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Japanese in Cambridge

Japanese is a complex and fascinating language, which allows you to access and fully comprehend the rich culture of a country that plays a considerable role on the international stage, as well as within Cambridge’s local community. Japanese settlement in England first began in the late 19th century with the arrival of professionals and students who wanted to take up higher education at the prestigious University of Cambridge. Over time, the Japanese community in Cambridge grew, exceeding 1,000 people by 2011, according the census. So, if you would like to connect with these people on a deeper level, take advantage of new job opportunities at international companies and/or take up higher education in Japanese, sign up for a course with us today.

Don’t let social distancing stop you from learning the language you have always wanted to learn. At Language Trainers, we offer interactive online Japanese lessons with native-speaking instructors in Cambridge. Contact us to know more.

Why Study Japanese in Cambridge

Learn Japanese for Work: Learning Japanese in Cambridge will give your career a boost and help you get a new job in the city or overseas. British exports to Japan are worth an impressive £14 billion a year, making Japan the UK’s seventh-largest market when it comes to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and machinery. So, if you are working in any of those fields, learning Japanese for professional reasons is a smart idea as companies need bilingual employees to assist with building and developing professional relationships. Some businesses which are always hiring Japanese speakers are Netcracker Technology, Burberry and Oakland Innovation. Similarly, many local companies are expanding overseas and need people like you to help them understand the business culture of Japan.

Learn Japanese for Studies: Work aside, those more interested in studying will be able to do so at very prestigious institutions in the city. One of them, of course, is the University of Cambridge, which offers minor and major programmes in Japanese. The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies has courses that will allow you to learn this ancient language alongside an in-depth understanding of the history, culture and society of Japan within the wider region of East Asia. For example, you will not only be learning grammar and vocabulary, but also taking courses like Literary Japanese, Politics, Cinema East and more! One of the few requirements to enrol in these programmes is to have some knowledge of the Japanese language, so do not hesitate to contact us if you need help preparing. We will adapt our Exam Preparation course to your requirements and needs, so you can be ready for this exciting opportunity at Cambridge University.

Learn Japanese for Culture: The Japanese culture is very much alive in Cambridge for you to experience, as well. For example, you can take part in the activities organised by the Cambridge University Anglo-Japanese Society, such as casual get-togethers at pubs, cultural events, like sushi parties or fil nights, and educational conversation exchanges. And if you are into themed events, don’t miss their New Year's Party and their Gohan no Otomo event, where you can taste delicious Japanese dishes while putting your Japanese into practice with the many native speakers that attend! Another institution that tries to keep Japanese culture alive is the Japanese Society in Cambridge which holds regular meetings every first Sunday of the month, where there is an interdisciplinary lecture given in Japanese. Make the most out of this opportunity and start learning the language with us in advance.


Where to Learn Japanese in and around Cambridge

Start learning Japanese at your convenience with us at Language Trainers. Our professional tutors have experience guiding students to fluency in even the most challenging languages, including Japanese. So, reach out to us today and we will arrange for one of our teachers to go to your home or office. You may also study in a public place around the city, such as the Cambridge Central Library on 7 Lion Yard, Cafe Blue Sage on Mill Road and Stir on Chesterton Road.

Are you living on the outskirts of the city but would like to study with us? Don’t worry, we have amazing teachers who can get started today in Teversham, Comberton, Dry Drayton, Milton or Fulbourn.

Discover our Japanese courses! Let’s go, Yuko! Please, take our free Japanese Level Test if you have studied the language before, so we can design a language programme based on your current ability.

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual children do better in school than monolinguals.

Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.

One out of every four people has at least some knowledge of the English language.
WHY people learn JAPANESE?
Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)

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太郎 「ぼく起きたくないよ」XXX
母 「学校に行かなきゃダメでしょ!?」XXX
太郎 「行きたくないよ!だって先生達はぼくを嫌っているし、他の生徒達にはからかわれるし…」XXX
母 「それでも必ず行きなさい!」XXX
太郎 「何で必ず行かないとダメなの?」xXX
母 「だって、あなたは…学校長でしょ!?」XXX
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1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Cambridge

Our general one-on-one courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Our Japanese courses in Cambridge 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 Cambridge (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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Wanda is trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She has over 20 years of language teaching and corporate training experience, having worked both in the UK and in mainland China. In addition to teaching, she is an experienced translator and interpreter, and is a registered examiner for the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the United Kingdom.

Language Taught: English

An experienced, CELTA-certified English teacher, David has taught students in various realms, such as grammar, accent reduction, business English, and general conversation. Along with his native English, he also speaks German, French, and some Spanish.


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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.

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