Japan America Society of Colorado

Learning Japanese

Junko Goodwin-sensei

Junko Goodwin-sensei

Japan America Society of Colorado offers Japanese classes throughout the year geared towards people planning a trip to Japan - whether for business or pleasure, these classes will get you ready! Classes are taught by Junko Goodwin-sensei. Junko is a native Japanese speaker, experienced teacher and the Managing Director of Global Kids Education. Goodwin-sensei has been teaching these classes for several years and is very popular with her students. Classes fill up quickly, so register today or request to be put on our mailing list for the next open enrollment period.

Our staff is available to discuss the contents and difficulty levels of the language classes with you to help you determine if it is a good fit. Please call or email us to talk more. *If you would like to be added to our e-newsletter and class announcement list for future sessions, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

 
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PASSPORT TO JAPAN: LEVEL 1- Beginner

We are offering both an evening class and daytime class at this level. Please see below for specific dates and times.

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 (class price inclusive).

passport 1- Evening class (7-9pm)

This class meets on Monday evenings for 8 weeks. Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square parking garage. *Parking is available, but not guaranteed for September 16th, due to the evening Rockies baseball game.

  • DATES: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28 and November 4

  • TIME: 7pm to 9pm (16 total hours of class time)

  • LOCATION: Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)

  • PRICE: Please read our cancellation policy (click the registration link below). $220 /JASC Members $250 /General Public

  • REGISTRATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE (class full)

passport 1- daytime class (10AM-12pm)

This class meets on Thursdays from 10am-12pm for 8 weeks. Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square parking garage.

  • DATES: October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5 & 12.

  • TIME: 10am-12pm (16 total hours of class time)

  • LOCATION: Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)

  • NOTE: We must have at least 5 registered participants in order for this class to be held. If we do not get enough participants, a full refund will be issued to all registrants. (We currently have over 5 people registered.)

  • PRICE: Please read our cancellation policy (click the registration link below). $220 /JASC Members $250 /General Public

  • REGISTER HERE FOR DAYTIME CLASSES


Passport to Japan: Level 2- Beginner ++

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This class builds on the skills covered in Passport 1. You are welcome to join Passport 2 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

This class meets on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) for 8 weeks. Free parking for class participants in Sakura Square parking garage. *Parking is available, but not guaranteed for September 11th, due to the evening Rockies baseball game.

  • DATES: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov. 6 (no class 10/23)

  • TIME: 7pm to 9pm (16 total hours of class time)

  • LOCATION: Sakura Square (Mezzanine Room); entrance located on Larimer between 19th and 20th (next to eye doctor)

  • NOTE: We must have at least 5 registered participants in order for this class to be held. If we do not get enough participants, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

  • PRICE: Please read our cancellation policy (click the registration link below). $220 /JASC Members $250 /General Public

  • REGISTRATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE


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