Group Classes

2020 Spring Class Registration is now open!


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 Member 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.

*You can check if your Bookeo account has been set up properly by signing up for a test class here.


Class Schedule & Locations


San Francisco

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Shimizu-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:501/16-4/23 (No class on 1/23, 3/26 & one more in March)MoFo SF
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiFri. 6:30-8:301/17-4/3Werqwise 6A
Beginning 2Otsuka-senseiSat. 6:30-8:301/18-4/4Werqwise 6A
Beginning 3Takagi-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/16-4/2MoFo SF
Beginning 4Otsuka-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)
Gigster
Pre-Intermediate 2Takagi-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/21-4/7Figma
Pre-Intermediate 3Fairchild-senseiTue. 6:30-8:301/14-3/31Werqwise 4A
Pre-Intermediate 4Otsuka-senseiWed. 6:30-8:301/15-4/1Werqwise 6A
IntermediateYonezawa-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/14-3/31Werqwise 6A
Pre-AdvancedFairchild-senseiMon. 6:30-8:301/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)Werqwise 4A
AdvancedMinami-senseiThurs. 5:50-7:501/16-4/16 (No class on 3/12 & 3/19)MoFo SF

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

Class
Instructor
Day / Time (pm)
Dates
Bldg / Room
Register Below
Beginning 1
Shimizu-sensei
Thurs. 5:50-7:50
1/16-4/23 (No class on 1/23, 3/26 & one more in March)
MoFo SF
Beginning 2
Otsuka-sensei
Fri. 6:30-8:30
1/17-4/3
Werqwise
Beginning 2
Otsuka-sensei
Sat. 6:30-8:30
1/18-4/4
Werqwise
Beginning 3
Takagi-sensei
Thurs. 6:00-8:00
1/16-4/2
MoFo SF
Beginning 4
Otsuka-sensei
Mon. 6:30-8:30
1/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20&2/17)
Gigster
Pre-Intermediate 2
Takagi-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1/21-4/7
FIGMA
Pre-Intermediate 3
Fairchild-sensei
Tue. 6:30-8:30
1/14-3/31
Werqwise
Pre-Intermediate 4
Otsuka-sensei
Wed. 6:30-8:30
1/15-4/1
Werqwise
Intermediate
Yonezawa-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1/14-3/31
Werqwise
Pre-Advanced
Fairchild-sensei
Mon. 6:30-8:30
1/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20&2/17)
Werqwise
Advanced
Minami-sensei
Thurs. 5:50-7:50
1/16-4/16 (No class on 3/12 & 3/19)
MoFo SF

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 2 Fairchild-senseiFri. 6:00-8:001/17-4/3Oakstop17 in Oakland
Beginning 3 Naito-senseiTue. 6:15-8:151/14-3/31Clif Bar in Emeryville
Pre-Intermediate 1Fairchild-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/15-4/1TBA

Location

  • Oakstop17 [map] 1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Clif Bar & Company [map]
  • Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives [map] 2150 Shattuck Ave. STE230, Berkeley, CA 94704


East Bay

Class
Teacher
Day / Time (pm)
Dates
Bldg / Room
Register Below
Beginning 2
Fairchild-sensei
Fri. 6:00-8:00
1/17-4/3
Oakstop17 in Oakland
Beginning 3
Naito-sensei
Tue. 6:15-8:15
Clif Bar in Emeryville
Pre-Intermediate 1
Fairchild-sensei
Wed. 6:00-8:00
1/15-4/1
TBA

Location

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

  • Clif Bar & Company [map]


San Mateo

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 1Vanasupa-senseiThurs. 5:30-7:301/16-4/2RakuNest
Beginning 2Onuma-senseiWed. 5:30-7:301/15-4/1RakuNest
Beginning 4Vanasupa-senseiTue. 5:30-7:301/14-3/31RakuNest

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


San Mateo

Class
Instructor
Day / Time (pm)
Dates
Bldg / Room
Register Below
Beginning 1
Vanasupa-sensei
Thurs. 5:30-7:30
1/16-4/2
RakuNest
Beginning 2
Onuma-sensei
Tue. 5:30-7:30
1/15-4/1
RakuNest
Beginning 4
Vanasupa-sensei
Tue. 5:30-7:30
1/14-3/31
RakuNest

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


Palo Alto

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning 2Yamada-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/21-4/7Morrison Foerster
Beginning 3Yamada-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/23-4/9Morrison Foerster
Beginning 4Iizuka-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/22-4/8Morrison Foerster
Pre-Intermediate 1Iizuka-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/7-4/14 (No class on 1/21, 2/18, 3/17)Wilson Soncini
Pre-Intermediate 3 Iizuka-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/23-4/9Morrison Foerster
Pre-AdvancedIno-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/21-4/7Morrison Foerster

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

Class
Teacher
Day / Time (pm)
Dates
Bldg / Room
Register Below
Beginning 2
Yamada-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1//21-4/7
Morrison Foerster
Beginning 3
Yamada-sensei
Thurs. 6:00-8:00
1/23-4/9
Morrison Foerster
Beginning 4
Iizuka-sensei
Wed. 6:00-8:00
1/22-4/8
Morrison Foerster
Pre-Intermediate 1
Iizuka-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1/7-4/14 (No class on 1/21, 2/18, 3/17)
Wilson Soncini
Pre-Intermediate 3
Iizuka-sensei
Thu. 6:00-8:00
1/23-4/9
Morrison Foerster
Pre-Advanced
Ino-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1/21-4/7
Morrison Foerster

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


San Jose / Sunnyvale

ClassInstructorDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginner Survival JapaneseNishida-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/15-4/1Sony
Beginning 1Nishida-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Beginning 2Sawaguchi-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)Sony
Beginning 3Smith-senseiTue. 6:00-8:001/14-3/31Sony
Beginning 4Ikunaga-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/27-4/20 (No class on 2/17)Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Beginning 5Hisamura-senseiMon. 6:00-8:001/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Pre-Intermediate 1Ikunaga-senseiWed. 6:00-8:001/29-4/15Sony
IntermediateYokoyama-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/16-4/2Sony
Conversation Boot CampMatsui-senseiThurs. 6:00-8:001/16-4/2Sony

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


San Jose / Sunnyvale

Class
Instructor
Day / Time (pm)
Dates
Bldg / Room
Register Below
Beginner Survival Japanese
Nishida-sensei
Mon. 6:00-8:00
1/15-4/1
Sony
Beginning 1
Nishida-sensei
Mon. 6:00-8:00
1/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)
Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Beginning 2
Sawaguchi-sensei
Mon. 6:00-8:00
1/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)
Fujitsu Labo
Sony
Beginning 3
Smith-sensei
Tue. 6:00-8:00
1/14-3/31
Sony
Beginning 4
Ikunaga-sensei
Mon. 6:00-8:00
1/27-4/20 (No class on 2/17)
Fujitsu Labo
Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Beginning 5
Hisamura-sensei
Mon. 6:00-8:00
1/13-4/13 (No class on 1/20 & 2/17)
Fujitsu Labo
Fujitsu Laboratories of America,Inc.
Pre-Intermediate 1
Ikunaga-sensei
Wed. 6:00-8:00
1/29-4/15
Sony
Intermediate
Yokoyama-sensei
Thu. 6:00-8:00
1/16-4/2
Sony
Conversation Boot Camp
Matsui-sensei
Thu. 6:00-8:00
1/16-4/2
Sony

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

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Group Class Policies

Please read carefully before enrolling in the classes

  • Class Change After Registration: Before the third week of the term, students may change class levels with the instructor’s approval. To request a change, please contact the Japan Society Language Class Coordinator by email to [email protected] .
  • Class Cancellation After Registration: Before the end of the second week of the term, students may cancel a class and receive a prorated refund of the class tuition. After that, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. Please note that membership fees paid at the time of registration are non-refundable. Requests for tuition refunds may be made by email to [email protected] .
  • Language classes will continue with a minimum of five students enrolled. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, a class is cancelled, students already enrolled will receive a full refund.
  • Classes cancelled due to holidays or teacher emergencies will be rescheduled.
  • If there are no students present within the first 20 minutes of the scheduled class, the class will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Student contact information collected from the registration process may be given to the instructor of the class for teaching and emergency purposes.
  • Please note that the student attending the class must be at least 16 years old. If you are interested in language classes for children under the age of 16, we recommend our semi-private or private class options.
  • Occasionally we are required to replace an instructor, change the schedule and/or the location of a class. While we try to avoid these changes, we reserve the right to make them as needed.
  • Completion of these courses does not grant equivalence of 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.
  • Keep your receipt for tuition payment when you register online. Receipts for phone orders will be emailed to you, please keep for your records.

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