Free Japanese lessons in Durham for all!

Our students offer FREE Japanese lessons which are open to all abilities – total beginner to advanced.

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Classes usually run in spring (May - June) and in autumn (October – December), on Wednesday afternoons, 2–3pm at our teaching centre: Lafcadio Hearn Cultural Centre, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3YB.

Next Japanese class will commence on the 3rd of May and run until the 21st of June. (Please note there is no class on 17th of May and 14th of June.)





Nana,   Hirari and Ichigo

Greetings   - Informal and Formal


Hiroshi,   Yumeno and Yuriko

Restaurant   Language


Rena,   Yukako, Honoka and Misa

Seasons   and Weather


Asuka,   Ryuki, Rina and Itsuko

Food and   Drink


Mayuko,   Yumi, Shusei  and Keisuke

Hiragana   and Katakana


Yuhri,   Kosuke, Haruki and Tomohiro

Traditions   and Festivals

Are you learning Japanese or interested in Japanese Culture?

We have just purchased a new selection of self-study Japanese books and language guides in English. They are perfect if you want to learn some basic phrases or start your language learning journey. Most of the books are accompanied with a CD too. They are now available for loan from our Library at LHCC.

We also offer a Language Partner Scheme, if you would prefer more one-to-one practice or cannot make the class time. This scheme operates throughout the Japanese academic year (April to February).

Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Helen McAree (EFL Coordinator) on