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Learn How to Speak Japanese in Dublin

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With immigration to Ireland having increased in recent years, and to Dublin in particular, there has been a substantial rise in the number of people speaking different languages. One of the most prominent is the Japanese language, with almost 1,500 speakers living in the city. And, according to the 2011 census, almost half of them are monolingual. Learning Japanese, then, will not only give you a fascinating insight into Japanese culture and philosophy but will also allow you to connect with this ethnic group for social or professional purposes. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will design a Japanese course that suits your requirements and skills!

Why Study Japanese in Dublin 

Learn Japanese for Work: Are you looking for new and exciting work opportunities around the city? Then, learning Japanese will definitely give your career a boost. With the advance of globalisation, many companies with headquarters in the city, like Activision Blizzard, Bershka and Zendesk, are looking to expand overseas and, for that, they need bilingual employees to communicate with their clients and partners abroad. Learn Japanese and you will stand out when applying for a job with these companies, who need bilingual Japanese speakers to aid international and intercultural communication. And those looking to establish their own business in Japan should get in contact with the Ireland Japan Association on Dawson Street. This is a not-for-profit association that promotes greater economic and business ties between Ireland and Japan, and fosters mutual understanding between the peoples of both countries. To achieve its objectives, the association organises different conferences and networking events, such as their annual Bounenkai End of the Year Party. There, you can meet businesspeople of Japanese origin, impress them with your Japanese skills and bond, perhaps establishing long-lasting business relations in the process!

Learn Japanese for Culture: Work aside, the Ireland Japan Association also supports and hosts several educational and cultural events throughout the year. If you would like to explore the ancient Japanese culture, you can attend their Noh Mask Making Workshop, where you can learn how to make traditional masks. The instructors come all the way from Japan, so learn the language in advance and make the most out of this exciting experience. And if you like Japanese manga and anime, you will be happy to know you can join the Dublin Anime Meetup, a group of more than 2,500 members that organises gatherings to discuss and watch their favourite animes in their original language with English subtitles. This is a great opportunity for practising your Japanese listening skills! Also, the Japanese culture has made such an impact on Ireland in recent years that it hosts its very own Festival Day, which takes place at Farmleigh House in April and welcomes thousands of Japanese expats and culture enthusiasts alike. Join them and have a great time while exploring this fascinating culture!

Learn Japanese for Social: And if you are one of those looking to make new friends in Dublin using their Japanese skills, you will find plenty of opportunities for doing so. For instance, you can join the Dublin Japanese Study Meetup, a group of learners interested in putting their Japanese into play in a friendly environment. From Otaku to what is currently happening in Asia, the topics of conversation will suit anyone’s interests. They also get together to enjoy cultural activities, such as the Samurai Swordsmanship Open Day, where you can learn how to draw, cut, clean and sheathe your own katana like an expert. Come and check out their free open day to have a great time while using the Japanese speaking and listening skills you will acquire with us at Language Trainers!



Where to Learn Japanese in and around Dublin

Are you ready to start your Japanese course with us? At Language Trainers, we specialise in designing programmes that completely adapt to your schedule and learning preferences. So, you are in charge of deciding where and when you want to take your lessons. Our instructors are available to teach at your home, office or a public place, if you prefer. Some options where you can start your course around Dublin are the Dublin Public Library and Archive on Pearse St, Art Cafe Dublin on Frenchman’s Ln or The Stage Door Cafe on Essex St E.

In case you live outside the city, don’t worry: you can still book lessons with us. Our native-speaking instructors are ready to get started in Finglas, Ballyfermot, Booterstown, Monkstown, Drogheda and Swords.

Contact us to know more about our courses in Dublin. Let’s go, (Yuko)! And if you would like to test your language skills before you begin your lessons, please take our free Level Test. Then, we can gauge your current skill level and design a course suitable to your needs and ability!

Sign up for our Japanese lessons in Dublin 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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1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Dublin

Our general one-on-one courses in Dublin 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 Dublin

Our Japanese courses in Dublin 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 Dublin (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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Why learn a language?

Being fluent in two languages enhances a person’s ability to concentrate.

The language people speak shapes the way they see the world.

70% of job recruiters view bilingualism as an extremely impressive quality in job candidates.

Bilinguals’ increased use of 2 language systems can protect against Alzheimer’s.

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