Adult Classes


Once a week (Monday), Zoom link will be shared once student is fully enrolled
Small groups (Individual attention!)
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.

Registration for Spring semester has started.
Spring Semester – January 31, 2022 – June 6, 2022

Returning students from the fall semester – Just mail your tuition and notify your teacher.

New Students Click Here to Register Online

New Beginner level 1 class for novice is at 6 pm.  If you wanted to take a placement quiz to determine which class to take, contact Mrs. Thomas with your back ground about your Japanese study.

1. After registering online, mail your tuition check payable to “Sakura Gakuen”.  Please write “Spring 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. BCS members’ tuition is $150 per semester class. (Tuition does not include textbook, and you must have one.)  Mail early to avoid late fee of $20. 

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 does not include textbook. See textbook chart.  Tuition check must be received by mail on or before Friday 1/14/2022 in order to have your check processed, and to get  Zoom information before the spring class starts.  Late fee of $20 applies after 1/15/2022. 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

Contact Thomas Sensei regarding descriptions of classes.

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.


Textbook information
Check this website to find out your level up to Pre-advanced level.
Beginner   all levels – Japanese for Busy People 3rd Edition, vol.I  by Kodansha International
 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1568363844
Intermediate all levels – Japanese for Busy People 3rd Edition, vol. II by Kodansha International
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1568363868
Pre-Advanced Class – Japanese for Busy People 3rd Edition, vol. III by Kodansha International
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4770030115
Advanced class – Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese by Korosio Publisher ISBN978-4-87424-447-0

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