Does your youngster have an interest in the Japanese language? Consider enrolling your child in the fun and immersive Japanese Language School, where they’ll learn hiragana, katakana, and practice reading, writing, and conversational speaking.
Find more information below, including curriculum, textbooks, costs, registration, schedule, and more.
Ages: Students must be between 7 and 18 years old.
Curriculum: We teach reading, writing, and conversational Japanese.
When: We meet Saturday mornings from 9:30AM – 11:30 AM with recess.
Location: Classes are held at our historical buildings located at 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA, in the west building. Street parking
Class Size: Classes are divided by the student’s age and language ability. There is a minimum age requirement for each class. Each class is limited to 15 students (12 students for Intro 1 level) and a minimum of 8 students.
Grading and Attendance: There will be homework. Attendance and good citizenship are highly valued at the school.
Textbooks: Some of the textbooks used in each classroom are available as a separate purchase in the school office.
Registration: Registration begins approximately one month prior to the start of a session.
- Everyday Greetings
- Telephone expressions
- Verb conjugation
- Dictionary Usage
- Sentence structure
- Compound Sentence
- Some Kanji
- Beginning 1A (7-11 years old): Introductory Japanese: Yasashi Nihongo*
- Beginning 1B (12-18 years old): Adventures in Japanese 1 (Chapters 1 - 3)*
- Beginning 2 (minimum age 8 years old): Japanese for Young People*
- Beginning 3 (minimum age 9 years old): Adventures in Japanese 1 (Chapters 4 - 6)*
- Beginning 4 (minimum age 10 years old): Adventures in Japanese 1 (Chapters 7 - 9)*
- Intermediate: Adventures in Japanese 1 (Chapters 10 - 12)**
- Advanced: Adventures in Japanese 2**
*Purchase of textbooks are not required prior to the first day of class. After class assignments have been confirmed, treachers will provide more information about textbook purchase.
**A profifiencey test will be conducted on the first day of class for those who enroll in the Intermediate or Advanced class.
2018-2019 Academic Schedule
Tuition Due: August 24, 2018
First Day: September 8, 2018
Scholarship Application Due: February 28, 2019
Financial Aid Application Due: March 30, 2019
Undokai (Sports Day): June 1, 2019
Last Day: June 8, 2019
No classes held on these dates: 2018: November 24, December 15, December 22, December 29 | 2019: January 26, February 23, April 13, May 25.
Registration for 2018-2019
JLS offers youth weekend classes. Price is per semester. Please visit the course description and class schedule pages to find the class that will work for you.
To withdraw from a class, you must make a written request to our office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail.
Refunds for Youth Classes will be issued per the schedule below:
14 days before the course start date: 100% refund of tuition only. 13-7 days before the course start date: 50% refund of tuition only. 6 days before the starting day and after: No refund will be issued