Language Center

Founded in 1972, we are the premier Japanese language center in New York City. Language Center courses, workshops, and events are structured for adults age 16 or older, except for Japanese for Youth: Ages 12 to 15 (see below).


We are currently experiencing website issues. In addition to what is available at the links below, the following are also open for registration. To request information or to register, please email


English Trial Lesson 無料英会話体験講座  (9/1)

English Courses for Native Japanese Speakers (ESL) 日本人対象の英会話教室 (9/20 開講).

Choose a category below to learn more about upcoming courses, events, and workshops:


Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Support for Japan Society's Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; Juan Ruiz Gomez; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

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