Japanese courses

Whether you are hosting a Japanese visitor, planning a trip to Japan, or just curious about the language and culture, we have a course that will fit your learning needs.

Which Japanese level should I take? 

These questions will guide you through the prerequisites to help you determine the level that best suits you.

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Japanese levels:

Level 1

This course is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of Japanese and are eager to take up a new challenge. In addition to learning "survival" words and phrases, you'll be introduced to the "hiragana" and "katakana" characters, as well as the basics of Japanese grammar. You'll also focus on developing practical conversation skills and will be introduced to cultural aspects of life in Japan.

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Level 2

This course is designed for those who have completed Japanese - Level 1 (formerly Introductory) or who have some prior knowledge of the language. You will gain proficiency in the understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Japanese in practical situations. You will also learn more about Japan's culture and people.

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Level 3

If you have completed Japanese - Level 2 (formerly Beginner) or who have strong knowledge of the language with recognition of “hiragana” and “katakana” letters, this course is for you. Japanese - Level 3 further develops grammatical and conversation skills, while allowing you to further explore prominent aspects of Japanese culture. 

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Level 4

This course is designed for those who have completed Japanese - Level 3 (formerly Intermediate) or who have a high-intermediate knowledge of the language. It will further develop your speaking, listening and reading skills. Hiragana and katakana characters will be used in the class to strengthen your writing.

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We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.

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