Language Center

2021 Summer Japanese

2021 Summer Japanese Courses

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, all of these courses will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet).  Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET).   Calculate your local time

To register online, click "Register":



Course Information

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

Students must be 16 or older to register for the courses, or 15 or older for the Casual Japanese through Anime course.

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

2021 Summer Japanese Course Info (PDF)
2021 Summer Japanese Course Schedule (PDF)

Registrants will receive a Welcome Letter by email from language_inquiries@japansociety.org on:

  • the afternoon of Friday, May 14, 2021 (for classes beginning on Monday, May 17)
  • the afternoon of Monday, May 17, 2021 (for classes beginning on Tuesday, May 18)
  • the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (for classes beginning on Wednesday, May 19)
  • the afternoon of Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (for classes beginning on Thursday, May 20)
  • the afternoon of Thursday, May 20, 2021 (for classes beginning on Friday, May 21)

Students will receive an email from their instructor with the Zoom link after this time, and by 10:30 am ET the day of their first class at latest.

We do not record these classes, and recording of these classes is prohibited. If a student misses a class, it may be possible to arrange a make-up class in the same semester, if available. More information will be provided in the Welcome Letter.

Not sure where to begin? New Language Center students with no previous background in Japanese should enroll in a Level 1 course. Students with some background should refer to the Level Guide or course textbooks to determine the most appropriate class. There is no placement exam. If you are still not sure of your level, it may be possible to schedule a level assessment by phone with the Director. Please email language@japansociety.org to schedule.



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Tuition

Early Registration Discount: Through Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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 Thursday, April 29, 2021
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
5-Lesson Keigo & Business Course (No early discount)
Members: $160
Non-members: $180
 
 
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). Acceptance will be acknowledged by email. Classes fill up quickly! Please register early to ensure enrollment in your first choice of class.

To enroll in two separate once-a-week courses (e.g. 10-A and Grand Review-B, total of 20 lessons) at the combined discount, please call (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. This two course discount does not apply to the Keigo & Business course.

To purchase or renew a membership, please visit our Membership page.If you are already registering by phone for a class, you can purchase or renew a membership at the same time.

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.


Textbooks

The following textbooks are required. Until further notice, textbooks are not available for purchase at the Language Center. Please purchase your book in advance from an outside vendor. Either a digital or print textbook is fine.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 1&2, and 3&4:
*NEW GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 3rd Edition published by The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789017305
If you are enrolled in Level 1-3 or 1&2 or 3&4 and already have the 2nd Edition of Genki I, this is fine. Note that the page numbers will be different, and you may have some differences in your book. If you need to purchase a book, we recommend purchasing the 3rd edition.

Levels 4, 5, and 5&6:
GENKI I (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 2nd Edition or 3rd Edition published by The Japan Times 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-4789014403
3rd Edition ISBN: 978-4789017305
New students entering Levels 4, 5, and 5&6: either the 2nd or 3rd Edition may be purchased for these courses. Note that the 3rd Edition is recommended as the improved textbook, but the majority of your classmates will be using the 2nd Edition.

Levels 6-9:
GENKI II (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), 2nd Edition or 3rd Edition published by The Japan Times 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-4789014434
3rd Edition ISBN: 978-4789017329
New students entering Levels 6-9: either the 2nd or 3rd Edition may be purchased for these courses. Note that the 3rd Edition is recommended as the improved textbook, but the majority of your classmates will be using the 2nd Edition.

Level 10:
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. Japan Society reserves the right to cancel any course if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such a case, students already enrolled will receive full refunds. Students must be 16 or older to register for courses, or 15 or older for the Casual Japanese through Anime course.

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

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