Japanese Classes

Japanese Language Classes

Enrollment closes on AUGUST 30 (FRI)

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.

一緒に楽しく日本語を学びましょう

$225 Members & Continuing Students/ $250 New Student

*(Includes “Busy People” Textbook. Additional $35 fee may apply for purchase of “Kanji Book” & $22 for purchase of “Workbook” for new students Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & $25 for Vol. 3)

Workbook is required for Level I-Conversational

Kanji book is required for all levels except for Beginning I

●Beginning Japanese Level I

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 (from Lesson 5), Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level III

Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level II, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 10), Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level IV

Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level III, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 15), Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level I

Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level IV. Class to include reading projects and group discussion on Japanese culture and customs. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. II (from Lesson 3), Workbook Vol. II, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Tuesday 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. II (from Lesson 11), Workbook Vol. II, Kanji book Vol. I, and various handouts.

●Conversational Japanese Level I

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 (from Lesson 2), Workbook Vol. III, Kanji book Vol. II and various handouts.

●Conversational Japanese Level II

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

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 (from Lesson 7), Workbook Vol. III, Kanji book Vol. II and various handouts.