Japanese

Why learn Japanese?

 

Japan is the land of technology and innovation; it is also a country with a long and rich history.

Learning the Japanese language opens up horizons professionally; it also opens the gate to a way of thinking and perception which is different in many respects from its Western counterpart.

Culturally, Western countries are more and more influenced by Japan; anime, samurai, films, bonsai and many more aspects of the Japanese cultural heritage have become parts of popular Western culture. In addition, people often use Japanese forms of communication even without noticing it: it is enough to just think about emoji, which comes from Japan.

Learning Japanese provides a first-hand experience of, and innovative insight into Japanese language and culture. Although some may think that Japanese is a "difficult" language, and indeed written Japanese is completely different from European languages, this difficulty is compensated by a much simpler grammar than in European languages. For example, nouns don’t have gender, there are no articles, and so on.

Leaning Japanese interaction is also fun and challenging in a nice way. For example, the Japanese use a special inflection system that they perceive as "polite", different from "ordinary" scenarios.

 

Around 125 million people speak Japanese, and learning Japanese can become a highly practical endavour if one's goal is to interact with these people in various areas, such as commerce, tourism, art, innovation and technology. 

Also, Japan is a beautiful place, and many may want to learn the language to communicate locally when they go on holiday. 

Meet The Teacher

Hi, My name is Keiko Todo. I am qualified in teaching Japanese as a second language. I have taught Japanese in China, Taiwan and Hungary. I am a passionate teacher; I find it amazing to help others understand the Japanese language and culture, and often I learn as much from my students about their culture as they learn from me!

Which class is for you?

Beginners

Terms & Conditions

  1. The school will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of property. The student must be responsible for their own property.

  2. Fees must be paid in full to secure a booking. Places are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No student will be permitted to start a course until fees have been paid in full.

  3. Courses can only be cancelled by sending written notice to The Modern Language School. If this notice is received 14 days or more before the course is due to start, a refund of all monies paid will be made. If a student chooses to leave their course early for any reason (or cancel within 14 days of the course start date) then no refund will be made.

  4. The Modern Language School reserves the right to modify a course if numbers are insufficient.

  5. If The Modern Language School is obliged to cancel a course, The Modern Language School will notify students immediately, and offer an alternative course or a refund of all monies paid.

  6. The Modern Language School shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, expense, delay or inconvenience suffered or incurred as a result of any circumstance outside the control of The Modern Language School. This includes lessons cancelled as a result of adverse weather conditions, or any other circumstances out of our control.

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