Language Center

Spring Japanese


Early Registration Discount: Through January 7
10-Lesson Courses (Meets once a week)
Members: $270
Non-members: $310
  20-Lesson Courses* (Meets twice a week)
Members: $460
Non-members: $520
Regular Tuition: Starting January 8
10-Lesson Courses (Meets once a week)
Members: $280
Non-members: $320
  20-Lesson Courses* (Meets twice a week)
Members: $470
Non-members: $540
To become a Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please become a member first, and then click the register button to register for a course.

*You may register for two 10-lesson Japanese courses at the 20-Lesson Course prices listed above. You cannot receive this discount through online registration. To receive this discount, please call the office at (212) 715-1269 instead of registering online. The two 10-lesson Japanese courses must be in the same semester.

To register online, click "Register":

To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1269. If you would like to pay with a check, please make it payable to Japan Society, Inc., and send with a completed registration form to Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Language Center.

Course Information

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, are also offered.

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

2020 Spring Japanese Course Info (PDF)

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

Get $30 off a Japanese Calligraphy Course!

Register for Japanese and Shodo (Japanese calligraphy), and receive a $30 discount off the Shodo Course!

Japanese and Shodo Courses must be within the same 2020 Spring semester. Valid for Shodo Courses only, not for single-day workshops. Discount must be requested at the time of Shodo registration. Shodo registration must be completed by phone (212-715-1269) or in person only.

Introductory Level




Advanced Beginner Level


Intermediate Level


Advanced Intermediate Level


Advanced Level


Kanji Courses



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
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition) published by The Japan Times $42.00


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


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, including those by the deadline date, are subject to a $20 service charge. 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.

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

Phone: (212) 715-1269

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