Japanese Group Classes

Registration for Fall 2021 classes will open in August! All classes for Fall 2021 will be held online via Zoom.

Japanese Group Classes

  • Three terms per year: spring (January-April), summer (May-July) and fall (September-December)
  • 12 week sessions of 2-hour classes, once per week
  • Classes of 5 – 12 students

Our language program is for Japan Society Members only.

Starting this spring (2020) you will need to have your Bookeo account registered as a JSNC member before being able to sign up for our language courses.

  • For returning students: your Bookeo account log in is the e-mail you used previously. Check your inbox for instructions to log in.
  • For new students: you can sign up for both the appropriate membership and your courses together through Bookeo.

*If you are a Family Membership holder, the membership holder needs to register for all family members. Please reach out to Language Coordinator if you have any questions at [email protected]


Tuition / Fee

ClassNumber of StudentsJapan Society Member
Group Class
5-12 people$300
*Transaction fee IS included.
*Textbook fee is NOT included.


Class Schedule & Locations


Class Schedule & Locations

Please make sure to purchase the correct textbook for your class!


San Francisco

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Yonezawa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/14-11/30Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiWed. 6:30-8:309/15-12/1Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 3Shimizu-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/7-12/1 (No class on 11/23 )Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/14-11/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 3Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 4Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:509/7-11/30 (There will be one class canceled, TBA)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Advanced 1Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:509/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Japan Society of Northern California at Werqwise [map] 149 New Montgomery St, 4F, San Francisco CA 94105
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP [map] 425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105


San Francisco

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Yonezawa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/14-11/30Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiWed. 6:30-8:309/15-12/1Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 3Shimizu-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/7-12/1 (No class on 11/23 )Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/14-11/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 3Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 4Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:509/7-11/30 (There will be one class canceled, TBA)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Advanced 1Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:509/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Japan Society of Northern California at Werqwise [map] 149 New Montgomery St, 4F, San Francisco CA 94105
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP [map] 425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105


East Bay

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Pre-Intermediate 3Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/10-12/3 (No class on 11/26)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomComing Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Oakstop [map]1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612

  • Clif Bar & Company [map]


East Bay

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Pre-Intermediate 3Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/10-12/3 (No class on 11/26)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomComing Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Oakstop [map]1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612

  • Clif Bar & Company [map]


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Pre-Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/10-12/3 (No class on 11/26)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:309/15-12/8 (No class on 11/24 )Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • RakuNest [map] 900 Concar Dr, San Mateo, CA 94402


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Pre-Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/10-12/3 (No class on 11/26)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:309/15-12/8 (No class on 11/24 )Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via Zoom
Coming Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • RakuNest [map] 900 Concar Dr, San Mateo, CA 94402


Palo Alto

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2Iizuka-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-11/29Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4Hisamura (Mari)-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/16-12/16 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Sakamoto-sensei is now teaching a conversation workshop for beginners!Online via ZoomWorkshop
Pre-Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/1-11/17Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/2-11/18Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 4Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 1Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via ZoomComing Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Morrison Foerster [map]  A, 755 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [map]  650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304


Palo Alto

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2Iizuka-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-11/29Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4Hisamura (Mari)-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/16-12/16 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Sakamoto-sensei is now teaching a conversation workshop for beginners!Online via ZoomWorkshop
Pre-Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/1-11/17Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/2-11/18Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 4Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 1Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via ZoomComing Soon

Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Morrison Foerster [map]  A, 755 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [map]  650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304


South Bay

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 1: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-11/29Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:309/9-12/16 (No class on 11/4, 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 2: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 1: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 3: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online Via ZoomComing Soon

San Jose Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Sony Electronics, Inc. [map] 1730 N. First St, San Jose, CA 95112

Sunnyvale Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. [map] 1240 E. Arques Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085


South Bay

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-12/6 (No class on 10/11)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 1: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/13-11/29Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:309/9-12/16 (No class on 11/4, 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 2: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/7-11/23Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 1: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 3: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/9-12/9 (No class on 11/11 &11/25)Online Via ZoomComing Soon

San Jose Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Sony Electronics, Inc. [map] 1730 N. First St, San Jose, CA 95112

Sunnyvale Location *when we resume in-person classes

  • Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. [map] 1240 E. Arques Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Language Program Supporters

Clif Bar Logo
Digital Garage Logo
Fabbit Logo
Figma Logo
Fujitsu Logo
Gigster Logo
Jetro Logo
Mitsui and Company Logo
MoFo Logo
Oakstop Logo
Osaka University Logo
Rakuten Logo
Sony Logo
Waseda University Logo
Werqwise Logo
WSGR Logo


Group Class Policies

Please read carefully before enrolling in the classes

Registration/Scheduling

  1. Our language program is for Japan Society of Northern California members only. Students will need to have a Bookeo account and be registered as a JSNC member before being able to sign up for a class.
  1. Changing a Class: Students may switch levels with their instructor’s approval, so long as it is before the 3rd lesson of each term. To request a change, please contact the Japan Society Language Class Coordinator by email at [email protected].
  2. Student contact information collected from the registration process may be given to the instructor of the class for teaching and/or emergency purposes.
  3. All students attending group classes must be at least 16 years old. If you are interested in language classes for children under the age of 16, we recommend our private tutoring options.
  4. Classes that are cancelled due to holidays or teacher emergencies will be rescheduled.
  5. Occasionally we are required to replace an instructor, change the schedule, and/or update the location of a class. While we try to avoid these changes, we reserve the right to make them as needed.
  6. Please keep your receipt of tuition payment when you register online.

 

Cancellation/Refunds  

  1. Language classes will continue as long as at least 5 students are enrolled. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, a class is cancelled, students already enrolled will receive a full refund.
  2. If there are no students present within the first 20 minutes of a scheduled class, that class will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  3. Dropping a Class: Before the 3rd lesson of each term, students can drop the course and will receive a prorated refund of the class tuition. After that, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. Requests for tuition refunds can be made by emailing [email protected] .
  4. Membership fees paid at the time of registration are non-refundable.

 

Certification

  1. Students who wish to have a certificate of completion can request one by emailing [email protected] at the end of each term.
  2. Completion of our classes is not equivalent to passing the Japan Language Proficiency Test or any other test of Japanese skill. Parties interested in taking a proficiency test should contact the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles for more information.

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