Welcome to the Language Center!
Thank you for visiting us! ようこそ!
Registration for fall courses is now open. Class start dates:
- Japanese Courses: September 26
- Shodo (Calligraphy): September 26
- Japanese at a Leisurely Pace: September 27
- English Courses: September 27
Full descriptions and schedules can be found on the individual pages to the left.
Need Help Getting Started?
Japanese Level Guide—find out which level of study is for you!
Instructors & Staff—meet our teachers!
2016 Language Center Schedule—schedule for Japanese, Shodo, English, Teacher Training, and more for 2016!
FAQs—see our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to your registration questions!
Upcoming Language Center Events
This course is designed to teach Japanese at the introductory level, proceeding at a slower pace than our regular level 1 course. It will cover basic vocabulary and grammar using situational settings found in Japanese culture. This class is perfect for people who may have been away from the classroom for a while. Recommended for ages 55+!
These courses are designed to help you prepare for the upcoming Japanese Language Profiency Test (JLPT). The test will take place on December 4, 2016.
The Nihongo Chat + J-Culture series is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
All photos © George Hirose.
Japan Society: Language Center and C.V. Starr Library A-Level
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Language Center Hours:
Monday–Friday, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Phone: (212) 715-1293
Japan Society Closures:
Sat 9/3 - Mon 9/5
Sat 9/10 - Sun 9/11
Sat 9/24 - Sun 9/25
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