Month of August (Hiragana Practice)
August 15th Meeting:
We will be practicing our hiragana for the month of August. Since August is our startup month for the program, we will have the first month’s theme about hiragana. Hiragana is one of the components for the Japanese writing system and is the phonetic lettering system. Formal Japanese classes will start teaching hiragana, so we will do the same.
It is expected that you are familiar with Japanese hiragana for this meeting (so start studying on your own if you are unfamiliar with hiragana). We will play a mini-game that will practice your recognition of hiragana.
ABOUT NIHONGO RENSHUU
Nihongo Renshuu, or Japanese practice, is a casual learning experience for people wanting to learn Japanese. It’s easy to grab material to study but not so easy when it comes to practicing what you’ve studied. This program is for all Japanese learning levels, from beginner to expert. The reason for the large gap is how this program is formatted. Nihongo Renshuu will help your Japanese by putting it into use in ways such as talking with others and playing games. The most important part about learning a language is having enough interaction with it. This is not a formal Japanese class, but will have class-like aspects to the meetings such as a teaching segment. This program is meant to help with your Japanese studies.
The location will be in the Student Lounge (room 133) of the International Center, located on the Lakefront Campus of the University of New Orleans (UNO). For an interactive map, go to http://www.uno.edu/about/campus-maps/lakefront-campus. Click on “International Center” on the left menu to see the location of the building. You can also download a PDF map of the campus and look for building #18. Park in the lot on the west side of the building, and enter the glass door on the west side of the building (near the big air conditioning equipment). Because this event takes place after hours, the main (front) entry will be locked.