Japanese Group Lessons
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Group Lessons will resume in September and registration will open in August. 

If you'd like to see what classes we offered for our Spring 2022 semester, please check out the event page here.

We hope to see you in the fall!

The JSB Placement Test

Coming soon.




$30 per lesson

General Tuition


$25.50 per lesson

JSB Member Tuition

Students, as membership is $25, we recommend becoming a member before paying for classes

The Tobira Textbook

JSB Japanese Group Lessons use the Tobira Textbook System. There are three different books: Book 1 is used for the Beginner 1, 2, 3 and Advanced Beginner 1 classes, Book 2 (pilot version) is used for all Intermediate classes, and Book 3 (Gateway to Advanced Japanese) is used for our Advanced classes.

If your class uses Tobira Beginning Japanese Volume 2 (pilot version), we will mail you a copy free of charge. Please let us know your mailing address at the time of registration. 


The Advanced Beginner 2 class will continue to use the pilot version of Book 1. If you are joining at this level, please contact language@japansocietyboston.org.    


Otherwise, please follow the links below to purchase your correct textbook for your course:


For the Pre-Advanced Conversation course, textbook purchase is not required. However, if you would like a copy of the textbook used in this course, click the button below:


1. Tuition

  • Tuition is payable by credit card on the registration website.

  • Tuition is non-refundable for any reason after classes begin.  

  • You are welcome to try out different levels during the first two weeks for free.

  • To receive the membership tuition rate, students must be members at the time of registration. Please note that JSB membership fees paid at the time of registration are non-refundable. 

2. Class

  • Class size is minimum 4 students and maximum 8 students.

  • Classes cancelled due to inclement weather and other emergency situations will be rescheduled after the 10-week session.

  • Students must be at least 16 years old to be able to attend group classes. If you are younger than 16, we may be able to offer you private lessons.

  • Student contact information will be shared with our instructors for teaching and emergency purposes.  

  • Please contact language@japansocietyboston.org if you experience any technical difficulties with Zoom.

  • The language school and its instructors will not record the lessons on Zoom.


Any questions? Please email language@japansocietyboston.org


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 refer to https://www.aatj.org/jlpt-us.