Japanese Courses at City Lit London

Are you a Londoner who fancies learning about Japanese Culture or improving your Japanese language skills?  Well, you can do all that at City Lit, one of London’s leading adult education colleges. 

City Lit offers a huge choice of one-day tasters, short and long courses in areas such as visual and performing arts, music, wellbeing, technology and languages including Japanese. 

Anime Character Design

As part of Japan season at City Lit Learn how to create your own Anime characters using traditional and digital methods. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese Anime professional production design. Course Dates: 12/02/19 - 19/03/19 / Time: 14:00 - 17:00 / Location: Keeley Street


All About Sushi

Come and enjoy a taste of Japanese through the topic of food. Learn some useful words and phrases and get your vocal cords working with a new world of pronunciation.

Course Dates: 23/11/18 / Time: 18:00-21:00 / Location: Keeley Street


The influence of Japan on Western art in the 19th century

Explore how 19th century European artists from the Impressionists to Art Nouveau were freed from the conventions of their cultural and artistic restraints by the motifs and philosophy of Japanese art.

Course Dates: 25/01/19-22/02/19 / Time: 14:00-16:00 / Location: Keeley Street


Tokyo: An Insider’s Guide

Join this lively course and learn about this bustling capital that mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples.

Open to all levels. Course Dates: 08/02/19 / Time: 18:00-20:30 / Location: Keeley Street


Japanese Festivals

Japan is a land of many festivals. Some have religious significance and others celebrate the seasons. You will be introduced to what the Japanese people celebrate and how they go about it! You will make some paper crafts relating to the celebration as well as gaining the cultural knowledge. Course Dates: 22/02/19 / Time: 18:00-21:00 / Location:  Keeley Street


Taste Japan

From street food to monks' food, come and explore the richness of regional Japanese cuisine across the seasons in this exciting workshop.

Course Dates: 02/02/19 / Time: 10:00 - 14:30 / Location: Keeley Street


Japanese woodcut

An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over two full days. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.

Course Dates: 23/10/18 - 30/10/18 / Time: 10:00 - 17:00 / Location: Keeley Street


Japanese beginners: module 1

Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International). Suitable for complete beginners.

Course Dates: 16/01/19 - 03/04/19 / Time: 19:35 - 21:05 / Location: KS - Keeley Street


You can view a full list of Citylit’s language courses here

There are plenty more language and other Japanese cultural courses available, from advanced language skills to book binding and shiatsu! You view a full list of all of City Lit's popular upcoming courses here.  Make sure you book your space before they fill up!