Japanese Onomatopoeia Workshop
Friday, April 21, 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.
Due to this being a language learning workshop, we highly recommend having your video on if possible. We do ask that every participant is able to participate via their microphone. If you do not have this capability, please contact us at [email protected].
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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
Workshop capacity is limited! To guarantee a seat, please register as soon as possible. If the workshop reaches full capacity, a waitlist may be available. Please email [email protected].
Tuition: $37 nonmembers /$30 Japan Society Individual and Corporate members
Registration may be completed online (preferred) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.
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.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($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 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.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Support for Japan Society’s Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.
- Friday, April 21, 2023
- 6:30 pm
- $37 Non-members
- $30 Members