Learn Japanese in Orange County

Japanese-classesThe Orange County Lingual Institute is the premier Japanese language school in Orange County, offering Costa Mesa Japanese classes for all levels of Orange County Japanese students. The Japanese courses are taught at our new facility next to the South Coast Plaza at a cost of $295 per eight-week term. Formerly the Orange County branch of the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, we take pride in offering Orange County’s premier Japanese instruction using highly educated native-speaking Japanese teachers and university texts. Japanese language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

When you want to learn Japanese in Orange County, the Orange County Lingual Institute at South Coast Plaza is your best choice.

Current Schedule of Japanese Classes

We offer as comprehensive a schedule of Orange County Japanese classes as possible. The levels of classes scheduled reflect our current students’ needs and the anticipated requirements of new students. We may also offer a semi-private Japanese class or private Japanese lessons for any level of Japanese. All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during an eight-week term. Below are the currently scheduled Japanese language classes.

Spring I Term (3/4/24 - 5/2/24)Spring II Term (5/6/24 - 6/27/24)
Beg IM7:35p In-PersonBeg IT7:35p In-Person
Beg IIM6:00p In-PersonBeg IIM7:35p In-Person
Beg II+Th6:00p In-PersonBeg II+M6:00p In-Person
Int IM7:35p In-PersonInt ITh6:00p In-Person
Int I+Th7:35p In-PersonInt I+M7:35p In-Person
Int IIM6:00p In-PersonInt II+M6:00p In-Person
Int III+W7:35p In-PersonInt IVW7:35p In-Person
Int VT6:00p In-PersonInt V+T6:00p In-Person
Int VIM7:35p In-PersonInt VI+Th7:35p In-Person
Int X+M7:35p OnlineInt XIM7:35p Online
Int XIV+M6:00p OnlineInt XVM6:00p Online
AdvW6:00p OnlineAdvW6:00p Online

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call; we often add beginning classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Why you should enroll in our Japanese Classes

Japanese-TeacherThe Orange County Lingual Institute is your best choice for learning Japanese in Orange County. We are Orange County’s Premier Language School:

  • The Best Value–Tuition prices for Japanese courses are kept low, but not at the sacrifice of high quality Japanese teachers, facilities and staff attention. We sell Japanese textbook prices at cost so that our students can afford the highest quality university Japanese textbooks.
  • The Best Teachers–We carefully select our Japanese teachers and attract the best teachers with very competitive compensation. Our teachers care about their students and create a dynamic, supportive environment which is most conducive to learning.
  • The Best Location–We are located in the heart of the South Coast Plaza next to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, within walking distance of superb dining and shopping.
  • The Best Experience–Experienced, caring teachers, university textbooks, intimate classes, attentive staff, a new facility, and convenient parking are some of the tangibles that make this the best experience

The real test is customer satisfaction. Our Japanese students return to us term after term because their progress is palpable and their excitement is learning is sustained. They know they are gaining the skills and knowledge to truly communicate in Japanese rather than simply recite phrases. Our outstanding faculty, intimate Japanese classes and university curricula are worth the investment; our students see the value and return.

Come experience what many others in the Orange County area including the communities of Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Orange, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Newport Beach, Buena Park, Lake Forest, Tustin, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Fountain Valley, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Cypress, Brea, Stanton, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Seal Beach, Long Beach, and other nearby cities have discovered…the best Japanese courses in Orange County.

JapaneseSceneIf you are not based in the Orange County area, we are proud to recommend the following language schools that teach Japanese and many other languages with a comprehensive well-rounded and high-quality approach to teaching in a small classroom environment:

Beverly Hills, CA: Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Monterey, CA: Monterey Institute

Japanese Links:
Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
Japanese National Tourist Organization
Japanese Travel Info

Oou reviews say it all (click for additional reviews):

Alisa A.
July 3, 2023

Excellent classes, small class sizes, great professor and great administration.
Phia S.
January 12, 2023

After moving to a bigger city, I am adoring all of the amenities OC has to offer; OC Lingual institute being high on the list! I speak conversational...
Kolya I.
August 6, 2019

Absolutely cosmopolitan selection of languages and people on offer with excellent service and wonderful teachers. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking to learn another language
Amin P.
August 6, 2019

Clean and luxury environment, very great, kind and professional teachers...I got the accent reduction class it was so useful.
Henriette H R.
August 11, 2019

Great teachers. Amazing staff supports. Best location in oc. Convenient and safe parking. Classes are rich in contents and appropriate. The private classes are reasonably priced and very very practical. Highly recommended.
Monica D.
June 20, 2019

I have been going to OCLI for nearly a year, and I have enjoyed the experience of learning new languages with awesome, effective, and welcoming instructors and staff. Learning languages is important to me and I am so grateful this incredible resource is available to Orange County.
Judy T.
April 4, 2019

The teachers are excellent and the staff is efficient and friendly. The school is very well run and organized. My husband and I take classes there are we both impressed with the quality of instruction and the administration staff. The parking is convenient and the school validates the parking for the time in class. We would recommend this school for language students.
Dianne P.
August 3, 2018

Wonderful place to learn a new language. They offer many language classes. Native speaking teachers with great experience of teaching. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Strongly recommend !!!