Language Classes

Language Classes

Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes available at all levels

Unsure of which level you should be in?

Give us a call to help you decide which class is right or to try a free class!

Our Japanese Language classes are taught by Japanese Native Instructors at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.  Our classes have rolling enrollment (new students can start mid-session) and small class sizes to maximize your learning experience.

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Adult Language Classes

Textbooks must be purchased separately from class fee. Not included in tuition cost. Current class schedules are:

Beginner Level I – 8 Week Session, In-Person Class

Mondays | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Fourth Session
April 29, 2024 to June 24, 2024
No class on Monday, May 27, 2024

Textbook: Genki 1
Instructor: Mr. Masahito Kimura

Fee: JASC Members – $135.00 per session
Non-Members – $165.00 per session

Beginner Level 2 – 8 Week Session, In-Person Class

Tuesdays | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Fourth Session
April 30, 2024 to June 18, 2024

Textbook: Genki 1

Instructor: Mr. Masahito Kimura

Fee: JASC Members – $135.00 per session
Non-Members – $165.00 per session

Intermediate Level – 8 Week Session, In-Person Class

Thursdays | 5:30 to 7:00 pm
March 7, 2024 – April 25, 2024


Textbook: An Integrated Approach Intermediate Japanese (workbook)
Instructor: Ms. Kyoko Hoshino

Fee: JASC Members – $135.00 per session
Non-Members – $165.00 per session

Advanced Conversation Class via Zoom

Are you at or near N2 Level Japanese? Join our Advanced Japanese Conversation Class for non-native speakers to maintain language skills and practice and maintain kanji vocabulary.

⽇本語が⺟国語でない⽅のための、上級⽇本語会話クラスのお知らせです。
⽇本⼈教師によるZOOMクラスで、あなたの漢字を含む⽇本語の知識を磨きましょう。
興味のある⽅は電話またはEメールでご連絡ください。

8 Week Session, Online Class

Thursdays | 6:00 to 7:00 pm via Zoom
March 14, 2024 – May 2, 2024

Instructor: Ms. Kana Ito Manzanares

Fee: JASC Members – $135.00 per session
Non-Members – $165.00 per session

Please call or email for more information – Kay Kawaguchi at

or 773-275-0097 ext. 226.

Youth Language Classes (12 and up)

Beginner Class for Youth

6 Week Session, Online Class

Mondays | 5:15 to 6:00 pm via Zoom
March 25, 2024 to April 29, 2024

Instructor: Ms. Akemi Taguchi

Fee: JASC Members – $90.00 per session

Non-Members – $115.00 per session

Intermediate Class for Youth

6 Week Session, Online Class

Wednesdays | 5:15 to 6:00 pm via Zoom
March 13, 2024 to April 24, 2024

Instructor: Ms. Akemi Taguchi

Fee: JASC Members – $90.00 per session

Non-Members – $115.00 per session

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Meet the Youth Classes Teacher
Akemi Taguchi(田口あけみ)

A journalist once said, “As a student, I learned from wonderful teachers, and ever since then I’ve thought everyone is a teacher.” I have been teaching children for the last 30 years both in Japan and the United States. I have taught both in the classroom and as a Japanese teacher, and I am now so fortunate to be part of a great community of learners and teachers here at Donguri Kai. I hope to enjoy our journey to learn about this wonderful Japanese language and culture.