The JASWDC Japanese Language School is DC’s premier Japanese language school. We are proud to offer quality Japanese language classes taught by seasoned professionals across three terms every year.
Native Japanese Teachers
Our teachers are all native Japanese speakers with years of experience in education.
All JASWDC Japanese Language School Classes are offered online so you can study Japanese no matter where you are.
Study at any level
From complete beginner to N1 prep courses – we have a class to suit all levels!
Connect with teachers
With small class sizes we make sure you get the attention you need from teachers.
SUMMER TERM: July 11 – August 5
For the summer term JLS is offering a selection of special short courses. Regular classes will resume in September 2022.
We are dedicated to providing in-depth, accessible language classes tailored to suit your level. As such, all classes will be held online for the 2022 summer term. Contact email@example.com for more information.
For all questions, please call (202) 833-2210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance finding the most suitable class for your level, you may call or e-mail us, or take a self-assessment placement test.
We kindly ask that you refer to our FAQ before inquiring. Thank you.
About the Japanese Language School
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC operates the premier Japanese language school for adults in the Washington DC area. Many of our students say that it is also the best Japanese language center in DC.
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC promotes friendship and understanding between Americans and Japanese through diverse programming that spans through the educational, cultural, business, and policy spheres. In support of this mission, the Society’s Japanese Language School exists to encourage the study of Japanese language in the US-Japan community and beyond by providing access to high-quality and affordable Japanese language classes across a range of experience and skill levels.
In a recent survey, 96% of our students said that they would recommend the Japanese Language School (JLS) to others. Students say they value the quality of instruction from our native speakers, the school’s convenient downtown location (near two Metro stops!), and its evening class hours.
During the year JLS offers 15 different classes at four basic levels, from beginning to advanced. JLS holds preparatory classes in the fall for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is recognized worldwide as the standard examination for determining Japanese language competency.
Classes meet once a week and are conducted from Monday-Friday in the evening online. All classes are at 5:30pm or 7:10pm for 1.5hrs.
In 2022/2023, JLS plans to begin and end its Japanese language terms as follows:
Fall: September 6 – December 4, 2022
Winter: January 9 – April 9, 2023
Spring: May 8 – August 6, 2023
Fall: September 5 – December 10, 2023
JLS is more than a language school. When JLS students join the Japan-America Society, they also get to participate in the full range of the Society’s activities and interact with our Japanese and American members.
If you would like to be placed on a wait list or have any questions please contact us at email@example.com or 202-833-2210.