Japanese Classes

As a well-known Japanese school in Vancouver, the International House Vancouver Department of Modern Languages offers private and small group Japanese classes in Vancouver, to both adults and children. IHV‘s Japanese lessons aim to deliver practical knowledge and Japanese speaking skills. Our Japanese courses in Vancouver are taught with a communicative approach and offer unmatched learning and knowledge. IH’s Japanese classes in Vancouver and other modern languages programs are of the highest quality that focus on all the primary language skills. Learn Japanese in Vancouver at International House Vancouver.

Why Study Japanese Now?

Japan is rich in culture and tradition, but it is also a world leader in design and technology. Learn more about this fascinating culture in our stimulating classes.

International House Vancouver Japanese classes will help you master the writing systems and teach you to speak Japanese fluently and effectively.  If you already know some Japanese, our free language assessment will gauge your ability and place you in the right level. Contact us at 604-739-9836 or email for more information.

Faculties and Messages


Topics are based on every day and practical situations. You learn through interactive exercises and engaging discussions to help build a strong foundation. Approximately 60% – 70% is devoted to productive conversation skills and 30% – 40% on written skills. Classes include pronunciation rules and drills, vocabulary, verbs, useful phrases, sentence patterns, and grammar. Low-cost course materials are purchased separately.

All Courses Work on the Same Principles

  1. Small classes (maximum 10 students) led by experienced and qualified instructors who are mostly native speakers
  2. A communicative approach to instruction with an emphasis on practical language that you will be able to use from the very first day of your stay abroad
  3. Encouragement so that you can learn to speak in a variety of situations with ease and confidence
  4. Targeted practice to quickly improve your knowledge of grammar and structure


Courses are 8 weeks long with the following exceptions:

  1. Statutory holidays – a make-up class will be scheduled on the first day
  2. Intensive courses
  3. November to December courses that are marked with an asterisk * are 7 weeks long due to Christmas.



*Registrations for Session E starting September 6 will be open in the second week of August. The classes are live ONLINE.


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Vancouver Campus

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Located in Downtown Vancouver, our location offers easy access to several of the city’s attractions.
The attractive, purpose-built campus boasts 23 classrooms, a student lounge, a computer lab (with free internet and excellent Wi-Fi throughout the school), as well as a cinema, art gallery, a variety of shops and numerous dining venues all under the same roof.

Name of School International House Vancouver Modern Languages
Year Founded 1990
Annual Average Number of Students 2000
12 Languages Taught Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian & Spanish
Lesson Length 120 minutes
Max Students per Class 10
Address Suite 2001-88 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C.,
V6B 6N9 Canada
Telephone +1 (604) 739-9836
Access 2 minute walk to Stadium Station (Sky Train)