Learn Japanese at City Lit 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.

Meet Chika, a Japanese tutor:

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  1. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and develop your basic knowledge of the Hiragana and Katakana writing systems. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at level 1.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. Japanese: the art of onsen

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 offers a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. Open to all levels.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. All about sushi

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal cords working with a new world of pronunciation.
    Full fee: £54.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Japanese advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Take your Japanese language to the next level with this advanced course. Suitable if you studied Japanese for over six years.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Japanese 3 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Japanese beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Japanese 2 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Japanese 4 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Japanese beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learn 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 3rd edition (Kodansha International). Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Japanese 4 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Japanese 2 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Japanese 3 upper: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Taste Japan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Japanese festivals

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Japanese calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

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