Japanese Language Classes | 6-week progressive programs

Hosokawa, A. (Instructor)
Hosokawa, A. has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Studies in Education and International Relations from Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan. She has attended an Exchange Program in International Relations at UMass Amherst before she began her career in accounting. Ms Hosokawa has also worked as a free-lance translator and interpreter between Japanese and English languages. She has taught Japanese for several years.

Japanese classes meet once per week for a 2.5-hour lesson. At each level, the program length is 6 weeks. We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS: Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.

TEXTBOOK: Japanese for Busy People: Kana Version, third edition (Kodansha International). The textbook is not included in the price.

Japanese For Busy People is a course for students who want to learn spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. Prepared by a group of experienced Japanese language instructors and continually revised and tested, the textbook follows a unit structure that groups thematically linked lessons together, making it easier to learn Japanese. It is available in two formats: romanized and kana. The Romanized Version uses romanized Japanese throughout, with kana in the opening dialogues of each lesson.

We cover 21 lessons of Vol I and 13 lessons of Vol II in our Levels 1 to 6.
Level 1 covers lessons 1 - 5
Level 2 covers lessons 6 - 11
Level 3 covers lessons 12 - 21
Level 4 covers lessons 22- 25 of Volume I, and lessons 1 - 3 of Volume II
Level 5 covers lessons 4- 9 of Volume II
Level 6 covers lessons 10 - 15 of Volume II

While we use the prescribed textbook throughout the course, the lesson plans exhibit teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs.  We believe that using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. Therefore, it’s advisable to buy the prescribed textbook(s). They also provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.


  • March-April Session ( begins week of March 6, ends week of April 14)
  • Registration deadline: March 10
  • Other sessions


Level 1 - Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Level 2 - Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm