as a Second Language
About the Japanese Language School of Philadelphia
Founded in 1973, The Japanese Language School of Philadelphia is a
501c(3) non-profit organization supported in part by the Japanese
Ministry of Education.
Note: The Japanese Language
School utilizes a "Trimester" school year; 3 separate semesters
The JLSP's main home page (in
Japanese) is at http://www.jlsp.us
The bilingual curriculum was founded to address a growing interest by
the community in the culture and language of Japan. These classes, open
to both children (6 to 12) and adults, offer a basic introduction to
the modern Japanese language.
Japanese 1 ~ 4 (for children 6 to 12 years old) - for more information,
please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Adult 1 - Elementary Japanese
This class is a basic introduction to Japanese language and
Both High School students and adults are welcome here. Students
will begin to learn how to speak and understand Japanese as well as to
read and write Hiragana. An
Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (The Japan Times) is
as the main text. The workbook is also used in this course.
II - Elementary Japanese 201-203
A continuation of Japanese I and II, this course provides students with
more interaction with Japanese people. Students will further
Japanese grammer with emphasis on reading and writing, introducing
Katakana and basic Kanji. An
Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (The Japan Times) and
accompanying workbook are also used in this course.
will have opportunities to practice your core conversational skills
with a native Japanese "Conversation Partner".
III - Intermediate Japanese 301-303
This course is for students who have mastered the Elementary Japanese
Courses. In addition to extensive practice in reading, writing,
and conversational skills,cultural aspects are introduced to clarify
Socio-Linguistic context. The texts used in this course are An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
and the accompanying Workbook. This class can be used as
preparation for the Japanese SAT II as well as the Japanese Proficiency
Test administered by the Government of Japan.
Location & Schedule
The Japanese Language School of Philadelphia utilizes the campus of:
Friends Central School
1101 City Avenue
(In the Thomas A. Wood Building)
Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:20 AM and end at 12:30 AM.
Trimester Schedule (school year starts with
|1st Sat. of Sept.
|3rd Sat. of Dec.
|101, 201, 301
|1st Sat. of Jan.
|2nd Sat.of Mar.
|102, 202, 302
|1st Sat. of April
||1st Sat. of July
|103, 203, 303
|[no courses offered]
(dates are subject to change, please confirm with School when
- Gakugeikai ( Performing Arts Festival)
- Japanese New Year's Culture presentation (tea ceremony, kimono
demonstration, sushi making, flower arrangement)
- Mochi-tsuki (traditional rice cake making)
- Oration (speech) contest
- Attend Japanese School Graduation ceremony
- Undo-kai (Athletic field day)
- Speech performance (participate with other Japanese language institutes)
- Summer Festival (watermelon pinata, Tanabata -star festival)
- Attend Japanese School Opening ceremony
Also, the school holds Kendo and Judo practices for students on a limited
If you are interested in attending class, you should fill out the Registration Form, and return it to
Questions? Please contact our offices:
Language School of Philadelphia
1445 City Line Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
- Watermelon Pinyata (suika)
- Tea Ceremony
- Making Rice Paper
- Rice Cake making (Mochitsuki)
- Field Day (undoukai)
- School play
- Open House (Observation)
- Speech Contest