Adult Japanese Courses

The Adult classes are for adults, college students, and high school students (age 14 and above). The structure of the courses is designed for this age range.

Adult I – Elementary Japanese 101-103

This class is a basic introduction to Japanese language and culture. Mountain 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 used as the main text. The workbook is also used in this course.

Adult 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 study Japanese grammer with emphasis on reading and writing, introducing Katakana and basic Kanji. An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (The Japan Times) and an accompanying workbook are also used in this course.

During class you will have the opportunity to practice core conversational skills with a native Japanese.

Adult 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 the 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.

Text Book Information:

” An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Genki “, published by The Japan Times
Both text and workbook can be purchased from JLSP.

Adult IV – Advanced Japanese 401-403

This course is for students who have mastered the Intermediate Japanese Courses. The students continue extensive practice in reading, writing and conversational skills in the Socio-Linguistic context. This class can be used as preparation for the Japanese Proficiency Test administered by the Government of Japan. The text used in this course are the Intermediate/Advanced textbook Tobira & 800 Basic Kanji Workbook. Various supplemental materials and the Japanese Proficiency practice tests are also utilized.

Text Book Information:

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese & 800 Basic Kanji Workbook, published by Kurosio
Publishers. Available for purchases at JLSP.

Location & Schedule

The Japanese Language School of Philadelphia utilizes the campus of:
Friends Central School
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
(In the Thomas A. Wood Building)

Class Schedule

Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:20 AM and end at 12:30 AM.
Trimester Schedule (school year starts with Fall Semester):
Course Schedule for 2014/2015

Cultural Events:

Fall Events:

Gakugeikai (Performing Arts Festival)

Winter Events:

Japanese New Year’s Culture Presentation (tea ceremony, kimono demonstration, sushi making, flower arrangement)
Mochi-Tsuki (traditional rice cake making)
Japanese School Graduation Ceremony

Spring Events:

Japanese School Opening Ceremony
Undo-Kai (Athletic field day)
Speech/Skit presentation
Summer Festival (watermelon pinata)