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 Online Lesson Timetable (Every Saturday) - 基礎科オンライン時間割表 (毎週土曜日) 
9:00 am
(1hr)
10:00 am
Fundamental A1
Fundamental A2
Fundamental E (2 hr)
10:15 am
(2 hr)
11:15 pm
Fundamental C (2 hr)
Fundamental D (2 hr)
11:15 pm
(2 hr)
12:15 pm
Fundamentals B (1 hr)

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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 through interactive activities and various kinds of audiovisual aids.  The class focuses on listening and speaking more than reading and writing.

Class time: Saturday, 9:00am – 10:00am (1 hour) *online class time

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. The class also focuses on listening and speaking more than reading and writing.

Class time: Saturday, 11:15am to 12:15pm (1 hour)* online class time

Fundamental C (FC)

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

Class time: Saturday, 10:15am – 12:15 pm (2h) *online class time

Fundamental D (FD)

Fundamental D (FD) is for those who have passed FC (or equivalent).
They’ll learn more variety of sentences and expressions with textbooks and interactive activities such as discussion, role-play etc.  They’ll also start learning Kanji.

Class time: Saturday, 10:15am – 12:15 pm (2h) *online class time

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. FE students will be able to reach the passable level of N5 (JLPT, Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

Class time: Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am (2h) *online class time

*Some courses may be grouped together depending on number of students enrolled.

*For one-hour online lessons (for FA and FB), students will receive some home learning material to supplement one hour of class time.  When we start in-class instruction, these classes will be 2 hour lessons.  

*Online courses will be open from September to December 2020 and we are planning to offer in-class instruction starting from January, 2021.  We will update the information in December 2020.  Class hours will be subject to change.

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。