Language Center

Japan Society’s Language Center offers a variety of courses, workshops, and weekend intensives throughout the year in Japanese language and shodo (Japanese calligraphy), among other special courses. Founded in 1972, we are the premier Japanese language center in New York City. We hope you will study with us!

Upcoming Courses

Fall Shodo Courses
These hands-on classes will explore the techniques of shodō (Japanese calligraphy). Students have the option of kana or kanji emphasis, and the course will consist of self-study, instructor-student dialogue, and instructor demonstration. Register now.

Fall Weekend Japanese
Designed for beginners to learn Japanese, these weekend-only courses meet over eight weekend days, and are a great opportunity for students with weekday scheduling conflicts. Register now.

Ongoing Courses

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

Japanese-Language Teacher Training: Introductory

A 30-hour teacher training course for native or fluent speakers of Japanese. This training prepares individuals to teach Japanese at the introductory level.

Fall English/英会話教室
Beginner and intermediate/advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation. 初級及び中/上級英語学習者を対象にした日本人向け英会話教室。

Getting Started

Japanese Level Guide
Find out which level of study is for you!

2020 Yearly Language Center Schedule
See what the Language Center is offering in 2020!

2020 Fall Course Schedule

Instructors & Staff
Meet our teachers!

See our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to your registration questions.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

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Support for Japan Society's Language Center is provided, in part, by The New York Community Trust, Mark F. Goldfield and Ms. Mary E. Hatch, Christopher Hong, Kurumi Fukushima, Steven Giordano, James Read Levy, and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

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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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