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Japanese in Edmonton

Did you know that Asian languages, including Japanese, account for 38% of all non-official mother tongues in Canada? And Japanese, in particular, is one of the most-spoken languages in the country (with 20,000 speakers, according to the 2010 census) and in cities like Edmonton, which is home to more than 2,000 people claiming Japanese ancestry. This is the language and culture of a nation that remained isolated until the mid-19th century but has since become an international leader in electronics, engineering, and business, making it a valuable trade partner to Canada. If you would like to be able to communicate with these people on a deeper level, understand their culture and make the most out of any trips to Japan, start learning Japanese today. At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing tailor-made courses that will get you speaking from the very first lesson, no matter how challenging the language or how busy your schedule!

 

Why Study Japanese in Edmonton

Learn Japanese for Work & Studies: Knowing Japanese will certainly be useful for you to advance your professional career in the city. Are you aware that Japan is Canada's second-largest exporting partner and third-largest importing partner? This means that there are plenty of professional opportunities available to those who speak Japanese in Edmonton. Also, many Japanese companies have established Canadian offices in the last few years (such as Sony, Honda, Fuji and UNIQLO), and each one benefits from bilingual employees who can help improve communication between Japanese owners and the locals employees and customers. And if you are not looking for a new job but would like to pursue higher education instead, you can enrol in the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Asian Studies at McEwan University. The only requirement is for students to have a basic understanding of Japanese, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help getting ready. We will adapt our Exam Preparation course to ensure you achieve the minimum proficiency or above.

Learn Japanese for Culture: Work aside, you can also experience the ancient Japanese culture without ever leaving the city. For example, you can learn the art of Ikebana (or flower arrangement) by taking workshops at the Edmonton Japanese Community Association. Or if you are more interested in anime, you can join the University of Alberta’s Anime Club, a social group that meets every Monday from 6-9 pm to socialize and watch anime together. These series are screened in their original language with English subtitles, which you will be able to ignore after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers. Some other activities the members usually enjoy include watching movies and attending cosplay events, BBQs, potlucks, dinners, video game meet-ups, and much more! You can also join the Edmonton Japanese Community Association, a non-profit organization that serves the Japanese Canadian community by providing a facility for groups interested in this ancient culture and by creating and delivering services, programs and workshops (such as the traditional Tea Ceremony Workshop). You will feel like a native Japanese person in no time!

Learn Japanese for Social: Are you interested in making new friends by using your new Japanese skills? Well, there are plenty of clubs and groups to join in Edmonton. One of them is the Japanese Conversation Club at the University of Alberta, which brings together young people (both enrolled students and not) to have a chat in Japanese at themed bars around the city. They welcome all levels of proficiency, so don’t hesitate to join them even if you have just started your language course. Another option is to join the Japanese Conversation Club, where you can find like-minded adults who have an interest in anime and Japanese culture in general. They usually meet after 6 pm for dinner and drinks. You can talk about the new manga you are reading or cosplay you are working on—always using Japanese, of course!

 

Where to Learn Japanese in and around Edmonton

What are you waiting for? Contact us today! Our instructors are professional native Japanese speakers and will personalize every lesson to suit your preferences and level. You can study in the comfort of your home or office. Or you may decide to take your lessons in a public space around Edmonton, such as the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue NW, Tea Bar Café at 98 Street or Coffee Bureau on Jasper Avenue.

Would you like to start learning Japanese with us but live on the outskirts of Edmonton? Do still contact us. We have excellent instructors available in Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.

Take the plunge today! Let’s go, 行こう (Yuko)! And if you have studied the language before, please take our free Japanese Level Test, so we can gauge your current ability. Then, contact us to find out more about our course packages!

Interesting Language Facts

Nearly 7 million Canadians learn French as their first language.

There are 6 official UN languages.

Bilingual students are more likely to succeed in school than their monolingual counterparts.
WHY people learn JAPANESE?
1.
Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Travel
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
168
Million
Non-Native
125
Million
JAPANESE

JOKE
コンニャク、今夜食う
Foreign Language Speakers
in EDMONTON
19.8%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in EDMONTON
25%
of population

1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Edmonton

Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton will help students improve their Japanese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Japanese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Japanese Course in Edmonton

Our Japanese courses in Edmonton are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Japanese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Japanese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Japanese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Japanese Courses in Edmonton (closed group)

Our Japanese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Japanese Course or In-Company Small Group Japanese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Japanese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Japanese
80 Hours
Elementary
250 Hours
Intermediate
500 Hours
Advanced
14168
people have taken our
Japanese level test.
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language teachers in Edmonton
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Teresa
Language Taught: Danish, Italian, English

Teresa is a Danish language teacher from Denmark. She has extensive experience in the realms of language teaching, translation, and interpretation, and has interpreted for the Red Cross. She also has a strong background in business, and is especially qualified to teach professionals.


Therese
Language Taught: Arabic

Born and raised in Lebanon, Therese is a native Arabic speaker who has over six years of teaching experience. She has taught one-on-one lessons, as well as group lessons at public and private schools. In addition to Arabic, she is completely fluent in English and French.

“日本語のテスト”...

14168 tests taken so far | Average score: 31 out of 70

Our clients include:


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QS

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How to Book

Take our Japanese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Japanese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Japanese tutor’s details.

Begin your Japanese training and receive your Japanese course book.

Throughout your Japanese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self-study material, language courses in Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by cheque, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The Japanase lessons with Mie have been going well. I think that I have learned to speak much better over the past couple of months.”

Yonas Sulistio Japanese course in Windsor

”I have been learning Japanese for about 8 months, covering hiragana and katakana, grade 1-3 kanji reading, and volume II of "Japanese for Busy People". Overall, I'm very satisfied with my Japanese classes.”

Yonas Sulistio Japanese course in Windsor