The Japanese program attracts students who are interested in Japan’s unique culture, language, and technological industries.
The Japanese program complies with the National Standards for Japanese Language Learning. Students gain a strong foundation in the language and attain socio-cultural competency.
The program invites Japanese visitors for cultural presentations and as conversation partners, and it connects students with Japanese communities both in the Bay Area and in Japan. Total immersion is the goal of the program, and the use of English in the classroom is gradually phased out by Japanese III.
Throughout the program, important aspects of Japanese history and culture are studied and discussed. Calligraphy is occasionally practiced, and word processing and other technology are integrated into the classes.