Language Center

Late Summer Japanese (Level 1)

Introductory Level for New Students of Japanese
Registration opens July 5

$260 Japan Society corporate and individual members* l Become a member
$300 Non-members *

*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 below to register for a course.

Registration and payment may also be completed by phone or mail, with payment by credit card, check, or cash. For credit card payments by phone, please call  (212) 715-1269. If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to Japan Society, and send to Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Toyota Language Center

Course Descriptions and Registration Form (PDF)

Classes fill up quickly! To guarantee a seat in the class, please register as soon as possible.

The course is designed to introduce elementary Japanese to students with no previous background in the language. Basic vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures will be taught in romaji (Japanese written phonetically in the Roman alphabet) so students can carry on a simple conversation. Hiragana and some introductory kanji will be introduced. Text: Genki I (Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

  • Japanese 1-A:    Mondays & Wednesdays, August 7—September 6 (except September 4)
                               6—8 PM.   Instructor: Shio
  • Japanese 1-B:    Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 8—September 5 (Class Full; please  call 212-715-1269 to be added to the waitlist)
                               6—8 PM.   Instructor: Miyashita
  • Japanese 1-C:    Mondays & Wednesdays, August 7—September 6 (except September 4)
                               12—2 PM.   Instructor: Shio

Level I will use the following textbook, available for purchase at Japan Society at a discounted price.
GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), published by The Japan Times: $45.00 (includes NY Sales Tax)


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

Ms. Mami Miyashita earned a Japanese Teaching License in Japan, a certificate of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language from The 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.

Ms. Atsuko Shio has a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Hoshi University in Tokyo. She is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program and has been a teaching assistant since November 2015.

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your first class.
  All refunds, including those requested by the deadline date, are subject to a $20 service charge. Cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only; e-mail cancellations are not accepted.

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