Japanese language course – Fall 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 September 4, 2023, on the day indicated and will last 15 weeks (unless otherwise indicated).
Classes will be held in French and online, unless otherwise indicated.
“A” the course will be held in English; “P” the course will be held in person
Level 1A – Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30 (P)
Level 1A – Thursday, 7-9pm (A,P)
Level 1A – Thursday, 7-9pm (starting August 31st)
Level 1A – Friday, 7-9pm
Level 1C – Monday, 7-9pm (starting August 28th)
Level 1C – Tuesday, 7-9pm
Level 1C – Wednesday, 1-3pm (P)
Level 1C – Wednesday, 7-9pm (A,P)
Level 2C – Wednesday, 7-9pm
Level 2C – Thursday, 7-9pm
Level 3B – Wednesday, 7-9pm (A)
Intermediate 1c – Thursday, 7-9pm
Intermediate 2a – Wednesday, 1-3pm (starting August 30th)
Advanced – Wednesday, 7-9pm
Fees: $235 (plus the 2023 CCCJM membership) and materials
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 28th, 2023. Registration received after this date will be subject to $20 late fee.
***After August 31, only students returning from the previous session may be allowed to register***
For levels 1A – 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 1A – 1C – $55 (Genki 1, 3rd edition)
- Level 2C – 3B – $60 (Genki 2, 3rd edition)
- Intermediate 1c – $45 (Marugoto Intermediate B1)
- Intermediate 2a – Marugoto Intermediate 2 B1(not available at the JCCCM)
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.