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 2020

1st and 3rd Sundays, February to May

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all classes and activities have been postponed until further notice. We hope to learn Japanese language and culture with you in person soon.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Dear SJA community,

The SJA board voted to cancel classes for Sunday, March 15.   The next SJA language classes are scheduled for Sunday, April 5.  The SJA board will decide by April 3 if we are able to hold classes on that day.  

Additionally, SJA Japan Day has already been canceled.  It was scheduled to take place on March 22 and may take place later in the spring.  We will be in touch about that too.
Thank you for your understanding. Please stay well and we look forward to seeing you all soon. 

SJA Board

Youth (ES, MS and HS)
5-6 pm Beginners
5-6 pm AP Japanese tutoring or high school homework help

Adults (youth age 16 and older may attend the newspaper discussion group):  
6-7 pm Beginners
6-7 pm Japanese newspaper article discussion in Japanese and English

Spring Program Sign Ups Available

Youth – sign up here.
Adult – sign up here.