Welcome to the Language Center!
Thank you for visiting us! ようこそ!
Registration for fall courses is now open. Class start dates:
- Japanese: September 26
- Shodo (Calligraphy): September 26
- Yukkuri Nihongo: September 27
- English: September 27
Full descriptions and schedules can be found on the individual pages to the left.
Need Help Getting Started?
Japanese Level Guide—find out which level of study is for you!
Instructors & Staff—meet our teachers!
2016 Language Center Schedule—schedule for Japanese, Shodo, English, Teacher Training, and more for 2016!
FAQs—see our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to your registration questions!
Upcoming Language Center Events
Japan Society's Toyota Language Center is pleased to offer A Crash Course for Travelers to Japan. This course offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time as well seasoned travelers to Japan. Through our mini-workshop, you will be introduced to basic Japanese phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and other aspects of daily life. Get more out of your Japanese adventure with this useful preparatory course!
This course is designed to teach Japanese at the beginner level. It will proceed at a more comfortable pace than our standard Level I course, to ensure that students who may have been away from the classroom for a while will feel comfortable dealing with new material. The focus will be on simple sentence structure, grammar and basic conversation.
All photos © George Hirose.