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ARCHIVED Online Japanese Taster Class: 2-session Language Class with Kae Harding

Saturday 26 February - Saturday 5 March 2022
Online Japanese Taster Class: 2-session Language Class with Kae Harding

Saturday 26 February and Saturday 5 March 2022
The two-part taster takes place over 2 consecutive Saturdays; participants must be able to attend both dates.

60min x 2 lessons

• Day 1: Saturday 26 February
Group Sakura at 10:00am - 11:00am (GMT)
Group Fuji at 11:30am - 12:30pm (GMT)

• Day 2: Saturday 5 March
Group Sakura 10:00am - 11:00am (GMT)
Group Fuji at 11:30am - 12:30pm (GMT)

Booking Details
Free - Booking essential
Please note this event is open to UK-based secondary and sixth form students who are beginners to Japanese only

Booking Deadline:12pm (GMT) on Thursday 24 February 2022

Early booking is recommended as spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
When booking, please state your age and time-slot preference (Group Sakura or Group Fuji).

We are no longer accepting bookings for this event. If you have any questions, please contact us on

The Education Team is delighted to announce FREE online taster language sessions for secondary school and sixth-form students. Have you been thinking about trying Japanese for a while? Come and learn the basics in our friendly online classroom!  

Lesson Content

The sessions are taught by Kae Harding, a native-Japanese speaker and experienced teacher, for secondary school and sixth form students in the UK. Participants do not need any prior knowledge of Japanese to attend the sessions and you will learn how to introduce yourself, say what you’re interested in, and even things you don’t like!

By the end of the sessions, students will be able to:

  • Say their own name and ask others for theirs
  • Different kinds of greetings
  • Tell others where they are from
  • Say some things they like and dislike

About the Teacher

Kae Harding completed a degree in Japanese Language and Literature at Notre Dame Seishin University (Okayama) and an MA in Japanese Language Education at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. Whilst studying, she conducted research on Japanese-language conversation patterns and trained in teaching Japanese as a foreign language at the University of Toronto. Kae went on to work for several years at the Naganuma School of the Japanese Language in Tokyo and now lives in the UK. She is looking forward to meeting you in her online classroom!

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email

Booking Info

  • The lessons will be delivered over 2 sessions, and participants must attend both sessions.

  • The teacher will interact with all participants and hence the places for each group are limited to 10. If the event is full, you may be placed on a waiting list and contacted if a space becomes available.

  • When booking, please state your age and your preferred time slot; we will try to accommodate your wishes, but places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Please be aware you will need a working microphone and camera. The lesson activities will require participants to keep their video on and use their microphone throughout the sessions.

  • You should receive an automated email from the Japan Society to let you know that your booking request has been registered. Please note that your booking is pending while we check your details and you will receive a further email once your booking is confirmed.

  • For online events, we will send you the zoom links and details to attend the event closer to the date.

  • If you don't receive any confirmation emails or links, please check your spam folder or email
This event is fully booked