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 Spring 2021 online?

Click Here to Register Online

Spring Semester – February 1, 2021 – June 7, 2021

We will have a new Introductory Beginner level 1 class.

Click Here to Download 2020-2021 Registration form

 We will send you Zoom information, when we receive your registration and tuition.  Mail early to secure your space.  You may change class level after the first class.  We accept students as long as there is a space in an on going higher level classes.

1. After register  online, get a bank 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.)   Do not send cash.  If you send a personal check, you cannot attend a class until the check clears at the bank.  We are not responsible for slow delivery, or a lost mail.

   One semester class is $210.  BCS members’ tuition is $150 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

Tuition does not include textbook. See textbook chart.  Tuition check must be received by mail before 1/15/2021 in order to have your check processed, and to get  Zoom information before the class starts.  After 1/15/2021, we recommend you send a bank check.

Returned check fee
Late payment fee
Class observation fee – Contact Adult Class Dean first.  We recommend you send a Bank check, so you can observe the class right after we receive your payment.   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: Recommend our school to your family and friends and get $10 back!  When your friend/family member registers and pays as a new student to Sakura Gakuen Adult or Youth program, you will get $10 back.   If you introduce us to two new students, you will get $20, and so on.

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 6:00~7:25 pm
Beginner Conversation Level 2 7:30 pm~8:55 pm6:00~7:25 pm
Beginner Conversation Level 3 7:30~8:55 pm7:30~8:55 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 1 6:00~7:25 pm7:30~8:55 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 2 6:00 pm~7:25 pm 6:00~7:25 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 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. 2 (ISBN: 978-4-89358-883-18) and JLPT N3 Kanji Master
and Basic Kanji Book vol.1, (ISBN: 978-4-89358-882-1) for reference
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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