Learn Japanese at City Lit in London and Online

Japanese is one of the top growing languages at City Lit. Find out why we think there's never been a better time to learn Japanese.

Learn to speak Japanese and join the 128 million people in the world who already speak the language.It is one of the world’s fastest spoken languages, making it one of the more fascinating, yet challenging languages to learn.

Japanese courses at City Lit are the perfect way to start your journey to learn or develop your existing knowledge of the Japanese language. Our courses are based on the communicative approach to learning. Classes will include active interaction, group work, as well as audio-visual techniques to help you grasp the language and improve your technique.

With courses running in the daytime, evenings and weekends in London, we’re sure you’ll find a course to fit around your busy schedule.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Japanese courses below and enrol today!

Meet Chika, a Japanese tutor:

  1. Japanese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer

    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. You can also learn to read and write Japanese characters. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Japanese: Jump into year 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 31 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This short course is a chance to review the topics covered in year one and give you a head start as you enter your second year of studying Japanese.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Japanese 2 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent. On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 2 lower' or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Japanese advanced: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Take your Japanese language to the next level with this advanced course. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for over six years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Japanese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable for complete beginners.

    Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Japanese 3 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower' or equivalent. Improve your level of intermediate Japanese on this communicative course which will give you the opportunity to develop your oral and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower' or equivalent..

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Japanese beginners module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 2nd or 3rd edition (Kodansha International).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Japanese 2 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1' or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Japanese 3 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your level of Japanese on this communicative course where you will have the opportunity to develop your oral and listening skills as well as consolidate your reading and writing skills. Suitable if you have completed Japanese 2 upper or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Japanese 4 upper: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online


    Improve your level of upper intermediate Japanese. You will be able to understand, speak and listen to more complex expressions in Japanese in various everyday situations.



    Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 6 years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Japanese 4/5: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online


    Improve your level of upper intermediate Japanese. You will be able to understand, speak and listen to more complex expressions in Japanese in various everyday situations.



    Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 6 years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Japanese 4 lower: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 5 years or have an equivalent level. Consolidate your knowledge and understanding of the structures of the Japanese language and work on more

    complex grammatical structures and functions. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for about 5 years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Japanese etiquette

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and experience the customs of Japan, and gain an insight into Japanese society. Open to all levels.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Japanese: the art of onsen

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Japanese hot springs, or "onsen", are an important aspect of Japanese culture. More than just a way to cleanse the body, the onsen experience is about appreciating nature’s seasons, benefitting from natural minerals and feeling part of society. From historical sites to modern day spas, outdoors or indoors, the onsen offer a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. All about sushi

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal chords working with a new world of pronunciation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £54.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

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