Japanese Trial Lesson

April 22, 2024

Monday, April 22, 6:30-7:30 pm ET
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(Other dates available: Tuesday, April 23)

PLEASE NOTE: This free trial lesson 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).​

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners, taught by the Language Center’s Senior Director, Tomoyo Kamimura. Structured for complete beginners of Japanese, the Trial Lesson is a great way to get a feel for our Level 1 beginner course.

Our Japanese courses are designed for adults aged 18 and above, although consideration for enrollment may be given to students aged 17 or 16 on a case-by-case basis. Feel free to inquire for further information.

 If you are not a complete beginner, please take a look at the Japanese Level Guide and the Language Center Schedule for information about our courses. You may also email [email protected] with your questions.

Although it is not required to show your face or video online, we highly recommend having your video on if possible. Seeing each other’s facial expressions is a part of conversation and language learning. We also ask that every participant be able to participate via their microphone. If you do not have one of these capabilities or would like to discuss accommodations, please contact us at [email protected].

Ms. Tomoyo Kamimura holds a BA from Waseda University, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Columbia University. She has been teaching Japanese at universities both in the US and Japan for over 25 years. Ms. Kamimura has numerous publications and has served as co-editor of Ohbunsha’s Japanese – English Dictionary. Previously, she created The New School’s undergraduate Japanese program and became its coordinator.

Space is limited; RSVP required.

We will only be letting in the names we recognize from the RSVP list.

Further instructions and the Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the event by email from [email protected].



Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Support for Japan Society’s Language Center is provided, in part, by Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch; Christopher Hong; Steven Giordano; and Dr. Bic Kanayjorn.

  • Monday, April 22, 2024
  • 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free Event