Welcome to the Language Center!
Thank you for visiting us! ようこそ!
Japan Society’s Toyota Language Center offers a variety of courses, workshops and intensives throughout the year in Japanese language and shodo (Japanese calligraphy), among other select courses. Founded in 1972, we are the premiere Japanese language center in New York City. We hope you will study with us!
Let's Get Started!
Japanese Level Guide—find out which level you should take!
Instructors & Staff—meet our teachers!
2014 Language Schedule—schedule for Japanese, Shodo, English, Teacher Training, and more for 2014! (as of 7/2014)
Open CoursesSCHEDULE CHANGE:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following classes will not meet on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25:
--No class on Wed, Sept. 24 for Japanese 1-D, 3-E, 10.5-B: S+L+Reading, 5-C, 10-D: S+L, and all Shodo Calligraphy classes
--No class on Thurs, Sept. 25 for Japanese 1-C, 2-C, 1-E, 2-A, 3-A, 4-B, 6-A, 13-A: Culture+Curr. Topics, Kanji I/N4&N5, and all English classes
Make up language classes will be held on the corresponding days below:
-Monday 12/1: 2-C
-Monday 12/8: 1-C, 1-D, 1-E, 2-A, 3-A, 3-E, 4-B, 5-C, 6-A, 10.5-B, 13-A, Kanji I
-Tuesday 12/9: All English classes
-Wednesday 12/10: 10-D
Class times will remain the same for each section.
Shodo classes will be made up in another session during the semester. Please arrange with your instructor.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
トヨタ語学センターでは、ご好評に答え、アナウンサーの阿部知代氏による「朗読：美しい日本語を話す・読む」を開講いたします。現職アナウンサーから日本語発声法を学べるこの稀有な機会をぜひご利用ください。Registration is closed.
Important note: Our classes fill up quickly. We strongly recommend that you register early. Register online, or call the Language Center at 212-715-1256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Trial Japanese LessonsHave you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director Tomoyo Kamimura!
Nihongo ChatNihongo Chat invites Language Center students to gather and practice Japanese throughout the year.
Uki Uki - NihonGO + Culture
Learn Japanese with Japan Society in a series of all new videos! Let us teach language and culture through fun and simple lessons!
Masako has a university degree in Japanese Calligraphy. She holds the highest rank in the three largest shodō professional associations in Japan. Inkyo has received many awards, including first prizes in both shodō and pen calligraphy in national competitions sponsored by the Ministry of Education. For more information, visit www.masako-inkyo.com.
Support for Japan Society's Language Center is provided, in part, by Mr. Tony T. Fujita, Mr. Mark F. Goldfield and Ms. Mary E. Hatch, and Mr. Shinjiro Tsutsui.
All photos © George Hirose.
All photos © George Hirose.