Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to brush-up, JASGP’s Japanese Classroom is a great way to engage with a fun and challenging language. Registration for Summer 2018 is now open: see the sidebar for schedules, course information, and registration links.
There are two 2018 Summer Sessions. Summer Session I begins the week of April 30 and ends the week of May 28. Session II begins the week of July 30 and ends the week of August 27. Each section meets once weekly throughout the semester. Each class runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Please check the class schedule for specific times and courses.
Classes are held at International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Registration costs $400, or $380 for JASGP members except where otherwise noted. Our regular (spring/fall) courses follow the Japan Times Genki Series (Book 1 or 2 depending on your level) textbook and workbook curriculum. Most of our special summer session courses do not require the purchase of any textbooks.
Detailed course descriptions can be found in the menu to the left. Unsure where you fit? Take our self-assessment placement test. (Click here for answer key). For more information, visit the FAQ page.
Hear It From Our Students
“Learning Japanese at the JASGP has been a great experience that has only deepened my interest in Japan. Thanks to the the dedication of the teachers and JASGP staff it has been a real pleasure to attend classes and improve my language skills. The JASGP has a wide breadth of programs and activities and I would warmly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about Japan, its language and culture.”
-Branimir Vasilić, 101-204 Student
“One of the best things about taking classes at JAGSP is that everyone is learning Japanese for different reasons. Our classes are always diverse and the instructors are always engaging. I learn something new every class, culturally and linguistically.”
-Jessica Kwasniak, 101-102 Student