Elementary Japanese

Study Japanese with a clear goal in 2019.

This 13-class program’s curriculum focuses on what is required to pass the N5 level of the Japanese language proficiency test (JLPT).

Students learn the three Japanese scripts, including 100 kanji characters, basic grammar and 800 words, providing them with a solid platform for everyday conversation.

Lessons are conducted in English and continue in the fall semester (25 classes over the year) in preparation for the test in December.

Instructor: Hideyuki Kondo
After a career in business that took him to the United States, Hideyuki earned his Japanese teaching certificate and began teaching his native tongue to foreigners in 2016. He established Tsubasa Japanese Language School, with its own textbooks, in 2017. He has experience teaching a wide range of ability levels.


  • Tue
  • Feb 12, 19, 26 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 | May 7, 14
  • 12:30–2pm
  • Jean Pearce Classroom
  • Class fee: ¥49,140
  • Materials fee: ¥2,700
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 4