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.

Enrich Your Life, Learn Japanese with Us!

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.  

All Courses Work on the Same Principles

  1. Small classes (maximum 10 students) led by instructors who are 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

General Course

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.

Conversation Course

The focus is on speaking and listening. You will learn vocabulary and sentences related to the topic of the day. (Recommended for students who already have a solid foundation. Beginners should take a General course first).

Kizuna Japanese Culture Course

Here at IH Vancouver Modern Languages, we are launching a new course for our Japanese program: Kizuna. Kizuna, is the name of our Japanese Culture Course is designed to help students develop basic proficiency in Japanese communication skills.

Course 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.


Course Schedule

General (GEN): 4 skills integrated (listening, reading, writing, speaking)

Type Level Day Time Dates Price Enroll
GEN 1 Thu 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 5 – Oct 24 $220 Contact us!
GEN 2 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 3 – Oct 22 $220 Contact us!
GEN  3 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 4 – Oct 23 $220 Contact us!
GEN 4 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 4 – Oct 23 $220 Contact us!
GEN 5 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 3 – Oct 22 $220 Contact us!
GEN 6 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 3 – Oct 22 $220 Contact us!
GEN 7 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 4 – Oct 23 $220 Contact us!
GEN 9 Mon 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 9 – Oct 21* $220 Contact us!
GEN 11 Tue 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sep 3 – Oct 22 $220 Contact us!
GEN Lower Intermediate 1 Wed 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 4 – Oct 23 $220 Contact us!
GEN Lower Intermediate 2 Tue 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sep 3 – Oct 22 $220 Enroll

*Make up class will be scheduled in lieu of Labour Day (Sep 2) and Thanksgiving Day (Oct 14)