Japanese

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!

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  1. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 £30.00
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  2. Japanese small group conversation
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  3. Japanese festivals
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 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
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  4. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing your own name and a few characters using a 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
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  5. Japanese: writing for beginners part 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Further develop your knowledge of the Japanese writing system, Kanji. Suitable if you have completed Japanese writing for beginners: part 1.



    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 £30.00
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  6. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    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
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  7. Japanese 2 lower module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Japanese 2 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  9. Japanese 3 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  10. Japanese beginners module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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
  11. Japanese 3 upper: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  12. Japanese 2 upper: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 2 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
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  13. Japanese beginners: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  14. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1 fast track: module 1' or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. You can continue your studies by enrolling on LBJ01, Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3 in the summer.



    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
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    100% of 100
  15. Japanese 3 lower: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    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 £199.00 Concession £121.00
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