Registration for the Japanese Language School’s winter semester is now open! Thank you for your patience.
For all questions, please call (202) 833-2210 or e-mail email@example.com. If you need assistance in finding your most suitable class level, you may call or e-mail us, or take a self-assessment placement test.
Please note that the JASWDC office will be closed from December 21 to January 1 and will resume normal business hours on January 2. We strongly encourage you to send us your inquiries before the winter break.
We kindly ask that you refer to our FAQ before inquiring. Thank you.
Language & Culture School
The Japan-America Society offers Japanese and English language instruction and other classes for special cultural activities such as Japanese calligraphy, yoga in Japanese, and kimono classes. Whether you are looking to start fresh or improve your current language skills, or if you want to take up a new traditional Japanese art form, we have it here for you!
Quick Points about the Japanese Language School (JLS)
- All our Japanese classes meet once a week for one and a half hours for ten weeks. Classes are on Monday – Thursday, starting at either 5:30pm or 7:00pm.
- Tuition: $200 for JASWDC members and $275 for non-JASWDC members. There will be a $25 late fee added to the tuition if you sign up after the deadline.
- You can become a member and sign up for a class at the same time.
- If you don’t know which class you should join, you can take a self-assessment placement test or stop by our office Monday – Friday, between 9:30am – 5:30pm or contact us at 202-833-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can offer you a consultation based on your history of learning Japanese. (Placement tests are not mandatory and are not final indicators of which level you should take.)
- Class descriptions can be found here. Please note that not all classes will be offered each semester, but that a selection of beginner/intermediate/advanced classes will.
- All our Japanese classes have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 12 students. If the class has less than 4 students, that class will be cancelled.
If your questions are not addressed here, please go to the FAQ page before contacting us.
In 2018, JLS plans to begin and end its Japanese language semesters as follows:
Winter 2018: January 8 – March 15 (10 weeks)
Spring 2017: April 23 – June 28 (10 weeks)
Summer 2017: July 9 – September 13 (10 weeks)
Fall 2017: September 24 – November 29 (10 weeks)
Quick points about the English Language School (ELS)
To learn more about the Japanese & English Language Schools >>
In addition to traditional Japanese classes, we offer other opportunities, called Culture Classes, to learn and practice the language such as yoga and networking lunches in Japanese.
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