City University London Japanese

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City University London Japanese

Learn how to speak, understand, read and write Japanese from scratch.

This evening Japanese Beginners course runs over three terms that progressively build on one another. Lessons take place once a week on Tuesdays for two hours. Each term lasts 10 weeks. This course is an introduction to the Japanese language and way of life for the purpose of practical communication. Students develop essential listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Japanese. Students are introduced to Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakana and very basic Kanji). Whether learning Japanese for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, the Japanese Beginners course enables students to communicate confidently on a basic level, socialise and not feel out of place when visiting the country.

Term 1 of the Japanese Year 1 course is aimed at complete Beginners – for students with no prior knowledge of the language.

Term 2 and term 3 of this course is aimed at students with some basic knowledge of the language. If you would like to join the Japanese Year 1 course in January or April, please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines.

If you are a complete Beginner and you have missed the September enrolment, you can join the Japanese Accelerated course in January. You will cover Term 1 and Term 2 within one 10 week term. You will then be able to join Japanese Year 1 in Term 3.

If you have missed the January enrolment, you can join the Japanese Beginners Summer Intensive (Year 1) in April. You will cover the course materials of Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 within one term.

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Tuesday 2 May 201719:00 – 21:0010 classes over 1 term£230.00 (Term 3)CS1853Apply Now
Saturday 6 May 201710:00 – 14:005 classes over 1 term£230.00 (Term 3)CS1853Apply Now


No prior knowledge required if you want to start in the autumn. If you wish to join this Japanese Evening course in January 2016 or April 2016, please check your level our by using our online guidelines before enrolling as some basic knowledge is expected.

English Requirements

You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.