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Learn Japanese at JASCO!


Come join JASCO for a fun Japanese language learning experience and make new friends!!
JASCO offers weekly Japanese Language classes on a quarterly basis. 
Each course is a 10-week long and meets on a weekday evening. 
All courses are taught by instructors from Mirai InterCultural Language & Consulting

Spring 2018 Term (April - June)

OFFERING FIVE LEVELS OF JAPANESE COURSES

For course descriptions and registration, click the course names below. 


Japanese 1A (Thursdays)


Japanese 1B (Mondays)


Japanese 2, part 1


Japanese 2, part 2


Japanese 2, part 3 


Japanese 3


Japanese 4


Advanced Japanese Conversation


About the classes:

Please see the individual course pages for descriptions of course content and experience expectations.


Registration deadline: Monday, April 2

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Space is limited (classes are full at 12 participants).

Questions or concerns? Contact us at jasco@jas-co.org.


Upcoming Japanese Language Classes

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, Oh 43017
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 2 part 2 -

    Come join us every Monday evening and learn some Japanese language skills with JASCO!


    This is an introductory course for those who are interested in learning Japanese at the basic level including all skills, including introduction of hiragana/katakana.  The course focuses on basic oral communication and everyday Japanese culture. Enrolling students should have some limited exposure to learning Japanese. No prior hiragana/katakana knowledge is necessary.


    The Spring 2018 Japanese 2 part 2 course is Part 2 of a 4-part curriculum that began in Winter 2018, using The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook.


    This class is designed to help you reach CEFR Level A1 proficiency-Basic User. By the end of the four class sessions (part 1 through part 4), you will be able to:

    • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
    • introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
    • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help


    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When: Mondays, April 16 – June 18, 6:00 - 6:50 PM (10 weekly class sessions) 

    Where: DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, Oh 43017

    Instructor: Jun Kawabe, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting 


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $130*

    Non-JASCO Members → $160*

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your company’s JASCO contact or e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: This class uses The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook (ISBN 978-4384057522). Textbooks are available for purchase through JASCO ($20) – please contact for more information.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd 


    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 2, PART 2 CLASS**

    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!

    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and participants will receive a full refund.

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 1 -

    Do you like Japanese Food? Do you like Sake? 

    Do you want to say "Hi" to Japanese coworkers in Japanese? 


    Come join us and learn some practice Japanese communication skills with JASCO! This is an exploratory course focusing on oral communication at the survival level. The topics to be practiced includes self-introduction, telling times, ordering at restaurants and daily activities. The course focuses only on spoken skills, and no written language is taught.


    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When:  Mondays, April 16 – June 18, 7:00-7:50 PM (10 weekly class sessions) 

    Where: DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Jun Kawabe, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $152.50 ($130 +$22.50 material fee) 

    Non-JASCO Members → $182.50 ($160 +$22.50 material fee) 

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your HR or jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: Each student will receive a text booklet prepared by JASCO and Mirai InterCultural on the first day of class.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd


    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 1 CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!

    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant will receive a full refund.

    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 4-

    Come join us every Thursday evening and learn some Japanese language skills with JASCO!


    This is a course for those who have experience in learning Japanese about two years in the past.  Enrolling students should feel comfortable with speaking basic Japanese on everyday topics as well as reading materials with basic kanji.


    This class is designed to help you reach CEFR Level A2-Basic User, and JLPT N5/N4 proficiency. By the end of the four class sessions (part 1 through part 4), you will be able to:

    • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
    • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
    • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When: Wednesdays, April 18 – June 20, 7:00 - 7:50 PM (10 weekly class sessions)

    Where: DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Yui Ramdeen, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $150 ($130 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    Non-JASCO Members → $180 ($160 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your company’s JASCO contact or e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: This class uses The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 2 A2 Coursebook (ISBN 978-4384057560). Textbooks are available for purchase through JASCO ($20) – please contact JASCO for more information.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd

                                   

    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 4 CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!

    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant will receive a full refund.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 1 -

    Do you like Japanese Food? Do you like Sake? 

    Do you want to say "Hi" to Japanese coworkers in Japanese? 


    Come join us and learn some practice Japanese communication skills with JASCO! This is an exploratory course focusing on oral communication at the survival level. The topics to be practiced includes self-introduction, telling times, ordering at restaurants and daily activities. The course focuses only on spoken skills, and no written language is taught.


    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When:  Thursdays, April 19 – June 21, 6:00-6:50 PM (10 weekly class sessions) 

    Where: DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Jun Kawabe, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $152.50 ($130 +$22.50 material fee) 

    Non-JASCO Members → $182.50 ($160 +$22.50 material fee) 

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your HR or jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: Each student will receive a text booklet prepared by JASCO and Mirai InterCultural on the first day of class.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd


    UPDATE: THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. THERE IS A WAITLIST - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING THE CLASS, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST. 

    OTHERWISE, THERE IS A SECOND JAPANESE 1 SECTION THAT YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR AT http://jas-co.org/event-2852639.

    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 1 CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!

    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant will receive a full refund.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 2 part 1-

    Come join us every Thursday evening and learn some Japanese language skills with JASCO!


    This is an introductory course for those who are interested in learning Japanese at the basic level including all skills, including introduction of hiragana/katakana.  The course focuses on basic oral communication and everyday Japanese culture. Enrolling students should have some limited exposure to learning Japanese. No prior hiragana/katakana knowledge is necessary.


    The Spring 2018 Japanese 2 part 1 course is Part 1 of a 4-part curriculum, continuing in the Summer 2018 session, using The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook.


    This class is designed to help you reach CEFR Level A1 proficiency-Basic User. By the end of the four class sessions (part 1 through part 4), you will be able to:

    • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
    • introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
    • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help


    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When: Thursdays, April 19 – June 21, 6:00 - 6:50 PM

    Where: DEC Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Yui Ramdeen, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $150 ($130 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    Non-JASCO Members → $180 ($160 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your company’s JASCO contact or e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: This class uses The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook (ISBN 978-4384057522). Textbooks are available for purchase through JASCO ($20) – please contact for more information.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd 


    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 2 PART 1 CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!


    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and participants will receive a full refund.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Japanese 3-

    Come join us every Thursday evening and learn some Japanese language skills with JASCO!


    This is a course for those who have prior experience for approximately one year of learning Japanese.  All basic language skills are explored as the course continues to focus on oral communication skills with Japanese culture.


    Part of a series that is beginning this session, this course uses the Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 CoursebookIf you have any questions about the materials, please e-mail JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org.


    This class is designed to help you reach CEFR Level A2-Basic User, and JLPT N5 proficiency. By the end of the four class sessions (part 1 through part 4), you will be able to:


    • understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
    • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
    • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.



    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When: Thursdays, April 19 – June 21, 7:00 - 7:50 PM (10 weekly class sessions)

    Where: DEC Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Yui Ramdeen, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $150 ($130 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    Non-JASCO Members → $180 ($160 Registration Fee + $20 Textbook Fee)*

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your company’s JASCO contact or e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Material: This class uses The Japan Foundation’s Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 Coursebook (ISBN 978-4384057546). Textbooks are available for purchase through JASCO ($20) – please contact JASCO for more information.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd 

                                   

    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 JAPANESE 3 CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!

    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant will receive a full refund.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    JASCO Japanese Language Class Spring 2018

    -Advanced Japanese Conversation-

    Have you studied Japanese in school, or do you have some living experience in Japan? Come join us and keep up with your Japanese skills!


    The course focuses on practicing conversation skills exploring current topics on the news and social issues, compared with American culture.  Class is conducted entirely in Japanese. Advanced level of reading skills are expected, but reading assistance for kanji is provided. 


    This class anticipates that you are at or near CEFR Level B1-Independent User , and JLPT N2 proficiency. This means that you have (in accordance with the JLPT guidelines) the ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree. You are able to:

    • read materials written clearly on a variety of topics, such as articles and commentaries in newspapers and magazines as well as simple critiques, and comprehend their contents.
    • read written materials on general topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers.
    • comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations and news reports, spoken at nearly natural speed in everyday situations as well as in a variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents.
    • understand the relationships among the people involved and the essential points of the presented materials.

    **Spring Term: Course Details**

    When: Thursday, April 19-June 21, 7:15-8:05 PM (10 weekly class sessions) 

    Where: DEC Training Center, 1st Floor, Two Metro Place, 565 Metro Place S, Dublin, OH 43017

    Instructor: Jun Kawabe, Mirai InterCultural Language and Consulting


    Fee:

    JASCO Members* → $130* 

    Non-JASCO Members → $160

    *If you are an employee of one of JASCO's Corporate Members, you are eligible for a membership discount. Please contact your company’s JASCO contact or e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org for your corporate affiliate member discount code.


    Sign up by Monday, April 2nd


    **THIS PAGE IS TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING 2018 ADVANCED JAPANESE CONVERSATION CLASS**


    Want to find out more? Contact JASCO at jasco@jas-co.org or call us at (614) 300-3054!


    This program is based on a minimum enrollment of 4 students or more. JASCO reserves the right to cancel the course when the required minimum enrollment is not met.  Earliest notification will be given and the participant will receive a full refund.

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