JETAABC Japanese Language Course

(Winter 2019)

JETAABC is pleased to announce the Winter 2019 Japanese Language Course! We hope you will join us, whether you’re looking to build on your Japanese abilities or your connections with other alumni. Read on for important details and register here by January 29th.


The course will be comprised of 10 classes, held on Wednesday evenings from 6PM to 8PM. Classes are expected to start January 30, 2019. Lessons will take place at the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver (1177 W Hastings St, Vancouver).

The classes are a great way to connect with the JET community, and to dust off those nihongo skills. With an eye toward the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), this is a great opportunity to receive guided practice. The curriculum will be geared toward textbook learning and JLPT preparation. Our friendly and dedicated sensei, Mika Sudo, will be leading the course with years of experience working with JETs.


To confirm your participation in this fall’s JET Alumni Japanese Language Course, please fill in the sign-up sheet available at the following link:

The application deadline is January 29, 2019.


The classes are free to all JET alumni. Materials, including digital textbooks and photocopies will also be provided at no cost. A special thanks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for sponsoring this course.

As part of our funding agreement, our generous sponsors require that there be at least 10 students per class. In order to encourage attendance, each student must provide a $150 deposit cheque the first day of class. Each student is permitted three absences during the term. Each further absence entails a $20 “absentee fee.” Any outstanding absentee fees will be due on or before the last day of class, and absentee fees will be deducted from your $150 deposit. Otherwise, your original deposit will be returned in full.


Once you have filled in the application form, we will contact you to confirm and provide you with more information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator at Don’t forget to tell your JET friends about this opportunity!

We look forward to receiving your application and to another great term together!