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Online language classes continue in the fall!

JSB Japanese Group Lessons are off to a good start!

We still have a few available openings, don't miss this great opportunity!

We are pleased to offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Japanese online courses in the fall of 2020 at the Japan Society of Boston.  Everyone is welcome whether you are interested in learning Japanese for business, study abroad, travel or just for fun.  The class will cover essential communication skills including speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and hiragana/ katakana. 

Group Lessons -12 weeks : $340  - JSB members enjoy a $50 discount!

Level/Instructor

Day

Time

Start/End Dates

Textbook

    Beginner 1    

    Yuki Gokita

 Tuesdays

- sold out -

7:00pm-8:30pm

Sept. 22, 2020- Dec. 8, 2020

TOBIRA BEGINNING JAPANESE 1   (L.1 - L.3) 


   Beginner 1   

   Yuki Gokita

   Wednesdays

- sold out -

7:00pm-8:30pm


  Sept. 23-2020-Dec.16, 2020

          (No class on Nov.25)

    TOBIRA BEGINNING JAPANESE 1 (L.1- L.3)


    Beginner 3

    Yoko Hotta

 Thursdays


7:00pm-8:30pm

Sept. 24, 2020 -   Dec. 17, 2020

(No class on Nov.26)

**TOBIRA BEGINNING JAPANESE 1  (L.8- L.10)


    Intermediate 1

    Yuki Gokita

 Thursdays

7:00pm-8:30pm

Sept. 24, 2020 - Dec. 17, 2020 

(No class on Nov. 26)

TOBIRA BEGINNING JAPANESE 2     (L.11~L.14)

   Upper-inter/Advanced

    Yukiyo Iida


 Wednesdays 


7:00pm-8:30pm

Sept. 23, 2020- Dec. 16, 2020

(No class on Nov. 25)

"Live" materials; newspapers, magazines etc. 


*The pilot version of  "TOBIRA BEGINNING JAPANESE " will be used in the  beginner and Intermediate level classes

*New students will receive the textbook prior to the start of class

*Beginner 3 is designed for the students who have completed the textbook up to Lesson 7 

*If you have any questions on the language program, please email language@japansocietyboston.org

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Our Language Teachers


 Chiharu Hall

Chiharu Hall majored in Primary Education at Kyoto Women’s University in Japan.  After graduation, she worked at elementary schools in Sapporo as a teacher for 13 years.   Today, she teaches elementary school children at the Washington Japanese Language School in Maryland.

 Yoko Hotta

Yoko Hotta came from Japan and started her teaching career as an English teacher on both the high school and university level in Japan. She got her MA in TESOL in San Francisco and her MA in education in Melbourne, Australia. Now living in Boston for 7 years, she is very much interested in language acquisition and has a passion to encourage  global competence through language teaching.

 Yuki Gokita

Yuki Gokita was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from the conservatory in Tokyo with a major in Music Education, she came to Boston to study music.  Since then, she has been a teacher at the Japanese Language School of Greater Boston in Medford for more than 30 years.  Currently, she is the Elementary Department Chair at the Japanese Language School of Greater Boston.   She has also been working in the public school in Brookline since 2007 as a paraprofessional for the English Learners program.  She likes music and sports, and obviously she's a big Celtics fan!

 Yukiyo Iida

Yukiyo Iida is a native of Japan, but her identity has been forged by her experiences maneuvering through different cultural, educational, and work settings in Japan, Australia, China, and the US.  She taught Japanese for over a decade at Brookline High School and also organized exchange programs and cultural events to make Japan more accessible to the students. Yukiyo currently resides in West Hartford, CT and is a parent leader in her community advocating for racial and educational equity, as well as being the Programs and Partnership Specialist at EquityCT.


KEIKO ARAKAWA

Keiko Arakawa originally came from Japan, where she earned a MA degree and completed a doctoral program of psychology without a degree at Nagoya University. She served as a lecturer at colleges in Japan.  After moving to the US, she worked in the neuroscience field as a teaching assistant, lab assistant, and a specialist in universities including Binghamton University, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Maryland Baltimore. 





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