Japanese Language Class

We are excited to offer Japanese language class to our community! Registration for our first classes are now open.
Each class is limited to 10 students, don’t miss out!

PLEASE NOTE: JASDFW Japanese language classes are currently offered online via Zoom. To participate, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera.

*Both Adults Class and Kids Class are FULL.
Would you like to be on the waiting list? Please send your name, email address and phone number to madoka@jasdfw.org

Adults Class (Age 18 +)

8 Weeks Course
1 Hour/class
Maximum 10 students
Best for beginners or those with limited knowledge of Japanese.
Real time Japan experience – teacher currently lives in Tokyo!


Members: $150
Non-Members: $200
Membership Bundle: $180 (Save $15!)


* Students are not required to purchase the textbook. Teacher will prepare materials for each class.


Session 1: Thursday, April 15, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Introduction, Greeting, Self Introduction, Yes/No in Japanese
Session 2: Thursday, April 22, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Numbers, What is this/that, Like/Don’t like, Ordering coffee at Starbucks in Japan
Session 3: Thursday, April 29, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Numbers, Currency, Counting money, Shopping at farmers market in Japan
Session 4: Thursday, May 6, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Transportation, Where/How, Taking a train in Japan
Session 5: Thursday, May 13, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Session 6: Thursday, May 20, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Session 7: Thursday, May 27, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
Session 8: Thursday, June 3, 6:oo PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)

*Topics are subjected to change


Natsuyo Taniysasu

A native of Hiroshima, Natsuyo Taniyasu worked at the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth as a Cultural Exchange Facilitator as part of the GEN-J Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan program to strengthen networks between local communities and companies between 2018-2020. Before moving to Dallas, Natsuyo taught Japanese language at a public high school in Vietnam and currently working at Japan International Cooperation Center in Tokyo, Japan.



Kids Class (3rd – 7th Grade)

8 Weeks Course
45 minutes/class
Maximum 10 students, designed for age 9-13
Contents will focus on introduction to Japanese culture, customs, and basic language


Members: $100 +$10 for materials
Non-Members: $150 + $10 for materials
Membership Bundle: $130 (Save $15!) + $10 for materials


Textbook (I live in Tokyo), Hiragana Chat, Brush pen and Origami will be shipped to your house once we confirm your payment. 


Session 1: Wednesday, April 14, 4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
Introduction, Greetings in Japanese, Count 1-10, book reading 
Session 2: Wednesday, April 21,  4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
Introduce yourself in Japanese, January – New Year’s celebration, February – Valentine’s day
Session 3: Wednesday, April 28,  4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
March – Hinamatsuri, April – Beginning of a new school year
Session 4: Wednesday, May 5,  4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
May – Children’s day, favorite Japanese meals, June – Japanese tea ceremony
Session 5: Wednesday, May 12,  4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
July – Summer festival, August – Countryside in Japan
Session 6: Wednesday, May 19, 4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
September – Japanese wedding, October – Field day
Session 7: Wednesday, May 26, 4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
November – Shichigosan, how to wear kimono, December – End of the year customs
Session 8: Wednesday, June 2, 4:3o PM – 5:15 PM (CDT)
Review, Farewell Party

* Topics are subjected to change


Maki Hasegawa

A native of Tokyo, Maki Hasegawa joined the staff in 2018. She enjoys sharing her love of Japan through Japan-in-a-Suitcase presentations and at Japan-America Society events and community festivals throughout the year. She received her bachelor’s degree in Government from Monmouth College in Illinois and worked at various global companies in Tokyo before moving to the Dallas area.


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