from Jan 22, Winter Term Japanese Language for Business Classes

by Lynn Moyers on December 11, 2018

JASO offers 4 language class levels for winter term, 8 weeks of 90-minute classes from Jan 22 to March 14. If you’re unsure of your level, sign up first, then let’s talk. We’ll find the right class for you.

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Business Japanese for Beginners BJB 101

7:50pm – 9:20pm, Thursdays Jan 24 – March 14

This course provides participants with an opportunity to start to create Japanese-language oral communication skills through intensive speaking and listening practice.

After taking this 8-week course and with sufficient effort, participants will be able to understand and exhibit culturally-appropriate basic Japanese business behaviors and will become confident interacting with Japanese business-people in real-world situations.

Participants will practice greetings and ritual expressions; introducing themselves; and talking about daily activities and schedules. The course is conducted in Japanese.

Expectations:
Students are expected to commit 8 weeks course.
No prior Japanese language skills required; this course is for beginners.
Be ready to study and participate at the class.
Class preparation each week will take approximately 2 hours, and include listening to audio files, reading and learning grammar structures and vocabulary.

Textbook provided and supplemented with teacher’s own materials, no additional fees.

Business Japanese for Beginners BJB102

6:15pm – 7:45pm, Thursdays Jan 24 – March 14

The course focuses on oral communication in a culturally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on pronunciation that facilitates natural interaction with native speakers.

After taking this 8-week course and with sufficient effort, participants will become more confident speaking Japanese and will be able to communicate well with Japanese people.

Participants will practice office ritual expressions; days of the week; describing things using adjectives and talking about people, places, daily activities and schedules. The course is conducted in Japanese.

Expectations:
Commit 8 weeks of study.
As a prerequisite you should be able to speak greetings and ritual expressions, introducing yourselves, and talking about daily activities and schedules in a culturally-appropriate manner. (completion of BJB 101 or equivalent ability)
Class preparation each week will take approximately 2 hours, and include listening to audio files, reading and learning grammar structures and vocabulary.

Textbook provided and supplemented with teacher’s own materials, no additional fees.

Business Japanese for Beginners BJB104

6:15pm – 7:45pm, Tuesdays Jan 22 – March 12

The course focuses on oral communication in a culturally-appropriate manner, with an emphasis on pronunciation that facilitates natural interaction with native speakers.

After taking this 8-week course and with sufficient effort, participants will become more confident speaking Japanese and will be able to communicate well with Japanese people.

Participants will practice office ritual expressions, describe the locations of activity, asking and giving directions and using honorific verbs. Conducted in Japanese.

Expectations:
Commit 8 weeks of study.
Students should have successfully completed 102/103 or have equivalent ability.
Class preparation each week will take approximately 2 hours, and include listening to audio files, reading and learning grammar structures and vocabulary.

Textbook provided and supplemented with teacher’s own materials, no additional fees.

 Intermediate Business Japanese IBJ304

7:50pm – 9:20pm, Tuesdays Jan 22 – March 12

The course focuses on oral communication with an emphasis on topic discussion and giving presentations in a culturally-appropriate manner.

After taking this 8-week course and with sufficient effort, participants will become more confident speaking Japanese and become proficient expressing your thoughts and ideas, as well as developing your listening complication skills. Conducted in Japanese.

Expectations:
Students are expected to be proficient in daily conversation.

Students should recognize and pronounce hiragana, katakana, and a minimum 500 kanji and be able to use dictionary to look up unknown Kanji.

Students must have significant history and study of the language.

Class preparation each week will take approximately 2 hours (sometimes longer), and include reading a contemporary current affairs or business passage each week; talking for one minute on something topical and answering and asking questions; preparing and giving a term-end presentation in class.

No textbook used. Teacher supplies materials.

Sample online news: https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/176175 (students are given kanji/hiragana sheets to help)

Instructor
Chie Furukawa
, MA in Foreign Languages, PSU; Japanese Language Teaching Certificate, PSU. Japanese Language teaching experience at PSU, Vanderbilt University & Wellesley College.

Fees
New Students: Members – pay by January 9, $325; pay January 10-18, $375
Non-Members – pay $500.
Returning Students pay $300 if by January 9. $375 after.

Location
Classes will be held at 221 NW 2nd Ave, conference rooms, Portland, OR 97209

Sign Up: Now open.  

Refund policy
Course will run with minimum 4 students signing up. If course does not run, 100% of fees refunded. Cancellation after January 16, no refund if your cancellation causes numbers to drop below 4 in total. 50% refund otherwise. Refund processed after classes start. We will communicate with you as sign-up windows close regarding number of sign-ups.

We understand business people sometimes have work commitments that cause them to miss class. Many students end up missing 1 or 2 classes because of work commitments. We price these classes affordably in order to take this into consideration. We do not give refunds because “work became busy”.

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