Akari Translations

The bridge between languages, cultures, and people
言葉、文化、人の架け橋に

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This spring, let your child be immersed in the Japanese language and culture while having fun!

A certified teacher, Ms. Akari Ueoka, and an experienced assistant teacher, Ms. Hina Okabe, will spend a week with twelve children.

July 29 (Mon) to August 2 (Fri), 2024

at Roots School in Haiku (740 Haiku Road)

Open for new 2nd-6th Graders
Space is limited to 14 students

$343 ($359.16 including tax) per child*
*There is no sibling discount

Payment options are available in the registration form below.

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What are children going to learn?

Children will learn the following items through songs, games, worksheets, and activities
(contents are subject to change):
  • Japanese culture (traditional clothing, food, architecture, gardens, holidays, etc.)
  • We will make one Japanese sweet!
  • Calligraphy lesson with a guest instructor
  • Japanese art lesson with a guest instructor
  • Japanese games
  • Origami
  • How to write one’s name in Japanese
  • Basic greetings
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • How to say one's birthday
  • Colors
  • Names of body parts
  • Vocabulary for everyday items that we use/see daily
  • How to ask, “What is it?” and to answer in a simple sentence
  • How to ask, “Where is ____?” and to answer in a simple sentence
  • How to ask, “Whose is it?” and to respond in a simple sentence
  • How to make possessive nouns
  • A few basic adjectives
  • A few basic verbs
  • Some Hiragana (Japanese alphabet) and how the Hiragana system is organized
  • Japanese onomatopoeias
Cancellation Policy - Please consider this when you sign up for the camp.

As a significant amount of the cost of the camp is invested long before the program date, refunds vary based on the amount of advanced notice you can provide.

If you need to withdraw your child from a camp, you must inform us in writing via email (info@akaritranslations.com).

- You will be refunded 60% of the fee minus the non-refundable $50 application fee for cancellations made more than 20 days prior to the first day of the camp (until 8 am of 7/9), or you will be refunded 100% if you secure another paying family who would take your child's spot. (A refund will be issued once the family's payment is cleared.)

- You will be refunded 30% of the fee minus the non-refundable $50 application fee for cancellations made between 15 and 19 days prior to the first day of the camp (until 8 am of 7/14), or you will be refunded 100% if you secure another paying family who would take your child's spot. (A refund will be issued once the family's payment is cleared.)

- No refunds will be administered for cancellations within 14 days of camp, or you will be refunded 100% if you secure another paying family who would take your child's spot. (A refund will be issued once the family's payment is cleared.)

Registration

Register your child by filling in the application form.
If you have more than one child to register, you can fill in just one form, but please provide all of your children's information in one form.

As of 5/24, 1 seat is available.

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