Language Center

2020 Fall Japanese

2020 Fall Japanese Courses

Please Note: These courses will be conducted online via Zoom, and are a temporary substitute for our in-person courses due to COVID-19.. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet).  Further instructions will be emailed to you the business day before your class begins. Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET/UTC-04:00).

Tuition

Early Registration Discount: Through Monday, August 31
10-Lesson Courses (Classes once a week)
Members: $270
Non-members: $310
  20-Lesson Courses (Classes twice a week, or two once a week courses)
Members: $460
Non-members: $520
Regular Tuition: Starting Tuesday, September 1
10-Lesson Courses (Classes once a week)
Members: $280
Non-members: $320
  20-Lesson Courses (Classes twice a week, or two once a week courses)
Members: $470
Non-members: $540
 
At the moment, registration is only accepted online (recommended) or by phone, and we are only taking payment in the form of credit or debit cards (no checks or cash).

To enroll in two courses (20 lessons) at the combined discount, please call (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.
Students with credit: please also call the office at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293.

To purchase or renew a membership, please visit our Membership page. At the moment we cannot process a membership with your tuition payment.

For more information, please email us at language@japansociety.org, or call at (212) 715-1269. Please note that while we are working remotely, we may not always be reachable by phone.


To register online, click "Register":



Course Information

Thirteen levels of Japanese are offered this fall, from beginner to advanced, emphasizing conversation, listening, reading and writing. Four JLPT & kanji courses and other specialized courses, such as Anime, are also offered.

Students must be 16 or older to register for the course.

Course descriptions and schedules can be found in the drop down menus below, or see the links for the PDF version.

2020 Fall Japanese Course Info (PDF)
2020 Fall Japanese Course Schedule (PDF)

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


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Textbooks

The following textbooks are required. Until further notice, textbooks are not available for purchase at the Language Center. Please purchase your book from an online vendor.

Level 1:
*NEW GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 3rd Edition published by The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789017305

Levels 1&2-5:
GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 2nd Edition published by The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789014403

Levels 6-9:
GENKI II (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 2nd Edition published by The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789014434

Level 10 (Part 3):
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition) published by The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789013079


Instructors

All of Japan Society's instructors are native Japanese. For more information about our instructors, please see the Instructors & Staff page.


PLEASE NOTE

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason 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. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone 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. I also verify that the student taking this class is age 16 or older.

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Visitor Information

Japan Society Language Center and C.V. Starr Library
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Language Center Hours:
Monday—Friday, 10:30 AM—6:30 PM

Contact:
Phone: (212) 715-1269
Email: language@japansociety.org

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