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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

Browse our Japanese courses below and enrol today!

Meet Chika, a Japanese tutor:

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  1. Japanese language proficiency preparation

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal if you are hoping to take the Japanese language proficiency test N5. Also great for revising at the end of the academic year. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least three years.

    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: £60.00

  2. Discover Japanese

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 8 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a flavour a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take their Japanese studies further.

    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

  3. Japanese: an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to Japan to provide a foundation in the Japanese language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Japanese: holiday kit

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Make the most of your visit to Japan with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and to have a friendly chat with the locals!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Japanese. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2' or equivalent.

    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: £115.00

  7. Japanese beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Japanese etiquette

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Japanese 2 lower: module 1

    New 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

  15. 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

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