In 2000, we changed our name from Northeast Association of Secondary Teachers of Japanese (NEASTJ) to the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECTJ) to cover not only secondary education, but also a wider range of levels including elementary and education for children of Japanese heritage. We now also offer workshops on how to use a computer and we cater for both American and Japanese students.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECTJ) is to broaden Japanese language education in the northeastern area of the country and to assist educators in their professional work as teachers of Japanese language and culture. The majority of our work focuses on the high school level, but we also work with educators at American middle & elementary schools and schools for children of Japanese heritage. We recognize that teachers need constant support and practical information, opportunities to pool their talents, and to share information about effective classroom practices. Our members are also engaged in grassroots relations with community administration and other school partners. Our students come from all ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds in the US, and those who learn Japanese language and culture contribute greatly to relations between America and Japan in many profound ways.

Contact us in New York, New York, to learn more about the Japanese language with our Japanese classes.