Shannen Lach, Japanese Teacher

  • Did you know that Harding is the only school in St. Paul that offers Japanese? We have a huge Japanese program at Harding with two great senseis and lots of club activities.

    About Lach-sensei...

    I majored in East Asian Studies from Hamline University and then moved to Japan to gain fluency. I loved it so much I stayed for almost 10 years. When I came home I got my Master's in Education from the University of Minnesota to become a Japanese teacher, and here we are! I have been teaching at Harding since 2010, both Japanese and Spanish. I love travel, music, my crazy doggies, and gardening. 

    I believe learning a new language opens up a new way of thinking and understanding. Japanese is both an easy and a challenging language. Most importantly, it's FUN. Hope to see you soon!

    Harding Japanese Website

Kameya Sensei

Contact information

Japanese Classes at Harding

Clubs and Oganizations

  • We have a great community of Japanese learners and clubs!

    • Japanese Club
    • Japanese National Honor Society
    • J-Quiz
    • Japanese Exploration Club
    • Manga Anime Drawing Club


Sample Fruit Lesson in Japanese 1