Japanese Classes

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

Japanese Language Classes

Enrollment closes on OCTOBER 18 (SUN)

Members & Continuing Students: $147 for Beginner level I & II, $196 for all other levels

New Students: $163 for Beginner level I &II, $218 for all other levels.

Each of the 10 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

Friday evenings 5:30-7:00pm

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

Friday evenings 7:00-8:30pm

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 4), 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 (from Lesson 14), Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Beginning Japanese Level IV

Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

A continuation of Beginning Japanese Level lII, this course will build upon previously learned basic elements of Japanese grammar and expressions. Textbooks: Japanese For Busy People, Vol. I (from Lesson 21), Workbook Vol. I, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level I

Thursday 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. Il (from Lesson 2), Workbook Vol. II, and Kanji book Vol. I.

●Intermediate Japanese Level II

Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 7), Workbook Vol. II, Kanji book Vol I, and various handouts

●Intermediate Japanese Level III

Monday 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 13), Workbook Vol. II, Kanji book Vol I, and various handouts

●Conversational Japanese Level I

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese Level III. 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

Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm

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 6), 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: Japanese for Busy People, Vol. III (from Lesson 14), Workbook Vol. III, Kanji book Vol. II and various handouts.