Language Classes

Don’t speak a word of Japanese? Need to brush up your Nihongo?

We offer Beginner and Intermediate Japanese language classes on a rotating basis with classes taking place in the evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Class size is limited. Class fees cover books and all instructional materials.

Beginners’ Class (Mondays)

*Beginner students can join class at any point during the session*

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAText book: Genki I (included in class fee)
Instructor: Mr. Masahito Kimura
Fee: $165.00 per session (Non Members)
$135.00 per session (JASC Members)

Fall Session (8  classes)
September 25, to November 13, 2017
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Winter Session (8 classes)
January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate Class (Tuesdays)

Text Book: Japanese for Busy People III (included in class fee)
Instructor: Ms. Kyoko Hoshino
Fee: $165.00 per session (Non Members)
$135.00 per session (JASC Members)

Fall Session (8 classes)
October 24 to December 19, 2017
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Winter Session (8 classes)
January 9, 2018 to February 27, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Register for class on-line. For additional information please contact Kay Kawaguchi at classes@jasc-chicago.org or 773-275-0097 ext. 226.

Conversational Japanese for Kids 

  • Session: Winter 2018 10 Classes
  • Time: Saturdays 9:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Location: JASC | 4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL  60640
  • Fee: $270.00 (JASC member) | $330.00 (Non-JASC member)
This program provides continuing Japanese language and cultural education for children.  Through the program children will practice conversations in Japanese, increase vocabulary and phrases in Japanese, and learn Hiragana letters.
All the classes are taught in Japanese, and participants are encouraged to use Japanese during the class.The program is designed for children:

  • Between Kindergarten and 2nd grade;
  • Who are able to understand instructions in Japanese and participate in class activities accordingly, and;
  • Who are able to recognize and read Hirigana letters of own name
If you are interested in enrolling your child or have any questions please contact Justine Urbikas, Program & Operations Manager at 773.275.0097, x228 or email jurbikas@jasc-chicago.org
*If your child is not of the appropriate age or experience but you are still interested in Japanese Language classes, please let us know as with enough students we may add additional classes.*
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