JASV Language Classes, Spring 2023
Classes for Adults | Classes for Children

JASV Language Classes for Adults

Spring Session, January/February to April 2023
10 weekly classes, starting the week of 1/30/2023

The JASV will offer four Japanese language courses, Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5, via Zoom. The main textbooks are Japanese for Busy People I and II (AJALT). The Level 1 course covers the first half of the book Japanese for Busy People I, and the Level 2 course covers the second half. Levels 4 & 5 use Busy People II.

There will be one class each week for 10 weeks, one and a half hours per lesson.

The tuition fee is $200. There is a $25 registration fee for new students.

The textbooks for Levels 1 & 2 — Busy People I plus Remembering the Kana, if needed — cost approximately $40. For Levels 4 & 5, Busy People II costs about $30.

A course may be canceled in case of low enrollment, so please register at least one week in advance. Please contact the instructor for registration and more information.

Class information:

Instructor: Linda Sukop (jasvlanguage@gmail.com)

Description: These classes are 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.

Level 1 - Tuesdays, 1/31 to 4/4
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Level 2 – Mondays, 1/30 to 4/3
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Level 4 - Thursdays, 2/2 to 4/6
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Level 5 - Wednesdays, 2/1 to 4/5
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

If you have any questions, please contact jasvlanguage@gmail.com

To register, copy and paste the following information into an email and send to jasvlanguage@gmail.com:

1. NAME:




5. Going to Japan?:

6. Plan to take college Japanese classes?:

7. Spoken at home or by relatives?:

8. Using for business purposes?:

9. Other?:

10. Last Japanese class attended (if any): Where? When?:

11. How did you find out about our classes?:

Please mail your tuition to (Toshi Saitoh, 1 Concord Green, South Burlington, VT 05403) before the class starts!

Beginning Japanese Class for Children (via ZOOM), Spring 2023

7 weekly classes, starting April 1st to May 13th

Class information

Suggested age for this class: Elementary school and middle school ages

Date: Saturdays, April 1st to May 13th (total 7 sessions)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. (40 minutes)

Tuition per student: Depends on the number of students, but the tuition for the total 7 sessions will not exceed $51 per student.

Description: This class is an introduction to speaking/listening 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 to Japanese customs and culture. The teacher will teach in English generally, so students need no Japanese ability for this class.

* Because of less demand (and of the size of our operation), the Intermediate Japanese class has been discontinued. We appreciate your understanding.

Please note

-Because we would like to provide quality online classes, we may need to limit the number of students. So, please understand, that we will accept sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis.

-The class requires a minimum of 3 students. It may be canceled if the number of students is less than 3.

-Because of the nature of remote classes, students could get distracted or could need help during the class. Please make sure that a parent (or a guardian) is available during each session to help out their student in case of such events.

-Because we offer only one level of the class, the ability of Japanese comprehension may vary somewhat, some students may have a little Japanese, and some may have more. Also, please understand that there might be students of different ages in a class.

-A tuition check for the total 7 sessions needs to be mailed to us. We will email parents (guardians) the amount of the tuition and a mailing address before the first class.

-Please understand that there will be no refunds if a student decides to discontinue the class or misses any sessions.

-The deadline for sign-up will be Saturday, March 25th, 2023.

*For sign-up, please email Masako Carter at the email address below, by providing student’s name, parent/guardian’s name, student’s age/grade, home address, and phone # on which you can best be reached.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me: