Living in rural Japan, learning even a little bit of Japanese can go a long way in terms of enjoying your time to the fullest. A great way to do this is the Goshogawara Central Community Center Japanese class, which will start on April 11th 2011.
Last year, I participated in the fall class, both improving my Japanese and making new friends! Best of all, the class can accommodate any level of Japanese learner, from those who know no Japanese to those who are advanced. Basically, you pair up with a friendly instructor or two, who helps you with your Japanese study each week. Bringing your own materials, you go at your pace. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.
The Skinny: Great way to make friends and learn Japanese
Time: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Address: Goshogawara Chuuou Kouminkan (五所川原市中央公民館）
037-0016 Aomori-ken, Goshogawara-shi, Jiichitsutani 504 Banchi 1
Map with Directions from Jusco/Aeon Mall: click here