Japanese - Languages for all Module

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Japan is one of the largest and most influential economies in the world, learn the language from scratch or develop your skills on this evening course

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
22 weeks
Study mode
Part Time
Online / Dundee City Campus

Japan is one of the largest and most influential economies in the world. Knowing Japanese can bring you lots of employment and business opportunities. Knowledge of Japanese can equip you with the skills necessary to obtain a job in Japan. It is the language of skilled poets, novelists, painters, and potters. Learn it from scratch or develop your skills on this Languages for All, evening course.

If you wish to know more about the world’s richest, fascinating and ancient culture, and beautiful tradition that brought us manga, animation (anime), computer and video games, fashion, karaoke, karate, sumo, Hello Kitty, electronic revolution and multinational companies, studying Japanese is for you.

Studying Japanese means learning a language so different from English that it will make you rethink your most basic assumptions about the way language works. It means learning to conjugate your verbs simultaneously to tense as well as to politeness. Japanese is extremely easy to pronounce and learning it can be a rewarding and enriching experience that can open a gateway for you to a bright future.


This course is part of the Languages for All programme at Dundee, offering everyone the opportunity to study a language, whether for personal or professional reasons.

Classes are taught in the evening and you can choose from a wide range of languages, many of which are available at different levels.

Benefits of studying with us include use of library facilities with language-specific support material, and the full range of online resources and software available to full time students.

You may be eligible for a Part-Time Free grant from SAAS depending on your circumstances.

Current University of Dundee students

If you are a student at the University of Dundee, you may be able to join a Languages for All course for free:

  • undergraduates on many MA or BSc courses can take an Languages for All module during Level 1 or 2, in place of one of their 20-credit modules

All other students can enrol on Languages for All courses in addition to their main area of study for the normal fee.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these courses, however you should use our guide to stages to work out which stage you should apply to.
You can change stage later if you made a mistake.

Questions? Need help?

Contact our languages enquiry team