Japanese Language Classes

We offer classes at various levels in the Bay Area

*Registration for Fall 2023 Semester is open!*

It’s essential for students to register 5 days before the class starts to secure their enrollment and prepare for their lessons, so make sure to act fast!

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Learn Japanese with Us

Japan Society of Northern California offers various affordable Japanese language programs aiming to connect the U.S. and Japan!

Japanese Programs

*All courses are conducted in Pacific Time.


Group Classes

Four levels of Japanese, from beginner to advanced, emphasize conversation, listening, reading and writing.


Private Tutoring

Besides group lessons, we also offer private tutoring tailored to your specific language needs.


Language Workshops

We are offering Japanese language workshops that focus on various themes such as vocabulary prep for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), travel lingo, business Japanese, casual everyday conversations, anime, and more!


Corporate Classes

The Japan Society offers private Japanese language instruction tailored to help your organization meet its goals.


Meet Our Instructors

Our language instructors are seasoned teachers of Japanese, having taught both in the U.S. and Japan.


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Language Classes with Japan Society

Student Voice

I have been coming to class at JSNC in San Francisco since 2016. I studied abroad in Japan in 2013, and was planning a trip back. Because I was worried that I would have trouble communicating with my friends and host family, I decided to start taking Japanese classes again.  I enjoyed the class at JSNC so much that I decided to continue taking it even after my trip was over.

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