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Japanese Program

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.

Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in Japanese

  • JAPN 101, 102, 201 and 202.
  • minimum 2.33 GPA.
  • At least 25% of the courses must be completed at UFV.
Note: Students who already have the 101/102 component, i.e., Grade 12 level, will be able to have the first-year requirement waived.Advanced Proficiency Certificate in Japanese

Advanced Proficiency Certificate in Japanese

This will become available as third-year courses are developed in Japanese.

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