Language Center

Intensive Japanese Weekend Courses

The Japan Society Language Center is pleased to offer four-day Intensive Japanese Weekend Courses. These concentrated courses are designed to teach beginners basic conversational skills. They will be useful to people with travel or schedule conflicts, or those who were too late to register or missed too many of our regular classes. They are also meant for people who are planning to travel or move to Japan. Students can move from these courses into our weekday classes with minimal difficulty.

All courses meet for four days on two consecutive weekends: March 17, 18, 24 & 25 from 11 AM to 4:30 PM, for a total of 18 hours of instruction. There will be an hour break for lunch from 1 to 2 PM.

Course Descriptions and Registration Form (PDF)

Intensive Japanese Weekend
Level 1 (Miyashita)
For students with no previous background in Japanese. This course covers chapters 1 through 3 of Genki I.
  Intensive Japanese Weekend
Level 2 (Kurahara)
For students with some background in Japanese. This course will reviews the first 3 chapters of Genki I, and then concentrates on chapters 4 & 5.
  Intensive Japanese Weekend
Level 3 (TBA)
This course covers chapters 6 & 7 of Genki I.

Members: $270
Non-members: $310 (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 to register for a course.

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


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


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 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.

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 or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

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