Let's Learn Japanese Online! with Masumi Timson

06/04/2020 - 08/06/2020


  • $125.00  -  Five Lessons
  • $250.00  -  Full Course


Online via ZOOM


Join World Beat and experienced instructor Masumi Timson for a ten-week online Japanese language course. This course is designed for beginners.


This 10-week course is for those who have little or no previous Japanese language study experience, and have an interest in learning Japanese language and culture. The course is designed to develop four basic skills in Japanese language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. All ages are welcome.

Participants will learn how to introduce themselves, how to ask people their names and what they do, how to tell and ask for the time, phone numbers, simple greetings and expressions used in everyday life, Japanese writing system "Hiragana" and some simple Chinese characters. Some aspects of Japanese culture and tradition will be covered as well. The instructional materials will be provided via email.

Masumi Timson is from Japan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Specializing in Bilingual Education) from Western Oregon University, and has 21 years of experience in teaching. Her professional experience has been in the field of language teaching, particularly the teaching of Japanese and English Language skills courses at the university, high school, middle school and elementary school levels. She has taught Japanese language and culture at Western Oregon University, Chemeketa Community College, Central High School, Howard Street Charter School, and taught English at several universities in Tokyo, including Aoyama Gakuin University and Tamagawa University. Masumi is also a Koto Master (a traditional Japanese musical instrument) and teaches koto and also performs locally and around the world.

Class Type: Online, small group classes (4 members maximum) and individual classes available

Course term: 10 weeks
Online Course Requirements:

  • ZOOM software
  • iPad or computer (with audio and visual capabilities)
  • Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.14 Mojave or OS 10.15 Catalina (minimum)

Refunds will not be available. Please address questions regarding the course to Masumi Timson at Masumi.timson@gmail.com. 

If you would like to discuss an alternate payment plan, please contact the Salem Multicultural Institute office at 503-581-2004 or info@salemmulticultural.org