Japanese Taster

Online (Zoom) Event


Interested in learning Japanese but not sure if it's for you?

Join me at this Japanese Taster event designed specially for anyone looking to get a feel for what it's like to learn the wonderful Japanese language.

During this event, you'll have the chance to try your hand at:

  • Learning key facts about the Japanese language
  • Writing your name in Japanese
  • Introducing yourself
  • Guessing the meaning of some "Japanese-made English" words
  • Exploring Japanese culture surrounding Christmas and New Year

This event requires no knowledge of Japanese to take part - all are welcome.

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. Meeting details and joining instructions will be shared in advance via email.

While generally I encourage participants to keep their camera on, I understand that this may not be accessible for some people for a variety of reasons.

If having your camera off makes it easier for you to take part for whatever reason, you can join via voice call or chat function only.

You are absolutely welcome to come along for free. However, please consider donating towards running costs if possible.

As this is an online event, I hope that in general it is more accessible than one held in person.

To improve online accessibility, I do the following:

  • Enable automated (English) captions on Zoom
  • Encourage participation either verbally or through other forms, e.g. in the chat
  • Allow participants to have their cameras off if preferred
  • Use pale coloured backgrounds on slides, handouts etc to improve readability
  • Where possible, use fonts (in English and Japanese) recommended to support dyslexic learners
  • Share my pronouns and encourage students to share theirs too (if comfortable doing so - this is never mandatory)
  • Always give the option for support needs/accessibility info to be shared at signup

I am trying to improve the accessibility of my courses and events, but am very aware there will be things I have missed. If you have any specific accessibility or support needs that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Absolutely! You can join from wherever you are in the world. Just be sure to check how your time zone lines up with lesson times.

Remember: the UK has both British Summer Time (BST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) depending on the time of year.

Sign Up


Please note:

  • Signup will close 24hrs before the event.
  •  If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

The following information will be used only for the purpose of this event and will not be shared with any third parties.

Support Future Events

This is a pay-as-you-feel event. If you are able to do so, please consider contributing towards event running costs.

Please donate via the Ko-fi portal below or by going directly to the Ippo Ippo Japanese Ko-fi page.

The default payment amount is set to £5, but you can change this to whatever you like. £1, £10, £100...every little helps!

Cancellation Policy

As this is a free event, there is no cancellation fee. However, as places limited, please get in touch as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so your space can be given to someone else.

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