Japanese Group Classes

Summer 2021 registration is now open!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Summer 2021 classes will be held online via Zoom.

Registration for classes will remain open until 5 days before the start date of your class, so make sure to act fast and secure your spot now!

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
Fall 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 1Otsuka-senseiWed. 6:30-8:305/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 2Shimizu-senseiWed. 6:00-8:305/5 - 7/22Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 3Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:305/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:305/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 1Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/27 (No class 5/18)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 2Otsuka-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:305/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Canceled
*Please note that Pre-Intermediate 2 is available under East Bay, San Mateo, and Palo Alto.
Pre-Intermediate 3Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 8/5 (No Class on 6/24 & 7/1)Online via Zoom
Intermediate 2Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 8/3 (No Class on 6/22 & 6/29)Online via Zoom
Intermediate 3Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:505/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced 1Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Canceled
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:505/6-7/22Online via Zoom

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 1Otsuka-senseiWed. 6:30-8:305/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 2Shimizu-senseiWed. 6:00-8:305/5 - 7/22Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 3Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:305/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:305/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 1Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/27 (No class 5/18)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 2Otsuka-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:305/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Canceled
*Please note that Pre-Intermediate 2 is available under East Bay, San Mateo, and Palo Alto.
Pre-Intermediate 3Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 8/5 (No Class on 6/24 & 7/1)Online via Zoom
Intermediate 2Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 8/3 (No Class on 6/22 & 6/29)Online via Zoom
Intermediate 3Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:505/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced 1Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Canceled
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:505/6-7/22Online via Zoom

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 2Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:005/7 - 7/23Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:005/5 - 7/28 (No class 5/19)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT

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 2Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:005/7 - 7/23Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:005/5 - 7/28 (No class 5/19)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT

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
Beginning 4Vanasupa-senseiFri. 6:00-8:005/7 - 7/23Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 2Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:305/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:004/27 - 7/13Online via Zoom

Location *when we resume in-person classes

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


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 4Vanasupa-senseiFri. 6:00-8:005/7 - 7/23Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 2Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:305/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Vanasupa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:004/27 - 7/13Online via Zoom

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 1Iizuka-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 3Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:005/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Pre-Advanced 7Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom

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 1Iizuka-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 3Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:005/5 - 7/21Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Pre-Advanced 7Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom

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 1: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 4: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:004/26 - 7/19 (No Class on 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 2: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Beginning 4: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Canceled
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:004/28 - 7/21 (No Class on 7/14)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced 3: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiResume in Fall

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 1: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 4: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:004/26 - 7/19 (No Class on 7/5)Online via Zoom
Beginning 2: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via Zoom
Beginning 4: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiMon. 6:00-8:005/3 - 8/2 (No Class on 5/31 & 7/5)Online via Zoom
Canceled
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:005/4 - 7/20Online via Zoom
Intermediate 1: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:004/28 - 7/21 (No Class on 7/14)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced 3: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:005/6 - 7/22Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiResume in Fall

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

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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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