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Japanese in London

The 2011 census found that over 27,000 residents in England speak Japanese as their first language, and more than 17,000 of them live in London. The UK and Japan share a significant historical relationship, the roots of which can be found in London. For example, in 1863, University College London hosted the first five Japanese students to study in the UK – one of whom became the first Prime Minister of Japan! London is also the birthplace of the Japan Society of the UK in 1891, the oldest organisation to handle cultural and business relations between a European country and Japan. Today, there are nearly 1,000 Japanese firms based in Britain, employing more than 150,000 people, according to Reuters. So, if you would like to broaden your professional horizons, connect with the local Japanese community and make the most out of your holidays in Japan, get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will start designing a programme suitable for your skills and schedule!

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 London. Contact us to know more.

Why Study Japanese in London

For Culture and Social: The historical friendship between these two nations has cemented their good relations today. If you want to get to know more about Japanese culture, you can attend the Hyper Japan festival, one of the biggest Japanese events in London. Founded in 2009, it exhibits all the trademarks of contemporary Japanese culture, including games, J-Pop music and modern art. Taking Japanese classes in London will allow you to embrace that experience in a much more insightful way! And if you would like to make new friends with a similar interest in Japanese, you can join the Bunkasai: The London Japanese and English Friendship Club, a Japanese language exchange group that meets every Wednesday in a quiet bar to have a drink and a chat. The group comprises a wide mix of nationalities and ages, and the atmosphere is one of genuine cultural exchange and friendliness, so don’t hesitate to join them to further practise what you learn with us at Language Trainers!

For Work: Economically, Japan is a global power. According to the International Monetary Fund, Japan’s GDP was the third strongest economy, behind only the US and China in 2018. As a centre of diverse, international opportunities where multilingual talents are especially valued, London offers a lot of professional opportunities for those who know Japanese. If you are actively job-seeking, why not contact the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) on High Holborn. Founded in 1952, this institution offers to support establishing trade links between the two nations. One of the main activities of JETRO London is to support British, Irish, Swedish and Finnish companies looking to invest in Japan, so it would be a great idea to get in touch with them if you would like to connect with Japanese companies or customers!

For Travel: Signing up to Japanese courses in London can prepare you for adventures overseas! Ranked 49th in the world in terms of English proficiency by language education organisation Education First in 2018, knowledge of the local language will make your travels in Japan much easier. Furthermore, with direct flights connecting Heathrow to Tokyo and, as of March 2019, Osaka too, Japan is a lot closer than you might think. So, study with Language Trainers and make the most out of your future trips to Japan! Additionally, Japanese is an effective gateway language to other Asian languages, sharing many characters with Chinese. This makes it a perfect choice for passionate linguists or anyone who already speaks an Asian language. 

 

Where to Learn Japanese in and around London

Why don’t you get started today? Taking Japanese lessons with Language Trainers is very easy and convenient, as we adapt to your needs and schedule. Send us a quick enquiry and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace. You can also study the language in a public place, such as the Barbican Library on Silk St, the Ace Cafe London on the North Circular Rd or Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Ave.

Even if you are based in the outskirts of London and would like to take a course with us, don’t worry! Our expert instructors can also deliver lessons in nearby places, such as Watford, Wembley, Bromley, Twickenham, Croydon, Dartford, Windsor, Hayes and Harlow.

Let’s go, 行こう(Yuko)! Contact us today to find out how we can connect you with a native Japanese teacher. If you are not an absolute beginner, you can also take our free online Japanese test so we can assess your current ability and discuss your options.

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Interesting Language Facts

Europe boasts about 225 indigenous languages.

Bilingualism helps delay the mental aging process!

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.
WHY people learn JAPANESE?
1.
Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Travel
JAPANESE

JOKE
母 「太郎、もう起きる時間よ」XXX
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
Foreign Language Speakers
in LONDON
22%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in LONDON
40%
of population

1-on-1 General Japanese Course in London

Our general one-on-one courses in London 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 London

Our Japanese courses in London 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 London (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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Japanese
80 Hours
Elementary
250 Hours
Intermediate
500 Hours
Advanced

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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.

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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.
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