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Crash Course for Travelers to Japan

October 5, 2022
6:30 pm
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Online Workshop

Wednesday, October 5, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT | Calculate your local time

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET).

This crash course for travelers offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time or even veteran travelers to Japan. Through our mini-workshop, you will be introduced to basic Japanese phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and other aspects of daily life. Get more out of your Japanese adventure with this useful preparatory course!

Although it is not required to show your face or video online, we highly recommend having your video on if possible. Seeing each other’s facial expressions is a part of interactive learning. We also ask that every participant be able to participate via their microphone. If you do not have one of these capabilities or would like to discuss accommodations, please contact us at language@japansociety.org.

Instructor:

Ms. Kazue Kurahara holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language and TESOL from NYU. She holds teaching certificates in both Japanese and ESL. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is the scriptwriter and host of Japan Society’s YouTube series "Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture”.

For a printer friendly version, please click here: Workshop Information (PDF)

How To Register

Tuition: $40 nonmembers /$35 Japan Society Individual and Corporate members

Registration may be completed online (recommended) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. At the moment, we are only taking payment in the form of credit or debit cards (no checks or cash).

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and the Zoom link from language_inquiries@japansociety.org in the afternoon of the business day before each workshop.

Please register by Monday, October 3, if possible. After this date, seats may not be available so we appreciate your early registration.

Please Note

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations.

Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a workshop, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Students must be age 16 or older.

We do not record our workshops, and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Support for Japan Society's Toyota Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; Juan Ruiz Gomez; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; Frederick H. Katayama; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.