Live online group courses
Learn Japanese with a professional teacher in the comfort of your own home or workplace.
We run small groups of up to eight people of similar ability, guaranteeing good progress. Generally, we run group Japanese courses from beginner up to advanced levels. Our group language courses consist of a weekly 90-minute class that runs in conjunction with the school terms:
- September to December
- January to March
- April to July
Our general group courses follow a timetable. However, you also have the option to set up a private group with family and friends where you can set your own day and time.
See the latest groups with available levels and days and times, below. We publish a new group timetable in good time before the start of each term. Please feel free to register your interest at any time – it’s never too soon or too late.
Timetables and prices
Online Japanese group course
Autumn term beginning in September 2022
|Start date||15 Sep 2022||14 Sep 2022|
|End date||08 Dec 2022||07 Dec 2022|
|Course length||18 hours||18 hours|
|Cost*, inc VAT||£281||£281|
*The cost for complete beginner groups includes course materials and/or a textbook. For existing groups, an additional charge for a course textbook may apply.
Our group courses incorporate all the elements of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will focus on building your conversational skills as well as developing your listening skills, knowledge of grammar and cultural understanding with the help of a course book.
We also offer one-to-one or one-to-two tuition if you prefer a more intensive and personalised approach.
Unsure of your level?
Read our guide to language proficiency levels to get an idea of your proficiency level.
This guide explains the progressive levels of proficiency. To better understand your own proficiency level, get in touch with us to arrange either a free consultation or a more in-depth initial assessment.
Book a free consultation. The consultation will take about 30 minutes. Our language consultant will recommend the appropriate course for you based on your learning history, discuss your objectives and goals, and answer any questions you may have.
Or you can opt for a more in-depth initial assessment. In a no-obligation initial 60-minute assessment – charged at £40 – you can meet your teacher, ask questions and get an impression of our teaching methods. The language teacher will assess your level of ability and help you define your learning goals so that we can recommend a language programme that will work for you. If you’re a complete beginner, the assessment will also set some realistic learning objectives and you can get a feel for what language learning is all about.
There’s no obligation to book a course once you’ve had your initial assessment. If you decide to go ahead the first lesson takes the form of a trial class. You don’t commit to a course at this stage. You get to meet your teacher and fellow students and ascertain whether the level is suitable. If you wish to continue for the rest of the term after the trial lesson, we will then ask you for full payment of £299 for the 12-week term for complete beginner courses (incl textbook/course materials) or £281 for the 12-week term for any other levels.
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Meet the teachers: Masae
Hello. Konnichiwa. I am a Japanese native speaker and I love teaching Japanese. I was born in Hiroshima, Japan and have lived in the UK since 2006 and I have taught Japanese at The Marlow Language Centre since September 2019. I teach Japanese on a one-to-one basis as well as to small groups of students. I am thrilled to say that all of my students are so passionate about learning Japanese that they are a delight to teach and that’s why I love this job! I especially love teaching beginners, since learning a new language can sometimes change our lives for ever in a very exciting way! I love art, gardening, walking in the countryside, discovering nature. Come and join me and let’s enjoy language learning and Japanese culture together!