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 Early Bird beginners: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Wake up to the sound of Japanese! Join this lively course for beginners at breakfast time, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable if you have completed beginners: 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  2. Japanese small group conversation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
  3. Japanese etiquette
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Oct 2021

    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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  4. Japanese: the art of onsen
    ONLINE
    Course start 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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  5. All about sushi
    ONLINE
    Course start 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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  6. Japanese 3 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 3 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 2 upper 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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  7. Japanese 2 upper: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 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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  8. Japanese 2 lower: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners or equivalent. Further develop your listening and speaking skills in Japanese, and continue to improve your skills in reading and writing in Japanese. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 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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