Hiragana and Katakana Workshop - Summer 2013

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This mini-workshop offers the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to master quickly and efficiently the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. It is these two writing systems, in combination with the more complex kanji (ideograms which represent meaning), which constitute the written Japanese language.

Hiragana & Katakana Workshop:  Sunday,  6/16/2013   9:00am - 12:00pm

Location:  Murchison Middle School
               3700 North Hills Dr. Austin, TX 78731 [map]

Registration deadline - 6/13/2013

If you are not already a member, please click HERE to see about membership.

For your convenience, you can pay for your fee online by clicking the link in the bottom of this page. 

We recommend that the participants who is taking Japanese Beginning I/II class in Summer 2013 and plan to take Japanese Beginning I/II in Fall 2013 purchase Kana Workbook (rev. 3rd Ed.) along with the textbook "Japanese for Busy People" (JBP), (Vol 1, Rev. 3rd Ed)   

Hiragana was developed from the cursive style of kanji in the beginning of the Heian era (794-1185). Its function is to represent sound rather than meaning, and it is used to write native Japanese words as well as verb inflections, adjectival endings, etc.

Katakana was developed in the Nara period (710-794)) by either simplifying the kanji imported from China or by squaring off its cursive style. It is used to represent foreign names and words imported into the Japanese language, for onomatopoeic and mimetic words, certain slang expressions, telegrams, technical terms, and so forth.


The Hiragana and katakana workshop is taught by Ms. Sachiko Suga, who has been teaching the JASGA Beginning series, Intermediate, and Pre-Advanced classes in Spring/Summer 2013.   



June 16th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
3700 North Hills Dr.
Murchison Middle School
Austin, TX 78731
United States
Phone: 512.656.4731
JASGA Member $ 35.00
Non-Member $ 45.00

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