Japanese Classes

Due to COVID-19, all classes will be held online until further notice.

Japanese Language Classes

Enrollment closes on August 12 (THURS)

Class Fee: $196 Members & Continuing Students / $218 New Students
*Conversational II Class Fee: $147 Members& Continuing Students / $163 New Students

Each of the 8 courses is tailored to the level of expertise and type of study required by students. Weekly lessons provide students with an opportunity to begin the study of Japanese or to sharpen previously acquired skills. All courses are taught by an experienced native instructor of the Japanese language. 一緒に楽しく笑顔で日本語を学びましょう!

●Beginning Japanese Level I

Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

Designed for students with no previous instruction in Japanese, this course strives to develop an understanding of basic elements of Japanese grammar, expressions, and writing system. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I, and Workbook Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level II

Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level I, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Writing system will include a review of katakana, hiragana, and an introduction to basic Chinese characters (Kanji). Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I, Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level III

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lI, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I, Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level I

Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level III, Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II, Workbook Vol. II, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level I. Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. Il, Workbook Vol. II, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Conversational Japanese Level I

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level II. This class will provide a forum for basic Japanese conversation between students and instructor. Topics of conversation will be determined by the instructor, along with various reading assignments.
Textbooks: Japanese for Busy People, Vol. III, Workbook Vol. III, Kanji book Vol. I & II and various handouts.

●Conversational Japanese Level II

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00pm

A continuation of Conversational Japanese Level I. This class will provide a forum for basic Japanese conversation between students and instructor. Topics of conversation will be determined by the instructor, along with various reading assignments. Textbooks: Japanese for Busy People, Vol. III, Workbook Vol. III, Kanji book Vol. II and various handouts.

●Conversational Japanese Level III

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Conversational Japanese Level II. This class will provide a forum for basic Japanese conversation between students and instructor. Topics of conversation will be determined by the instructor, along with various reading assignments. Textbooks: Communicating in Japanese, Kanji book Vol. II & III and various handouts.