With more than 130 million speakers, Japanese is the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. Those who learn Japanese often have or develop a strong affinity for Japan and its fascinating culture. Taking a Japanese language course provides a gateway to this unique and intriguing culture. Discover Japan, the home of karate and karaoke, bonsai and bullet trains, sushi and sashimi.
Japanese people make up the third largest community on the Internet, after English and Chinese. An estimated 10% of the world’s online population are Japanese speakers. Learning Japanese connects you to these people, offering an expansive resource for Japanese language learning. You will connect to people who may be future friends, acquaintances or even business associates.
Are you wondering – How to Learn Japanese? There are many ways to start. The best advice is to take Japanese lessons in Japan and start reading Hiragana. Hiragana is the Japanese alphabet – 51 phonetic sounds. The text books in Japan use only hiragana so you need to learn it before travelling to Japan. (Start learning Hiragana).
Other options include learning Japanese in your home country or taking Japanese online classes. The same advice about Hiragana still applies. If you are looking to learn Japanese fast then take one of our Japanese language courses in Japan. Immerse yourself in the Japanese language and culture.
You can learn Japanese in many locations across Japan! Cactus offers a wide range of Japanese language courses in 4 main cities in Japan. You can choose a one-week general Japanese course in Fukuoka or a Japanese and Pop Culture course in Tokyo. Other Japanese language course options include Japanese + activities in Kyoto or Kobe. At Cactus, we will help you choose the right Japanese language course for you.
Our Japanese language courses will immerse you in the Japanese language and develop your skills. You will be studying Japanese with qualified and experienced Japanese language teachers. Japanese lessons take place in accredited schools that offer the best facilities in central locations.
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Wherever you decide to study, learning Japanese in Japan will prove to be an incredible experience as no two cities are the same. Tokyo is full of possibilities and has incubated many key art and culture venues. Tokyo has as a well known mind-blowing food scene. Experience the best of Japan in this incredible city. You can also study in Fukuoka, in southern Japan. A more low-key city, Fukuoka is as interesting and in rich in culture, and is the first choice for many students that are looking to start learning the language.
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With so many language courses and learning options available ranging from immersive Japanese courses to online Japanese courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your Japanese language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. So find out what are the best ways to start learning Japanese.
Are you at beginner level or advanced level? You can check your Japanese language level for free! Test your Japanese with our Japanese language level test. Find out which level is right for you before you book you Japanese language course.
Cactus offers online Japanese language courses for students looking to learn Japanese wherever they are. Courses are interactive and engaging, and students can enjoy real-time interactions with teacher.
An excellent way to improve your Japanese language skills before or after your language course abroad with Cactus. We offer Japanese language courses across the UK. Including Japanese courses in London, Brighton, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Cactus offers a range of options for Japanese private tuition. You can choose one-to-one classes in your home or place of work. If you prefer online, private Japanese lessons at the time and place of your choice. More information on our Private Japanese Lessons division.