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 - July) 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 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 and continue till July. 

Class 1

1st May

Class 2

8th May

Class 3

22nd May

Class 4

29th May

Class 5

5th June

Class 6

12th June

Class 7

26th June

Class 8

3rd July (last)

(No class on 15th May & 19th June due to student holiday.)

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

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