‘Show and Tell’ Club

Do you ever wonder how to ACTUALLY PRACTICE SPEAKING JAPANESE (without feeling like you’re going to die of embarrassment)?

Would you like a painless way to STOP PROCRASTINATING and START COMMUNICATING in Japanese? Join the Japanese ‘Show & Tell’ Sessions!

‘It forced me to speak in Japanese, which is something I have trouble with anyway. It was also nice meeting some other people learning the language. I also really liked the helper sheet you sent through beforehand.’

AD, Financial Services

Click here to register your interest👇 It’s FREE!

Make speaking Japanese as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. SAY HI!👋 Prepare your jikoshokai (self-introduction) in Japanese. Don’t worry, I’ll send you a sample & script.
  2. PICK 1 JAPAN-RELATED THING 📚🍵🍡 (a book you recommend, a special pen, your fave cup, an essential ingredient, anything…) & plan to tell us about it in just 3-5 sentences. Again, I’ll send you a sample & script.
  3. SHOW & TELL 💁🏾‍♂️ Join for a chat in small groups of Japanese learners…
A screenshot of a group of students during a Zoom chat

A screenshot of one of our online club chats

🗣️ Get better at speaking Japanese by,
errr… speaking Japanese.

I know, I know… talk about stating the flamin’ obvious. BUT it can be super difficult to even find the chance to speak any Japanese at all.

That’s why I’m THRILLED to invite you to join our ‘Show & Tell’ Club with people just like you & I. That is, Japan-fans who love all things Japan (as well as native Japanese speakers).

JapaneseLondon.com ‘Show & Tell’ Club FAQs

WHEN: This event is FREE – but limited places are available. The sessions take place 2 x monthly, on Thursdays from 7.00pm – 7.30pm.


Thursday 8th Feb 2024, Thursday 22nd Feb 2024

Thursday 7th March 2024, Thursday 21st March 2024

Thursday 11th April 2024, Thursday 25th April 2024


WHO: 🙆 ANY LEVEL of adult (over 18) Japanese learners – from beginners – who can speak Japanese a little – or anyone who wants to talk about something they like, in Japanese

💁 Native Japanese speakers who want to chat to people in Japanese

🙆🏿‍♀️ People who used to live in Japan, or studied in the past, but whose skills are rusty from lack of use!

NOT for you, if you:

🙅🏽 Don’t want to speak or listen to informal Japanese language chat

🙅🏻‍♂️ Are looking for a structured Japanese language lesson (this is casual speaking practice)

WHAT: Smalltalk is such as important skill, but it can be hard to know what to talk about. Talking about a Japan-related object via ‘Show & Tell’ avoids those bum-clenching silences you’d need a samurai sword to cut through!

WHY: When I ask most people who are learning Japanese to rate their confidence in speaking Japanese, they usually sit somewhere between “Best Not Talk About It” and “Serious Cringe.”

Barely anyone I speak to feels confident that they’ve got theirs sussed EVEN if they been studying for years!

It can feel like a battle to actually practice speaking Japanese.

If you’re learning Japanese through textbooks, Duolingo and flashcards, but never ACTUALLY SPEAKING Japanese to other real human beings, you’re not alone!

But here’s the thing…it doesn’t have to be that way. Just speaking a few sentences in Japanese out loud, to others, about something you care about can be fun, and improve your confidence!💪🏼💖

I know this, because I’m a Japanese learner too!

‘It was great there was a bit of content to speak about. I thought that was a good way to do it as it’s not so cold as speaking amongst us which was a bit more difficult for me as I am too shy LOL. ARIGATO GOSAIMASHITA!’

NS, Graphic Designer

Can’t wait to get to know you! Any questions, feel feel to drop me a line: vanessa@japaneselondon.com