Pagoda

Japanese

Evening Language Course

Programme details

  • Study: 2 hours per week
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Fee: £250

Japan is one of the most influential economies in the world and many major British and European companies have offices there. It may be very different from European languages but, in some ways, it's 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 classes at most Common European Framework levels, starting from A1.1 (suitable for complete beginners), all the way to B2+, which offers students a very good knowledge of complex grammatical structures and wide-ranging vocabulary. Classes are taught by qualified native speakers, with a focus on communicative learning, to help you achieve fluency in the language of your choice. 

Classes are small (6-15 students) and present the perfect opportunity for you to interact in a multicultural, dynamic environment. With support from our expert teachers, they'll help to build your confidence, improve your pronunciation and increase your oral and written skills.

We offer different levels in different terms – please refer to the Structure tab above for more information.

Evening Language Courses at Regent's take place once a week for a period of 10 weeks, and will always occur on the same day and at the same time each week. 

Please be aware that this is not a degree level programme.

We have three intakes per year, detailed below:

Autumn

Autumn Term 2021 Time Day Start Date End Date
Japanese Level 1 18:30 - 20:30 Tuesdays 12/10/2021 14/12/2021
Japanese Level 3 18:30 - 20:30 Wednesdays 13/10/2021 15/12/2021
Japanese Level 6 18:30 - 20:30 Wednesdays 13/10/2021 15/12/2021
Japanese Level 11 18:30 - 20:30 Mondays 11/10/2021 13/12/2021

Spring

Spring Term 2022 Time Day Start Date End Date
Japanese Level 2 18:30 - 20:30 Tuesday 17/01/2022 25/03/2022
Japanese Level 3 18:30 - 20:30 Wednesday 17/01/2022 25/03/2022
Japanese Level 7 18:30 - 20:30 Wednesday 17/01/2022 25/03/2022
Japanese Level 11 18:30 - 20:30 Monday 17/01/2022 25/03/2022

Summer

Summer Term 2022 Time Day Start Date End Date
Japanese Level 3 18:30 - 20:30 TBC 25/04/2022 01/07/2022
Japanese Level 5 18:30 - 20:30 TBC 25/04/2022 01/07/2022
Japanese Level 7 18:30 - 20:30 TBC 25/04/2022 01/07/2022
Japanese Level 10 18:30 - 20:30 TBC 25/04/2022 01/07/2022
Advanced Japanese  18:30 - 20:30 TBC 25/04/2022 01/07/2022


Proficiency Levels

We offer Japanese at a variety of different proficiency levels.

If you already have some knowledge of the language but don’t know which level of study would be most suitable for you, take a placement test. Our team will grade your answers and suggest the correct class for you to attend.

If you would like to request more details about the courses, please get in touch with us to request more information. You can email the team at [email protected]

Each level of Japanese tuition that we offer is detailed below. 

Japanese Courses

Module Title Overview
Japanese Level 1 - Beginners 1 (working towards CEFR Level A1.1) The course is designed for absolute beginners with no previous exposure to the language or alphabet (if relevant). After successful completion of the course you will be able to use familiar everyday expressions, ask and answer questions about personal details and interact in a simple way.
Japanese Level 2 - Beginners 2 (working towards CEFR Level A1.1) The course is for students with little knowledge of the language. After successful completion of the course, you will have grasped the basics of the language. You will also be able to have simple interactions and exchange basic personal information, including your likes and dislikes.
Japanese Level 3 - Beginners 3 (working towards CEFR Level A1.2) This course assumes basic familiarity with the language. After successful completion of this course, you will be able handle short social exchanges, complete simple transactions in shops, post offices or banks and ask for basic information or travel directions.        
Japanese Level 4 - Beginners 4 (working towards 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 5 - Elementary 1 (working towards CEFR Level A2.1) This course is for students who have a good basic knowledge of the language. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to handle more sophisticated social exchanges; ask and answer questions about your likes and dislikes with increased complexity, discuss plans and arrangements to meet and function effectively when ‘out and about’.
Japanese Level 6 - Elementary 2 (working towards 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 7 - Elementary 3 (working towards CEFR Level A2.2) This course is for students who have studied the language before and have a secure knowledge which enables them to interact competently in everyday situations. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints and develop arguments, using increasingly complex sentence forms to do so.
Japanese Level 8 - Elementary 4 (working towards CEFR Level A2.2) This course is for students who have studied the language before and have a good knowledge that enables them to communicate in standard situations, including talking about past events and the future. After successful completion of this 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 9 - Intermediate 1 (working towards CEFR Level B1.1) Students who join this course will have a good understanding of the language, its grammar and will be working towards a varied vocabulary. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to take an active part in informal discussion by providing relevant explanations, arguments and comments, including engaging with broadcast material, such as TV and radio programmes, news items and films.
Japanese Level 10 - Intermediate 2 (working towards CEFR Level B1.1) Students who join this course will have a sufficient understanding of the language and its grammatical structures and vocabulary. After successful completion of this 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.
Japanese Level 11 - Intermediate 3 (working towards CEFR Level B1.2) Students who join this course will have a good command of the language and its grammatical structures and vocabulary. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to express their viewpoint on topical issues, both orally and in writing. They will have the relevant vocabulary and grammatical skills to develop an argument giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view, evaluating alternative proposals and making and responding to hypotheses.
Japanese Level 12 - Intermediate 4 (working towards CEFR Level B1.2) Students who join this course will have a good command of the language and its grammatical structures and vocabulary. After successful completion of this 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.
Advanced Level Japanese (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. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to use the language fluently, flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Students 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, and read and understand authentic written and oral texts.   

Registration for spring courses is now open and you can find the timetabling information below. Please note that courses take place on the same day and at the same time every week. To book a place on your chosen course, click 'book now'.

Japanese – Level 2

Start Date: 18 January 2022
End Date: 22 March 2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
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Japanese – Level 3

Start Date: 19 January 2022
End Date: 23 March 2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
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Japanese – Level 7

Start Date: 19 January 2022
End Date: 23 March 2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
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Japanese – Level 11

Start Date: 17 January 2022
End Date: 21 March 2022
Day: Monday
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
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Autumn

£250* - 10 weeks

Spring

£250* - 10 weeks

Summer 

£250* - 10 weeks

Current Regent's students and Regent's University London alumni receive a 50% discount on all Evening Language courses. Previous Evening Language students receive a 20% discount.

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.

We also offer a placement test for those unsure of their level. Our team will grade your answers and suggest the correct class for you to attend.

Our courses are taught by native speakers and class sizes are typically between 6 - 15 students.