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Learn Japanese — Courses Online & in London

Discover the Magic of Learning Japanese with City Lit

Embark on a remarkable journey to master the Japanese language, one of the fastest-growing linguistic treasures at City Lit. With 128 million speakers worldwide, Japanese is both a captivating and challenging language that opens doors to a rich cultural universe.

Why Learn Japanese?

Japanese is not just a language; it's an immersion into a vibrant culture. The rapid pace at which it's spoken adds to its intrigue. Join the ranks of those who have already discovered the joys of speaking this unique language.  Find out why we think there's never been a better time to learn Japanese.

Meet Chika, a Japanese tutor:

City Lit Japanese Courses: Your Gateway to Proficiency

At City Lit, we offer the perfect launchpad for your Japanese language adventure. Our courses are built on a communicative approach to learning, ensuring you'll actively engage with the language and develop your skills.

Our classrooms buzz with active interaction, dynamic group work, and cutting-edge audio-visual techniques that make mastering the language an exhilarating experience.

Flexibility to Suit Your Lifestyle

We understand that every learner is unique, and so are your schedules. That's why our Japanese courses are designed to accommodate your preferences. Whether you thrive in in-person learning or prefer the convenience of online classes, we've got you covered.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

Explore Our Japanese Courses

Ready to begin your Japanese language journey? It's just a click away. Browse our Japanese courses below, and take the first step toward unlocking the captivating world of Japanese language and culture. With Japanese lessonss running in the daytime, evenings and weekends in London & online, we’re sure you’ll find a course to fit around your busy schedule. Enrol today!

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  1. Tokyo: an insider's guide
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. 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. Japanese beginners fast-track: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills,



    Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners intensive: module 1 or learn Japanese in a complete beginners course for a term.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  3. Japanese beginners: holiday Kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  4. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    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 £109.00 Concession £71.00
  5. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  6. Japanese beginners fast-track: module 3
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners 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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Taste Japan
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  8. Japanese: Kanji Theory & Practice
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of kanji, the kanji system and your writing skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese writing for beginners', parts 1 and 2, or equivalent, and comfortable with Kana.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  9. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or 6 months recently



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    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
  10. Japanese: jump into year 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    This short course is a chance to review the topics covered in year one (beginners course module 1/2/3) 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
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  11. Japanese 2 upper: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 have studied Japanese for at least 2 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Japanese 4/5: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
  13. Japanese 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or have study Japanese for at least a year. This course is delivered face-to-face in the heart of London. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or have study Japanese for at least a year.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  14. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.Suitable for complete beginners.



    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 £229.00 Concession £149.00
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  15. Japanese 4: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Junko Fuse
    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 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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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About the City Lit School of Languages

Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

Our tutors

Tutors are experienced and friendly, and you can choose from evening, day time or weekend language classes. We also offer early morning sessions and intensive courses to help you learn a language at a time and in a way that suits you best. In many languages you can take an accredited course, with national and international qualifications selected for their relevance to adult learners.

Professional development language courses

We can also offer tailored language training in your workplace, which can be a fast and convenient way to learn a language to help improve your skills for work or develop your business.