Japanese Language Workshops

Our language program is for Japan Society Members only.

Starting Spring 2020, we manage all language program registration and membership status via Bookeo.

  • For returning students: You can sign in here to register or to renew your membership.
  • For new students: You can sign up here for both the appropriate membership and your courses together through Bookeo.

Schedule & Locations

*All courses are conducted in Pacific Time.

Workshop Name DateTimeLocationInstructorFeeRegistration
Confident conversing for beginners: にほんご Chit ChatStarting May 24 (Tuesday 12 sessions)6:30PM-8:00PM
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomSakamoto-sensei$275SOLD OUT
Movie Chat: Watch and Discuss!Starting April 5 (Tuesday 7 sessions)6:30PM-8:00PM
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomSakamoto-sensei$230SOLD OUT
Confident conversing for beginners: にほんご Chit ChatStarting January 11 (Tuesday 12 sessions)6:30PM-8:00PM
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomSakamoto-sensei$275SOLD OUT
Exploring how to write in Japanese: 60 min private sessionAvailable dates:
9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/7, 9/9, 9/16, 9/17

*Each session is 60 minutes long. You can only sign up for one session, but sign-ups for multiple sessions are also welcome!
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomYuri-sensei$35Closed
JLPT Crash Course: N4 & N5June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 (Wednesday 5 sessions)5:30PM-7:30PMOnline Via ZoomVanasupa-sensei$275CLOSED
Confident conversing for beginners: にほんご Chit ChatStarting May 11 (Tuesday 12 sessions)6:30PM-8:00PM
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomSakamoto-sensei$275SOLD OUT
Business JapaneseBusiness Japanese Workshop4/6 - 4/27 (every Tuesday for 4 weeks)5:50PM-7:50PMOnline Via ZoomMinami-sensei$225SOLD OUT
How to Speak Casually with Friends: Tameguchi 101April 10, 17, 24 (Saturday 3 sessions)5:00PM-6:00PM
(Pacific Time)
Online Via ZoomYuri-sensei$105SOLD OUT
JLPT PREP 3/10 (Wednesday)5:30PM-7:00PMOnline Via ZoomVanasupa-sensei$35
($50 for Non-Member)


Please read carefully before enrolling in the workshops


  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 workshop.
  2. Student contact information collected from the registration process may be given to the instructor of the workshop for teaching and/or emergency purposes.
  3. All students attending workshops must be at least 18 years old unless otherwise specified. If you are interested in language classes for children under the age of 16, we recommend our private tutoring options.
  4. Workshops 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 workshop. While we try to avoid these changes, we reserve the right to make them as needed.
  6. Please keep your receipt of fee payment when you register online.



  1. Workshops with low enrollment may be cancelled. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, a workshop 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 session, that session will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  3. Cancellations made 5 days or more in advance of the workshop’s starting date will receive a 100% refundAfter that, fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. Requests for fee refunds can be made by emailing [email protected].
  4. Membership fees paid at the time of registration are non-refundable.



  1. Students who wish to have a certificate of completion can request one by emailing [email protected]at the end of the workshop.

How to Speak Japanese Like a Real Person

Are you interested in learning everyday spoken Japanese? Do you want to know the ins and outs of interacting with peers or housemates? Come join us to improve your Japanese through Netflix’s well-known show Terrace House!   >>>Read More

Learn Japanese for Travel

You have a plan to visit Japan and must be excited. However, do you have basic Japanese language skills to make your trip easier? Take our short-term course to learn how to make your trip to Japan less stressful and more fun!   >>>Read More

Join Our Newsletter

Stay up to date on upcoming Japan Society events and activities.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search