Current Class Offerings
Contact us to register for any of the current course offerings.
Hiyoko (Chicks) ages 2-5
Students will increase their familiarity with the Japanese language as they engage in fun activities such as children’s songs, hand games, art, stories, dance and more. Targeted skills include increased vocabulary, listening comprehension and concentration.
Usagi (Bunnies) ages 5 and up
Students will learn to read and write hiragana and katakana and practice writing their own names and simple words. In addition to developing concentration and listening comprehension skills, they will use adjectives to expand oral expressive language skills. Classes will include songs, games and fun activities such as word games, card games, tongue twisters, reading out loud and listening to stories.
Kotori (Little Birds) ages 5-6
Students will gain familiarity with the Japanese language and culture as they enjoy songs and folktales. Suitable for children with limited or no prior Japanese language experience, students will learn greetings and useful vocabulary for daily life. Contact us to register.
Kirin (Giraffes) ages 7+
In addition to working on concentration, listening comprehension and oral expression, students will develop their ability to express themselves in writing. They will gradually learn age-appropriate kanji and practice writing journal entries and letters. Other targeted skills include building reading comprehension and reading speed.
Japanese Play-Based Class ages 3 and up *Temporarily unavailable*
Koto (13-stringed zither) – currently offered via online video conference
Ages 5 and up.
Every Mondays and Tuesdays.
$40/Month age 5 to 12, $60/Month age 13 and up
Children and adults can learn the fundamentals of koto playing through private lessons in the Ikuta-Ryu Seiha style. Students will gain an appreciation for the history of this traditional instrument and its role in Japanese culture.
Students will explore the French language through a play-based curriculum. They will enjoy the rewarding experience of learning a new language at an early age and open their minds to the global world. The goals of the class are to introduce children to French sounds, words and tones, and to expose them to French culture through fun and play.