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Japanese in Birmingham

When you are searching for Japanese courses in Birmingham, Language Trainers offer a wide range of flexible packages with private instructors that fit in with your daily schedule and lifestyle. Learning Japanese will not only look great on your CV but will also give you a fascinating insight into Japanese culture and philosophy. Whether you are visiting Japan on holiday or want to improve your language skills for business or to increase your job opportunities, bespoke Japanese lessons can give you the head start you need.  

Why Study Japanese in Birmingham

Learn Japanese for Work: Are you looking for a job at a Japanese company? The Birmingham Economic Review in May 2017 reported that over the past 5-years 10,000 new jobs were created in Birmingham, demonstrating 50% growth over the same time period, which includes several Japanese companies who base their UK operations in the city and across the Midlands. The industry-leading kitchen and food service equipment manufacturers, Hoshizaki, are based in Telford with 80% of their export products manufactured at the same plant. Toyota has a factory in the East Midlands that has been an instrumental part of manufacturing in the region for the past 25-years. YAZAKI Europe in Coventry is also consistently looking for employees, and even if you do not need to be a Japanese speaker to get a job, speaking Japanese could help with your application and give you the opportunity to rapidly rise through the company. Taking Japanese lessons could also help you to understand the differences in Japanese business etiquette that are indecipherable unless you have an understanding of the language. Japanese corporate structures and systems such as Keiretsu are traditionally used in business, which is important to know if you are looking for work in Japanese firms.  


Learn Japanese for Culture: Learning Japanese can also be fun and help you to know more about the Far East and its unique and fascinating culture. Although you won’t find any architectural nods to Japanese culture in Birmingham, there are some clubs and gatherings where you could learn more. The University of Birmingham Guild of Students Group ‘Japan Society’ is a great place to pick up a few language pointers from likeminded individuals and learn more about everything related to Japanese culture such as comics, music, and cuisine.When it comes to Japanese cuisine, there are some restaurants in Birmingham where you can sample some delicious delicacies and get a real taste for the culture. The most popular and highly-recommended Japanese restaurants in Birmingham are Miyako Teppanyaki in the Arcadian Centre, Kyoto Sushi & Grill and Yakinori Noodle & Sushi. If you want to find out more about Japanese cuisine, Birmingham routinely hosts Japanese cooking classes and events such as the ‘How to Make Japanese Food’ event that took place at the LOAF venue on May 2019. The NEC Convention Centre in Birmingham is also home to numerous Japanese events every year. If you want to see Japanese arts and crafts at first hand, the annual Festival of Quilts at the Japanese Pavilion in the NEC usually takes place in August or September.   


Learn Japanese for Social: If you want to acclimatise your ear to the language before learning Japanese via private lessons, the Birmingham Japanese Conversation & Culture Group have regular weekly meetups and exchanges. You can meet new people at their events who have a similar interest in Japanese culture and language. If you are a fan of Japanese animation such as Manga and want to meet likeminded people, Tokyo Toys on Corporation Street and the Forbidden Planet Birmingham branch on Bull Street are the ideal places to visit.  


Where to Learn Japanese in and around Birmingham 

Our flexible Japanese lessons in Birmingham are structured so you can choose the place, time and venue. It’s all about you and fitting the lessons around your life. Our Language Trainers tutors will come directly to you either at home, work or another location in or outside the city that suits your specific needs.  

Imagine learning Japanese while snacking on Sushi at the ultra-modern Ten Ichi Sushi Bar in the heart of the city on Hurst Street. If it’s the summertime and you fancy a spot of outdoor learning, our Language Trainers instructor could meet you in Handsworth Park or Pype Hayes Park. Cafes and coffee shops are also ideal places to meet your Japanese teacher because of the laidback atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Meet your instructor at the fashionable Quarter Horse Coffee Roasters on Bristol Street or at the popular Damascena Coffee House at Portman House with its Middle Eastern atmosphere. If cafes are a bit too hectic to concentrate on learning Japanese, you could meet at the Library of Birmingham, which is located in the city centre at Centenary Square.   

Do you live outside Birmingham and want to meet our Japanese tutors closer to home? Language Trainers has Japanese instructors in Coventry, Walsall, Wolverhampton, and Solihull. 


Are you ready to get started? Let’s go, Yukō! You can take our free Japanese level test to find out your current Japanese language level or you can contact us now in regards to the wealth of options you have for learning Japanese in Birmingham.  

Sign up for our Japanese lessons in Birmingham today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual children do better in school than monolinguals.

Bilinguals have better literacy skills.

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.

1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Birmingham

Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham will help students improve their Japanese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Japanese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Japanese Course in Birmingham

Our Japanese courses in Birmingham are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Japanese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Japanese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Japanese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Japanese Courses in Birmingham (closed group)

Our Japanese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Japanese Course or In-Company Small Group Japanese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Japanese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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Matthew is a qualified English teacher who has taught English to learners in the UK and Italy. He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) as well as his CELTA certificate. He is experienced in teaching English in both private lessons and groups.

Language Taught: English, Portuguese

Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.

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How to Book

Take our Japanese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Japanese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Japanese tutor’s details.

Begin your Japanese training and receive your Japanese course book.

Throughout your Japanese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Japanese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

Client testimonials

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”I am enjoying my lessons with Huyen and I am learning the language really quickly. She teaches a lot of information without giving me more than I can handle.”

Christopher Mills Japanese course in Bournemouth

”Yasuyo is very punctual, makes sure that I'm on par with the subjects, and goes over content to make sure that I can move forward comfortably.”

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