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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 Courses


SUMMER 2014 OPEN LEVEL SHODO
These hands-on workshop classes will introduce the techniques of shodō, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.

SUMMER 2014 CONVERSATIONAL JAPANESE
Conversation-intensive courses with the aim of strengthening the student’s ability to communicate effectively in both business and social situations.

FALL 2014 HIRAGANA AND KATAKANA WORKSHOPS
These mini-workshops offer the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to master quickly and efficiently the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana.

SUMMER 2014 JAPANESE
Thirteen levels of Japanese, from beginning to advanced, emphasize conversation, listening, reading and writing.  Three kanji courses and specialized courses are also offered. *Just added: Japanese 2-D! Registration is closed.

SUMMER 2014 INTENSIVE JAPANESE WEEKEND
Four-day intensive Japanese Weekend Courses, designed to teach beginners basic conversational skills. Registration is closed.

SUMMER 2014 RODOKU (VOCALIZED READING)

朗読:美しい日本語を話す・読む
朗読:美しい日本語を話す・読む
トヨタ語学センターでは、フジテレビの阿部知代氏を迎え、「朗読: 美しい日本語を話す・読む」を新しく開講いたします。現職アナウンサーから日本語発声術を学べるこの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 language_inquiries@japansociety.org

New! Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge

Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge invites Language Center students to gather and practice Japanese throughout the year.


Video Lessons



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!

More Videos
Teacher Spotlight


SHODO INSTRUCTOR
Masako Inkyo
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.

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