Japanese language lessons

Japanese language lessons

日本語で話しませんか。 Would you like to speak Japanese?

Whether you have already started learning Japanese or would like to discover the language, NIHONGO Montreal can help you reach your goals:

  • improve your conversational skills
  • make sense of Japanese grammar
  • memorize kanji
  • prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or the Business Japanese Test (BJT)
  • master keigo (polite language)
  • learn about Japanese culture and etiquette
  • and more!
NIHONGO Montreal teaching materials

Japanese language lessons offered


Private lessons

Improve faster with a personalized curriculum!


Skype lessons

Learn Japanese in the comfort of your home!


Semi-private classes

Enjoy studying with one or two friends!


Corporate training

Learn about Japanese language and etiquette in order to avoid any embarrassing faux pas with your Japanese business partners!

A curriculum for all levels

The curriculum of NIHONGO Montreal has been carefully crafted over several years in order to meet the new JLPT requirements while enhancing your conversational skills. Whether or not you are planning on taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), it is important to set goals when learning a language. This brief overview of the different levels will show you what you can achieve:

This core curriculum can be customized and tailored to your needs, according to your placement test results. Feel free to contact me for more information!


Pato, your teacher

Pato, your Japanese language teacher

15 years of teaching experience at your service

I started learning Japanese when I was 13 years old and I had the chance to spend 2 years in Japan:

  • one as an exchange student with the ROTARY International Youth Program in Kuwana, Mie prefecture (三重県桑名市)
  • and one as an assistant language teacher with the JET Programme in Okayama (岡山県岡山市).

Studying and teaching Japanese is my passion, and I want to share it with you. I know what it is like to study Japanese from scratch and understand the learners' challenges as I have passed:

  • a Master's Degree in Japanese Studies from Lyon 3 University (France)
  • the prerequisite courses for the PhD in Education of Concordia University (Quebec)
  • the level 1 of the JLPT (日本語能力試験 Nihongo Nôryoku Shiken)
  • the level J1+ of the BJT (ビジネス日本語能力テスト Business Nihongo Nôryoku Test)
  • the level 2 of the Kanji Proficiency Test (漢字検定 Kanji Kentei, or 漢検 Kanken)

I have also worked for 2 years as a translator/interpreter in a Japanese company so I am well aware of the corporate culture.

I have been teaching for the past 15 years in a variety of educational environments: INSA Lyon University, language schools, private tutoring, as well as companies.

Feel free to contact me!

Students' testimonials

Students' testimonials

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I know that any progress I have made is due to both your skill with the Japanese language and also your unparalleled ability to teach Japanese effectively. Thank you so much and I look forward to my lessons in the new year!


Semi-private class (3 students)
in Montreal
per hour per student (tax included)

Cash, cheque, or Interac transfer

Free placement test!

No registration fee!

Teaching materials included!

Semi-private class (2 students)
in Montreal
per hour per student (tax included)

Cash, cheque, or Interac transfer

Free placement test!

No registration fee!

Teaching materials included!

Skype lesson
in the comfort of your home
per hour (tax included)

Paypal or Interac transfer

Free placement test!

No registration fee!

Teaching materials included!

Corporate training
in Montreal
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Tailored to your needs

At your office

Content: depending on your needs

Group size: to suit your requirements

Schedule: at your convenience

Japanese language lessons in Montreal

Private and semi-private lessons take place in the comfort of a beautiful home in "Le Plateau" (walking distance from Sherbrooke metro station: 5 minutes). Hot beverage offered!

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