Location: Rocklin 

Day & Time: Tuesday 9:30-10:40

Grade: 7th-12th

Mentor: Yuko Ray

Email: creativityalive10@hotmail.com 


This class is for everyone who is interested in Japanese anime, food, games, history, pop culture and more, and for everyone who is passionate about learning something new. It is a fun class and students are going to learn a lot. No knowledge in the language is needed.

This class is all year long. ( Fall semester and Spring semester) Since it is ongoing till the end of the school year, new students may not be able to start this class in the spring semester unless the students have some knowledge in Japanese language. ( assessment required)


Students need:

Textbook: Genki 1 2nd edition An integrated course in elementary Japanese (amazon)

A binder / a folder

Handouts ( provided)



1. Reading and writing of hiragana 50 letters and their extensions ( dakuon, yoon, double consonants)

2. Simple conversations and phrases

3. Practice speaking and listening

4. Grammar ( sentence structures -verbs, adjectives, adverbs) 5. Creative writing ( using who, what, where, when…)

6. Talk about Japanese culture, traditions, customs and any topics that are related to Japan

7. Slides


All classes are full year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Beginning Japanese