At Anime-ZING! 2011 in Davenport, Iowa, the lovely lady of linguistics, “Charlotte M.”, taught a panel called Japanese in an Hour.
It really was an amazing session as she has a clear understanding of the language and does an effective presentation of the basic language structure such that the attendee really can get a decent grasp on the basics in a very short time.
She entered the educational arena armed with a handful of handouts and had to send her daughter for more.
More people came in and some turned away as the room couldn’t hold everyone that wanted to attend.
The panel was a great intro to Japanese and everyone left with some basic Japanese skills.