World Languages

Japanese 102: Conversation and Katakana With Frog Walker

Learn to speak Japanese and discover the basics of the second writing system.
31 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

With a BA in English from DePaul and one year of Japanese instruction there, I moved to Kyoto, Japan, and studied in the Intensive Japanese Language program at Ritsumeikan University for 1 year. Since completing that in 2014 I have self studied and received an N2 certificate in the JLPT (proficiency exam carried out by Japanese government). I have been teaching this course year round for over 4 years in my Chicago homeschool community, as well as online to groups and private students. Through my company, Frog Walker World, LLC, I have led private group tours through Japan, guiding families bilingually, and chaperoning unattended minors through that experience. Additionally I work part-time as a translator for the Tokyo branch of Art Battle (a NYC-based art company), and have served as the interpreter for live performers at the Japan House Matsuri, UIUC. All of these experiences - connecting directly with Japanese friends/business partners, and integrating with families in my community - have put me in an ideal position to bring this work to the youth.
Students will complete writing exercises at home using provided worksheets. Additionally they will download apps to be played on tablets, phones, computers, as part of their homework.
Original and published worksheets, character charts, as well memory recall and handwriting packets are provided in digital format by the teacher, to be printed by students/parents. Material cost is included in class fee. In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses the apps Write It and Kana Mind.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Walker Parrish
Lives in the United States
World-travelled language teacher creating supportive, relationship-driven classrooms
31 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Konnichiwa, bonjour, buenos días, hello!

WALKer Parrish here, and I walk quite a lot 😉, all around the world in fact.   ๑(◕‿◕)๑
Raised in the south,... 
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