Hollywood Japanese Language School

Let's Learn Japanese with Us!

         Established in 1915, we are one of the oldest Japanese                        language schools.

New classes are coming! (Online)   ★ Starting from Nov. 5th!   

Regular classes: 60 min.  $60 per month (4 times)  +   registration $20

Private tutoring : 60 min.  $95 per month (4 times) + registration $20 

 Starting classes, we need three students!

Weekday online class: beginner classes and private tutoring  Adults only

  Please contact: HollywoodJLS5@gmail.com

    We do lot of conversation and listening practice

   Class size is small:  3 to 5 people (learn faster)

   Inexpensive class-fee: *60 min. class of 3 to 5 students

                                             *60 min. private tutoring,  $95 per month   

                               Please contact: HollywoodJLS5@gmail.com 

★School address: 3929 Middlebury St. Los Angeles, CA  (near 101 w Vermont Ave.)

                                   Image of Japan (illustration © 2022 Meppelstatt )

Do you know three big difference between Japanese and English?

 . Japanese use three different writings, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji

  1.  Hiragana ひらがな  Hints: how to memorize Hiragana?

2. Katakana カタカナ3. Kanji 漢字    

. Japanese sentence structure is different from English

      Japanese: S (subject) + O (object) + V (verb)

      English: S (subject) + V (verb) + O (object)  

. Japanese pronunciation   

     consonants + 5 vowels (a, i, u, e, o)

◆ Intonation pattern

Compare to English accent which uses stress some syllables, Japanese pronunciation sounds flat. For instance,

                  Japanese                                   Some English speakers

             OHAYOO GOZAIMASU                   OHAYOO GOZAIMASU        

           おはようございます。                      ようごいます。


Popular Japanese textbooks

Greetings:  あいさつ(aisatsu)

Verbs 動詞 (dooshi) : Japanese verbs conjugate

Verb conjugation: Japanese verbs conjugate              (there are rules)

   Bellow, just show you a dictionary form

5W 1H いつitsu, どこでdokode, だれがdarega, なにをnanio, 

    なぜnaze, どのようにdonoyouni,


             どこでたべますかDoko de tabemasuka (Where do you eat?)

Useful expressions (there are many)

    May I have ---?

   Shall we ---?

★Particle: は、が、で、に、を、へ、etc,.

Onomatopoeia (Japanese use a lot)

How to call days of the week?

How to call family members?:かぞくKazoku