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Japanese Onomatopoeia Workshop

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December 16, 2022
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6:30 pm
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Friday, December 16, 6:30-8:30 PM ET | 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).

Did you know Japanese has more onomatopoeia than almost any other language in the world, next only to Korean? Virtually everything you experience—sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste–-can all be vividly expressed with onomatopoeia. In this workshop for adult learners (age 16 and above), students learn different groups of onomatopoeia such as giongo and gitaigo, covering many topics including animal sounds, weather, health, action, and of course, food! Students will act out a scene from manga, explore fun sound effects, and feel the power of descriptive writing using onomatopoeia.

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 conversation and language 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.

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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”.


How To Register

Workshop capacity is limited! To guarantee a seat, please register as soon as possible. If the workshop reaches full capacity, a waitlist may be available. Please email language@japansociety.org.

Tuition: $37 nonmembers /$30 Japan Society Individual and Corporate members

Registration may be completed online (preferred) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

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


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 ($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.

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Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Support for Japan Society's 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; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

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