Japanese – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Learn Japanese in London with our part-time Japanese evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Japanese courses with us. You can also join a Japanese evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Japanese.

This Japanese evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Japanese language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Japanese.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
13 April 2016 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
20 June 2016 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • greetings
  • personal introductions (professions, ages, nationalities, countries)
  • Hiragana (Japanese alphabet)
  • numbers 0–100
  • 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)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • daily activities
  • directions
  • description 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)

Term 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
  • comparisons
  • description of things and people in the past

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparative
  • counters
  • adjectives (past tense)

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.

This level of Japanese is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Japanese language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuedays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • holidays
  • daily activities
  • choosing in a restaurant
  • seeing a doctor
  • talking about your family

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Verb (te-form) and key patterns using verb (te-form)
  • Verb (nai-form) and key patterns using verb (nai-form)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • family
  • countries and cities
  • experiences
  • possibility and capability
  • writing a diary

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verb (dictionary form) and key patterns using verb (dictionary form)
  • verb (ta-form) and key patterns using verb (ta-form)
  • plain style

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal history
  • giving opinions
  • giving directions
  • giving, receiving and expressing gratitude

Grammar

You will learn:

  • noun modification
  • conditional structures
  • when/if sentences
  • 'when' followed by a verb (ta-form) and 'when' followed by a verb (dictionary form)

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 2 textbook in Kanji and Kana and Minna no Nihongo 2 translation and grammar notes throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.