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Learn Asian Languages at City Lit in London and Online

Why not try one of our Asian language courses? Our team of expert tutors teach classes with passion and enthusiasm, making the experience of learning a new language all the more enjoyable.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Asian language courses below and enrol today!

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  1. A taste of Japanese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction 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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Japanese beginners: module 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Wake up to the sound of Japanese! Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners at breakfast time.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).



    Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or have basic Japanese.



    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 £151.00 Concession £115.00
  3. Chinese beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering an online Chinese taster class in December (course code LXDLC1) if you would like to try out Chinese before you enrol.



    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 £127.00
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  4. Japanese beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering Japanese taster classes in December (course code LXJK1 - face to face and LXJ2 -online) if you would like to try out Japanese before you enrol.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  5. Japanese festivals
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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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  6. Japanese calligraphy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 11 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

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

    Location on this date:  Online

    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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  8. Hindi beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basics of this captivating language. Suitable for complete beginners. Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasises the practical use of the language. 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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  9. Chinese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning Chinese on this beginners course.You should have completed Chinese 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00

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