Where to Find Japanese Language Schools in London

London is a big city that has it all, including Japanese language schools for avid learners. Whether you’re looking for an introduction to the language before a holiday, or want to study intensively, you can work on your comprehension and conversation skills as well as cultural knowledge about Japan.

Take a look at some of our recommended Japanese language schools in London. If you are planning to visit or live in Japan, we recommend taking Coto Academy’s Japanese courses. We put a strong focus on conversations and practical skills, and with small classes and flexible schedules, learning can be made fun and easy. Get your Japanese-level check here.

1. International House London

International House London offers a variety of Japanese Language course levels: Beginners, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, and many workshops to target kanji and grammar points. If you have a specific learning goal in mind, they also offer private lessons, private group lessons, and business in-company language courses.

2. LingoClass Asian Language School

A language school that teaches Japanese, Chinese, and Korean to students. They offer group and private lessons for students to learn how to communicate quickly. Each class has a maximum of 10 people, and an average of 6 people. They have multiple school locations at St. Paul’s, Moorgate, and Paddington.

  • Address:
    • St. Paul’s: 33 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 5SB ( St. Paul’s )
    • Moorgate: 26 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DS 
    • Paddington: 8 Hermitage Street, London W2 1BE
  • Tel: 0208 935 5183
  • Email: [email protected]

3. Ito Japanese school

Ito Japanese School hosts interactive, with an attractive feature of only speaking Japanese within the class. They offer group lessons with a maximum of 8 people per class, and one-on-one private lessons. If you need to provide Japanese lessons at your company, Ito Japanese school also offers these options as well.

4. City Lit

City Lit is a language school that offers to teach Japanese as one of the options. You can choose between online and in-person learning. Keep a look out for how each lesson type will specify if it will be held online or in person.

  • Address: City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA.

5. Alpha Japanese Language School

Alpha Japanese Language School is different from the rest, offering lessons based on Academic, Business, and hobby classes. Hobby classes even include conversational classes, travel Japanese classes, and manga reading classes. They also offer private Japanese lessons for students that want focused learning.

  • Address: 4th floor, 107 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HW

6. SOAS Language Center

SOAS Language Center offers short Japanese language courses that are 10 weeks long. These courses are beginners, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, pre-advanced, advanced, and proficiency courses. Upon request, SOAS can also individually tailor courses as well.

  • Address: SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 3510 6974

7. UCL Japanese Evening Language Classes 

Are you a working professional that only has time on weekday evenings? UCL offers evening Japanese language classes of all levels from beginner to proficient Japanese level. Classes are currently conducted online.

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