Fifth conversation table of the semester. This is a weekly event. Come by if you want to practice your conversational or listening comprehension skills. The topic for this week will be College and High School. Meeting rules/guidelines:1. English is ok, but we encourage you to speak in Japanese if you can2. All Japanese spoken must be followed with an English translation. This is to ensure that those with less Japanese ability can follow the conversation.3. If you arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 and there is no one in the room, that means we have split into breakout groups due to the amount of participants. Please do not leave immediately. You will be put in a breakout room shortly. Structure:We will start with introductions (if there are new members participating), and then we will introduce some basic grammar and vocabulary for the beginners to use. The discussion will start afterwards. It will be turn-based, meaning we will have people answer one at a time. Once everyone has said their part, we will change to free-talk where we can chat and socialize. You are free to leave the meeting during this phase if you want. Resources:If you want to study grammar/vocab before the meeting, here are some online resources I recommend:For vocab: jisho.org Useful Japanese-English online dictionary.For grammar: imabi.net Plentiful amount of lessons. Of course, your Japanese textbook (if you're taking a Japanese class) is a good resource too. If you aren't taking a Japanese course, the textbooks used for the 1000-2000 level classes are Genki I and Genki II. There is also a better alternative to Google Translate that you could use to quickly formulate sentences if you don't have time to make your own for the discussion. It's www.deepl.com/. I find that the translations sound a little more natural than Google Translate.
If you have any resources to suggest, let me know and I can add it to this section for future posts.
Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm