Japanese in Montreal

Japanese is one of the most spoken languages around the world, with more than 130 million speakers, according to Ethnologue in 2016. Almost 5,000 of these speakers live in Montreal, as recorded by the 2010 census, and 30% of them speak only Japanese. So, signing up for a Japanese course means that you can communicate with this ethnic group when most other Canadian locals and businesses cannot, opening you up to a world of new professional opportunities and cultural events available only to bilingual speakers. Get in touch with us at Language Trainers to start learning Japanese and start exploring this fascinating world on your doorstep!


Why Study Japanese in Montreal

Learn Japanese for Culture: Montreal offers several opportunities for enthusiasts to develop and deepen their knowledge of the Japanese culture. For example, cinema lovers should not miss the annual Festival du film Japonais, established in 1984. Every year, the Consulate General of Japan and the Japan Foundation offer free Japanese movie screenings in dozens of locations, including Montreal. Selected films are of a variety of different genres and styles, but each one introduces different facets of Japan and presents a variety of themes with the goal of appealing to all types of moviegoers. After taking some lessons with us, you can forget about needing English or French subtitles and just enjoy films—like Close-Knit or Chihayafuru Musubi—in their original language! Meanwhile, if you prefer your stories on a page instead of on a screen, you can join the Japan Book Club at Argo Bookshop, with meetings taking place once a month and attendees discussing different novels and non-fiction books by Japanese writers of the 20th century. Come for a lively discussion of thought-provoking pieces of Japanese literature by great authors. Of course, the whole debate is held in Japanese, so make sure you brush up your language skills with us before attending!

Learn Japanese for Work: Japan is an important trading partner of Canada, including Montreal; so, professionally speaking, Japanese is a much-sought-after skillset in the city. Many local companies, such as CyberConnect2 Montreal Studio, BLI and MindGeek, need bilingual Japanese-speaking employees to communicate with their partners and clients in Japan. Start studying Japanese and make your CV stand out when applying for a job at one of these companies. However, if you happen to own your own business and want to explore new markets, you should get in contact with the Japan-Canada Chambers Council (Montreal Chapter). Launched in 2014, the Japan-Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) is a platform to build relationships, share knowledge and advocate policies to support bilateral trade and investment between Canada and Japan. It does this through joint events, delegations, research, public statements and meetings with policymakers. Impress them with your language skills and start building a mutually beneficial network for your business!

Learn Japanese for Social: There are also several options for those who would like to put their Japanese skills to use by socializing. For example, you can join the Montreal Japanese Language Meetup, a language exchange group that organizes regular gatherings to practice speaking in Japanese while having fun and making new friends. Another option is the Japanese Tea Time Meetup, which you can join for free if you go with a box of cookies and some tea. You will have a chance to meet different people from all walks of life and proficiency levels, so don’t be shy and join in, even if you are a beginner and just starting your lessons with us at Language Trainers.


Where to Learn Japanese in and around Montreal

Reach out to us at Language Trainers without delay! Learning Japanese will enable you to access new job opportunities and make new friends around the city. Also, our native-speaking instructors will tailor every lesson to your preferences and requirements. Just let us know when and where you want to take your lessons and one of our tutors will come to your home, office or a public place of your choosing. Some options for where you can study publicly are the Banq Grande Bibliothèque on Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Cafe Myriade on Mackay Street or Cafe Aunja on Sherbrooke Street.

And if you live in Montreal’s surrounding areas and want to book some Japanese lessons with Language Trainers, don’t worry. We can offer you excellent courses in places like Longueuil, Pointe Claire, Bizard Island and Boucherville.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 行こう (Yuko)! And if you have studied Japanese before, please take our free Japanese Level Test, so we can gauge your current ability. Then, we can prepare a course based on your level and requirements.

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Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
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1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Montreal

Our general one-on-one courses in Montreal 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 Montreal

Our Japanese courses in Montreal 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 Montreal (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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Philip is a native Swahili speaker who also speaks English, French, and Luo. His academic background is extensive, and he holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Montreal.


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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.

”It’s been so nice to get some of my Japanese back and I really like my instructor! ”

Tris Wylie Japanese course in Guelph

”Hiromi has been a great teacher and has definitely helped me increase my Japanese language skills. She picks areas I need to work on and focuses the lesson around that as well as strengthening the skill set I already have.”

Tris Wylie Japanese course in Guelph