Japanese Classes


Otamajakushi & Kaeru

Otamajakushi (Tadpole) 3 ~ 4 yrs.
Kaeru (Frog) 5 ~ 6 yrs.

Students will learn, play and sing in a Japanese immersion-style class. Each session will have a theme based on everyday vocabulary such as food, colors, shapes, and animals. Students will be able to use the theme vocabulary throughout the ten week session as we listen to stories, play games, sing songs, and participate in class activities together.

Classes are held once a week, and every class will include vocabulary, storytime, music and rhythm activities, and crafts to help children learn Japanese!

Otamajakushi and Kaeru will have the same session themes and similar material, but different vocabulary and activities for younger and older learners. Classes are designed to be repeated: no session is the same, so students can enjoy a brand-new class every time! Classes are open for all levels; no prior experience in Japanese language is required.

Tamago, Hiyoko, & Tori



(Egg) 7 & up

Parent or Guardian participation is not requested. We will provide instructional guides to assist parents in their children’s learning process on a weekly basis and homework.

Practice makes perfect. In this class our goal is to master the 46 Hiragana. We will ensure proper stroke order is being used, and learn to integrate new vocabulary in our day-to-day lives.

To assist children in understanding the elements and traditions that make up the Japanese culture, we offer a multi-faceted approach that incorporates fun features such as games, cuisine, and origami.

Students will learn:

✓ Traditional Japanese games such as Otedama and Ayatori
✓ How to prepare food items such as Omusubi
✓ Origami folding of diverse shapes and designs
✓ Singing and Strumming Popular music
✓ How to read and write Hiragana
✓ Japanese Songs

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(Chick) 7 & up

Prerequisite: Ability to read Hiragana. Writing Hiragana is a plus!

Hiyoko helps students learn numbers, Dakuon Hiragana and more. We introduce Kanji, and start to learn general time counting.

We also teach proper greeting styles, and master Hiragana recognition.

Children will learn fun new songs, origami folding, and more about the Japanese culture!



(Chicken / Rooster) 7 & up

Hiragana reading mastery is required + all Dakuon e.g. Ga, Gi, Gu, Gya, Gyu, etc., & the ability to write Hiragana is a plus (to avoid any confusion with Katakana).

Incorporating conversation and writing in daily activities, Tori classes build on past content and introduce adidtional vocabulary through Katakana.

We teach Japanese culture, introduce easy conversational skills, particles, writing easy sentences, and lots of fun new songs as well as Origami.

After completion of Tamago, Hiyoko, and Tori classes: students should be able to read all Hiragana, Katakana (including Dakuon), be able to write characters, as well as basic recognition of introductory Kanji characters.

After completing Tori Class, students will be ready to use text books. Based on the students focus, we utilize any of the following books:

we utilize any of the following books:

☞ Japanese for Young People
☞ Japanese from Zero
☞ Minna no Nihongo
☞ Adventures in Japanese

(Summer Special)
Japanese Culture Class (7 & up)

Wednesdays: 3:45 ~ 4:30pm
☞ June 20 ~ July 18
(No class July 4th)
4 week session
Japanese Culture Class is for anyone age 7 and up. No experience is required!

Session days
& times

Otamajakushi (3 ~ 4 yrs.)
Sundays: 2:15 ~ 3:00pm
(No class Sept. 2nd or Nov. 25th)
Tuesdays: 10:00 ~ 10:45am
(No class Dec. 25th)
Wednesdays: 1:30 ~ 2:15pm
(No class Dec. 26th)
Thursdays: 1:00 ~ 1:45pm
(No class Nov. 22)

(You may join any class for a makeup lesson,
one (1) makeup is allowed per month)

Kaeru (5 ~ 6 yrs.)
Sundays: 4:15 ~ 5:00pm
(No class Sept. 2nd), or Nov. 25th
Tuesdays: 3:00 ~ 3:45pm
(No class Dec. 25th)
Wednesdays: 3:00 ~ 3:45pm
(No class Nov. 21st)
Thursdays: 10:00 ~ 10:45am
(No class Nov. 22nd)

(You may join any class for a makeup lesson,
one (1) makeup is allowed per month)

Tamago (7 & up)

Sundays: 3:30 ~ 4:00
☞ March 11 ~ May 20
(Class is closed to new enrollment)
(No class April 1st)
Makeup day: May 27th

Sundays: 1:30 ~ 2:15pm
☞ July 22 ~ September 30
(No class September 2nd)
Makeup day: October 7th

Hiyoko (7 & up)

Sundays: 3:30 ~ 4:15pm
☞ June 17 ~ August 19th
Makeup day: August 26th

Sundays: 1:30 ~ 2:15pm
☞ October 14 ~ December 16
(No class November 25th)
Makeup day: December 23rd

Tori (7 & up)

Wednesdays: 3:45 ~ 4:30pm
☞ March 28 ~ May 30
(Class is closed to new enrollment)
Makeup day: June 3rd (Sunday), 3:30 ~ 4:00pm
☞ July 25 ~ September 26
Makeup day: October 3rd

Sundays: 3:30 ~ 4:15pm
☞ September 9 ~ November 11
Makeup day: November 18th