Japan is one of the most influential economies in the world and many major British and European companies have offices in Japan.
Japanese may be very different to European languages but in some ways it is a lot simpler to learn. Not only does this language open the doors to a culture that created manga, anime, karaoke and karate but it also exposes you to the rich cultural history of this beautiful country.
We offer Japanese at the following levels:
- Japanese Level 1 (CEFR Level A1.1)
- Japanese Level 2 (CEFR Level A1.2)
- Japanese Level 3 (CEFR Level A2.1)
- Japanese Level 4 (CEFR Level A2.2)
- Japanese Level 5 (CEFR Level B1.2)
- Japanese Level 6 (CEFR Level B1.2)
- Japanese Level 7 (CEFR Level B2+)
Evening Language Courses at Regent's take place once a week for a period of 8 - 10 weeks, and will always occur on the same day and at the same time each week.
Spring term will begin on w/c 28 January.
Please be aware that this is not a degree level programme.
We have three intakes per year, detailed below:
The Spring intake lasts 10 weeks, beginning on w/c 28 January 2019.
The Summer intake lasts 8 weeks. Start dates for Summer 2019 are yet to be confirmed. Contact us to enquire about studying languages at Regent's in Summer 2019.
The Autumn intake lasts 10 weeks. Start dates for Autumn 2019 are yet to be confirmed. Contact us to enquire about studying languages at Regent's in Autumn 2019.
We offer Japanese at a variety of different proficiency levels.
If you would like to request more details on each level please get in touch with us to request more information. You can email the team at [email protected]
If you already have some knowledge of the language but don’t know which level of study would be most suitable for you, click here to download a placement test. Type out your answers to the questions, and send them to [email protected]. Our team will grade your answers and suggest the correct class for you to attend.
Each level of Japanese tuition that we offer is detailed below.
|Japanese Level 1 (CEFR Level A1.1)||This course is for students with no or very little knowledge of the language. After successful completion of this course you will have grasped the basics the language. You will also be able to have simple interactions and exchange basic personal information, including your likes and dislikes.|
|Japanese Level 2 (CEFR Level A1.2)||This course is for students with some previous experience of the language. After successful completion of this course you will be able to engage in simple conversation on everyday and familiar topics, exchange information about yourself and your routine, your interests and plans, travel and shopping.|
|Japanese Level 3 (CEFR Level A2.1)||This course is for students who have a good knowledge of the basics of the language. At the end of this course you will be able to communicate with increased fluency and accuracy, talk about past experiences and future events, make suggestions and requests, and operate successfully in personal, social and some professional situations.|
|Japanese Level 4 (CEFR Level A2.2)||You have studied the language before and have a good knowledge that enables you to communicate in standard situations, including talking about past events and the future. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate with greater fluency and accuracy on everyday topics and in routine situations in personal, social and business contexts.|
|Japanese Level 5 (CEFR Level B1.1)||
Students who join this course will have a good understanding of the language, knowledge of the grammatical structures and an emerging vocabulary. At the end of the course students will be able to use the language confidently to communicate with native speakers, engage in debates, use more sophisticated structures, and read and understand some authentic written and oral texts. situations in personal, social and business contexts.
|Japanese Level 6 (CEFR Level B1.2)||Students who join this course will have a good command of the language and its grammatical structures and vocabulary. At the end of the course students will be able to use the language with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, engage in debates, use more sophisticated structures, and read and understand authentic written and oral texts. understand authentic written and oral texts.|
|Japanese Level 7 (CEFR Level B2+)||Students who join this course will have a very good command of the language, knowledge of complex grammatical structures and a wide-ranging vocabulary. At the end of the course students will be able to use the language fluently, flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Student will practise summarising information, reconstructing arguments and presenting coherently. Students will be able to read and understand a wide range of complex, authentic written and oral texts on both concrete and abstract topics.|
Our next Japanese classes will take place in Summer 2019. Applications are not yet open, please contact [email protected] to register your interest.
£220 - 10 weeks
£180 - 8 weeks
£220 - 10 weeks
Spring term will begin on w/c 28 January. Classes take place once a week for a period of 10 weeks, and will always occur on the same day each week.
If you are unsure of your level please find a detailed description of each level as well as further information on all the courses available under the Structure tab.
Our courses are taught by native speakers and class sizes are typically between 6 - 15 students.