2015 / Japan Foundation to provide language summer camp for teens, July 20-24

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides a special annual program, the Summer Camp for Teens: Discover Little Tokyo – from July 20-24

Japan Foundation Summer Camp 2015This is a fun and interactive language day camp.

Campers will learn Katakana (ex.ア、イ、ウ) and easy expressions in Japanese through fun activities while exploring Little Tokyo.

It is a wonderful opportunity for teens to be immersed in the language and the culture both inside and outside of the classroom.

Please spread the word to teenagers and their parents who are interested in Japanese and Japanese culture!

Dates: Mon., July 20 – Fri., July 24 (5 days)

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (3 hours)

Location: Little Tokyo, JACCC (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)  244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Total hours: 15 hours

Fee: $180 (Class materials included)

Age: 14 -18 years old

Japanese proficiency level required: none

Class size: 12 people*   (*minimum of 4 people required)

Course Program

In class, students will: 1) Play games to learn phrases  2) Say Japanese greetings and expressions  3) Learn Japanese pronunciation  4) Write Katakana characters (ア、イ、ウ、etc)   5) Count in Japanese   6) Read real signs and menus in Japanese.  Make a fun presentation about their favorite part of Japanese culture

During the Field Trips in Little Tokyo, students will:  1) Take an exciting walking tour with Japanese-American National Museum staff  2) Learn about Japanese and Japanese American history and modern culture   3) Interview native Japanese speakers at stores and restaurants.  Find and read Japanese letters and words used at stores and restaurants

Seats are limited. For more information and registration, visit at www.jflalc.org/summercamp.html

For any questions, please contact the Japan Foundation at (323) 761-7510 ext. 108 or email jpcourse@jflalc.org

The japan Foundation Los Angeles is located at 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA  90036.