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Japanese Language and Culture Course | For Beginners

Improve your Japanese language skills and learn useful and interesting culture, travel and business tips at the IJA 4-week Japanese language and culture course for beginners!

Starting date: Monday, 20th February 2023
* 1st class – Monday, 20th February
* 2nd class – Monday , 27th February
* 3rd class – Monday, 6th March
* 4th class – Monday, 13th March

Time: 6.30 PM – 8 PM (each class – 90min)
Venue:  Dillon Eustace, 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Cost:
€80 – IJA Members
€120 – Non-members
Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.
Advised age group: 18+

Bookings:
To book your place, please RSVP by Monday, 13th February 2023 by email: info@ija.ie, or call: 01-6787008.
Please note that cancellations should be made by Wednesday, 15th February. After this date refunds will not be available.

Who this course is designed for?
* Anyone with no or very little Japanese language experience.
* Anyone who is thinking of visiting Japan as a tourist or on business.
* Anyone who has been to Japan in the past and would like to know more about the country.
* Anyone who would like a little ‘taste’ of Japanese before studying in college or doing Japanese language studies.

This course will focus on:
* Essential Japanese language skills
* Cultural insights
* Travel tips
* Business tips

All materials and handouts will be provided and are included in the price.
Class size is kept relatively small and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the teacher and fellow students.

This course is organized in cooperation with:

Say Yes to Languages | Language Sampler Module 2022/23 | APPLY NOW

Last month, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, announced an extension of the “Say Yes to Languages” primary languages sampler module for a further year and invited primary schools to apply to participate in the module.

The length of the module in 2022/23 will be increased from 6 to 8 weeks. The grant to schools participating will also be increased to €400 per class up to a maximum of €1,600.

The module is aimed at 3rd to 6th class and the school can select the language of choice depending on its demographic and school context.

The 2022/23 module could be used to support the integration of newly arrived Ukrainian pupils to our schools by acknowledging Ukrainian as one of the languages of the classroom or by choosing to teach Ukrainian for the duration of the module.

 

Photo: languagesconnect.ie

 

Languages selected in 21/22 included French, Spanish, ISL, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Tamil and Portuguese.

The primary language sampler module can be delivered by either the class teacher in the school or by an individual identified by the school as a suitable tutor (for example, a language teacher/ foreign language assistant in a local post-primary school or a member of the community who is fluent in the chosen language, for example, a parent, who meets the scheme’s criteria).

Training for the teacher/ tutor will be provided by Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) which will also provide all the necessary resources and supports to the schools delivering the module. Further information on the resources are available on the Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) website.

Further details on the module are available in a circular.

How to apply: Schools can apply to participate in the module in 2022/23 here.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm on 11 May 2022.

Japanese language and culture course for beginners

[THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED NOW!]

Are you interested in Japan and Japanese culture? Would you like to improve your Japanese language skills?

We are delighted to invite you to our 4-week Japanese language and culture course for beginners which will provide you with essential language knowledge, cultural insights and useful tips that will allow you to learn more about this fascinating country.

Starting date: Monday, 7th March 2022

* 1st class – Monday, 7th March
* 2nd class – Monday , 14th March
* 3rd class – Monday, 21st March
* 4th class – Monday, 28th March

Time: 6.30 PM – 8 PM (each class – 90min)
Venue:  Dillon Eustace, 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2


Cost:
€80 – IJA Members
€120 – Non-members
Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.

Who this course is designed for?
* Anyone with no or very little Japanese language experience.
* Anyone who is thinking of visiting Japan as a tourist or on business.
* Anyone who has been to Japan in the past and would like to know more about the country.
* Anyone who would like to know Japanese manners and etiquette, and how to welcome guests from Japan.
* Anyone who would like a little ‘taste’ of Japanese before studying in college or doing Japanese language studies.

This course will focus on:
* Japanese greetings and gestures
* Japanese writing system and pronunciation
* Terms of respect
* Numbers
* Japanese food and how to order at a restaurant
* Japanese religions and renowned religious sites
* Self-introduction in Japanese
* Ask and answer questions about your name and country


All materials and handouts will be provided and are included in the price.
Class size is kept relatively small and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the teacher and fellow students.


Covid-19 health and safety measures:
We will work closely with our hosts at Dillon Eustace to provide safe environment for everyone during the course, and would like to ask that all course participants comply with the internal Covid-19 safety rules of the venue:

* On a weekly basis, complete visitor Covid-19 Form and return it to the venue by email not later than the day before arriving (in this case, the Friday before).
* The wearing of a suitable face covering when entering or leaving the building is required.
* The wearing of a face covering whilst in the meeting room is at the discretion of the course teacher.
* Hand sanitizers will be available in the meeting room for use.


Bookings:
To book your place, please RSVP by Monday, 28th February 2022 by email: info@ija.ie, or call: 01-6787008.
Please note that cancellations should be made at least 48h in advance.


This course is organized in cooperation with:

Documentary TV show ‘At Home but Abroad’ is looking for contributors

New Departures Media are currently developing a new documentary TV show with presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin called ‘At Home but Abroad’.
This fun and fascinating series filmed for prime time TV will celebrate the different communities and nationalities who have made Ireland their home, and as a result have made this country a more diverse and colourful place. 
Hector is Ireland’s most famous intrepid traveller and has been taking the viewers in TG4 on travels through all the continents over the last 20 years. Due to his travels being curtailed overseas for now, he has decided that he should feature the amazing people that live right here in Ireland. 
New Departures Media are looking to meet individuals of all ages and backgrounds from the Japanese community in Ireland who would be willing to spend a few hours with Hector, show him around their world, and tell their story. Examples could be someone who runs their own business, is very involved in the community, or simply has some great stories to tell. Hector loves activity, he loves music and sport, he loves food and cars…but most of all he loves people and family.
Do you know anybody who might be interested in this? Contact New Departures Media directly: +353 86 833 8628 or tg4hector@gmail.com

IJA Japanese Conversation Group

Join our weekly FREE Japanese conversation group meetings and improve your Japanese conversational skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere!

Meetings take place every Wednesday from 9-10 p.m. via Zoom.

To join the group, please sign up by sending email to: info@ija.ie.

Basic Japanese language skills are required. Each week participants will discuss a topic named in advance, and, from time to time, native Japanese speakers will be joining the group to help with the advice.

Please note that this conversation group is a fun activity for people who enjoy speaking Japanese, and not a language course/class.

This group is open to the IJA members only.

Please contact us for more information: info@ija.ie

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Please take a look at the meeting schedule for the coming weeks:
* There will be no online meetings on 7th December and 14th December
* Saturday, 17th December at 12 PM  – Online Bounenkai Celebrations
* Wednesday, 11th January 2023 at 9 PM – Our first Online Zoom Meeting after Christmas break

IJA Survival Japanese Language Course

**COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT** [updated on 16.03.2020] – Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and current situation in the country, and after careful consideration and consulting all involved parties, the IJA would like to inform that decision has been made to cancel the IJA Survival Japanese Course. We are very sorry and apologize for any inconvenience that this decision might have caused. Everybody, who already signed up for this course, will be contacted directly.

We will be rescheduling the course to a later date once it will be safe to do so. Please follow announcements on our website and social media. 

Are you planning a trip to Japan this summer? Would you like to improve your Japanese language skills? Then why not sign up for our Survival Japanese Language Course which will provide you with essential language knowledge and useful tips that will allow you to enjoy your visit to Japan even more!

Date: starting on Thursday, 26th March 2020
* 1st class – 26th March
* 2nd class – 2nd April
* 3rd class – 9th April
* 4th class – 16th April
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (1.5h)
Venue:  Dillon Eustace, 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Cost:
€80 – IJA Members
€120 – Non-members
Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.

The Survival Japanese Language Course will focus on practical conversations and will cover these situations:
* How to introduce yourself to a Japanese person
* How to order at a restaurant and at a bar
* How to ask for directions
* How to express your interests, preferences, gratitude, etc.

Participants with very little or no previous knowledge of Japanese are welcome.

All materials and handouts will be provided and are included in the price. Class size is kept relatively small and participants will have the opportunity to interact a lot with the teacher and fellow students.

To book your place, please RSVP by Monday, 16th March 2020 by email: info@ija.ie, or call: 01-6787008.
Please note that cancellations should be made at least 48 hours in advance.


This course is organized in cooperation with:

Free Japanese lunchtime conversation group meetings

**COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT** [updated on 12.03.2020] – Trinity College has decided to introduced more precautious measures due to the Covid-19 in Ireland, and as a result, Japanese lunchtime conversation group meetings have been canceled until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


We are delighted to have partnered with Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and bring you FREE Japanese lunchtime conversation group meetings to give you a chance to improve your Japanese conversational skills in casual environment.

These weekly meetings will take place every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the TCAS Seminar Room 2011 (Arts Building Annex) in TCD.

Upcoming group meeting dates for your diary:

  • Thursday, 30th January
  • Thursday, 6th February
  • Thursday, 13th February
  • Thursday, 20th February
  • Thursday, 27th February
  • Thursday, 5th March
  • Thursday, 12th March
  • Thursday, 19th March
  • Thursday, 26th March
  • Thursday, 2nd April
  • Thursday, 9th April

This weekly group will allow Japanese learners of all levels to develop their conversation skills in a casual, lunchtime environment. Feel free to bring your lunch and find some new conversation partners at the same time! No previous registration is needed and everybody is welcome.

We would like to thank Verity Swan, IJA Council, and everybody at Trinity Centre for Asian Studies for their support in organizing this group.

FREE Japanese lunchtime conversation group meetings

We are delighted to have partnered with Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and bring you FREE Japanese lunchtime conversation group meetings to give you a chance to improve your Japanese conversational skills in casual environment.

These weekly meetings will take place every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the TCAS Seminar Room 2011 (Arts Building Annex) in TCD. First meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 14th November.

This weekly group will allow Japanese learners of all levels to develop their conversation skills in a casual, lunchtime environment. Feel free to bring your lunch and find some new conversation partners at the same time!

No previous registration is needed and everybody is welcome.

We would like to thank Verity Swan, IJA Council, and everybody at Trinity Centre for Asian Studies for their support in organizing this group.

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IJA Japanese Conversation Group

Join our weekly FREE Japanese conversation group meetings and improve your Japanese conversational skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere!

Meetings take place every Wednesday from 9-10 p.m. via Zoom.

To join the group, please sign up by sending email to: info@ija.ie.

Basic Japanese language skills are required. Each week participants will discuss a topic named in advance, and, from time to time, native Japanese speakers will be joining the group to help with the advice.

Please note that this conversation group is a fun activity for people who enjoy speaking Japanese, and not a language course/class.

This group is open to the IJA members only.

Please contact us for more information: info@ija.ie

***

Please take a look at the meeting schedule for the coming weeks:
* There will be no online meetings on 7th December and 14th December
* Saturday, 17th December at 12 PM  – Online Bounenkai Celebrations
* Wednesday, 11th January 2023 at 9 PM – Our first Online Zoom Meeting after Christmas break

Japanese Language and Culture Course | For Beginners

Improve your Japanese language skills and learn useful and interesting culture, travel and business tips at the IJA 4-week Japanese language and culture course for beginners!

Starting date: Monday, 20th February 2023
* 1st class – Monday, 20th February
* 2nd class – Monday , 27th February
* 3rd class – Monday, 6th March
* 4th class – Monday, 13th March

Time: 6.30 PM – 8 PM (each class – 90min)
Venue:  Dillon Eustace, 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Cost:
€80 – IJA Members
€120 – Non-members
Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.
Advised age group: 18+

Bookings:
To book your place, please RSVP by Monday, 13th February 2023 by email: info@ija.ie, or call: 01-6787008.
Please note that cancellations should be made by Wednesday, 15th February. After this date refunds will not be available.

Who this course is designed for?
* Anyone with no or very little Japanese language experience.
* Anyone who is thinking of visiting Japan as a tourist or on business.
* Anyone who has been to Japan in the past and would like to know more about the country.
* Anyone who would like a little ‘taste’ of Japanese before studying in college or doing Japanese language studies.

This course will focus on:
* Essential Japanese language skills
* Cultural insights
* Travel tips
* Business tips

All materials and handouts will be provided and are included in the price.
Class size is kept relatively small and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the teacher and fellow students.

This course is organized in cooperation with: