Learn Japanese - Online Courses

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!

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  1. Japanese calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This fascinating workshop offers all levels, from beginners to advanced, the opportunity to discover the characters of Japanese writing (includes Japanese poetry Haiku) using a small brush pen.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Japanese intensive: journey for beginners in spring

    Course Date: Tue 23 Mar 2021
    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.

    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: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!

    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

  4. Discover Japanese

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you thinking about studying Japanese? Enjoy a short introduction- from greetings and personal information to cultural insights- and decide whether you'd like to take the language further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  5. Origami for relaxation

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 30 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into a sculpture without using glue or scissors. This means that making Origami is for everyone and you can create your own piece of art anytime, anywhere even if you have a busy life. It’s time to be hands on!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  6. Japanese advanced: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Japanese 3 upper: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 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 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Japanese beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 4 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Japanese beginners : module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 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

  10. Japanese 2 upper: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed module 2 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Japanese 3 lower: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 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 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Japanese 4 upper: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 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

  13. Japanese 4/5: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Japanese 2 lower: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Japanese 4 lower: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 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

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