Japanese – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Japanese in London? Join one of our part-time Japanese courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Japanese courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Japanese you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Japanese course.

We also have intermediate Japanese classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Japanese Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Japanese.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Japanese for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Japanese for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Our Japanese lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • greetings
  • personal introductions (professions, ages, nationalities, countries)
  • Hiragana (Japanese alphabet)
  • numbers 0–100
  • telling the time
  • telephone number

Grammar

You will learn:

  • demonstratives (kore, sore, are, kono, sono, ano, koko, soko, asako)
  • particles
  • verbs in the non-past tense and past tense (okimasu, nemasu, benkyo shimasu, hatarakimasu, yasumimasu, owarimasu)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • daily activities
  • directions
  • descriptions of things
  • invitations
  • giving and receiving
  • shopping

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more verbs in the non-past and past tense
  • adjectives in the present tense
  • Katakana (Japanese alphabet)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • existence of things and people
  • places and locations
  • likes and dislikes
  • capability and ability
  • quantities and counting

Grammar

You will learn:

  • counters
  • particles が and は
  • expressions of frequency
  • expressions of duration

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Minna no Nihongo 1 textbook in Kanji and Kana and Minna no Nihongo 1 translation and grammar notes throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of Japanese is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Japanese language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Japanese for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Japanese for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Monday 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • weather
  • holidays
  • daily activities
  • choosing a restaurant
  • seeing a doctor

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives (past tense)
  • superlative / comparative
  • verbs (te form) and key patterns using verbs (te form)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your family
  • countries and cities
  • experiences
  • possibility and capability

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (nai form) and key patterns using verbs (nai form)
  • verbs (dictionary form) and key patterns using verbs (dictionary form)
  • verbs (ta form) and key patterns using verbs (ta form)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • writing a diary
  • personal history
  • giving opinions
  • giving directions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • polite style / plain style
  • noun modification
  • ‘when’ followed by verb (ta form) and ‘when’ followed by verb (dictionary form)
  • particle を + motion V

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use two books throughout the course. These are:

  1. Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I Dai 2­Han Honsatsu Kanji­Kana
  2. Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I Dai 2-Han Honyaku ・Bunpo Kaisetsu Eigoban

However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

 

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.