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Welcome to Sasuga Academy!

 いっしょに にほんごを 

Do you plan to learn Japanese language?
Why don't you begin with us today? 

Our teachers are all Japanese native speakers who are experienced teaching English speakers. 

We teach many different levels.

We offer online classes at this time. 
If you prefer in-person lessons, please tell us your location. We are located in Northern Virginia. 

・Please * contact us either in English or Japanese.     

  * We replay within 3 business days. If you do not receive email form us, please check your junk box. 


Would you like to try studying Japanese language? Our Beginner lessons are perfect for you! 

Sasuga Academy's online Beginner courses are short and friendly. The class meets once a week for only 8 weeks.
It is ideal for beginners who just want to try Japanese language at a reasonable price - $195. 

Are you looking for a serious and Intense Japanese Classes? 

Sasuga Academy's Intensive JLPT 1-2 course is private lessons that are ideal for those who are planning to prepare for high level (N1 - N3) Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Our instructors have proven performance with achievements for the high level JLPT preparation.
Our instructors have long term experiences in the field of international business and international relationship.  

JLPT の上級レベル(N3以上)を受験予定の方、真剣に日本語を勉強したい方。サスガアカデミーでは経験豊富でJLPT1-2合格実績のある講師陣による集中個人講座を提供いたします。

Students' Voices  2021 / 生徒・保護者の声

We Would Love To Share Students' Happy Voices
With Our Experienced Teachers ! 

「 日本語のやる気を引き出してくれる素晴らしい先生と出会うことができ、さすがアカデミーのプライベートレッスンを始めてから子供の日本語力が、めざましく伸びました。」




E . K さん ( Parent )  

Kids Private Lesson キッズプライベートレッスン 

評価 Excellent ★★★★★ 

January  2021

My teacher does a fantastic job of teaching me. I have studied Japanese for over 30 years. She is the best teacher I have ever had.

S. C.  ( Student )  

Online Private Lesson 

Rating: 5 Excellent ★★★★★

January  2021  

I am happy to recommend the Sasuga Japanese Academy to prospective students!  Our teacher adapted quickly to the unique challenges of language study during a global pandemic. With her high degree of knowledge and professional skill, she has transitioned to teaching over Zoom. With patience and humor, she employs textbook, video, email and office hours to support our study. Language, history and Japanese culture are incorporated in our lessons. The small class size allows for both individual advancement and collegial camaraderie. I look forward to the time when we can again enjoy outings such as the wonderful sake tasting event or friendly dinner at a Japanese restaurant. 


Ichigo ( Student )

Pre- Intermediate Group lesson Class

Rating: 5  Excellent ★★★★★

February 2021


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will temporarily suspend all our lessons held at libraries until they reopen. Adult students may choose an online lesson with their teacher's consent.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Winter -Spring  2024
Course  Schedule  
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Registration is available now! 


Beginner 1  Online Class:  NEW!

Starting: January 11th, 2024
Thursday at 7:30 PM EST
8 Lessons, 45 
App: Zoom
Textbook: Recommended, "Genki 1" ISBN-13:978-4789017305
Please note that the class will be active with a minimum of 4 students.
Student must be 15
 years of age or older. 

Beginner 2  Online Class:    

Starting: January 25th, 2024
Thursday evening - 6:30 PM
8 weeks, 45 minutes.
App: Zoom 
Textbook: " Genki 1" ISBN-13: 978-4789017305
Minimum number of students for our group lessons is 4.
Student must be 15 years of age or older. 

Intermediate 1 - Online Class:  

Monday at 7:00 PM EST
15 weeks, 60 minutes each 
App: Zoom 
Textbook: " Genki 2 ". 
Student must be 15 years of age or older. 
Minimum number of students for our group lessons is 4.

Parent and Child -Special Semi-Private Course ! 
     Beginner Level  :  

Is your child interested in speaking Japanese?
Enjoy your time with your child while learning Japanese! 

Registration is available at any time!
10 weeks, 60 minutes each. 

App: Zoom
Textbook: Recommended, " Genki 1". ISBN978-4-7890-1440-3

High Intermediate 3  Online Class:   

Starting: October 18th, 2023  
Wednesday at 7:00 EST
12 weeks, 90 minutes
App: Zoom
Textbook: An Integrated Approach to In
termediate Japanese, ISBN978-4-7890-1307-9

High Intermediate 8  Online Class:  

Starting: October 30th, 2023
Monday at 10:30 AM EST
12 weeks, 90 minutes
App: Zoom
Textbook: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, ISBN978-4-7890-1307-9

Level N1-N3, JLPT Preparation Intensive Course:  
Starting: at any time
Private Online Lessons 
10 lessons, 60 minutes/session
App: Zoom
Textbook: will be decided after 
the consultation. 
Please contact us if you are a group.

Private Lessons :
Private lessons are also available online.
We offer lessons through FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Meet.

Please contact us for availability and details of the courses.

Our Classes


We keep our classes in small sizes, a maximum of 4 -9 students ( minimum and maximum number of students  varies depending on classes ). Each student will have more participation time and receive more attention from the instructor.

We believe that class sizes matter!

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What does SASUGA mean? 

If you were to look up the word sasuga in the dictionary, it would say "That's great!" Sasuga in Japanese has more than that in its nuance. It is close to the English phrase, "It's so you!" or "No one does it like you!" When a Japanese person praises another person, "Sasuga!" is often said, and when it is written, often followed by an exclamation point (!)

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