Japanese in Edmonton

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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!

Sign up for our Japanese lessons in Edmonton today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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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.

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