Known for kindness, quirkiness and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s easy to see why so many of us have a deep fascination with the Japanese way of life.

Study Japanese at City and you will join our warm and welcoming language learning community, with interactive and dynamic online courses, taught by a qualified native tutor.

With part-time classes in the evenings, you’ll be able to fit learning Japanese easily around your busy schedule. It’ll benefit your career too – your official City certificate will show you’ve studied with a central London university.

Pick from start dates throughout the year and learn Japanese at a basic or advanced level that suits you. City’s Short Course lessons are quite unique in regularly running all levels from beginners to advanced. Each level is made up of three parts – take a part on its own or enrol on the full year for the best value.

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What level is right for you?

Use our level charts to find the right course of Japanese classes for you

Use our level chart to find a Japanese short course that matches your goals and abilities.

Beginners - year 1

Beyond Beginners - year 2

Perfect and improve your Japanese beginners skills and communicate with greater fluency.

Working Japanese Language Proficiency Level Test (JPLT) N5 level or Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A1.

Join us here if you have:

  • completed our Japanese Beginners syllabus or a similar course
  • studied Japanese formally 60-100 hours.

You can study the syllabus in three parts:

Lower Intermediate - year 3

Intermediate - year 4

Debate complex topics, improve your fluency. We’ll help you communicate with native speakers with ease and boost your accuracy when writing.

Working towards JPLT N3 level or CEFR B1

Join us here if you have:

  • completed our Lower Intermediate syllabus or a similar course
  • reached JPLT N4 level Japanese
  • studied Japanese formally for 180- 220 hours.

You can study the syllabus in three parts:

Upper Intermediate - year 5

Advanced - year 6

Why study Japanese at City?

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