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Learning Japanese as a Foreign Language

We would love to offer young people a place to meet other people with the same interest in Japanese language. Feel free to contact us and book a free trial lesson

The following classes are all small and have friendly atmospheres. Tutors use different approaches to teaching, depending on the learning objectives.​

About this course

  • Japanese classes for secondary school students

  • Small groups

  • Online lesson

  • 1hour on Saturday mornings

  • Term fees: £200  for 10 weeks

  • Experienced teachers with DBS​

Goals

The majority of students in these courses do not aim to sit the exams. Their motivations and achievements can be travelling to Japan, working part-time using Japanese, applying for a Japanese course at university or developing friendships through Japanese. Students who take the Duke of Edinburgh Award at school often choose Japanese as their new skill.

GCSE Japanese

Guidance on GCSE Japanese is provided if the student wishes to do so. There are two levels, Foundation Tier (1-5) and Higher Tier (1-9). The Foundation Tier is a reasonable test to try after 2 to 3 years of studying Japanese if the timing works. Higher Tier is recommended for those who are dedicated and have more time, i.e. 3 hours a week for 3 to 4 years. The Higher Tier requires three times more kanji than the Foundation Tier.  

Classes

All classes are held in English. 

Based on a course design tailored to the group, lessons are delivered by a native Japanese speaker or an experienced teacher with advanced Japanese language skills.​

 Japanese Entry 

Saturday 10-11am Online

  • Suitable for an absolute beginner with some reading skills

  • Students can read Hiragana and are learning Katakana

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1 Katsudoo

  • Fun and relaxed atmosphere

  • Availability  - Yes

 Japanese Beginner 1 

Saturday 9-10am Online

  • Starting in September 2023

  • Students can read Hiragana and Katakana and understand some basics such as how to say their names

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1 Lesson 6-7 Food/Home

  • Required reading skills and knowledge

はじめまして。わたしは エリーです。かぞくは 3にんです。イギリスにすんでいます。よろしくおねがいします。ハンバーガーがすきです。あさごはんは パンと たまごです。にくは すきじゃないです。

Japanese Beginner 2

Saturday 9-10 am Online

  • Students can read Hiragana and Katakana

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1 Rikai Lesson 14 My Town

  • Required reading skills and knowledge

わたしは エリーです。にほんごが すきです。まいにち 7じにおきます。あさごはんは パンと たまごです。8じに でんしゃでがっこうに いきます。すきなたべものは ハンバーガーです。さかなは すきじゃないです。わたしは イギリスにすんでいます。かぞくは 3にんです。うちにねこが います。​うちは ふるいです。

Japanese Upper Beginner

Saturday 11 am-12 pm Online

  • Students can read Hiragana and Katakana comfortably

  • Suitable for those with study experience

  • Not for exams but high standard

  • Textbook: Marugoto A2-1 Lesson 6 in January 2024

  • Required reading skills and knowledge

私はイギリスにすんでいます。私のまちは小さくて、しずかです。ふゆはさむいです。日本語のおんがくを聞くことが好きです。きょねん、コンサートにいきました。たのしかったです。​らいしゅう、カーラさんのたんじょう日ですから、パーティーがあります。プレゼントを買いました。おもしろい本とかわいいアクセサリーをあげます。

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