JASV Language Classes, Spring 2021

JASV Language Classes for Adults
Spring Session, February 17th to April 26th 2021
(10 Weeks, starting from 02/17/2021)

The JASV will offer two Japanese Language Classes Level-1 and Level-2 courses by Zoom. The main textbook is Japanese for Busy People I (AJALT). The Level 1 course covers the first half of the book and the Level-2 course covers the last half of the book.

There will be one lesson a week for 10 weeks, one and a half hours per lesson. The Level-1 class starts on Wednesday, February 17 and ends on Wednesday, April 21. The Level-2 class starts on Monday, February 22 and ends on Wednesday, April 26.

The fee is $160. In addition, textbooks cost approximately $40. The course may be canceled in case of low enrollment, so we ask that you please register in advance. The classes are held by Zoom

Level-1, Fall, 2019


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 - Wednesday, February 17th to April 21th

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Level 2 - Monday, February 22nd to April 26th

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM



If you have any questions, please contact jasvlanguage@gmail.com. To register, copy and paste the following information onto an email:

1. NAME:

2. ADDRESS:

3. PHONE:

4. EMAIL:

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?:


All students will receive one year JASV membership!!!

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

Japanese Class for Children, Spring 2021

This spring, the Japan America Society of Vermont will have online Japanese classes for children using ZOOM.

Class information for Beginning Japanese

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

Date: Saturdays, April 3rd to May 15th (total 7 sessions)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuition per student: Depends on the number of students, but the tuition for the total 7 sessions won’t exceed $38.50 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.

Class information for Intermediate Japanese

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

Date: Saturdays, April 3rd to May 15th (total 7 sessions)

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Tuition per student: Depends on the number of students, but the tuition for the total 7 sessions won’t exceed $38.50 per student.

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 a focus. In this class the teacher will teach using mostly Japanese.

*Please note

- Because we would like to provide quality classes as we try out the first 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.

-Each 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 classes. Please make sure that parent/guardian is available during the classes to help out their children in case of such events.

-Because we offer only two classes, the level 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 (address will be provided on enrolling) after your child’s registration is confirmed.

-We are sorry but there will be no refunds if a student misses a class.

-We will accept sign-ups until Saturday, March 27th, 2021

For questions and sign-up, please contact Masako at the email below: mtcarter77@gmail.com