Group Classes

Fall Group Class Registration is now open!!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Fall 2020 classes will be held online via Zoom.


Tuition / Fee

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

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.


Class Schedule & Locations


Class Schedule & Locations


San Francisco

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Beginning 3Shimizu-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
CLOSED
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiFri. 6:30-8:309/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 1Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
CANCELLED
*Please register at other locations
Pre-Intermediate 4Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
IntermediateYonezawa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-AdvancedFairchild-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via Zoom
CANCELLED
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT

Location
Japan Society of Northern California at Werqwise [map] 149 New Montgomery St, 4F, San Francisco CA 94105
Gigster [map] 301 Howard St #2100, San Francisco, CA 94105
Morrison & Foerster LLP [map] 425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Figma [map] 116 New Montgomery St #400, San Francisco, CA 94105


San Francisco

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via Zoom

SOLD OUT
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiTue. 6:30-8:309/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Beginning 3Shimizu-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
CLOSED
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiFri. 6:30-8:309/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 1Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 2Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
CANCELLED
*Please register at other locations
Pre-Intermediate 4Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
IntermediateYonezawa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT
Pre-AdvancedFairchild-senseiMon. 6:30-8:309/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via Zoom
CANCELLED
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via Zoom
SOLD OUT

Location
Japan Society of Northern California at Werqwise [map] 149 New Montgomery St, 4F, San Francisco CA 94105
Gigster [map] 301 Howard St #2100, San Francisco, CA 94105
Morrison & Foerster LLP [map] 425 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Figma [map] 116 New Montgomery St #400, San Francisco, CA 94105


East Bay

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 4 Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 3Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/9-12/2 (11/11 No Class)Online via Zoom

Location

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

  • Clif Bar & Company [map]


East Bay

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 4 Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:009/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via Zoom
Pre-Intermediate 3Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/9-12/2 (11/11 No Class)Online via Zoom

Location

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

  • Clif Bar & Company [map]


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2Vanasupa-senseiFri. 5:30-7:309/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 3Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 5:30-7:309/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 4Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:309/2-11/25 (11/11 No Class)Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiTue. 5:30-7:308/25-11/10Online via Zoom
CLOSED

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


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2Vanasupa-senseiFri. 5:30-7:309/11-12/4 (11/27 No Class)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 3Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 5:30-7:309/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 4Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:309/2-11/25 (11/11 No Class)Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-Intermediate 2Vanasupa-senseiTue. 5:30-7:308/25-11/10Online via Zoom
CLOSED

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


Palo Alto

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 4Sakamoto-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 6Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/2-11/25 (11/11 No Class)Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/1-11/17Online via ZoomCLOSED
IntermediateIizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-AdvancedIno-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomSOLD OUT

Location
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 1Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 4Sakamoto-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomCLOSED
Beginning 6Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/2-11/25 (11/11 No Class)Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-Intermediate 3Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/1-11/17Online via ZoomCLOSED
IntermediateIizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomCLOSED
Pre-AdvancedIno-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomSOLD OUT

Location
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: SunnyvaleKudo-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online Via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 3: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomCANCELLED
Pre-Intermediate 1: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-11/30Online via ZoomCancelled
Pre-Intermediate 2: SunnyvaleHisamura-senseiMon. 6:00-8:008/31-11/30 (9/7&10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 2: San JoseNishida-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/2-11/18Online via Zoom
CLOSED
Beginning 4: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomCANCELLED
Pre-Intermediate 1: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/9-11/25Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/10-10/15Online Via ZoomAvailable under "Language Workshops"

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

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


South Bay

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1: SunnyvaleKudo-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online Via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 3: SunnyvaleSmith-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomCANCELLED
Pre-Intermediate 1: SunnyvaleIkunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-11/30Online via ZoomCancelled
Pre-Intermediate 2: SunnyvaleHisamura-senseiMon. 6:00-8:008/31-11/30 (9/7&10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Beginning 2: San JoseNishida-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/2-11/18Online via Zoom
CLOSED
Beginning 4: San JoseSawaguchi-senseiMon. 6:00-8:009/14-12/7 (10/12 No Class)Online via ZoomCANCELLED
Pre-Intermediate 1: San JoseSmith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:009/8-11/24Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Intermediate 3: San JoseIkunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:009/9-11/25Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Pre-Advanced: San JoseYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/3-11/19Online via ZoomSOLD OUT
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:009/10-10/15Online Via ZoomAvailable under "Language Workshops"

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

Sunnyvale Location
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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