日本語版: 「基礎科について」のページをご覧ください。

Fundamental Courses – Japanese as a second or third language for young people in K-12
Please check the Elementary Course for children fluent in Japanese prior to enrollment.

School Features

  • Scholarships available
  • Broad array of facilities and rooms (Japanese Library, Multipurpose Hall, Tatami Room, Classrooms, Staff Room, Meeting Rooms and so on)
  • Cultural and Martial Art Programs: Calligraphy Club, Shaolin Martial Arts, Aikido, Archery, Ping pong, Piano
  • Student Council (School Event Planning, Volunteering, Fundraising)

Introduction & Timetable

Ranging from five levels of Fundamental A-E, Fundamental Courses are offered as Saturday year-long courses aimed to enable young students in K-12, who wish to learn Japanese as a second or third language, to acquire well-balanced skills of Japanese. Graduates of Fundamental E will proceed to Comprehensive Course.

Fundamental Timetable (Every Saturday) - 基礎科時間割表 (毎週土曜日)
9:00 am
(1.5 hr)
10:30 am
Fundamental A
Fundamental B
Conversation Class (会話クラス)
-
10:40 am
(1.5 hr)
12:10 pm
Conversation Class (会話クラス)Fundamental C
Fundamental D
-
1:00 pm
(2 hr)
3:00 pm
--Fundamental E
Comprehensive (総合科)

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Fundamental A (FA)

Fundamental A (FA) is for young students to study Japanese for the first time. Students will master Hiragana letters while learning very basic vocabulary, greetings, songs, and grammar.

Class time: Saturday, 9:00am – 10:30am (+ Optional Conversation Class)

Fundamental B (FB)

Fundamental B (FB) is for those who have passed FA (or equivalent) and wish to continue to learn more basic vocabulary and more expressions while mastering Katakana letters.

Class time: Saturday, 9:00am – 10:30am (+ Optional Conversation Class)

Fundamental C (FC)

Fundamental C (FC) is for those who have passed FB (or equivalent). They’ll start studying Japanese grammar more systematically, to acquire useful sentence structures to describe themselves, their family, and their friends.

Class time: Saturday, 10:40am – 12:10pm (+ Optional Conversation Class)

Fundamental D (FD)

Fundamental D (FD) is for those who have passed FC (or equivalent). They’ll learn more variety of sentences and expressions and start making longer sentences.

Class time: Saturday, 10:40am – 12:10pm (+ Optional Conversation Class)

Fundamental E (FE)

Fundamental E (FE) is for those who have passed FD (or equivalent). They’ll build more advanced vocabulary while learning how to connect sentences into a longer story to express their opinions in Japanese.

Class time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Comprehensive Course

Comprehensive Course is for those who have passed FE (or equivalent) and wish to continue practicing various different usages of vocabulary and grammar for more practical purposes in a task-based curriculum.

Class time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Conversation Class

The Conversation Class is for the Fundamental students and provides extra opportunities to practice using Japanese by discussing current events and seasonal topics as well as through games, quizzes and other activities.

Class time: Saturday, 9:00am – 10:30am -OR- 10:40pm – 12:10pm

*There are usually 2 to 3 levels grouped together in a split grade. Please contact the VJLS at 604-254-2551 or e-mail vjls@vjls-jh.com for more info on classes, tuition, and admissions.

日本語版: 「基礎科について」のページをご覧ください。