Japanese immersion for kids in California: Japanese language classes for children, private tutor lessons for high school teens, young children, preschoolers, classes for toddlers, babies in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland..
Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) is a bilingual, Japanese, multicultural childcare organization located in San Francisco’s Japantown. We offer engaging and diverse programs including a preschool childcare program and an afterschool program, both with a multicultural curriculum.
We are committed to providing quality and affordable childcare services. Incorporating Japanese language and curriculum, our programs foster children's self-esteem, cooperation and confidence. We promote a partnership between teachers, children and their families to build a stimulating learning environment that allows children to develop to their full potential and become active members of the community.
2.Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School, Huntington Beach
Courses / Programs
Located in beautiful Huntington Beach, CA, Orange Coast Gakuen (OCG) is a Japanese language school that provides Japanese language learning courses to students of all ages and ability levels. Our Japanese classes are catered for elementary school age children, junior & senior high schoolers, and adults alike.
Our classes are divided into 'tracks', allowing us to teach children and adults of all backgrounds in the Japanese language. One track is for learners of Japanese as a Heritage Language (JHL), designed for students who regularly hear and speak Japanese in their home environments. A second track is for learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL), which is designed for students with less background in Japanese.
Our classes also include a variety of cultural activities and events, as well as opportunities to take additional cultural classes such as Japanese flower arrangement for adults, or Japanese calligraphy.
Since becoming an independent school, OCG has been fortunate to have the guidance of a team of curriculum advisors from California State University Long Beach. Our new advisors have helped to construct an innovative and highly effective approach to teaching Japanese.
- Children's Japanese Classes (Elementary school age)
- Junior & Senior High School Japanese classes (Foreign language credit available)
- Adult Japanese Language Classes
- 'Japanese as a Heritage Language' (for students with some Japanese)
- Japanese as a Foreign Language (for beginner students)
- Japanese Cultural Classes
- Japanese Calligraphy
- Japanese Flower Arrangement