Japanese Group Classes

Spring 2021 Registration will start at the beginning of December! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Spring 2021 classes 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
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 1Shimizu-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/11 - 4/5 (No Class on 2/15)Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 3Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:301/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 4Shimizu-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Otsuka-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:301/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 1Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate SP*Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:501/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Advanced SP*Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/11 - 4/12 (No Class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:501/14 - 4/1Online 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 1Shimizu-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/11 - 4/5 (No Class on 2/15)Online via Zoom

Coming Soon
Beginning 3Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:301/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 4Shimizu-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Otsuka-senseiThurs. 6:30-8:301/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate 1Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Intermediate SP*Minami-senseiTue. 5:50-7:501/12 - 3/30Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Advanced SP*Fairchild-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/11 - 4/12 (No Class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:501/14 - 4/1Online 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 1Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:001/15 - 4/2Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online 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 1Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:001/15 - 4/2Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online 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
Beginning 3Vanasupa-senseiFri. 5:30-7:301/15 - 4/2Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 5:30-7:301/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:301/13 - 3/31Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3Vanasupa-senseiTue. 5:30-7:301/5 - 3/23Online 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
Beginning 3Vanasupa-senseiFri. 5:30-7:301/15 - 4/2Online via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 5:30-7:301/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:301/13 - 3/31Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3Vanasupa-senseiTue. 5:30-7:301/5 - 3/23Online 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 2Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 6Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online 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 2Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 1Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/13 - 3/31Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via ZoomComing Soon
Intermediate 2Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 6Ino-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online 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: SunnyvaleKudo-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online Via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:00TBAOnline via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 1: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/8 (No class on 2/18)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 3: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:00TBAOnline via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 2: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online 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: SunnyvaleKudo-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online Via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 4: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 3: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:00TBAOnline via ZoomComing Soon
Beginning 1: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/8 (No class on 2/18)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Beginning 3: San JoseHisamura (Toshi)-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/11 - 4/12 (No class on 1/18 & 2/15)Online via Zoom
Coming Soon
Pre-Intermediate 2: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/12 - 3/30Online via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Intermediate 4: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:00TBAOnline via ZoomComing Soon
Pre-Advanced 2: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online via ZoomComing Soon
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/14 - 4/1Online 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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