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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!


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Japanese Level Guide
—find out which level you should take!

Instructors & Staff—meet our teachers!

2014 Language Schedule—schedule for Japanese, Shodo, English, Teacher Training, and more for 2014! (as of 7/2014)





Open Courses

SCHEDULE CHANGE:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following classes will not meet on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25:

--No class on Wed, Sept. 24 for Japanese 1-D, 3-E, 10.5-B: S+L+Reading, 5-C, 10-D: S+L, and all Shodo Calligraphy classes
--No class on Thurs, Sept. 25 for Japanese 1-C, 2-C, 1-E, 2-A, 3-A, 4-B, 6-A, 13-A: Culture+Curr. Topics, Kanji I/N4&N5, and all English classes

Make up classes will be scheduled during the week of December 8th and information will be posted as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

FALL 2014 SHODO
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.

FALL 2014 HIRAGANA AND KATAKANA WORKSHOPS
These mini-workshops offer the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to master quickly and efficiently the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana.

FALL 2014 JAPANESE
Thirteen levels of Japanese, from beginning to advanced, emphasize conversation, listening, reading and writing.  Four kanji courses and specialized courses are also offered.

2014 TEACHER TRAINING FOLLOW-UP COURSE
This 30-hour once a week teacher training session for native or fluent speakers of Japanese gives those who have either taken the spring course, or those who have had some previous experience in teaching the Japanese language, the skills to teach Japanese at an intermediate level.

FALL 2014 ENGLISH
英会話教室
Beginner, intermediate and intermediate/advanced English courses.

FALL 2014 RODOKU (VOCALIZED READING)
朗読講座

トヨタ語学センターでは、ご好評に答え、アナウンサーの阿部知代氏による「朗読:美しい日本語を話す・読む」を開講いたします。現職アナウンサーから日本語発声法を学べるこの稀有な機会をぜひご利用ください。
 

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 language_inquiries@japansociety.org

New! Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge

Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge invites Language Center students to gather and practice Japanese throughout the year.


Video Lessons



Uki Uki - NihonGO + Culture
Learn Japanese with Japan Society in a series of all new videos! Let us teach language and culture through fun and simple lessons!

More Videos
Teacher Spotlight


SHODO INSTRUCTOR
Masako Inkyo
Masako has a university degree in Japanese Calligraphy. She holds the highest rank in the three largest shodō professional associations in Japan. Inkyo has received many awards, including first prizes in both shodō and pen calligraphy in national competitions sponsored by the Ministry of Education. For more information, visit www.masako-inkyo.com.

 

Support for Japan Society's Language Center is provided, in part, by Mr. Tony T. Fujita, Mr. Mark F. Goldfield and Ms. Mary E. Hatch, and Mr. Shinjiro Tsutsui.

All photos © George Hirose.

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