Japanese in Washington, D.C

According to Ethnologue, Japanese is one of the most spoken languages in the whole world, and it is particularly popular in the USA, where there are more than 1 million Japanese-American people. Washington D.C. is one of the top ten U.S. metropolitan areas for the Japanese population, according to the 2017 American Community Survey, with over 35,000 speakers. There is no better way to connect with this community than to learn its language. Also, learning Japanese in Washington D.C. will allow you to understand this ancient culture, broaden your professional horizons, and even make the most out of your trips to Japan. Get in touch with Language Trainers today, and we will start designing a personalized program for you!

 

Why Study Japanese in Washington D.C.

For Culture and Social: According to the Japan Foundation, one of the biggest motivations cited for learning Japanese is an interest in the country’s culture and history. If you are one of them, you will be happy to know that there are many opportunities for experiencing Japanese culture in D.C. For example, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. hosts an annual Sakura Matsuri, replicating Japan’s world-famous cherry blossom festival. This event attracts tens of thousands of visitors and features both traditional Japanese music and modern J-Pop, as well as Japanese sword-fighting performances and dances. Or you can get in touch with the Japan Information and Culture Center on 18th St. NW, an institution committed to enriching the relationship between Japan and the United States through active cultural exchange. Enrolling in Japanese courses in Washington D.C., then, allows you to study the language and participate in an immersive cultural environment just down the block. And if you would like to share these experiences with new friends who also love Japanese culture, you can join the D.C. Japanese Language Kaiwa, a friendly after-work Japanese language exchange meetup. The participants have different proficiency levels, so you can join them even if you have just started your lessons with Language Trainers!

For Travel: With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, taking Japanese classes in Washington, D.C. is a viable option for any who wish to study the language before traveling to watch his or her favorite events. Also, Japan is a tourist favorite among many countries, and Americans form the nation’s fifth-largest tourist group, with over 1.5 million visiting in 2018, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. These numbers are predicted to increase in the future, and knowledge of Japanese will certainly be a valuable asset for any traveler. According to the Swiss-based organization Education First, Japan ranked 49th in the world for its low English proficiency. Therefore, learning Japanese can significantly facilitate your trips. With direct flights to Tokyo-Narita airport, traveling to Japan is easier than ever before, so take advantage of the opportunity of communicating with native speakers and putting into practice what you learn in your Japanese course with us!

For Work: Finally, studying Japanese can also broaden your professional horizons in the city. According to the 2017 Global Financial Centers Index, Washington is the 12th-most competitive financial center in the world, and many Japanese companies are based in the city, such as Mitsubishi or Sony. If you would like to network with Japanese entrepreneurs, you can contact the Japan Commerce Association of Washington D.C. on L Street NW, an institution that seeks to deepen economic and cultural communication between the USA and Japan. Since 2010, it has been promoting activities and events attended by Japanese native speakers, so don’t miss out on this chance to network with fellow businesspeople and impress them with your Japanese skills!  

 

Where to Learn Japanese in and around Washington D.C.

At Language Trainers, our native-speaking Japanese tutors provide tailor-made lessons designed with your interests and convenience in mind. Get in contact with us today and we will send a teacher to your home, workplace, and even a public place if you prefer. Some nice options for studying Japanese in D.C. are the Public Library on K Street, at Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on I Street, or La Colombe Coffee Roasters on Blagden Alley.

And if you are not in downtown D.C., do still contact us. We have excellent teachers available to get started right away in Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Rockville, and Bowie.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go,行こう(Yukō). Try our free, online Japanese Level Test to assess your ability, and then send us a quick inquiry to get started with your lessons today!

Interesting Language Facts

Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

Translators and interpreters are expected to be one of the top 15 fastest growing occupations in the US.
WHY people learn JAPANESE?
1.
Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Travel
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
168
Million
Non-Native
125
Million
JAPANESE

JOKE
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Foreign Language Speakers
in WASHINGTON, D.C
22%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in WASHINGTON, D.C
14%
of population

1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Washington, D.C

Our general one-on-one courses in Washington, D.C will help students improve their Japanese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Japanese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Japanese Course in Washington, D.C

Our Japanese courses in Washington, D.C are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Japanese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Japanese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Japanese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Japanese Courses in Washington, D.C (closed group)

Our Japanese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Japanese Course or In-Company Small Group Japanese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Japanese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Japanese
80 Hours
Elementary
250 Hours
Intermediate
500 Hours
Advanced
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people have taken our
Japanese level test.
45
language teachers in Washington, D.C
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Take our Japanese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Japanese and include the time and location that best suit you.

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Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Japanese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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