About Burnaby Japanese Language School (BJLS)

Established in 1983, Burnaby Japanese Language School (BJLS) was founded by Japanese parents who understood the importance of providing a formal education of the Japanese language to their children in Canada.  In 1997, BJLS officially became an independent non-profit organization.

For over 30 years, through the cooperation of both teachers and parents, BJLS has been providing Heritage Course classes for children who speak Japanese at home. Since 2008, we have added Fundamental Course classes for children who do not speak Japanese at home.


About BJLS Fundamental Course

BJLS is committed to providing the highest standard of Japanese language education to students and families in BC.  Our commitment extends to any child interested in learning the Japanese language through our fun and immersive Fundamental Course - a program designed to help beginners or children who do not speak Japanese at home learn the language.  Our education policy is to provide a stimulating and encouraging classroom experience where students can thrive and gain confidence in their understanding of the Japanese language.