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Japanese for Teens
Beginners classes taught in English

We would love to offer young people a place to meet others with the same interest in Japanese. 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​


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 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.  


All classes: Saturday mornings, 1h

Term fees: £200 for 10 weeks

Teachers: Experienced in teaching Japanese, fluent in Japanese

Timetable and Availability

 Japanese Entry 

Saturday 10-11am Online

  • Started in January 2024

  • Suitable for beginners with reading skills

  • Students can read Hiragana and are learning Katakana

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1

  • 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。ハンバーガーがすきです。にくは すきじゃないです。

  • Suitable for those who are considering GCSE in Summer 2027

  • Availability  - Yes

 Japanese Beginner 1 

Saturday 9-10am Online

  • Started September 2023

  • Students can read Hiragana and Katakana comfortably

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1 Midway

  • 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。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。わたしのうちはふるいです。いぬがいます。わたしのへやにしゃしんがあります。まいにち7時におきます。7じはんにあさごはんを食べます。

Japanese Beginner 2

Saturday 9-10 am Online

  • Suitable for those with study experience

  • Textbook: Marugoto A1 finished, Nihongo Kantan

  • Required reading skills and knowledge

わたしは エリーです。がくせいです。かぞくは 3人です。まいにち 7時におきます。8じに でんしゃでがっこうに 行きます。好きな食べものは ハンバーガーです。日よう日にコンサートに行きました。たのしかったです。らいしゅう、ともだち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。

Japanese Upper Beginner

Saturday 11 am-12 pm Online

  • Suitable for those with study experience

  • Not for exams but high standard

  • Textbook: Marugoto A2-1 Midway

  • Required reading skills and knowledge


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