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.
✓ 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
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!
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:
☞ Japanese for Young People
☞ Japanese from Zero
☞ Minna no Nihongo
☞ Adventures in Japanese
11 & up
Knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana is required.
Our Intermediate Japanese class is a textbook-based group class. Students will progress through each chapter together in a fun and engaging group setting. Knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana is required, as well as the Japanese For Young People 1 textbook. Weekly homework will be provided to supplement class and textbook activities.
Japanese For Young People by AJALT International is a series designed to be an introductory textbook for middle-to-high school students. Basic vocabulary and grammar will be covered in small, progressive increments. Each chapter includes plenty of activities and also includes dialogue and conversation examples for students to perfect their speaking and listening skills!
Japanese 1Wednesdays: 5:00 ~ 5:45
Japanese 2Sundays: 3:15 ~ 4:00pm
Japanese 3To be announced...
Wednesdays: 5:45 ~ 6:30pm
Sundays: 4:00 ~ 4:45pm