Japanese Language Programs

Adult Courses cater to  students wishing to learn Japanese as a second or third language.

We offer; 

  • 10-Week Weekday Evening Course (Online)
  • Saturday 1-Year Program
  • Private Lessons/Private Group Lessons
  • JLPT Prep Course

Programs

10-Week Weekday Evening Course
 
*This is part of our 10 Week Weekday Evening Course, Advanced Speaking and Writing class.


Our popular 10-week Evening Japanese Courses are offered once a week on weekdays from 7 pm to 9 pm online.

*Please Note that our courses were previously listed as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. To better align them with offerings from other schools and programs, we have shifted to a new naming format. All content will remain the same.

  • Beginner classes are now the WE100 category
  • Intermediate classes are now the WE200 category
  • Advanced classes are now the WE300 category

For first time students who have some previous experience speaking Japanese, we have developed a self-placement guide that will help you identify the course best suited to your current abilities. Please download and view it here.

Tuition Fee: $275 for 10 weeks
Textbook: Purchase of a textbook is required and can be purchased at a retailer of your choice.

Starter & 100 Level Courses (Every Thursday)

<Fall> October 13 – December 15, 2022
<Winter> Jan 12 – Mar 16, 2023

  • Textbook:
    • Weekday Evening 100: No Textbook
    • Weekday Evening 110: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version Lesson 1-7
    • Weekday Evening 120: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version Lesson 8-16
    • Weekday Evening 130: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version Lesson 17-25

♦Read and write Hiragana writing system (Beginner 10)
♦Read and write Katakana writing system (Beginner 20)
♦Brief introduction to Kanji (Beginner 30)

200 Level Courses (Every Tuesday)

<Fall> October 18 – December 20, 2022
<Winter> Jan 17 – Mar 28, 2023

  • Textbook:
    • Weekday Evening 210: Japanese for Busy People II Lesson 1-3
    • Weekday Evening 220: Japanese for Busy People II Lesson 4-6
    • Weekday Evening 230: Japanese for Busy People II Lesson 7-9
    • Weekday Evening 240: Japanese for Busy People II Lesson 10-12
    • Weekday Evening 250: Japanese for Busy People II Lesson 13-15

300 Level Courses    

  • Textbook:
    • Weekday Evening 310: Japanese for Busy People III Lesson 1-3
    • Weekday Evening 320: Japanese for Busy People III Lesson 4-6 *This class is closed at this moment
    • Weekday Evening 330: Japanese for Busy People III Lesson 7-9 *This class is closed at this moment
    • Weekday Evening 340: Japanese for Busy People III Lesson 10-12 *This class is closed at this moment
    • Weekday Evening 350: Japanese for Busy People III Lesson 13 – 15 *This class is closed at this moment

High Advanced Courses   *This course is closed at this moment

Advanced Speaking and Writing Course (Every Wednesday) only 1 level

  • Discuss one topic each time
  • Learn 5 new vocabularies and 1 advanced level grammar and several expressions per lesson
  • Read Japanese newspapers
  • Watch Japanese news programs
  • Write an essay, business email, resume in Japanese
  • JLPT N2 and above level required (need to know 1000 kanji)

<Fall> October 19 – December 21, 2022
<Winter> Jan 18 – Mar 22, 2023

 

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Saturday (1-year Program)
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Saturday
September – June

Course Outline: Adult A-G

Schedule: 2022-2023 Calendar
Tuition Fee: See Program Fees

Our signature Year-long Saturday Courses are held from September to June of the following year on Saturdays. 

Courses Available:

  • Adult A,B,C: 10am – 12pm (2hr)  *Adult C is closed  
  • Adult D,E,F,G: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2hr)
  • Adult A-G (2hr)+ Extracurricular class 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm (1hr)


Private Lessons/Private Group Lessons

VJLS also arranges a Japanese instructor for a student who wishes to take private lessons tailored to meet specific needs. All of our instructors have great experience and expertise in teaching the Japanese language.

For more information, please visit here.



JLPT Prep Course

Vancouver Japanese Language School offers JLPT prep course from September 2022. There are 5 levels, and each level has options for once or twice a week for 10 weeks.
*Minimum required 5 students
• N1 
• N2
• N3
• N4
• N5

We offer both in-person and online classes. 

For in-person class  $800/Term
Twice per week
4:30pm to 6:30pm(2 hours) 

For online class  $400/Term
Once per week
7pm to 9pm (2 hours)

Class Schedule

* Both use the same curriculum and the lessons proceed on the same schedule.
If you would like to take private lesson regarding JLPT, you are also able to follow this curriculum. Textbook will be announced.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kiyoko Fujii ( principal@vjls-jh.com ) .

 
Business Japanese at Your Office

VJLS can also dispatch a certified Japanese instructor to your office if you and your colleagues are looking for the best way to study Japanese. Set a lesson after work, or even at lunch time!