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:

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  1. 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

  2. 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Japanese 2 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. On this course you will learn to communicate more fully and fluently in a wider range of everyday situations and conversations.

    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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Japanese Beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 7 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

  5. Japanese beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 7 other dates)
    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

  6. Japanese 3 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 '3 upper : module 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Japanese advanced: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    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: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Japanese 3 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (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 '3 lower: module 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: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Japanese 4 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    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 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

  10. Japanese 4/5: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    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 a 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 2 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Japanese 4 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    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: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.

    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 festivals

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining the cultural knowledge.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Taste Japan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.

    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

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