Learn to Speak Japanese with Free language discussion events !

JOI has free Japanese language discussion events every month for members. The teachers moderate these Japanese speaking times which are more casual than the usual JOI online Japanese classes.

Please join up and try one of these fun Japanese conversations. To join, please sign up for the 3 Trial Lessons for $900 yen or $9.

January 2015 Chat Event Topic & Schedule

Topic: 通信販売(つうしんはんばい) Mail Order Shopping

Date: 2015/1/28 15:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Beginner2, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate

online shopping

Itaya sensei's remarks:


  • 何を買いましたか。
  • 通信販売のいい点・悪い点は何ですか。
  • 通信販売で失敗(しっぱい)したことがありますか。

Have you ever used mail order shopping ?

  • What did you buy ?
  • What are the good or bad points of mail order shopping ?
  • Have you ever failed at buying something when you used mail order shopping ?

Topic: 名前について Giving names

Date: 2015/1/14 13:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Intermediate, Advanced

kanji name

Seno sensei's remarks:


What is your name ?
Who gave you your name ? What does it mean ?
What kind of wishes for your future does your name contain ?

The events are moderated by one of the JOI teachers and are a fun and relaxed way to enjoy learning Japanese online for free with other like-minded Japanese language learners.It's easy to attend one of these events.

  1. Login to the Reservation System.
  2. Click on the Chat Events page to see the topics and the date and time (shown in your own time zone).
  3. Reserve a Chat Event.
  4. When the date and time comes, scroll down to the bottom of the [Go to Classroom] page and click on the Chat Event Room link.

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