Language Center

Spring Japanese

Classes begin January 30

Thirteen levels of Japanese are offered this spring, from beginner to advanced, emphasizing conversation, listening, reading and writing. Four Kanji courses and other specialized courses, such as Anime, Breaking News in Japan and Everyday Japanese, are also offered. Course descriptions and schedules can be found below, and in PDF format.

2017 Spring Japanese Course Info & Registration Form (PDF)


2017 Spring Japanese Schedule (PDF)

Not sure where to begin? Be sure to read the Japanese Course Level Guide to see which course is right for you.

Tuition Information:
10-Lesson Courses
Non-members: $300
Japan Society Individual and Corporate members: $260*
(Become a member) *
  20-Lesson Courses
Non-members: $500**
Japan Society Individual and Corporate members: $450**
(Become a member) *

*To become a new Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please follow the link above to become a member first, and then click the register button below to register for a course.  You may also register for the course and membership together by calling 212-715-1293.

**Special Discount: Shodo Calligraphy for Japanese Language Students
Expand your knowledge of Japanese characters through the calming art of calligraphy. Receive a special discount when you register for both a spring Japanese and shodo course. Call the Language Center at 212-715-1269 for more information and to apply the discount. Both Japanese and shodo classes must be Spring 2017 classes. View spring shodo courses →

**An individual registering for two 10 lesson courses within the same semester can also receive a discounted 20 lesson tuition price.  Please call the Language Center to receive this discounted price.



For more details, please email us at language@japansociety.org.  To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1293.


Course Descriptions by Level

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Course Instructors & Additional Information

All of Japan Society's instructors are native Japanese with extensive experience.

Ms. Yuko Aizawa has taught at the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, Japan and at the Royal Hawaiian Academy in the United States. She has been an instructor at the Toyota Language Center since 1994.

 

Ms. Keiko Hama has taught Japanese in Germany and the United States for over ten years. She received her master’s degree in Japanese Sociology and Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg. Since then, she has been an interpreter, translator and Japanese teacher in the private and public sectors.

Ms. Yumiko Kakutani has a bachelor’s degree in French Literature from Keio University in Tokyo and is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program. She has taught privately in the United States for a number of years (including JLPT and SAT II students)

 

Ms. Kazue Kurahara holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language and TESOL from NYU. She holds teaching certificates in both Japanese and ESL. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is currently hosting Japan Society’s YouTube series "Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture”.

Ms. Mami Miyashita earned a Japanese Teaching License in Japan, a certificate of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from West Chester University. She has worked in foreign language education for more than twenty years, including at the University of Delaware from 1999 to 2005.

 

Ms. Mari Nakamura has an MA in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and has taught Japanese for 25 years at universities including Harvard, Indiana University, and the University of Maryland. She has also taught at several Fortune 500 Corporations.

Ms. Mami Nakanishi has a bachelor’s degree in Literature from Sophia University in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program and has been on Japan Society’s teaching staff since the summer of 2010.

 

Ms. Kazuko Nakazawa has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Literature from Tokyo Woman’s Christian University and is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program. She has taught Japanese rivately and in an after-school program in Japan for three years, and privately in the United States for two years. She has been on Japan Society’s teaching staff since the summer of 2010.

Ms. Atsuko Shio has a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Hoshi University in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program and has been a teaching assistant since November 2015.

 

Mr. Shuichiro Takeda received a BA in English and American Literature from Nanzan University in Nagoya and a BA in Psychology from Hunter College. He also holds a master’s degree of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He contributed to the establishment of a Japanese program for adults at Centre Japonais de Quebec in Quebec City as their first instructor, and continued to teach there until 2015. He currently teaches at Hunter College.


REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

The following textbooks are available for purchase at Japan Society at discounted prices. (Price includes NY State Sales Tax)

GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese) published by The Japan Times $45.00
GENKI II (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese) published by The Japan Times $45.00
BASIC KANJI BOOK, Vol. 2 published by Bonjinsha $37.00

The following textbooks are not available for sale at Japan Society but are required for their respective courses.

漢字マスターN4  published by The Arc Academy  
日本語総まとめN1, Kanji (ISBN9784872177244) published by Asuku Shuppan  

OPTIONAL/SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTBOOKS


BASIC KANJI BOOK, Vol. 1 published by Bonjinsha $37.00
INTERMEDIATE KANJI BOOK, Vol. 1, 漢字 1000 Plus published by Bonjinsha $47.00
合格できる日本語能力試験N3 published by Bonjinsha $33.00

OTHER DISCOUNTED TEXTBOOKS (for sale at Japan Society)


LEARN JAPANESE New College Text, Vol. II published by University of Hawaii $8.00
LEARN JAPANESE New College Text, Vol. III published by University of Hawaii $8.00
LEARN JAPANESE New College Text, Vol. IV published by University of Hawaii $8.00


Important Notice: Cancellation Policy
Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason (including for credit) after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts.
All refunds are subject to a $20 service charge, including those requested by the deadline date. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

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