Learning Japanese Pronunciation by Reading Aloud Course

Is Japanese pronunciation difficult? Vowels and consonants might be simple, but what about accent and long vowels? 「橋」「箸」「端」 they are all transliterated as “HASHI”, but they are all different. 「ビル」(BIRU) and 「ビール」(BĪRU) are also different. To learn such differences, exercise your pronunciation in practice is overwhelmingly better than study in theory. my advice is to practice “reading aloud”. It’s just reading characters but could be unexpectedly difficult. Everyone, let’s try to read our favorite books like a Japanese person would.

Instructors

TOMIOKA YŌSUKE
TOMIOKA YŌSUKE

Outline

“Reading aloud” is an action as simple as “saying aloud what you are reading”, but when the occasion actually presents itself, it could actually be quite difficult. You have to pay attention not only to the simple comprehension of the text but also to things like how to read Kanji or intonation. This course aims to teach you the correct pronunciation of Japanese by reading aloud.

Objective

Grasp instinctively things like the rhythm of Japanese and pitch accents.

Schedule

Fri. 17:30-19:00
Japan Standard Time  (GMT+9)

Duration

10 lessons/90 minutes per lesson

Number of Participants

From 4 to 8 participants

Level

N2 level and above recommended

Material

“Koe ni Dashite Yomitai Nihongo” by Saitō Takashi
“Tanpopo” by Yoshimoto Banana
“Kino no Tabi” by Shigusawa Keiichi
Others

Delivery Method

After a first introduction and exercise of “pitch accent” and “rhythm”, it will be time to read Japanese aloud in practice. In order to grasp instinctively these concepts, the focus will be more on practice, than theory.

Available Classes

Application Deadline: Sep 27, 2020

October Class


①10/9(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on pitch accent" 1

②10/16(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "pitch accent" 2

③10/23(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "rhythm" 1

④10/30(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on "rhythm" 2

⑤11/6(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading "Haiku" and "Senryu"

⑥11/13(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading short phrases like"Punch line" or "One-liner"

⑦11/20(Fri)17:30-19:00Exercises on reading aloud

⑧11/27(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 1

⑨12/4(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 2

⑩12/11(Fri)17:30-19:00Reading pieces chose by the participants 3

Cost

¥30,000 + Tax