Learning Japanese

JASC Japanese language classes are taught by Japanese native Junko Goodwin. Junko has over 20 years of experience in education ranging from teaching ESL to private tutoring to coordinating study abroad experiences. Her classes are relaxed, fun and engaging. Join us!

(If you are unsure of which level to sign up for, please send us an email and we can help guide you.)

Fall PASSPORT 1&2 will open for enrollment at the end of the summer! check

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intermediate japanese (summer 2018)

The intermediate class will focus on having typical conversations and interactions with Japanese acquaintances and friends. We will also learn some useful kanji that is used often. A course book is included in the intermediate level class fee. 

  • talking about your family
  • talking about your job/ work
  • talking about the weather
  • talking about where you are from
  • talking about your hobbies
  • dining etiquette at a home, a restaurant and what to do when you host

 

  • Class will meet on TUESDAY evenings for 6 weeks: June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 2018
  • 6 classes, 2 hours each from 7pm to 9pm (12 total hours of class time)
  • Class will be held at Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)
  • Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square garage except if there is a Rockies game - in which case parking cannot be guaranteed.
Number of Students at JASC Member Price ($220)
Number of Students at General Public Price ($250)

PASSPORT 1 - Beginner (fall 2018)

You will learn some basic Japanese - especially focused on travel for business or pleasure! 

No prior experience with Japan or Japanese language needed. 

This class focuses on:

  • Flying into Narita / Haneda / Traveling in Tokyo
  • Traveling in Kyoto / Osaka / Tohoku (outside of Tokyo)
  • Japanese foods
  • Attending / Participating sporting events in Japan
  • General conversational phrases
  • Gift giving
  • Watching Japanese television

The final class will include some interactive Japanese cultural experiences - all included in the cost of the class.

  • Class will meet one weekday evening/ week for 8 weeks, beginning in September, 2018
  • 8 classes, 2 hours each from 7pm to 9pm (16 total hours of class time)
  • Class will be held at Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)
  • Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square garage except if there is a Rockies game - in which case parking cannot be guaranteed.

$220 /JASC members

$250 /General public


Passport 2 - Beginner ++ (fall 2018)

This class builds on the skills covered in the Passport 1 class. You are welcome to join the Passport 2 class if you are comfortable with basic Japanese pronunciation, greetings, introductions and simple sentence format. The instructor will not review these points, as they are covered in Passport 1. 

This class focuses on:

  • Work /Company relationships
  • Regions of Japan
  • Life in Japan
  • Anime and other pop-culture seen around Japan
  • Verb conjugations
  • Counting and counters - specifically for shopping and ordering
  • Travel-focused vocabulary

 

  • Class will meet one weekday evening/ week for 8 weeks beginning in September, 2018 
  • 8 classes, 2 hours each from 7pm to 9pm (16 total hours of class time)
  • Class will be held at Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)
  • Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square garage except if there is a Rockies game - in which case parking cannot be guaranteed.

$220 /JASC members

$250 /General public