Japanese Language Classes

JASO runs a range of Japanese language classes to improve your skills. You must be a current member to participate.

A small group class in action

Small Group Classes are aimed for use primarily in business and are at various ability levels, according to the need. They are hosted at our offices in downtown Portland, or online via Zoom.

Classes runs in 8-week terms in winter (Jan-Mar), spring (Apr-Jun) and fall (Sept-Nov). Classes run for 90 minutes, and may be at beginner, improver, intermediate, or advanced levels, according to demand.

JASO small group classes do not have homework or include grades, but you are expected to spend time preparing for each class.

If interested, call us at 503-552-8813 for more information.

Private Classes can be more more general, or specific, purposes. These are hosted exclusively online via Zoom, and are available at your convenience.

Classes are available once or twice weekly, for 8-class or 12-class totals.

Teachers select appropriate texts and workbooks according to individual student needs.

If interested, complete the following application and submit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JASOPrivateJLangClass

Our Teachers

All classes are taught by qualified Japanese language teachers.

What Our Students Say

“I had some very good success with the learning I received here through JASO in Japan, on two recent trips.  It is meeting my objectives.”
“Sensei was an excellent teacher.”
“I really like sensei’s teaching method.  It is superior to the other methods I have had.”
“I’m currently taking lessons at another school and it feels like I’m not learning as much and that the class is half asleep compared to (JASO’s) class.”
“Only speaks in Japanese (except before or after class, or in rare instances). I like this immersion experience because of the business context.”
“Sensei is a great instructor.”
“That was intense!”