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Japanese Onomatopoeia Workshop

Japanese Onomatopoeia Workshop

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT | 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, 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 [email protected].

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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

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

Registration may be completed online (recommended) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. At the moment, we are only taking payment in the form of credit or debit cards (no checks or cash).

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and the Zoom link by email from [email protected] 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 course or workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $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 course or 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.

  • Online
  • Timed Tickets
  • $37 Regular price
  • $30 Member price