Language Center

Fall Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Workshops

These mini-workshops allow the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to quickly and efficiently master the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. It is these two writing systems, in combination with the more complex kanji (ideograms which represent meaning), which constitute the written Japanese language. 

In addition, the Language Center will be offering a Kanji workshop this fall. In this workshop, students will be guided through the fundamental concepts of kanji struccture, bushu (radicals), on & kun readings and more. The workshop is the perfect introduction to beginner students, as well as an excellent opportunity to revisit kanji fundamentals for students at the intermediated to advanced levels.

Mini-Workshops (each workshop):
Japan Society Corporate and Individual members: $30 (Become a member)
Nonmembers: $37

Hiragana Workshop:       Thursday, September 7                6-8 PM
Katakana Workshop:       Friday, September 8                     6-8 PM
Kanji Workshop:              Monday, September 11                 6-8 PM*

*(Kanji Workshop is full; please call 212-715-1269 to be added to the waitlist)

For more details, please email us at To register by phone with a credit card, please call  (212) 715-1269.

Workshop Descriptions and Registration Form: Hiragana and Katakana (PDF)

Workshop Description and Registration Form: Kanji  (PDF)

The workshops are taught by Ms. Kazue Kurahara, who 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, and has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School.

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason (including for credit) after 12 PM noon, the business day before your class starts. All refunds are subject to a $5 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. By registering for a course, I accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

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