Donguri Kai

Donguri Kai continues to provide Japanese education through online classes for children from  kindergarten to elementary school. Class meets in a live online classroom once a week to fortify reading, pronunciation, conversation, and communication in Japanese. Teachers interactively guide students to enhance their communication skills.  Students interact on screen to stimulate and encourage each other through various learning activities.

Fall session II 2020

ONLINE CLASSES: November 11 to December 17

60 min class x 5 weeks
No class for Thanksgiving

Level 1: Thursdays, 3:30 -4:30 pm
11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Students learn Hiragana/Katakana vocabulary, basic greetings, and conversational phrases.

Level 2: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Class for students who are able to follow instruction in Japanese. Students learn to make a sentence with the focus of tense and exercise conversations.

Level 3: Thursdays, 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 

This class is a 30 min class for 5 weeks

Class for students who are able to follow instructions in Japanese. Students learn Kanji and make paragraphs and practice presentation.

Level 4: Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Class for students who independently utilize Japanese language. Through group and individual projects, students build effective multilingual communication skills.

Meet the Donguri Teachers

Kaori Tabion: After 10 years of working in the healthcare industry, Ms.Tabion started a study group teaching Japanese to own kids and their friends. In 2017, she opened Donguri Kai at JASC and has been teaching Donguri classes. She is a member of an international research community of kanji teaching methods in multilingual children at Learn Japan.

Tomoko Hanna: I have been teaching English and Japanese to adults and children since 1995. As a mother of two who speak the two languages, I deeply understand the need for bilingual education in the U.S. Currently, I sub Tampopo class, and teach Baby Tampopo class and Japanese program at Banner Preschool.

Yuri Yatsuda: Ms. Yatsuda is a resident of Chicago since 2010, and a mother of two children. In 2016,  she and Kaori Tabion founded a small Japanese study group for her own children and their friends, and taught them Japanese for 3 years. In 2019,  she began teaching Japanese at Donguri program. Her goal for teaching is to deliver Japanese language program which makes children motivated and excited.

*REQUIREMENTS: Online device (PC, Tablet), Internet access and printer

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