and u-verbs
- Knowing the difference between iru and aru

For a list of common words/JLPT N5 words to measure yourself with https://jlptsensei.com/jlpt-n5-vocabulary-list#jl-vocab
It's okay not to know every word but please know the majority.

If you don't meet all the requirements but have a hard-working nature and are willing to accept the challenge then you're welcome to attend.

If you've previously attended Sunday meetups in the past just RSVP.

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We'll first focus on vocabulary, review grammar, possibly learn kanji and together discover new grammar structures. In addition to reading and listening practice. We'll play a few games and have some speaking practice. Come with an open mind and ready to learn.

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PLEASE wear headphones, earpieces, headset, or earbuds during the video calls.

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Mix Mode: Remote and In-Person! 😄

**ONLINE EVENT LINK**
The event link is on the meeting page and visible to those who RSVP.

**OPTIONAL IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE**
Please message the event host in advance if you plan to attend in person. For the address message the meetup host/organizer.
Location area: Eastside Orlando - Near the UCF area.

Gate code 348. Parking available. The clubhouse is beside the pool. PLEASE do not disturb the office staff.

Look forward to a fun, energetic, and thought-provoking class.

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**CURRENT MEMBERS**
Those who have ATTENDED our meetups between 2019 - 2021 are welcome to attend. JUST RSVP. Familiarity with the meetup's protocol and mannerisms has made transitioning to an online platform easier.

**NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS**
New members should receive a message in your inbox with detailed instructions, else reach out.

Returning members looking to participate please READ the group's online procedures and guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10VyuyWKbcpPzFyG5kAE-Eh4fHqS_6VhO/view?usp=sharing BEFORE RSVP-ing.

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If you enjoy the meetup and feel like the group has helped you learn and you want to contribute to the Meetup.com MONTHLY subscription costs, please feel free to DONATE $3, $5, or even $7:

Please donate via:

PayPal pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jtAwJJNBn
or CashApp: https://cash.app/$Katdelorme

Note: PayPal Pools is closing on November 8, 2021. An alternative donation platform will be chosen to replace it in the future. https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/is-paypal-closing-money-pools-faq4563

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Please RSVP and include any guests that you plan to bring. If you can no longer attend, please remove yourself so anyone who is waitlisted can attend.

I can't wait to see you all! Let's study Japanese together! Issho ni nihongo o benkyō shiyou!

Intermediate Japanese Language Study 日本語中級勉強会

We are currently reading the Clannad visual novel.

There is only so much that a sanitized, dumbed down, unnatural text will get you, after some time you need to get thrown into the river to show yourself that you can actually swim, even if you have trouble starting. Get a Japanese dictionary, take a deep breath and jump into the water!

Reading and listening practice at a more advanced level through manga and anime. This will be at a JLPT N4+ level but if you can comfortably read Hiragana and Katakana you are also welcome. Please RSVP and include any guests that you plan to bring. If you can no longer attend, please remove yourself so anyone who is waitlisted can attend.

Call or text me if needed at[masked]

Homework is always to review the last class' script and post any questions you have as comments in the following doc:
Clannad script 台本 https://docs.google.com/document/d/126eplmk9Szfl-YIag3VzWwQxgU_-UEjvi5hTHmndBW8/edit?usp=sharing

They will be reviewed in the beginning of each class.

If you enjoy the meetup and feel like the group has helped you learn and you want to contribute to the Meetup.com MONTHLY subscription costs, please feel free to DONATE $3, $5 or even $7:

Meetup has "retired the Contributions feature" as of Sept/Oct 2019
https://secure.meetup.com/orlandojapanese/contribute/
Please donate via:

PayPal pool: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jtAwJJNBn
CashApp: https://cash.app/$Katdelorme
Zelle: kitty[masked]@yahoo.com
or In Person

Note: PayPal Pools is closing on November 8, 2021. An alternative donation platform will be chosen to replace it in the future. https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/is-paypal-closing-money-pools-faq4563

Past events (757)

[Online] Intro to Japanese (Beginner)

Online event

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