Adult Classes

Once a week (Monday evenings)
Small groups (Individual attention!)
No mandatory homework
Conversation classes available without learning writing
Separate Reading/Writing classes offered
Cultural lessons and activity including cooking and potluck party
Experienced teachers who are native speakers/hold Teaching Credentials
from the Japanese Government and/or State of California
If you know some Japanese, you can join an ongoing class at anytime.

Student Guidelines
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Let's Learn Japanese

Want to register  for Fall 2020 online?

Click Here to Register Online

Fall Semester – August 31, 2020 – January 25, 2021

Space still available for Beginner level 2, Intermediate, and Advanced classes.

Click Here to Download 2020-2021 Registration form

 We will send you Zoom orientation information, when we receive your registration and tuition. You may change class level after the first class.  We accept students as long as there is a space in a class.

1. After register  online, write a check payable to “Sakura Gakuen” for tuition amount and write “Adult Class” on memo line.  Write your name on the check, if it is not on the check. (For example, your parent is paying for you.) Bank check or money order is acceptable.   Do not send cash.

   One semester class is $210.  BCS members’ tuition is $168 per semester class. (Tuition does not include textbook, and you must have one.)

2. Mail (United State Postal Service) tuition check to 

Sakura Gakuen  Adult Class
C/o North American Food Dist. Co. Inc.
3969 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, Ca. 95691

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Thomas by email


Adult Tuition (2020-2021 School Year)

Tuition per Semester class

Tuition for members of Buddhist Church of Sacramento (20% off)

Tuition does not include textbook. See textbook chart.  Tuition check must be received by mail before 8/31/2020 for orientation information.

Returned check fee
Late payment fee
Class observation fee – Contact Adult Class Dean first.  The fee must be received one week before the day. Class observation is available for classes that have openings.  If the class is full, students may observe for future registration for the next term. If you decide to take the class, it will be applied toward your tuition for the current semester, or the one immediately following. Please hold on to the original receipt. $20.00

* Tuition is due in-full at registration. Tuition does not include the cost of a textbook. There is no refund for No-Show.  There may be an additional charge for Kanji classes.**Tomodachi discount deal: Register with your friend and get $10 back!  When your friend/family member registers and pays as a new student to our Adult class program, you will get $10 credit for your tuition for the following semester.  If you introduce us to two new students, you will get $20, and so on.  Sorry, no other discount will applied, such as early discounts.

Class Schedule

Monday School - Adult Class Schedule

CLASSESFALL 2020 Tentative SPRING 2021 Tentative
Introductory Beginner Conversation
Level 1
(No knowledge of Japanese Language)
6:00~7:25 pm TBA
Beginner Conversation Level 2 7:30 pm~8:55 pmTBA
Beginner Conversation Level 3 7:30~8:55 pmTBA
Intermediate Conversation Level 1 6:00~7:25 pmTBA
Intermediate Conversation Level 2 6:00 pm~7:25 pm TBA
Intermediate Conversation 3TBA 6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm
Pre-Advanced Conversation6:00 ~ 7:25 pm 6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm Continue from fall class,
Advanced Conversation7:30 ~ 8:55 pm7:30~8:55 pm Continue from fall. class
After School Japanese Language Program for High School Students – Manga/Anime/ConversationContact Mrs. Thomas TBD
Reading/Writing KanjiKanji Semester #4,JLPT N4+ level Kanji 7:30 ~ 8:55 pm Contact Mrs. Thomas Kanji semester #5, JLPT N3 level 7:30~8:55 pm. Contact Mrs. Thomas
JLPT N2 Prep4:30? Contact Mrs. Thomas TBD

Monday After School Japanese Language Class (not available every semester)

This class is for high school students who are interested in Anime, Manga, everyday conversation and culture.  Students will learn natural spoken Japanese that you will hear and read in anime and manga.  By the end of the first semester, students will be able to read Hiragana letters used in Manga books, as well as to follow common daily conversation.  This class will be taught by a teacher who holds California Teaching Credential for the Japanese Language.  Textbooks is”Japanese in MangaLand”.  Manga, other textbooks, handout materials and internet websites will be used.

Refresher Conversation Class (not available every semester)

This class is for people who have learned Japanese at high school, college or by being in Japan. Basic knowledge of Japanese is required. We will work on mastering verb and adjective conjugations. We will focus on age, gender, and situation appropriate languages for effective communications.

Class Size

Minimum 8 students per class. First come (register and pay), first served. We do not offer classes that did not have enough demand at the time of registration. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, tuition will be refunded on the first day of the class. There will be no refund for “no-show”.

If you know some Japanese, don’t wait for next semester. You can join an ongoing class any time as long as there is room.


Please bring your textbook to the first day of class.

Beginner all levels: Level 1 textbook is Japanese for Busy People vol.1 (Revised 3rd edition) with CD.
There are two versions of this textbook. Get Romanized version:
Romanized version: Japanese text is written phonetically in English alphabets. (ISBN: 4770030088, newer prints: ISBN-13: 978-1568363844 or, ISBN-10: 1568363842) List price $27.
JBP Kana workbook (see below) is recommended for Beginner level 2 and 3 students. List price $14.
Intermediate levels 1~ 4: Japanese for Busy People vol. 2 (Revised 3rd Edition) with CD (ISBN: 1568363869 List price $29.)
Intermediate -Refresher Please bring your last text book and/or Japanese for Busy People vol. 2 (Revised 3rd Edition) with CD. (ISBN: 1568363869 List price $29.)
Pre-Advanced ConversationPlease bring your last textbooks that you used on the first day. Japanese for Busy People vol. 3 (Revised 3rd Edition) with CD (ISBN: 1568364032) List price $32.
Other material to be announced in the first class.
Reading/Writing Kana: Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook (ISBN: 1568364016 List price $14.)
Reading/Writing Kanji: Teacher material and Basic Kanji Book vol.1, (ISBN: 978-4-89358-882-1) vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-4-89358-883-18)
and $10 for teacher materials
Exam Prep: TBA. Please bring your current textbook on the first day.
Advanced ConversationTOBIRA Gateway to Advanced Japanese by Kurosio Publishers ISBN 978-4-87424-529-3

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