Winter 2022 classes begin the week of January 17.
All classes are held 6:00-7:30 PM online via Zoom, unless otherwise noted below. So as to maximize the learning experience, registration is limited to 8 students per class.
Beginning with the Winter 2022 session, we are realigning and renaming our Japanese classes based on student feedback and class progress, but the content and teachers are remaining the same!
Registration for all classes opens Monday, December 6 and closes on Thursday, December 23.
Please note that we are using a new registration system for our Japanese classes. If you run into an issues when attempting to register, please contact us at email@example.com.
About JASCO Japanese Language Class Levels
JASCO Japanese language classes from Beginning Japanese I and beyond use the Marugoto book series developed by The Japan Foundation. These textbooks have been developed in accordance with the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education. According to the JF Standard website:
"The levels of the JF Standard are not based on what kind of grammar you know, or how many words or kanji you know, but what kind of tasks you can accomplish using Japanese. These Can-dos, beginning with "I can ...", describe ability at completing tasks, and are divided into six levels from A1 to C2. These six levels are the same as those used in the CEFR, so it is possible to understand your Japanese proficiency using levels that are common with those used for other languages.
The JF Standard consists of both CEFR Can-dos and JF Standard Can-dos. CEFR Can-dos are multipurpose abstract descriptors, while the JF Can-dos are examples of practical language activities related to situations where you use Japanese. By making these Can-dos learning objectives, you can plan your learning so that it focuses on actual communication."
Learn more about the JF Standard at https://jfstandard.jp/summaryen/ja/render.do.
The class registration link for each class includes information about which textbook that class uses. To learn more about the Marugoto textbooks, including the targeted levels for each book, visit https://www.marugoto.org/en/about/. If you're interested in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), and would like to know how the Marugoto levels compare to the JLPT levels, see the chart at https://www.marugoto.org/en/faq/.