Explore Japanese

Online Event

**Event ended April 2022**

Make your first foray into the Japanese language!

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to learn Japanese, this is the event for you. During our time together, you will have the chance to try your hand at:

  • Exploring how Japanese sentences are formed
  • Guessing the meaning of Japanese words and written characters
  • Writing your name in Japanese
  • Introducing yourself
  • Finding out more about Japanese culture
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At the end of the session, there will also be a Q&A where you can find out more about what it’s like to study Japanese, to live in Japan or anything else that’s on your mind.

This event will be held in English and does not require any knowledge of Japanese.

Student Testimonials


The event was well packed with those basics you would dream to know, and more. Very friendly space, interactive and accessible for a total beginner. Teachers are very nice and  theoretical and practically knowledgeable. I loved it! You end the event willing to learn more!


If you’re thinking about learning Japanese I highly recommend these taster sessions! I felt nervous before the session, but I was completely put at ease by how friendly, encouraging and informative Fran and Elly were. I’ve come away from the session wanting to learn more and I can’t wait to start my Japanese language journey 🙂

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Meet Your Event Hosts

Elly Darrah

Fran Wrigley

Explore Japanese is a special collaboration between Ippo Ippo and Step Up Japanese.

The first event (Tues. 29th March) will be hosted by Ippo Ippo Japanese's very own Elly Darrah, with the second event (Wed. 6th April) hosted by Fran Wrigley of Step Up Japanese.

Please note: the content of the two events will be the same.

Please Note

  • This event will run with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 15 participants.
  • This event will be held via Zoom and may be recorded. Recorded footage will not be shared with anyone other than the event organisers (Elly Darrah and Fran Wrigley).
  • Event 1 (Tues. 29th March) is open to those under the age 18, but anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. A booking is required for both the parent/guardian and child. Event 2 (Wed. 6th April) is open only to those aged 18 or over. Please get in touch with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund for bookings (minus a small transaction fee) is available for up to seven days in advance. This means:

  • Request a refund for Tues. 29th March by 23:59 on Tues. 22nd March.
  • Request a refund for Wed. 6th April by 23:59 on Wed. 30th March.

We are unable to offer any refunds beyond these dates.

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you need to cancel your booking for either of these events.

Find Out More

For more information, please have a look at Meet Your Tutor, take a look at these FAQs or find out what students have to say about learning with Ippo Ippo Japanese.

Click here to find out more about Fran Wrigley, or visit the Step Up Japanese homepage.

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