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Japanese at SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre in London provides language tuition in Japanese at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, and can cater for the needs of commerce, industry, government, individuals and public organisations. Study with us in central London on weekday evenings, Saturday daytimes, or on our full-time Japanese Diploma course.

Japan Foundation London

SOAS Language Centre is honoured to have the endorsement of Japan Foundation London for its Communicative Beginners 1 Japanese Language and Culture course, which is based on the Marugoto materials devised by the Foundation.

The Communicative Japanese Beginners Japanese Language and Culture course (Marugoto) focuses on learning short dialogues and everyday expressions that are useful when visiting Japan. It does not over-emphasise grammatical accuracy and the acquisition of Japanese scripts is an option. This course covers beginner level in one year over three terms of 10 weeks each and, by the end of the year, students will be functionally competent in everyday spoken Japanese.

Our Standard Beginners classes focus on all aspects of the Japanese language systems as well as improving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) needed for communicative competence. Three termly 10-week courses allow students to complete beginner level, the first of the 8 progressive levels of Japanese that we offer at SOAS Language Centre.

Japanese Language Courses

SOAS Language Centre in central London provides language tuition in Japanese at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels for University of London students and for the general public. We cater for the language learning needs of individuals, companies, private and public organisations and government departments. Study Japanese with us in on weekday evenings, Saturday daytimes or join our full-time year-round Japanese course and gain a widely recognised SOAS, University of London Certificate or Diploma.

Certificates and Diploma Programmes
Short Courses for 2017-2018

10 weeks, 2 hours per week

10 weeks, 4 hours per week

 Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Tailored Tuition

We can also provide individually tailored courses and executive language training

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