We earlier announced as follows: “After a year of remote learning, we are starting to envision a more typical fall on August 14th, 2021.” However, the health and safety of our communities remain Kinmon Gakuen’s highest priority. Given the significant increase in Delta variant COVID-19 cases across the state, we recognize how vulnerable the unvaccinated are, and we have thus decided to continue to provide online learning activities.
Would you please note that we still believe that fall will be a transitionary semester? Our goal in spring is “minimally” to develop hybrid approaches, courses that combine traditional, face-to-face with online learning activities via Zoom. And our “ultimate” goal would be to offer an in-person spring semester more typical of pre-pandemic semesters if and only if the social circumstances allowed us to do so.
Fall 2021 :August 14th to January 8th 2022
Spring 2022 :January 15th to May 21th
- Time: Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 am
- Registration fee: $50
- First half of the tuition: $395 (Payment Due, August 9th, 2021)
- Second half of the tuition: $395 (Payment Due January 10th, 2022)
Classes are every Saturday except the 5th Saturday of the month
Time: 9am to 12pm
The class may change depending on the number of the students enrolled.
Please fill out the forms listed below.:
and send them back to us by e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send payment by check.
We do not accept credit card payments. We accept checks only.
Please make checks payable to Golden Gate Institute or Kinmon Gakuen
2031 Bush St, San Francisco
In Beginning I, no previous knowledge about Japanese is required. Students learn some basic verbs and simple phrases including how to read and write Hiragana. The school provides an environment where students are encouraged to be creative by using visual arts, such as music and art, to support their Japanese language studies.
Textbooks: Yasahī Nihongo (Introductory Japanese), Hiragana
In Beginning II, students learn all the basics, including how to read and write Hiragana and Katakana. They are also introduced to Japanese manners and etiquette. The school continues to use creative arts and music to support their Japanese language studies. The students master all Hiragana and Katakana at the completion of this level.
The Intermediate class is designed for students who can proficiently read and write Hiragana and Katakana and have already mastered basic expressions. students learn more complex expressions to develop their writing and conversation skills.
In Pre-Advanced, class sessions are held mostly in Japanese. Students expand their comprehension capacity and increase their vocabulary to improve their conversation skills. They also learn Kanji, while mastering everyday conversation and being introduced to formal conversation.
Textbooks: Marugoto A1 Rikai, Katsudō
In Advanced, students further improve their comprehension skills and increase their vocabulary and Kanji knowledge. They are expected to express opinions in Japanese and have highly structured discussions with their classmates.
Textbook: TOBIRA Beginning Japanese I
*In addition to registration and tuition fees, each student must purchase a textbook (cost depends on the class level and book being used).
*Enrollment in the middle of a semester is possible. Please schedule an appointment with us, so that we can determine what course might be best for your child.
2031 Bush St, San Francisco CA 94115