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 everyday 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 D starting June 27 will be open in the first week of June. The classes are live ONLINE.


Due to COVID-19 all Modern Language classes transitioned to online learning as of March 16th 2020. The classes are being held live online via Zoom at their scheduled time and follow their original program. We will resume in-person classes at school as soon as the situation permits.

JLPT CLASSES Program Outline:

Please note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 JLPT examination is subject to change. For details please visit JLPT homepage

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (“JLPT”) is the most traditional and widely accepted examination to certify the proficiency level of the Japanese language. It covers all the main skills and is recommended for those who are serious about learning the language or who want to work or study in Japan.

Next Session Schedule:
Type Level Day Time Dates Price Enroll
JLPT N2 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm To be confirmed $450


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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)