The Ottawa Japanese Language School caters to students, who wish to learn or improve their Japanese, of all skill levels from beginners through to advanced, and all ages from kindergarten students through to adults.

Winter 2023 Registration Closed

Online registration for the winter 2023 semester has now closed. If you are still interested in registering, please contact the principal at as we may still have available spots depending on your level. However, please note the two points below prior to contacting the principal.

  1. As our curriculum is year-round, those who have participated semester 1 in the past are welcome and encouraged to sign up for semester 2.
  2. We have no plans to open registration for a new Beginner 1 class in the second semester so we are not accepting registrations for complete newcomers to studying Japan for the second semester. Thank you for your understanding.


Fall Registration 2022 is Live

Hello everyone, thank you for your interest in learning Japanese at the Ottawa Japanese Language School.

You can now register for the Fall 2022 semester here. Please note that these classes will be held in-person. There are currently no plans to offer classes virtually online.

Fall 2022 Plan

The Ottawa Japanese Language School plans to return to in-person classes for the fall 2022 semester. Classes will be on Saturday mornings from 09:30 to 12:00. Registration will be done online and will be open from August 5th to August 15th.

Online Adult Summer Courses for Summer 2022

The Ottawa Japanese Language School is pleased to announce that we will be offering online courses this summer.

Courses: Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate, Advanced (please note that this is dependent on the number of applicants and we reserve the right to cancel and issue refunds for classes under six students)

Cost: $150 CAD

Class Times: June 4th, 2022 to July 30th, 2022, Saturdays from 09:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Registration: May 7th to May 14th

Please email to register. If you have any questions or you would like to be assessed for which course is appropriate for your level, please email

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the summer.


Winter 2022 Registration Update

The winter 2022 semester is starting soon and classes will be held virtually online via either Zoom or Google Meet.

Registration for the winter 2022 semester has now closed though there may still be spots available. Please contact kouchou[at] for more information.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Ottawa Japanese Language School and we look forward to seeing you in class.

Fall 2021 Registration Update

Open registration for the fall 2021 semester has now closed and we do not plan to take in anymore students at the moment. Thank you for your interest!

Registration for Winter 2021

2021-01-28 Update: Winter registration is now closed as we have reached our teaching capacity. OJLS thanks everyone for their interest and support. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again next semester.

Returning students will receive instructions from their teachers on how to register. Please register within the designated window to save your spot.

For new students, registration will begin on Friday, January 29th. Please contact Ms. Kobayashi at for a placement test to determine the best course for you to enrol in. Further instructions will be provided upon completion of this placement test.

Please note that we reserve the right to suspend the registration process without notice should the number of registratnts exceed the class's capactiy. Thank you for your understanding.

Online registration to open from September 8th, 2020 to September 12th, 2020

The Ottawa Japanese Language School will be open for online registration from Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 12:00 noon (Eastern Standard Time) to Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12:00 noon (Eastern Standard Time). Please submit your payment for enrolment using this site and then submit your registration details to us here. Please refer to the PDF documents below for an official statement from the board and more detailed instructions on how to register. We thank everyone again for their patience and understanding during this time and we hope you to see you in one of our online classes this semester!

Update on OJLS Classes for Fall 2020

The Ottawa Japanese Language School has decided that the Fall 2020 semester will be held online and there will be no in-person classes offered. We will continue to monitor and assess the feasibility of in-person classes on an ongoing basis. We do however have plans to offer Japanese courses online and are in the process of setting up an online registration form and online payment system. Please refer to the attached letter for more detailed information. We thank everyone for your continued patience and understanding.

All Classes Cancelled Until September 2020

OJLS has canceled all classes until new semester in September. This includes courses that would normally be offered during the summer season. We apologize for this inconvenience but will update this website as soon as we have information to share about registration for the Fall 2020 semester.