Do you feel that you are not good at communicating using “keigo” in Japanese? Do you have the opportunity to have business conversations?
In this one-point lesson, the theme will be “honorifics.”

In the seminar, we will first introduce the situations in which honorifics are used. Honorifics are often used in business and conversations with people you meet for the first time.
In addition, we will check the confusing honorific system “honorific language”, “humble language” and “polite language” and do practice problems.
In the second half of the seminar, let’s experience how to use honorifics practically. Learn and practice honorifics that are mainly used at work.
This seminar is intended for beginners to intermediate level students, but the explanation will be in English, so if you are interested in communicating using honorifics, please join us.


■ Scenes where honorifics are used: Why are honorifics used?
■ Three systems for using honorifics
 -honorific language
 -Humble language
 -Polite language
■ Practice: Practicing honorifics used at work



Rei Kamiya
Kamiya-sensei has been interested in languages since high school and majored in Spanish at university, aiming to teach Japanese after studying abroad. After passing the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test in 2019, she began working as a part-time lecturer at a Japanese language school in Nagoya, where she oversaw technical intern trainees and helped many students get work in companies.
After graduating from university, she studied Japanese grammar acquisition as a second language at Nanzan University Graduate School and wrote her master’s thesis. When she was in school, she also taught online Japanese language supplementary classes at an American university.
After completing her master’s course, she oversaw corporate sales at a major manufacturer. Currently, while teaching Japanese to businesspeople and students, she is also actively producing information on Japanese grammar and teaching methods.
Kamiya Rei  神谷 玲氏

Outline of the event

Date and time 2023/10/26(THU) 19:00~20:00
Schedule 19:00~19:05 Creek and River Co., Ltd Introduction
19:05~19:50 Presentation by Rei Kamiya
19:50~20:00 Q&A
Place Zoom
Participants For people studying Japanese at a Basic and Pre-Intermediate Level
Entry fee free
Capacity 100 people
Organizer CREEK & RIVER Co., Ltd.
Application deadline 2023/10/25(WED) 19:00