The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


Japanese-English Reading Circle Meeting 3

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Kenmawr Apartments Community Room, 401 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232


  • Please bring your $5 book deposit to the meeting
  • Please bring your $5 book deposit to the meeting.

Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle, a first of its kind reading group!

Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange.  We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.

How it works:

  • Members choose what they want to read (we have a library of Japanese and English books)
  • Members read individually on their own time (meetings are for conversation)
  • Reading material is generally easier level (to limit looking up vocabulary)
  • Members usually read for the purposes of pleasure, information, or general understanding (instead of tests/quizzes, we have conversations, discussions, language-related games)
  • Members read as much as possible (to promote reading fluency)

Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection

Who can join:  Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese.  Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying.

Cost: Free for the first meeting.  After that the group will be free for JASP members, with a $5 book deposit to be reimbursed upon return of all borrowed books.  Non-members will be $10 +$5 book deposit.

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