J-Chat Virtual Conversational Language Exchange

J-Chat Virtual Conversational Language Exchange

Sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California
Short Japanese language lessons developed and taught by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

Friday, October 21, 2022
NOTE: October will be the final session of J-Chat offered
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$3 Center Members, $5 General Public
Free for JETAANC members with promo code
Free for small conversation group volunteer facilitators
Connect via Zoom; meeting login and lesson materials provided upon registration
Register Online: https://bit.ly/jchatconversation

Registration full? E-mail programsevents@jcccnc.org to be placed on the session waitlist.

Our monthly program, J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange, sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California provides beginning to advanced Japanese language learners a monthly space to improve conversational skills.

Each monthly session will begin with a brief Japanese language lesson for beginners and intermediate speakers taught by Japanese language professor Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, followed by small group conversations assigned by skill level (beginning, intermediate and advanced), assisted by Japanese-speaking volunteer facilitators. Practice your conversational skills in Nihongo and connect online with other language learners from the community!

Monthly J-Chat Session Program:

  • Short beginning and intermediate Japanese language lesson taught by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda
  • Lesson materials provided in advance upon registration
  • Small breakout groups for conversation practice
  • Breakout groups assigned by skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced)
  • Breakout groups led by Japanese-speaking volunteer facilitators

Volunteer Facilitators


We’re looking for more J-Chat volunteer facilitators! Our maximum capacity and size of small breakout conversation groups will vary based on the number of volunteer facilitators registered for each session. Feel free to encourage any Japanese-speaking friends who are comfortable assisting beginning conversation groups and following lesson prompts to sign up as a volunteer facilitator. Volunteers must be available the 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration full? E-mail programsevents@jcccnc.org to be added directly as a volunteer facilitator.

About Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

Born in Tokyo and raised in Texas, Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda earned a BA in English from Wesleyan University and a PhD in Japanese Literature from UC Berkeley.

She writes, translates, and teaches for a living and is particularly interested in teaching Japanese to Japanese Americans and/or Japanese heritage speakers.

Follow her on Twitter @lhkuroda

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Oct 21 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Online Via Zoom

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