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About Us



Welcome to our school

President's Welcome


Thank you for considering Canuck Language Academy. We know the world is full of choices, so thank you for choosing us! I'm looking forward to beginning the wonderful journey of learning English as a second language with your child by providing them the essential tools for communication in a world-class learning environment. 

The 2023-2024 academic year will mark my 20th year in education, and 14th year as the President of Canuck Language Academy. In addition to my role as an educator, I am a father of two incredible children, and a husband. 

I have served as an educator in several prefectures in Japan, a university-attached elementary and JHS, as well as in the private learning sector. Its at my current position as CLA president in which I can further young learners English abilities outside the strict borders set inside public schools. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and CLA builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and Japan.

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2023-2024 school year.

J. Spence, CLA President

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