Japanese in Toronto

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Japanese is the language of more than 130 million people around the world, and 43 thousand of them in Canada, which constitutes 0.13% of the total population. According to the 2010 census, there are about 20,000 Japanese Canadians in Toronto, and most of them are monolingual speakers. This means that learning this ancient language will come in handy when communicating with this group of people, as well as open up professional doors to you in the city. Contact us today and get started learning Japanese!

Why Study Japanese in Toronto

Learn Japanese for Work & Travel: Learning Japanese will look great on your CV and will certainly help you stand out when applying for a new job. Many companies in Toronto, such as the Japan Foundation, Wismettac Asian Foods, Fujitsu and Air Canada, are always hiring bilingual speakers for positions like flight attendant, customer sales agent and administrative officer. And for those who are looking to connect with international businesses—or even set up a company—in Japan, the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce & Industry on York Mills can be of help. This institution, established in 1954, aims to promote friendly relations between Canada and Japan through economic, commercial and industrial activities. And whether you want to travel for work or leisure, you will be glad to know that non-stop flights from Toronto to Japan are available with a duration of around 12 hours. So, in less than a day you can be in the fascinating city of Tokyo, exploring its ancient sites and ordering food like a local with the vocabulary and skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers!

Learn Japanese for Culture: Those looking to experience Japanese culture in their home city will be happy to know they can attend many events and festivals around Toronto. Some of them are organized, for example, by the Japan Foundation Toronto on Bloor Street West. Established in 1990, this institution houses a library, seminar room, and an event hall that functions as an auditorium. Events, such as art exhibitions, film screenings, and lectures, are presented each year and serve to promote greater awareness and appreciation of art and culture from Japan. Why not attend some of them to have a true cultural experience while practising your Japanese at the same time? Also, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre at Garamond Ct is another not-for-profit organization that has been offering programs, services and a gathering place to celebrate Japanese culture since its foundation in 1964. Their martial arts tournaments are particularly popular, so if you like the sport, don’t hesitate to join come along!

Learn Japanese for Social: Learning Japanese will also be useful when it comes to meeting new friends with similar language and cultural interests and passions. For example, you can join the Toronto Japanese Language Meetup, a group for Japanese natives and any person interested in this interesting language and culture. Often, they hold a language exchange event every Sunday at Uncle Tetsu’s Cafe on Dundas Street. But other places where they meet include Omai on Baldwin St, a Japanese restaurant serving temaki hand rolls and sake along with tapas inspired by other Asian regions. Why not join these meetings and impress your new friends with your language skills by ordering delicious food in Japanese?


Where to Learn Japanese in and around Toronto

Get in touch with Language Trainers today! Our teachers are professional native Japanese speakers who will tailor your course to suit your specific requirements and needs. We can send a tutor to teach you at your home or office, or you can take your lessons in a public place if you prefer. Some options are the Toronto Public Library on Gerrard St, Page One Coffee +Bar on Mutual St or Café Plenty on Dundas St.

And if you live in Toronto’s surrounding areas and want to start learning Japanese with us, do not hesitate to contact us. We have excellent instructors available in Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Ajax, Markham and Vaughan.

What are you waiting for? 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 and offer you a language package tailored to your needs and skills!

Sign up for our Japanese lessons in Toronto 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 Toronto

Our general one-on-one courses in Toronto 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 Toronto

Our Japanese courses in Toronto 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 Toronto (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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