Japanese Course Overview

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Learning a foreign language offers a wide range of personal, professional, and cultural benefits. It can open doors to new experiences, connections, and opportunities, making it a valuable skill for people with diverse interests and goals. And don’t forget that learning a new language is an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience. It can enhance cognitive abilities, including problem-solving, multitasking, and memory. 
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Why study Japanese? 

  • It is one of the world's major languages, spoken by over 120 million people.
  • Japan is one of the world's largest economies and home to numerous multinational corporations. Proficiency in Japanese can open job opportunities in various industries, from technology to finance.
  • Japan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that includes traditional arts, such as tea ceremony, ikebana (flower arranging), and martial arts, as well as modern cultural phenomena like anime and J-pop music. It is known for its advancements in robotics, engineering, and biotechnology. Learning Japanese allows you to engage more deeply with this culture and gain a deeper understanding of its customs and traditions.
  • Japan is a popular travel destination known for its stunning natural beauty, historical sites, and vibrant cities. Knowing Japanese can greatly enhance your travel experience by allowing you to communicate with locals, read signs and menus, and navigate public transportation.
  • Japanese uses three writing systems: Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana. Learning these systems can be intellectually stimulating and rewarding for those interested in linguistics and calligraphy.
  • Japanese is often considered a gateway to other East Asian languages, such as Chinese and Korean, due to shared characters and cultural influences. Learning Japanese can be a stepping stone to learning other languages in the region.
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            Dates and enrolment:

            The following levels will run in the designated academic terms from the specified dates.


            Beginners

            Level A1.0
            • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January at 18:00 (2 hours class) (Concluded)
            • Term 3: Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Beginners (Intense 2 lessons a week)

            Level A1.0/A1.1
            • Term 2: Monday/Thursday starting from Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 4: Monday/Wednesday starting from Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7:  Monday/Wednesday starting from Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Pre-Elementary

            Level A1.1
            • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A1.2
            • Term 1: Wednesday 10th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Monday 1st of July  at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Elementary

            Level A2.0
            • Term 1: Tuesday 9th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 2: Wednesday 21st of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Thursday 23rd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.1
            • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.2
            • Term 1: Monday 8th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Tuesday 9th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.3 (Upper Elementary)
            • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Tuesday 21st of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Wednesday 3rd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Thursday 31st of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.4 (Upper Elementary)
            • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.5 (Upper Elementary)
            • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Pre-Intermediate

            Level A2.6
            • Term 1: Monday 8th of January at 18:00 (2 hours class) (Concluded)
            • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Monday 1st of July  at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.7
            • Term 1: Monday 8th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Thursday 23rd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.8
            • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level A2.9
            • Term 1: Monday 8th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Tuesday 9th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.0 (Upper Pre-Intermediate)
            • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Tuesday 21st of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Wednesday 3rd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Thursday 31st of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Intermediate

            Level B1.1
            • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.2
            • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.3
            • Term 1: Wednesday 10th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Monday 1st of July  at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.4
            • Term 1: Tuesday 9th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 2: Wednesday 21st of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Thursday 23rd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.5
            • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.6
            • Term 1: Monday 8th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Tuesday 9th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.7
            • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Tuesday 21st of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Wednesday 3rd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Thursday 31st of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.8
            • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.9
            • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
            • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            Level B1.10
            • Term 1: Wednesday 10th of January  (No Availability)
            • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 5: Monday 1st of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
            • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

            Please note

            • The classes in Terms 6 and 7 are seven weeks long rather than six weeks.
            • Please be aware that in case a class must be cancelled the recovery class will happen on a Friday of the same term, usually on the same week as the cancelled class.
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            Important information about our courses

            • You need to be 18+ years old to apply
            • Courses take place at our school in Holland Park
            • 1 class of 2 hours a week from 6pm for 6 or 7 weeks
            • The course book varies according to the level. Check what you need on the course level dedicated page.
            • Course fees:
              - 6 weeks course (12 hours): £195
              - 7 weeks course (14 hours): £225
            • We issue a certificate to every student who completes a full level.
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            • Learn what pre-knowledge is expected from you and what you will you achieve in each level
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