Japan America Society of Colorado

Learning Japanese

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 - a native Japanese speaker, experienced teacher, and Managing Director of Global Kids Education.

 PASSPORT TO JAPAN LEVEL 1 - Beginner (winter 2019)

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 Monday evenings for 8 weeks: Jan. 7, 14, 28 Feb. 4,11, 25, March 4,11

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

$220 /JASC members
$250 /General public

Register here for Passport to Japan Level 1

Passport 2 - Beginner ++ (winter 2019)

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 Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks: Jan. 9, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 March 6, 13

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

$220 /JASC members
$250 /General public

REGISTER HERE for Passport to Japan Level 2