【Streaming Live】Speaking in Shades: Exploring the Colorfulness of the Japanese Language
Come join us for our very first JLMI lecture streaming live directly from Tokyo. We’ll be exploring the seemingly familiar topic of colors in a way that you might not have considered before. However, unlike more typical ways of learning through textbooks, we will be referring to several scenes from some of Nintendo’s most popular Switch titles!
But you already know your colors? Well, don’t worry. Diving into some interesting idioms and phrases that use color descriptors, we’ll be learning how these unique uses of color give us a peek into the character and mentality of Japanese people and society as a whole.
We will go over a few examples of how color is used in particular situations, practice natural Japanese pronunciation and intonation and follow up with a brief Q&A regarding language study, our institute, working in Japan or working in the Japanese video game industry.
This 40-minute event will be hosted by both English and native Japanese speakers, so it will be easily understandable for all participants. It is completely free to both apply and view, and anyone throughout the world is free to join!
For further information, please visit ▶JLMI website
【Date & Time】
May 8th, 2020 (Friday)
12:00～12:40 Tokyo Time (40min)
【What you will learn/experience】
Theme: Color used in the Japanese language
1. Learn and analyze unique expressions and phrases which use colors in Japanese.
2. Proper pronunciation both from your fellow non-Japanese buddies and from native Japanese speakers.
3. Short quiz, Q&A regarding life in Japan, JLMI, working in Japan, or working in the Japanese game industry.
Beginner ~ Low-intermediate
・PC or tablet
・An internet connection
Tyler James(JLMI/JVTA Creator, Video Editor)
A lover of anything Japanese, especially video games and the language. With over 10 years in Japan, Tyler has experienced many jobs from convenience stores to video game giants. These positions have also served him linguistically because of all the different speaking styles involved in the different facets of Japanese society. Due to recent circumstances, he currently works and works out at home and plays Super Smash Bros. (#teammegaman) every day until 3am.
Nami Asakawa(JLMI/JVTA Planner, Developer)
Fashion, anime, film, cats and singing are a few keywords to describe this girl. A former employee for one of the top Japanese airlines in the country, Nami’s Japanese pronunciation and intonation are golden and she is ready to help you achieve the same! If there is anything about anime you would like to know, there is no one else better to ask but her!