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Japanese 2


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Please note: classes for this course run for two and a half hours.

By taking our Japanese 2 short course, you will learn to make yourself understood in simple social and work situations, including:

  • talking about hobbies
  • describing past activities
  • conveying your intentions
  • communicating your opinions.

Through guided practice you will increase your listening comprehension in face-to-face situations.

Using the approximately 200 basic kanji characters you will have acquired by the end of this short course, you will learn to read texts that you may encounter in everyday life and some business settings and compose messages and basic documents. Upon completion, you will have acquired JLPT N5 level*, and will be working towards N4.

Assessment for this course is via two pieces of coursework (15%), a reading comprehension (20%), a writing composition (20%), a final examination including oral test (40%) and class participation (5%).

* Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Please note: this is only an approximate equivalence.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    You are strongly encouraged to contact us at for a language placement test. It will then be marked by our native Japanese teachers who will confirm with you which level to enrol on.

    You should choose this course: 

    • if you have previously taken Japanese 1 with us; or 
    • if you have previously studied Japanese but have not yet reached JLPT N5 level.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.