Japanese

Learn Japanese Online & in London

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Browse our Japanese courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Japanese: jump into year 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 £129.00
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    98% of 100
  3. Japanese 2 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Suitable if you have completed 2 lower module 2 or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1.



    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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  4. Japanese 3 upper: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 3 lower: module 3' 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 £129.00
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    100% of 100
  5. Japanese 4 upper: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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. 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  6. Japanese 3 lower: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Japanese 5: advanced practice
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rie Tsuruta-Barratt
    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 6/7 years.



    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 £129.00
  8. Japanese 2 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Japanese 2 upper: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  10. Japanese 4 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (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 £129.00
  12. Japanese beginners intensive: module 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Learn Japanese on this intensive course suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  13. Japanese 4: conversation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rie Tsuruta-Barratt
    Come and join this conversation class. This is an upper intermediate discussion group covering topical and cultural issues with relevant points of grammar, as and when necessary. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 5 years or completed at least Japanese 4 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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
  14. Japanese small group conversation
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  15. Japanese reading group-beginners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Do you enjoy reading Japanese? Do you want to start reading in Japanese and deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Japanese short stories. You will need to be able to read the Hiragana, words, and phrases to be able to join this course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00

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