The SJA Japanese Program provides a friendly, casual and fun-learning environment for both youth and adult students in the community. The program, offered free of charge to students, is led by language instructors and a team of dedicated volunteers. The lessons focus on building basic Japanese skills and learning the culture of Japan through various medium such as text books, online resources, hands-on games, and group activities. Many fluent and near fluent volunteers enhance the students’ learning environment by adding authentic voices of their own heritage and experiences in Japan.

Spring Program 2021

Spring Program starts from February 28 through May 15. Please find more about a registration and a type of classes here.

Fall Program 2020

SJA will be offering free zoom classes for students and adult learners this fall.

* Children/Youth
If you’re interested in learning Japanese, please join us! We’ll use manga as the material and divide into groups to practice the word or phrase. Please sign up by two days before the class, so that we can send you the zoom link.

DATE: 2nd Sundays
TIME: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Instructor: Jennifer-sensei

Adults – Beginner (including high school students)
Introduction to basic Japanese and the culture of Japan.

DATE: 1st and 3rd Sundays
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Karen-sensei and Yuriko-sensei

Adults – Japanese News Discussion (including high school students)
Interested in reading and discussing newspaper articles in Japanese? A participant in this group should be able to read Hiragana and Katakana and have studied Japanese before. Sign up at least 24 hours before each class so that we can send the Zoom link to you in time. The article and materials also will be provided.

DATE: 2nd Sundays
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: John-sensei and Yoshimi-sensei

Please stay safe and healthy.
We look forward to studying Japanese with you soon!