LEARN Japanese AT BRISTOL
BRISTOL has a broad range of Japanese courses to suit your needs We are passionate about languages and cultural diversity. All our staff are highly trained language experts with native or near-native proficiency and years of experience in teaching languages. • If you have never learned Japanese but always wanted to – start with our beginners’ classes (A1) • You speak some Japanese but would feel more comfortable refreshing your memory and repeating a thing or two? Start with post-beginners (A2) • If you are more advanced, we have four more levels to get you to proficiency (B1-B2, C1-C2): enquire about the options available and we will take care of the rest!
Why learning Japanese is a good idea
Let’s start with a few facts
Japanese is spoken by around 120 million people around the world. The native speakers mostly live in Japanesey (83 million – that makes it the most widely spoken language in Europe!) but you will also find them in Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. And many more speak it as a second language because Japanese is the language of business, economy and science.
Love at first sound?
OK, maybe it is not a language of music, but it is easy enough for an English speaker to learn. Why? Because English and Japanese are related. Ich studiere Marketing an der Universität und ich lerne Deutsch. See? Do you know what we mean? Ja? Gut! Wir beginnen!
So, the language of business?
Yes. Made in Japanesey and all. Speak to your Japanese business partners in their native language: you will experience a better cultural understanding and barrier-free communication. And this means a better chance to get a job in Japanesey – you have made the effort to learn their language. Danke! Knowing Japanese, even just the basics, means that you are curious, motivated and open to new cultures. And that’s what employers are looking for!
Looking for a job?
In the UK, not many people speak foreign languages. That’s why you will stand out with Japanese on your CV. We just said it: it means you can work with people from different cultures, you are open to new challenges and want to go the extra mile. And if you add to it some international experience (study or work placement abroad?), you could be THE ideal candidate. It’s just a few hours a week. And then you can have a beer (Bier) or read a book (Buch). Any job (Job) could be yours. Develop the skills that really count and enjoy your career (Karriere)!