Welcome to the Language Center!
Thank you for visiting us! ようこそ!
Japan Society’s Toyota Language Center offers a variety of courses, workshops and intensives throughout the year in Japanese language and shodo (Japanese calligraphy), among other select courses. Founded in 1972, we are the premiere Japanese language center in New York City. We hope you will study with us!
Let's Get Started!
Japanese Level Guide
—find out which level of study is for you!
Instructors & Staff
—meet our teachers!
2015 Language Schedule
—schedule for Japanese, Shodo, English, Teacher Training, and more for 2015! (as of 1/2015)
New! Special Workshops for Advanced Students
Calling all Advanced Japanese Language Learners! These workshops offer the unique opportunity to explore the three Stories from the War theatrical presentations and the stories behind these powerful works through original scripts, the plays themselves and intimate discussions with special guests. Each workshop will consist of two class sessions and the theatrical performance.
January 30–Feb 1 Registration is closed.
Important note: Our classes fill up quickly. We strongly recommend that you register early. Register online, or call the Language Center at 212-715-1256 or email email@example.com.
These courses are conversation-intensive, with the aim of strengthening the student’s ability to communicate effectively in social situations.
These hands-on workshop classes will introduce the techniques of shodō, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.
Japan Society will offer a 30-hour intensive teacher training session for native or fluent speakers of Japanese.
Thirty hours of beginner, intermediate, and intermediate/advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation.
These mini-workshops offer the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to quickly and efficiently master the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana.
Thirteen levels of Japanese, from beginning to advanced, emphasize conversation, listening, reading and writing. Kanji courses and specialized courses are also offered. Registration is closed.
These concentrated courses are designed to teach beginners basic conversational skills. Registration is closed.