Adult Japanese Language & Culture Program (2023)

Adult Japanese Language & Culture Program

Co-offered By Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society & Japanese Friendship Society
Mieko Fedrau

The program is for adults who wish to start learning Japanese language and culture. It consists of eight 1.5 hour lessons with basic Japanese expressions, grammar, introduction to Japanese writing systems, and hands-on cultural experience in Shodō (calligraphy) and Chadō (the way of tea). It is a good introductory program for those who have no experience of learning Japanese and those who had some experience in the past and wish to refresh it. Through the language learning and hands-on activities, the participants will also be introduced to the essence of traditional Japanese culture.

Day & Time:  Sundays 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, starting on September 17, 2023
(September 17, 24; October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26. There will be no lesson on October 1, 8 and November 17 due to statutory holiday weekends.)

Location:  Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion

# and duration of lessons:  8 lessons (90 min x8)

Max. # of participants:  18

Fees:  $120/person (material fees included)

Note:  VNCS or JFS members can receive a $20 discount from the respective organization by presenting a proof of registration.

Textbook:  Teacher-made handouts will be distributed in lieu of textbook.

Instructor:  Mieko Fedrau

Registration opens on Tuesday, August 1.  Go to the Esquimalt Recreation website and click the orange “Register Online” button, or call the Gorge Park Pavilion front desk at 250-412-8500.

VNCS Japanese Language Class 2021 (Adult ONLINE)

Dear VNCS members and friends:

VNCS is pleased to announce that the Adult Beginner & Intermediate ONLINE Japanese Courses will commence in September. The details are as follows:

Lesson Dates:
September 20, 27; October 4, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (10 Mondays)

Lesson Times: 
Beginner class: 7:00pm-8:00pm (office hours: 6:30pm-7:00pm)
Intermediate class: 8:05pm-9:05pm (office hours: 9:05pm-9:35pm)

Number of Students Expected: 7 – 20 (in each class on a first come basis)
Age of Students: 19 years old and up

Easy Japanese やさしい日本語 Conversation, NHK world Japan, 2019 *
Easy Japanese やさしい日本語 Grammar, NHK world Japan, 2015*

*These are free online materials.

Fees:                 $75 for VNCS members and $95 for non-members
Instructor:       Dr. Hiroko Noro, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Victoria
Registration:   Please email Mieko Fedrau for more information and registration form.
We hope to see many of you in our Zoom class!