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2019 Summer Japanese Language and Shodo Program

Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin's Japanese Language and Shodo classes. We currently offer Japanese language and Shodo, Japanese calligrapy classes at various levels in Austin. Registration is now open!

At a glance

Class location this Summer 2019: Anderson High School (May); St Matthew's Episcopal Church classroom (June-July)
The start date: Wednesday, 5/1/2019
Levels from total beginner to advanced and Shodo with a licensed calligraphy teacher
12 meetings of 1-hour or 1.5-hour classes, once per week
Hiragana and Katakana workshop
Business Japanese (Advanced)
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparatory course
Classes of 5 - 15 students
Experienced, native Japanese-speaking instructors and college degree holders
Tailored private tutoring classes available
Offers Corporate Program
Children or Teens class is avaialble
Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Class Information

Beginning I - Austin 5/1-7/24    6:00-7:00pm
Beginning II - Austin 5/1-7/24    7:00-7:00pm
Beginning III - Austin 5/1-7/24    8:00-8:00pm
Beginning IV - Austin 5/1-7/24    7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate I - Austin 5/1-7/24    6:00-7:00pm
Intermediate III  - Austin 5/1-7/24    7:00-8:00pm
Pre-Advanced III - Austin 5/1-7/24    8:00-9:00pm
Advanced I - Austin 5/1-7/24    8:00-9:00pm
Advanced V - Austin  5/1-7/24    8:00-9:00pm
Shodo Calligraphy I / II  
Japanese for Teens  
Japanese for Children  

Information

No Classes : July 3, 2019

Language & Shoso class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) General Members and employees of Corporate Members.

Note: The benefit offers depends on the Corporate Membership Level 

JASGA Spring Gala and Award Dinner

Friday, March 29, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) invites you to join us for the 2019 Award Gala. This international event brings together the Japanese and American communities to recognize leaders in the field of US-Japan friendship relations. The gala will take place in the early evening on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the LINE Austin hotel.

                             

Keynote Speaker                                      Guest Speaker:  Andy Hajime Tryba         Honorary Director
Ambassador Tom Schieffer                        Entrepreneur and CEO of SLI Systems,     Consul-General of Japan 
President & CEO, Envoy International       Think3, School Loop, Ride Austin,             
Hideo Fukushima
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan            Japanese Heritage Academy  

                 

Bridges-to-Friendship Award Recipient          Entertainer:  Austin Taiko                      Mayor of Austin
Dr. Sheila Fling                                                    Beating Japanese drums over                  Steve Adler
Urasenke Chado Junkyoju Certified Instructor   
22 years.
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Texas State
University

2019 Spring Japanese Language and Shodo Program

Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin's Japanese Language and Shodo classes. We currently offer Japanese language and Shodo, Japanese calligrapy classes at various levels in Austin. Registration is now open!

At a glance

Class location this Spring 2019 - Anderson High School 
The start date: Wednesday, 1/16/2019
Levels from total beginner to advanced and Shodo with a licensed calligraphy teacher
12 meetings of 1-hour or 1.5-hour classes, once per week
Hiragana and Katakana workshop
Business Japanese (Advanced)
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparatory course
Classes of 5 - 15 students
Experienced, native Japanese-speaking instructors and college degree holders
Tailored private tutoring classes available
Offers Corporate Program
Children or Teens class is avaialble
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Happy New Year - the Year of the Boar!

明けましておめでとうございます。
from all of us at Japan-America Society of Greater Austin


               抹茶茶碗 紫交趾焼七宝亥 Purple Kochi Ware Shippo Boar

Season’s Greetings


Santa Claus in a Snow Garden by Hasui Kawase  川瀬巴水「雪庭のサンタクロース」1950

2018 Japan Fall Festival - JASGA's 12th Aki Matsuri

Japanese culture, performances, food, fashion & more -- Modern and Traditional
Come Join Us and Have Fun!