Japanese Language Courses Auckland 2019


  • Various levels.
  • Small classes 4-10 students max.
  • One 2-hour class per week.
  • Classes from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 10 week term (total $300/term + one-off $30 NZJS membership fee).

See the course description for current openings. 

Our new courses are slated to commence in May 2020. We will post information towards the end of 2019 with details of how to enrol.

Contact: edu@nzjapan.net if you have any questions.

  • Summer Travel Japanese Course Available!!! A short four week (January 8th – 29th) course focusing on phrases and sentences that are important when travelling to Japan. This course is aimed at beginners who have limited experience in learning Japanese. The course will not be going over grammar rules or the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji), just main sentences and phrases necessary when travelling.
    • Classes are once a week, two hours per class, $30 per lesson (total $120) 
    • Available dates and times:
      • Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 seats available.
      • Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 10 seats available.
      • Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 seats available.
      • Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 10 seats available.
    • For more information, please contact edu@nzjapan.net 
  • Beginners: For those who have limited experience of learning Japanese. This course uses the textbook Japanese for Busy People 1. Students need to purchase their own textbook, Japanese for Busy People – Romanized version, which can be purchased online at Amazon. Start Date for term 4: The week of October 14th
    • Current availabilities: Wednesday class, 3 students. Thursday class 4 students. 
    • These classes are currently two terms into the course (approximately 40h in class) but it would be perfect to join if you already have a basic knowledge of Japanese. For this class, you should be able to introduce yourself in Japanese, be able to read some Hiragana, know some basic verbs, and able to put together basic sentences (e.g. use verbs in a sentence, converse about prices of objects, etc.)
    • If you would like to join a class or would like to come along for a FREE trial class, please contact edu@nzjapan.net 
  • Pre-Intermediate: For those who have completed the Beginners Parts 1~4, or have studied basic Japanese for about one year. This course uses the textbook Japanese for Busy People 2. 
    • Current availabilities: Wednesday class, 2 students.
    • If you would like to join a class or would like to come along for a FREE trial class, please contact edu@nzjapan.net 
  • Lower Intermediate: This course uses the textbook Genki 2. Start Date Late April 2020.
  • Upper Intermediate: This course uses the textbook Chuukyuu wo manabou (中級を学ぼう). 
  • Advanced: TBA. Start Date Late April 2020
  • All the current availabilities (until late April 2020) are currently ongoing classes, and are not starting at the beginning of each textbook. For more details on how far along these classes are, please contact edu.nzjapan.net 

Annual NZJS membership fee ($30), plus class fee ($300/ 10 week term). Payment per TERM. Students must also purchase their own textbook.

Ellen Melville Centre (formerly known as Pioneer Women’s Hall) in the CBD. Corner High Street & Freyberg Place.