May Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

May Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Encorepreneur Cafe
1548 NE 15th Ave. Portland

This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing a projector, screen, and audio system.

Meetup Schedule

6:00-6:15 Arrivals, Check-Ins, and Social
6:15-6:30 Short Japanese lesson
Topic: Like & Don’t like + Very Basic Kanji (1st Grade Level)
6:30-6:45 Self-introduction Time
6:45-7:00 Talk in Japanese
7:00-7:10 Break or keep talking
7:10-7:25 Japanese cultural presentation or planned activity
Topic: Beautiful Japanese phrases from contemporary Japanese songs. What are the cultural backgrounds behind the lyrics?
Featuring Yumi Matsutoya (Yūmin)
7:25-7:50 free conversation (Japanese or English)
7:50-8:00 short reflection & closing

Schedule is tentative. It may change according to participants’ requests and levels.

PAYMENT NOTE: The fee is sliding scale ($5 – $10), and you may pay using Paypal at: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe in advance or pay in cash or card at the door. It will be used to rent the space and help to keep this meetup group going. We will provide coffee, tea, water, and snacks. Thank you!

日本語を学びたい。英語の練習がしたい。日本語を教えたい。そんな交流と学習のためのMeetupです。どなたでもお越しください。会場は、落ち着いた雰囲気のシェアオフィススペースです。プロジェクターやスクリーン、マイクや音響設備もありますので、それらを生かした短い日本語レッスンやカルチャー紹介なども組み込んでいきたいと思います。

スケジュール
6:00-6:15 ご到着、受付、雑談タイム
6:15-6:30 短い日本語レッスン
トピック:好きなもの、きらいなもの。小学一年生の漢字
6:30-6:45 自己紹介タイム
6:45-7:00 日本語で話しましょう
7:00-7:10 休憩(そのままお話を続けてもOK)
7:10-7:25 日本文化プレゼンテーション、またはアクティビティ
美しい日本語表現を現代歌謡曲から。歌詞の裏にある文化的背景は?
特集:松任谷由実(ユーミン)
7:25-7:50 会話の時間(日本語でも英語でも)
7:50-8:00 振り返り

スケジュールは、参加者の希望やレベルに合わせて変わる可能性があります。

※参加費:$5-$10を目安にSliding scaleでお願いしています。事前にPaypal: https://www.paypal.me/encorepreneurcafe
をご利用いただくか、当日現金またはカードでのお支払いをお願いします。会場費の確保とMeetupの運営を続けていくためにご理解をいただけますと幸いです。

May Japanese/English Conversation & Cultural Cafe

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Encorepreneur Cafe
1548 NE 15th Ave Portland, OR

4 Members Attending

This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing a projector, screen, and audio system. Meetup Schedule 6:00-6:15 Arriv…

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