Introductory Japanese for Youth
The goal of this Japanese course is to introduce the fundamentals of the sound systems, writing systems, basic grammar and vocabulary, and basic phrases for everyday situations. In Introductory Japanese you will learn proper greetings, words for meals, how to ask about family and friends, and be able to navigate public transport. This class small and engaging class offers ample opportunity to learn not only the Japanese language, but also about Japanese culture and lifestyle. Our fall class is specifically designed for youth (ages 11-17) to foster a fun and interactive learning environment.
Sessions – Fall 2020
In Fall 2020 we will divide Introductory Japanese into two 4-week courses during the months of July and August. You can take these courses in sequence, or only one course to fit your language learning needs. We will meet at our outdoor classroom from 2-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 22-November 12. We will also set up Zoom in case a student would prefer to learn with the class from the comfort of their home.
If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help. You can enroll in this course by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Focus On People
Learn in a Community
Unlock New Experiences
In Japanese II students will strengthen their conversational skills to become comfortable while traveling to Japan. We will learn how to plan activities with friends, coordinate travel arrangements such as tickets and accommodations, and common vocabulary used around food. In addition, students will learn how to write and read Japanese in the present tense. This class presents a perfect opportunity to engage with others in a small group environment!
Sessions – Fall 2020
In Fall 2020 we will divide Japanese II into two 4-week courses from mid-September to mid-November. You can take these courses in sequence, or only one course to fit your language learning needs. We will meet at our outdoor classroom from 2:15-3:15pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 21-November 11th. We may need to move the class to our indoor location or to Zoom when the weather is bad.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you. You can enroll in this course by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Japanese through J-Pop
Come and join us for a fun, interactive Japanese course through Zoom! In this 5-week course, we will listen to Japanese pop music (J-pop) together and then translate and discuss it. You will be introduced to Japanese pop culture, and learn conversational phrases. This class is for intermediate Japanese speakers, but motivated beginners are also welcome to enroll.
Sessions – Fall-Winter 2020
J-Pop music class will meet again in November-December on Zoom. Check back to this page for our updated schedule! You can also email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Language of Japanese Food Workshop
This is a perfect opportunity to learn how to make sushi rolls and taste your creation! Learn how to prepare sushi rice, pick and prepare ingredients, and roll your own sushi while using the Japanese language. Sushi would be a great addition to your culinary repertoire!
Check this page for future offerings of this class. You can also sign up to be on our mailing list at the bottom of this page and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Origami in Japanese
Learn Japanese art of paper folding while practicing the Japanese language. Traditionally, all origami pieces must be folded from one sheet of square paper into the shapes of animals, birds, and objects. Origami also teaches patience and concentration and is fun for all ages. Check this page for future offerings of this class.
Don’t let the current climate limit your language learning progress! Given concerns around COVID-19, our teachers are happy to meet with you digitally for one-on-one instruction. Over your phone or computer, you can speak face-to-face while sharing files, video clips, short stories, written exercises and more. Meeting with a teacher is a great way to improve your language skills through interactive conversations and exercises.
Our language tutoring rate of $43 dollars per hour is the best you’ll find in town, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $37 per hour. With individual tutoring, you can work with your teacher to find a time that works for both of you. We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-4 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends. You can see more information about this by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
If you are new to Bend Language Institute, send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022 and we will be happy to put you in touch with a local teacher. You will have the opportunity to speak with a teacher about your language learning needs and get set up to learn a language from the comfort of your own home.