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.

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Let's Learn Japanese

Registration is closed for Spring 2020. Next registration is for Fall 2020.

Click Here to Download 2019-2020 Registration form

 You must register and pay tuition before attending a class.
You may change class level after first class.

1. Print Adult class registration form and fill in information.

2. Write a check payable to “Sakura Gakuen” for tuition amount.

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

3. Bring or mail your registration form and check to 

Sakura Gakuen Adult Class
c/o Buddhist Church of Sacramento
2401 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95818

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


Tuition (2019-2020 School Year)

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

Tuition does not include textbook. See textbook chart.

Returned check fee
Late payment fee
Class observation fee – Contact Adult Class Dean first.  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   cash

* 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 2019 SPRING 2020 Tentative
Introductory Beginner Conversation
Level 1
(No knowledge of Japanese Language)
6:00~7:25 pm -full
4:30~5:55 pm -open
7:30 pm~8:55 pm
Beginner Conversation Level 2 4:30~5:55 pm6:00 pm~7:25 pm
Beginner Conversation Level 3 6:00~7:25 pm4:30 pm~5:55 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 1 7:30 ~ 8:55 pm6:00 pm~7:25 pm
Intermediate Conversation Level 2 6:00 ~ 7:25 pm TBA
Intermediate Conversation 36:00 ~ 7:25 pm 6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm
Pre-Advanced conversation6:00 ~ 7:25 pm 6:00 pm~ 7:25 pm
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/ConversationNot offered TBD
Reading/Writing KanjiKanji Semester #2, N5, N4 level Kanji 7:30 ~ 8:55 pm Contact Mrs. Thomas Kanji semester #3, JLPT N4 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.) Genki Book I and II for reference.
Advanced/Japanese only:Please 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
and $10 for teacher materials
Exam Prep: TBA. Please bring your current textbook on the first day.

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