Fundamentals of Kanji: Part 1 & 2

January 22, 2020
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Part 1: Friday, April 23, 6:30—8:30 PM EDT
Part 2: Friday, April 30, 6:30—8:30 PM EDT
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Part 1 and Part 2 are full; to be added to the waitlist please email [email protected] or call 212-715-1269.
These workshops are offered mutliple times a year and will be available again in August/September.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops 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). Registrants will receive workshop information by email from [email protected] on the afternoon of the business day before the workshop starts, and the Zoom link will be sent by email by 10:30 AM EDT the morning of the workshop. Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET/UTC-04:00).

Why is stroke order important? Why are there multiple readings of the same Kanji? Is there an efficient and less painful way to learn new ones? What can I do to overcome my “Kanji allergy?”

For students in Levels 1–4, this is a perfect introduction to Kanji. For students in Levels 5–9, this will be an excellent opportunity to revisit the fundamentals of Kanji to reinforce your existing and future Kanji knowledge. Regardless of level, it is strongly recommended that you take Kanji Workshop Part 1 before taking Part 2.

Part 1 Workshop:
In this workshop, you will be guided through the fundamental concepts of Kanji structure, bushu (radicals), on & kun readings, and more. Part 1 is the equivalent of the previous “Kanji Workshop” offered through Fall 2020.

Part 2 Workshop:
In Part 2, you will be introduced to some of the most essential bushu (Kanji radicals). You will see how easily and quickly bushu can help increase your Kanji repertoire. This is a continuation of Kanji Workshop Part 1. It is strongly recommended that you take Kanji Workshop Part 1 before taking Part 2. Anyone who has attended a previous “Kanji Workshop” through Fall 2020 (equivalent of Part 1) may register for Part 2.

Tuition: $37 nonmembers/$30 Japan Society Individual & Corporate members
(price per workshop)

Registrants will receive workshop information by email from [email protected] on:

• the afternoon of Thursday, April 22, 2021 (for Part 1)
• the afternoon of Thursday, April 29, 2021 (for Part 2)
• Zoom link information by 10:30 AM EDT the morning of the workshop

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”.

Workshop Information (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 pm noon, the business day before your workshop starts. All refunds are subject to a $5 service charge, including those requested by the deadline date. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted. Japan Society reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such a case, students already enrolled will receive full refunds. Students must age 16 or older to register.

Support for Japan Society’s Toyota Language Center is provided, in part, by the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • 6:00 pm