Group Classes


Summer semester information will be announced at the end of March.

Tuition / Fee

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Group Class

*Transaction fees will apply.

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Class Schedule & Locations

San Francisco

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegistration
Beginning I NEW!OtsukaSat. 6:30-8:301/19-4/6JSNC Conf. RoomClosed
Beginning IOtsukaMon. 6:30-8:301/14-4/1JSNC Conf. RoomSold Out
Beginning IIOtsukaThu. 6:30-8:301/17-4/4JSNC Conf. RoomClosed
Beginning IIIOtsukaTue. 6:30-8:301/15-4/2DG717Closed
Intermediate ITakagiTue. 6:00-8:001/22-4/9JSNC ClassroomClosed
Intermediate IIOtsukaWed. 6:30-8:301/16-4/3JSNCClosed
Intermediate IIIFairchildWed. 6:30-8:301/16-4/3JSNC Conf. RoomClosed
Intermediate IV-1NaitoWed. 6:30-8:301/16-4/10GigsterClosed
Intermediate IV-3
OtsukaFri. 6:30-8:30p1/18-4/5JSNC ClassroomClosed
Intermediate VYonezawaTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/9JSNC Conf. RoomSold Out
Pre-AdvancedFairchildMon. 6:30-8:301/14-4/1JSNC ClassroomClosed
AdvancedMinamiThu. 5:50-7:501/17-4/4JSNC ClassroomClosed

Japan Society of Northern California [map] 500 Washington St, Suite 300, San Francisco
DG717 [map] 717 Market St, San Francisco


ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning I NaitoTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/9JSPS San Francisco (Berkeley)Sold Out
Beginning II FairchildTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/2JSPS San Francisco (Berkeley)Closed

JSPS San Francisco [map] 2001 Addison St, Suite 260, Berkeley

San Mateo

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning IVanaspaTue. 5:30-7:301/15-4/2RakuNestSold Out
Beginning IIOnumaWed. 5:30-7:301/16-4/3RakuNestClosed

RakuNest [map] 900 Concar Dr, San Mateo

San Jose

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning INishidaTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/2Sony AuditoriumClosed
Beginning IIHisamuraMon. 6:00-8:001/14-4/8Sony AuditoriumClosed
Beginning IIIWangThu. 6:00-8:001/17-4/4Akiyama Wellness CenterClosed
Intermediate IIidaWed. 6:00-8:001/16-4/3Akiyama Wellness CenterClosed
Intermediate IV-2IkunagaWed. 6:00-8:001/23-4/10Sony AuditoriumClosed
Intermediate VYokoyamaThu. 6:00-8:001/17-4/4Sony AuditoriumClosed
Pre-AdvancedYasutakeTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/2Sony Room 1FCancelled
Conversation Boot CampMatsuiThu. 6:00-8:001/17-4/4Sony Room 1FSold Out

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


ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning ISmith, KazukoTue. 6:00-8:001/22-4/9Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.Closed
Beginning IIIkunagaTue. 6:00-8:001/22-4/9Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.Closed

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

Palo Alto

ClassTeacherDay / Time (pm)DatesBldg / RoomRegister Below
Beginning IIizukaWed. 6:00-8:001/16-4/3Morrison FoersterClosed
Intermediate IIizukaTue. 6:00-8:001/8-4/23Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiSold Out
Intermediate IIIIizukaThu. 6:00-8:001/17-4/4Morrison FoersterClosed
Intermediate IV-2TsunoWed. 6:00-8:001/16-4/10Morrison FoersterClosed
AdvancedInoTue. 6:00-8:001/15-4/2Morrison FoersterClosed

Morrison Foerster [map]  A, 755 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [map]  650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto

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.
  • 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.
  • 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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