Japanese classes in Los Angeles, that go beyond これは ほん です。
April 9, 2010 1:33 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for learning Japanese in Los Angeles that go beyond the basics?
I'm in Los Angeles and would like to pick up studying Japanese where I left off many years ago. As a kid, I went to Japanese school on Saturdays and was pretty fluent in both the spoken and written languages. Of course, by the time I was pretty fluent, it was a totally *uncool* thing to do and, as teenagers do, I gave in to peer pressure and quit. Fast forward 30 years later, and I am kicking myself.
I've found similar schools to the one I attended, but these are of course aimed at kids. I took a few semesters in college but was bored to tears, because most of what was taught I'd already learned years ago.
So, I'm wondering what other options there are other than private tutoring (up for consideration) or online learning (not my favorite) that I may have overlooked. Advanced university-level courses are typically during the day, when old folks like myself are working. Community college and university extension courses are too basic. What other options are there?
Bonus points to anyone who can recommend a tutor that they have worked with,