Japanese Language Schools
Here’s a listing of the Japanese language schools in New York City. When selecting a language school we recommend that you consider the atmosphere and environment of the school, reviews, class size, and other relevant criteria that relate to your language learning goals and interests.
A description is included with them that discusses a bit about their programs, background, and what they have to offer:
– Hills Learning
A comprehensive language school offering Japanese Classes for individuals, businesses and schools in New York City. Classes are available for beginners to advanced speakers of the language, including themes of conversation, business, and JLPT preparation. Private lessons are also available. They follow the SWIRL methodology, which focuses on all the speaking and listening components of the language.
– Japan Society
Japan Society has multiple levels of Japanese classes available through their Toyota Language Center. They’re also unique in that they have a teacher training program that trains how to teach Japanese. The overall goal of Japan Society is to promote Japanese culture in New York, and they offer a variety of special events including movie festivals and corporate events.
– Tenri Cultural Institute
The Tenri Cultural Institute actually is affiliated with a Japanese college in Japan. They offer multiple levels of group classes, from beginner to intermediate levels. They also have “kokugo” courses for Japanese expat’s children to learn Japanese. The institute also offers cultural events and performances like the Japan Society.
– Getitnyc.com (PC Tech)
This school has a joint partnership with a school in Japan to offer study abroad programs. They also have regular Japanese classes held in New York, and special discounted pricing, including classes being held on Saturdays.
This school is actually part of the Amity Language Institute, which also offers other language classes such as French. They’re located in the midtown area, near Grand Central Station. Their offerings include multiple levels of group classes, and also JLPT prep courses. Every semester they come out with a pdf file on their website to advertise their new course offerings.
– Language House LLC
Language House recently moved from central midtown to eastern midtown, but is still relatively near Grand Central Station. They have multiple offerings as well, offering private lessons, as well as group classes for teenagers as well as adults. Language House also caters to Japanese businesses looking for Japanese courses onsite at their companies, and lists these companies on their website.