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Japanese Language For Adults Program

Winter 2022 Virtual Classes

Our popular cultural program, the Japanese Language For Adults, will go virtual again this winter on Zoom.

Existing students and new registrants are both welcomed. Our virtual classes, with smaller class size, provide plenty of opportunity for discussion, conversation practice, and learning of fundamental grammar.

Conveniently access from the comfort of your home, this fast-paced Japanese Language course balances grammar with real life usability.


Schedule & Fee

Please note that for this online winter session, the classes will be divided into two different days.

Beginner 1, Beginner 2,  Beginner 3
Tuesday January 18, 2022 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm

Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 3, Conversational Japanese
Thursday January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Fee: $130 plus HST


BEGINNER I provides learners with the basic functional conversation strategies and essential vocabulary. The Hiragana writing system will be introduced. This class is for students who are studying Japanese for the first time.

BEGINNER II builds on the foundation established in Beginner I. The focus remains on practical communication in every day life, as well as a study of basic grammar and Hiragana. The Katakana system will be introduced.

BEGINNER III focuses on practical communication such as asking permission, refusal and expressing preferences. Students are required to finish Beginner II or have basic knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana writing systems. Study will focus on exercising Hiragana and Katakana.

INTERMEDIATE I balances the need to actively communicate with a further deepening of the learner’s mastery of reading, writing and grammar. Students need the knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana. Some Kanji will be introduced.

INTERMEDIATE II is a continuation of Intermediate I focusing on developing more fluency in everyday communications.

INTERMEDIATE III is a continuation of Intermediate II focusing on developing more fluency in everyday communications.

CONVERSATIONAL JAPANESE is a class that maintains and improves your knowledge through a variety of oral communication skills. Everyone is welcome if you have completed the Intermediate III or equivalent level.

Beginner I, II, III - Japanese for Busy People Vol. 1 (Japanese Kana Version, Revised 3rd Edition)
Intermediate I, II, III - Japanese for Busy People Vol. 2 (Revised 3rd Edition)
Conversational Japanese - no textbook required

Textbooks are $55 each with a 10% discount for JCCC members. If you would like to purchase a textbook from the JCCC, please contact us at or 416-441-2345 and leave a voice message at JCCC Reception ext. 222. A staff member will contact you to arrange for curbside pickup.


A JCCC membership is required to participate. If you are not yet a member or have your membership expired, please purchase membership by selecting ‘JCCC Individual Membership’ when registering online. To learn about our membership, please visit HERE.

Register Now

Alternatively, you can call 416-441-2345 ext. 222 and leave a voice message, and a JCCC staff will contact you.

Registration Deadline: Friday January 14, 2022

For enquiries, please contact us at


January 18, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
January 20, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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