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 2
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 26 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £49.00
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  2. Japanese etiquette
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021 (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
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  3. 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 beginners 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
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    96% of 100
  4. Japanese 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021 (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.

    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
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  5. All about Particles: part 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your confidence and accuracy in the use of particles in this lively workshop. Plenty of practice guaranteed!

    Please note: this is an additional course with exactly the same content as LBJ06.

    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
  6. Discover Japanese
    Evening
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. Get an insight in some cultural facts. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.

    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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  7. All about Particles: part 2
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 29 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your confidence and accuracy in the use of particles in this lively workshop. Plenty of practice guaranteed!

    Please note: this is an additional course with exactly the same content as LBJ07.

    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
  8. Japanese: Jump into year 2
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 6 Sep 2021

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  9. Japanese beginners module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 4 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
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  10. Japanese: the art of onsen
    Course Date:  Fri 5 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 offer a special way to enjoy Japanese culture. 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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  11. All about sushi
    Course Date:  Fri 19 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal chords working with a new world of pronunciation.

    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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  12. Japanese: all about particles part 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your confidence and accuracy in the use of particles in this lively workshop. Plenty of practice guaranteed!

    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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  13. Japanese: all about particles part 2
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 28 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your confidence and accuracy in the use of particles in this lively workshop. Plenty of practice guaranteed!

    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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