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.)

 


PASSPORT 1 - Beginner (fall 2018) - THIS CLASS IS FULL

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 on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • 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. (Rockies games are confirmed 9/11 and 9/25)

$220 /JASC members

$250 /General public

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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 logistics:

  • Class will meet Monday evenings for 8 weeks: Sept.10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

  • 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. (Rockies games are confirmed 9/10 and 9/24)

$220 /JASC members

$250 /General public