Japanese language course – Spring/Summer 2023
Most of our Japanese classes will be held online, via Zoom. If you will be using a laptop/desktop computer, you must have a functioning camera and headphone/microphone installed, and be familiar with its use. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Classes will begin the week of May 1, 2023, on the day and for the duration indicated.
Classes will be held in French and online, unless otherwise indicated.
Please not that level 1A will be offered only in September.
“A” the course will be held in English; “P” the course will be held in person
Level 1B – Monday, 7-9pm , 12 weeks
Level 1B – Wednesday, 7-9pm, 12 weeks (A, P)
Level 1B – Friday, 7-9pm, 12 weeks
Level 1B+ – Tuesday, 7-9pm, 6 weeks
Level 1B+ – Wednesday, 1-3pm, 6 weeks (P)
Level 1B+ – Thursday, 7-9pm, 6 weeks (A, P)
Level 2B– Wednesday, 7-9:30 pm, 10 weeks
Level 2B – Thursday, 7-9:30 pm, 10 weeks
Level 3A– Wednesday, 7-9pm, 8 weeks (A)
Level 3A – Thursday, 7-9pm, 8 weeks
Intermediate 1b – Thursday, 7-9pm , 8 weeks
Intermediate 1c+ – Wednesday, 1-3pm, 6 weeks
Advanced – Wednesday, 7-9pm, 6 weeks
Fees (late fees are included from April 25):
$120 (plus the 2023 CCCJM membership), for 6-week courses;
$150 (plus the 2023 CCCJM membership), for 8-week courses;
$210 (plus the 2023 CCCJM membership), for 12-week courses;
$220 (plus the 2023 CCCJM membership), for the 10-week course (starting April 26 or 27)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 24, 2023 (After this date, $20 late fee will be added)
***After April 24,, only students returning from the previous session may be allowed to register***
For levels 1B – Intermediate,, you must have the appropriate level of the textbook in hand, in order to follow the class. Textbook explanations are in English.
Textbook fees are extra and are available at the JCCCM (in limited quantities):
- Level 1B – 1B+ – $60 (Genki 1, 3rd edition)
- Level 2B – 3A – $60 (Genki 2, 3rd edition)
- Intermediate 1b/1c+ – $45 (Marugoto Intermediate B1)
To register, please make your payment by using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page. Enter the total amount (course fees, JCCCM membership fee if you’re not member yet and/or textbook fee) in the “Other Amount” box, ensuring you fill-in ‘Specify purpose of payment’ with the desired level/day, in order to reserve your place. We will confirm receipt of your payment by email. If you’re unsure of the amount to pay, contact the office at 514-728-1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org before proceeding.
For more info, contact email@example.com.
Level 1A – The level is designed for all beginners interested into learning Japanese.
Level 1B – Applicants should have a total of 30 hours (or equivalent) of Japanese language instruction. This should include familiarity with hiragana and katakana, to be able to count to 100, to be able to introduce yourself (including your job/school, family members, hobbies, etc.), to be able to ask and answer simple questions regarding the time and price of items.
Level 1C – Students will begin to learn Kanji and will learn more about Te-form verbs, Counting, Informal Speech, etc. At the end of the class, you should be able to express your opinion and preference and to discuss with your friends in the past tense.
Level 2A – Students will complete Genki 1, and have mastered the short form of verbs.
We study various expressions, discussing concepts such as possibility, determination, giving reasons, guessing, giving a suggestion, etc.
Level 2C – We continue to study Genki 2, learn temporal clauses, conditional dependence and transitivity pairs of verbs. At the end of the course, you should be able to express your gratitude and offer your help, explain a situation and any difficulties that you may have, talk about your feelings of disappointment, and give instructions for work, etc.
Level 3C (JLPT N4 – approx. equivalent) – Students will complete Genki 2 and learn Causative and Causative-Passive sentences. At the end of the class, you should be able to discuss conditional situations, express your decision, show examples, etc.
Level 4: (JLTPN4-N3, approximate equivalent) This course uses ‘MARUGOTO Pre-intermediate’ and concentrates on structural elements of the language which support communication. The goal of the course is to review grammatical notions from all the previous levels and to be able to use them in practical situations, in order to prepare the learner for the Intermediate level.
Intermediate 1a-c (JLPT N3-N2 approx. equivalent) – Students will use the book Marugoto Intermediate 1. The goal is to become able to speak in detail and have conversations with Japanese people about topics that interest you, such as manga you enjoy and your experiences attending festivals. Another goal is to be able to research information on the Internet and publish your experiences on SNS.
Intermediate 2a-c (JLPT N3-N2, approx. equivalent) – Students will use the book Marugoto Intermediate 2. The goal is to become able to take part in more complex communication, such as providing information on current events, providing health advice and talking about traditional arts and the history of your country. Another goal is to become able to read and understand various texts, such as Internet bulletin boards and magazine articles.
Advanced: Continue preparation for JLPT N2/N1. Can listen to talk about a historical figure and understand his/her image and a specific story that illustrates his/her image. Read a newspaper column or editorial and understand the writer’s explanations and main points.
***We reserve the right to refuse any registration to our courses.***
You must be at least 16 years of age to register in the Japanese courses.
Students who register for a class and withdraw, must contact the JCCCM office;
- before the first scheduled class to receive a full refund;
- to receive a refund of class fees paid, less $15 per class attended/missed prior to notifying the JCCCM of their withdrawal (applicable to language courses). Administration and membership fees are not refundable. Administration and membership fees are not refundable.
Please note: After 75% of the course has been completed, NO REFUND for the balance of the course will be issued.
The JCCCM reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient registration. In this case, a full refund will be issued.
70 thoughts on “Japanese Courses”
Hi I would like when the next japanese class 1B will start.
Bonjour, je serais intéressée si ces cours sont le soir ou la fin de semaine.
Merci de votre question. En générale, nos cours sont pendant les soirs de la semaine. Merci
Is there any age limit for the class? My 10-year daughter has expressed a great interest in learning Japanese.
Apologies for the long delay in replying. Classes are generally geared to adults, so the gap will be difficult to manage. I recommend you look at the Montreal Japanese Language Centre which has classes for children. Keep in mind most of these are for children already speaking Japanese on a daily basis. Your daughter may have to take classes with an age group below hers. Here is their website: http://mjlc.qc.ca/main
There’s an amazing Youtube video called Puni Puni Japan !
It works for children and for adults (I’m teaching myself with thoses videos 😉
You’ll see, it’s very japanese and cute 😉
Hello, Will there an introductory Japanese course beginning this September? If so, can you please provide me with some information? Thank you.
Updated information has been added to the language page. Please take a look.
I like to register for spring 2017 beginner japanese class.
Please contact when registration start
Sorry for late reply. The next session starts the week of January 16, 2017. Please consult our website for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact at 514-728-1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Hello! We will have a few levels beginning in April 2017. If you are an absolute beginner, however, you’ll have to wait until September. Thanks for your interest!
I want to take Japanese class, when does it start.
Sorry for late reply. Next session starts the week of January 16, 2017. Please consult our website for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact at 514-728-1996 or email@example.com Thank you.
Je me demandais quand vous aurez l’horaire des cours de japonais pour la session d’hiver 2017?
La session d’hiver commencera du 16 janvier 2017. Pour plus amples informations, contactez au 514-728-5580 ou à firstname.lastname@example.org. Merci!
i was wondering which course is for beginners (no knowledge of the Japanese language) and when the next one begins?
Our next session starts the week of January 16, 2017. Level 1A and 1B are for beginners. Should you have more questions, please send e-mail to email@example.com or call at 514-728-1996. Thanks!
Hi, I am looking for beginner courses at night time during the week. I have never studied Japanese and would start from zero. Do you plan to have any courses for beginners ?
Yes, we do have classes for beginner for the winter session. Level 1A is for you!
The session starts the week of Jan.16, 2017 and there are two level 1A classes (Tuesday 6:45-9:15pm, Wednesday 1-3:30pm) and both have still some spots available.
For more info, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 514-728-5580.
Hi, I’m looking for the Japen courses for beginner, do you have the courses for September 2017?
thanks or call me 514-385-6400
Thank you for your interests in our Japanese courses. New session will start in September, offering 6 levels from beginner to advanced. Registration will start in August. New program will be posted at the beginning of August, so please check our website then. Thank you!
Thanks so much, can I become member?? have a nice day.
Thank you for your interest in JCCCM. You can become a member anytime. Please check our Membership page(http://www.jcccm-cccjm.ca/about-the-centre/membership/).
Hope see you soon at JCCCM.
Hello, are there courses on Saturdays? Thank you!
Thank you for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, we don’t offer language course on Saturdays. You can inquire to the Montreal Japanese Language Center ( http://japanesecenter.com)who offers courses on Saturday.
I guess its to late to register for a beginner course
I’m afraid that it’s too late for this autumn session which is half way done. The winter session will start in January and will be beginner levels (1A). The registration will starts in December. Should you would like to receive the info mail about the Japanese course, please contact to email@example.com. Thank you!
When is the next registration? Beginner level. Thanks
Next session starts in January 2018. We’ll have beginner’s level (1A)as well as other levels.
Details (starting date and registration etc) will come in December. Should you like to receive info mail about the new session, please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and see you at the JCCCM!
Hello. I wish to inquire if there will be courses starting for winter starting in january or after the current session. I would be very interested to join in.
Hello, are courses only available in January and September?
Most levels are only available in January and September although we do offer a few levels in the spring.
it’s said “fees for materials are not included”. But what is the material needed and how much it cost. (For level 1A)
The materials(textbooks) used in the course are “GENKI” that cost $55. Textbook “Genki Ⅰ” covers 4 sessions(level 1A,1B,1C and 2A). “Genki Ⅱ is for level 2B and up.
Thank you 🙂
What do we exactly learn in level 1 A courses compared to level 1 B? Is it just how to write in hiragana and katakana and write basic sentences?
I do not see any dates for level 1 B for fall session…
In level 1A, you’ll learn Hiragana, Katakana, basic vocabulary along with useful conversations. In IB, you’ll start making sentences, as well. The level 1B will only start next January.
I have been studying Japanese on and off for a few years. I know all the hiraganas and katakanas. I know roughly 300 kanjis…I was wondering if I could pass a test to know what my level actually is…Maybe the JLPTN4 level…
Thank you for your question. We don’t have a written placement test, instead we ask participants to call one of our teacher and have a oral evaluation and get the suggested level. For the phone number of the teachers, please call the JCCCM at 514-728-1996.
I see you use genki textbook 1 for level 1a.
Are the books latest edition as well as new or used.
Finally is the workbook also included in that 55$ price?
The Textbook Genki 1 is second edition whichi is the newest edition. The books are all new and come with MP3 CD-ROM. The workbook is not included in $55 and is not used in the course. If you like to take a look at the textbook, you can drop-by at JCCCM during the office hour.
Hi all, anyone know a school where I could take at least 3 classes per week at least? 1 class per week is so little I find. Thanks in advance
The courses that JCCCM offers is one class per week but you can take private lessons with one of our teachers. Just ask your teacher about the private lesson.
Hi, is there any winter session? If so, when does it start? I’d like to sign up for one of the intermediate levels. Thank you
Our winter session will begin the week of January 14.
We will be offering an Intermediate level, on Wednesday evenings.
I would suggest, however, that you first contact one of our instructors, who will be able to give you a quick placement test over the phone (if you haven’t already done so). For the placement test, please call at 514-728-5580 or email (email@example.com). Thank you!
I was wondering when the 2019 schedule will be up? (Since I just missed 2018) and if you have any recommendation on what to do to learn a bit meanwhile? I just learned hiragana but don’t know katakana yet.
Our winter session will begin the week of January 14. We will be offering 2 beginner level courses (1A); on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday afternoons.
In the meantime, it’s great that you are learning hiragana on your own. If you’d like to continue, you can start katakana also. Both are taught in the first level, but there is not much time spent in class on them. If you continue to the next level, 1B, much of the work will be written in hiragana/katakana, so if you have a firm grasp of both, you will certainly be ahead of the game.
The new information will be updated on our website soon and we look forward to seeing you in January!
Hi I would like to know when the winter session starts?
Our Winter session begins the week of January 14.
The updated information will be found on our website in the coming week.
hello, would like to know the schedule of 1B for the next coming seesion. Merci!
Our winter session will begin the week of January 14. We will be offering 2 level 1B courses on Thursday Evening classes (6:45 – 9:15pm) and on Tuesday afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).
The new information will be updated on our website soon and we look forward to seeing you in January!
thats great!! thanks for the info, cant wait to start!
Hello, when will we be able to register for the next 1A classes or are the registrations already open?
The registration has been started. You can register on-line or in person at the JCCCCM.
Hi! I was wondering if the courses for the 1A level are given in english or french? And also do you have an approximation for the material cost?
Thank you very much, really looking forward to learn Japanese : )
The level 1A classes for the Winter session, will be given primarily in French.
We will offer 2 level 1A classes, one on Tuesday evenings and the other on Wednesday afternoons.
The material cost will be approximately $55, which should be the price of Genki 1, the book that is used in the first 4 levels, (1A through 2A).
I have a question about class 1B, I know hiragana and katakana but what do we learn in this class in terms of verb tense, adjectives, sentences, everything?
Our level 1B class continues working with verbs and verb tenses (introduction to ‘te’ form), as well as descriptive words (location, time), brief conversations, negative adjectives, etc.
If you are familiar with the Genki book series, you will be working in Genki 1, Chapters 4-8 (approximately).
Hello! I would like to know when will be the next registration for 1A classes? And they can be taken in english?
Hi, the registration for the Fall session will start soon. Depends on the teachers, the class will be explained in French or/and English in 1A level.
Hi, Is there any placement test that needs to be taken prior to determining the level? And how many students approx. are in an evening class? Thank you.
Sorry for late reply. There is no placement test but for people who are not sure their level can call one of our teacher and get a quick verbal evaluation on the phone. Maximum 20 students in one class. For more question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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would like to study japanese brush painting
Sorry for late reply. We don’t have Japanese brush painting class and don’t know if there is such class offered elsewhere in Montreal. However, we do offer Japanese calligraphy class on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday by Mrs. Tosen Simard.
Bonjour, est-ce qu’il faut passer un test avant de s’inscrire au cours? Je ne sais pas si j’ai le niveau 1b ou 1c
Désolée pour la réponse tardive. Il n’y a pas de test, mais les personnes qui ne sont pas sûres de leur niveau peuvent appeler l’un de nos professeurs et obtenir une évaluation verbale rapide au téléphone. Pour plus information, contactez au email@example.com. Merci!
Is there any place still available for the class?
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, all the levels except 1A Tuesday evening are still available. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hi, I would like to know how much it costs for one session and how long it will last?
Sorry for the late reply. Our Fall 2019 session of 12 weeks will begin the week of September 9th.
Fees: $210* for JCCCM members / $230* for non-members (*Materials are not included.)
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