Blending ancient culture with ethereal landscapes and dizzying modernity, this archipelago of some 6800 volcanic islands holds a unique, romantic allure to those who have dipped their toes into the expanse of Japanese culture, cuisine and history. But what better way to immerse yourself more fully in the delightful depths of all-things Japan than by learning the language. We promise it won’t be as difficult as you might think. Who knows, perhaps by the time you get around to visiting you’ll be able to recite a Haiku poem or order that sake with ease.
If you were going to attempt a non-European language it would Japanese, wouldn’t it? We know you. That’s why we’ve created this accessible introductory overview that will cover everything from numbers and introductions to pronunciation and character sets. Over the course of 10 weeks our experienced tutor will lead you on a laid-back journey of linguistic discovery, allowing you to not only survive but thrive should you ever visit the zen gardens, sushi bars or temples of Tokyo.