We'll start right off learning the basics on the walk to the café, and we'll be ready to say "good evening" and order your included first drink by the time we get there. We'll spend one hour learning and practicing basic conversation skills. The course includes twenty minutes on greetings and formalities (please, excuse me, how are you, etc.), twenty minutes on basic sentences (this, that, what is this?, I want that, etc.), and twenty minutes on sentences with verbs (I'll drink, I drank, let's drink!!). The word list I use is extremely small so you don't have to worry about cramming tons of information and forgetting it all. We'll get a little warmed up practicing making a purchase at the convenience store, then we'll end up at the pub which is the real test. We'll find locals to mingle with and once the "Kanpai!!" (Cheers!) is done you'll find that you've made new best friends in no time. You'll also notice that you can already hold a basic conversation about where you are from, what you did today, and where in Japan you plan to go. These skills (and memories) won't disappear when the tour is over, they will stay with you for the remainder of your travel and beyond!
Hi I'm Kevin and Let's Learn Japanese!! I've been studying Japanese for six years and have JLPT N2. I fell in love with Japanese from the artistic shapes of the kanji, and I was amazed at how its grammar differed from English from its core. Some people find this aspect of Japanese to be intimidating, but you will discover how easy it is to have a conversation with just a few words, and how your experience in Japan and your reception by Japanese people will transform with even the tiniest knowledge of the Japanese language. On a trip to a foreign country, why not take a chance on its language? I also showcase local places and deep spots in Tokyo on YouTube with my tour partner Naoki!! TOKYO HANDSOME BOYS are here for you!! Maybe take a look before the tour to get a sneak peek :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCntEJ_Aeq40kBI7ac7k3jeg
1 drink per location I'll provide 1 drink at the cafe and 1 at the izakaya. Any additional food and drinks will be charged…
We'll meet up at Asagaya station and move to a café available as a public space, which we'll use as our classroom, and practice our new skills with the friendly staff. Then, we'll explore the town, which gets colorful late at night, and stop by a convenience store to practice our ordering skills. Finally, we'll visit a Japanese-style pub called an "izakaya" and mingle with the locals.