Intermediate Certificate in Japanese 

Japanese is the language of one of the world’s great economic giants and one of Canada’s most important trading partners. It is also one of the fastest growing languages of study in North America. Recent trade conferences in Vancouver have shown how important our region’s focus on the Pacific Rim will continue to be in the future. As well, UFV has a long-standing linkage with Hokkaido Community College in Japan. There is no doubt that the special relationship that B.C. has with Japan will require more of our citizens to develop skills in Japanese language and culture in the future. UFV recognizes this fact and is proud to offer courses in first and second-year Japanese language where you will learn to understand and speak contemporary Japanese. Considerable time is also devoted to studying the Japanese writing system. Not all courses are offered every semester.

Program Structure


The Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in Japanese consists of the successful completion of 12 credits in Japanese at the 100 and 200-level. The proficiency certificate can be completed simultaneously to an additional program (i.e. Bachelor of Arts degree) or on it's own. If you already have the 101/102 component (i.e. Grade 12 level), you can have the first-year requirement waived.


Students in any UFV program who meet the stated requirements of any proficiency certificate may apply for the certificate by completing a graduation application, available at the Office of the Registrar, by April 1 (all requirements must be met by April 30).


Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in Japanese (12 credits)

Course Title                                                                          Credits
JAPN 101 Japanese Language I 3
JAPN 102 Japanese Language II                                          3
JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I                            3
JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II   3

Note: A minimum minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all ocourses applicable to the certificate is required for graduation with a proficiency certificate in Japanese. At least 25% of the courses must be completed at UFV.

Need More Info?

For Japanese course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Proficiency Certificate in Japanese, please contact the Modern Languages department assistant at 604-557-4035 or via email at      

P: 604-557-4035
News & Events
Upcoming Events
Study & Work Away
Current Opportunities
French Resources
Halq'eméylem Resources 
Japanese Resources 
Mandarin Resources 
Can8 Virtual Lab
"Like" us on Facebook

Learn French to succeed in the global job market

Completing a Bachelor of Arts with a French major can be your ticket to a rewarding, cosmopolitan career in government, diplomacy, hospitality, or business.

Learn more

Twitter Facebook Linkedin Flikr UFV on Google+ YouTube goUFV