Adult Classes

Once a week (Monday)
Small groups (Individual attention!)
No mandatory homework
Conversation classes without learning writing
Separate Reading/Writing classes offered
Cultural lessons and activity including cooking and potluck party
Experienced bilingual teachers who are native Japanese speakers.  Most of our teachers 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

Fall Semester - September 13, 2021 - January 24, 2022
Register to attend an on-going class, if you know some Japanese.

Click Here to Register Online

Classes with open spaces -Beginner level 2, Beginner level 3, Pre-advanced, and Advanced level 2.   If you wanted to take a placement quiz or want to be on a waiting list, contact Mrs. Thomas.

1. After register  online, and 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.   We are not responsible for slow delivery, or a lost mail.

   One semester class is $210. ($230 after 8/27/2021 with late fee) 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
We will notify you when we receive your tuition,  and the student guidelines will be sent to you.
We will send you Zoom class information a week before the class starts.

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


Adult Tuition (2021-2022 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 Friday 8/27/2022 in order to have your check processed, and to get  Zoom information before the class starts.  Late fee of $20 applies after 8/27/2021. We recommend you send a bank check for late registration.

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, or email notice. $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 2021 SPRING 2022 Tentative
Introductory Beginner Conversation
Level 1 (Novice)
(No knowledge of Japanese Language)
7:35 pm ~9:00 pm
Contact Mrs. Thomas if interested in a morning class.
6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm Registration starts in Dec. 2021
Beginner Conversation Level 2 6:00 pm~7:25 pm7:35 pm ~9:00 pm
Beginner Conversation Level 3 7:35 pm ~9:00 pm6:00 pm~7:25 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 1 Cancelled 7:35 pm ~9:00 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 2 7:35 pm ~9:00 pm Not offered
Intermediate Conversation Level 3Not offered 7:35 pm ~9:00 pm
Pre-Advanced Conversation6:00 ~ 7:25 pm 6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm Continue from fall class,
Advanced Conversation 1 (JLPT N4~ N3 level, but not prep class)6:00 pm~7:25 pm
Continue from Spring 2020 Pre-Advanced class
6:00 pm~7:25 pm, Continue from fall. class
Advanced Conversation 2 ( JLPT N2 ~ N1 level, but not prep class)7:35 pm ~9:00 pm 7:35~9:00 pm, continue from fall class
Reading/Writing KanjiContact Mrs. Thomas Contact Mrs. Thomas
JLPT N2 Prep 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 will notify you if the class did not have enough enrollment two weeks before the first day of the class.   If a class cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, we will suggest you to take a different class instead, or we will refund the tuition.   There will be no refund for “no-show”or dropping a class.

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 Conversation 1Japnaese for Busy People Vol, III, and
TOBIRA Gateway to Advanced Japanese by Kurosio Publishers ISBN 978-4-87424-529-3
Advanced Conversation 2TOBIRA Gateway to Advanced Japanese by Kurosio Publishers ISBN 978-4-87424-529-3

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