Japan America Society of Vermont

Matsuri '15

Matsuri '15 Poster

"One Day Consulate at Matsuri 2015" (Sunday, April 19, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM at Ross Sports Center, Saint Michael's College)

The Japanese Consulate in Boston will be offering a "One day Consulate" on Sunday, April 19, from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM. This visit provides a very helpful and convenient way for Japanese or Americans to conduct official business such as passport renewal, resident evidence, visa, etc, as well as chat with the Consul General. Forms are available from the JCGB's website at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/CONSULAR/Ryojigyoumu/Passport/passport.html (short address: http://j.mp/1hhYBNt )

Spring 2015 Japanese Language Classes for Adults (10 Weeks)

The JASV will offer up to two classes, Beginning Level 1 (Wednesdays) and Level 2 (Mondays) on the campus of Saint Michael.s College. Level 1 covers the material in the first half of the textbook Japanese for Busy People 1. Level 2 covers the second half.

For each class, there will be one lesson a week for 10 weeks, one and a half hours per lesson. Level 1 will start on Wednesday, March 11, and Level 2 on Monday, March 16, 2015.

The tuition fee is $160. Textbooks cost approximately $35.

The class may be canceled in case of low enrollment. Therefore, we would appreciate receiving your inquiries and registration as early as possible at jasvlanguage@gmail.com.

Class information:

Instructor: Linda Sukop

Levels: Beginning 1 and 2

Description: These classes offer an introduction to speaking, listening, reading, and writing Japanese, with particular emphasis on the conversational patterns that occur in everyday life. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture. This class requires no previous knowledge of the language. It provides those who have studied previously an opportunity for review.

Dates:Level 1 - Wednesdays, March 11 to May 13
 Level 2 - Mondays, March 16 to May 18

Time: 6:15 - 7:45 PM

Location: Saint Edmund's Hall, Saint Michael's College (Google map: http://tinyurl.com/saintedmunds")

Syllabi:

Level 1 Syllabi

Level 2 Syllabi

Spring 2015 Japanese Language Classes for Children

Class information:

Beginning Japanese (Suggested age for this class: 3rd grader to 7th grader)

Date: Sundays, May 3rd to June14th

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Japan America Society of Vermont (123 Ethan Allen Ave. Suite 306 Colchester, VT 05446)

Tuition per student: Depends on the number of students - $57.75 if 4 students; $46.20 if 5 students; $38.50 if 6 students; $33.00 if 7 students; $28.90 if 8 students. Please note: 8 students is the maximum class size. 

Description: This class is an introduction to speaking, listening, reading, and writing Japanese with particular emphasis on the conversational patterns that occur in everyday life. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture. Students need no Japanese ability for this class.

Intermediate Japanese (Suggested age for this class: 3rd grader to 7th grader)

Date: Sundays, May 3rd to June 14th

Time: 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Japan America Society of Vermont (123 Ethan Allen Ave. Suite 306 Colchester, VT 05446)

Tuition per student: $57.75 if 4 students; $46.20 if 5 students; $38.50 if 6 students; $33.00 if 7 students; $28.90 if 8 students. Please note: 8 students is the maximum class size. 

Description: This class is for children who already have some ability for listening and speaking Japanese. Students will read short stories to acquire more sense of comprehension. Writing will also be focused. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture.



*Classes need a minimum of 4 students. Either class may be canceled if the number of students is less than 4.

* Because the class definition is not based on students’ ages but, rather, on the students' Japanese level, please understand that there might be students of different ages in a class.

*Sorry, no refunds if a student misses a class.

* We will accept sign-ups until April 25th, 2015.

For sign-up and questions, please contact Masako Carter at vtmaple02@yahoo.co.jp

JASV Organizational Notes:

The JASV Board Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month - 6:30 pm. The JASV board meetings are in the JASV office at 123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 203. Colchester. All are welcome.

The JASV Facebook page is a community space for JASV members and friends. If you are a participant in Facebook, visit our page at http://facebook.com/jasv.org; click "like" to include our postings on your Facebook wall.

If you would like to receive updates on the JASV calendar by email, you can join our Yahoo mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jasv/ or by sending email request to info@jasv.org.


Resources:

Consulate-General of Japan in Boston website
in English language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
or Japanese language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/   
Telephone: 617-973-9772.
 

If you know of any Japan-related events in Vermont, please send them to JASV at info@jasv.org.