Learn Japanese and unlock a world of possibilities in business, travel, and social life. Japanese lessons with Berlitz will teach you not only the fundamental language skills you'll need but also the cultural aspects of using the Japanese language. With the combination of these skills, you'll feel comfortable and confident speaking Japanese in any situation.

Berlitz employs our immersive Berlitz Method in all of our Japanese classes. This means that you'll begin speaking Japanese from day one. Immersion in the language with a Berlitz-certified native-fluent instructor has been proven to be the fastest, most effective language learning technique. You'll learn firsthand how to use the language and will benefit from a native-fluent instructor who will give you feedback immediately.

Berlitz offers face-to-face Japanese courses in many schools in France. Find a Berlitz school near you and discover the course options!

We have Japanese lessons for everyone

Our courses are available for everyone who wants to learn Japanese irrespective of age, goals, or learning style.

Language courses for kids and teens

Language courses for adults

Language courses for businesses

Target group

teens between 12 and 17 years old, available upon request

all adults

business professionals, available upon request


for all levels

for all levels

for all levels

Class size

  • private courses
  • private courses
  • private courses
  • courses for teams

Class format

  • in-person courses
  • online courses
  • holiday courses
  • in-person courses
  • online Japanese courses
  • intensive courses
  • phone/video call courses
  • language test preparation courses
  • language study abroad
  • business language training in person and online
  • language test preparation courses

Skills you can acquire

  • Communicate in another language spontaneously and naturally with confidence and fluency.
  • Use complex linguistic structures.
  • Talk during discussions, providing detailed and precise answers.
  • Speak about your interests and hobbies and your future academic plans.
  • Build strong Japanese skills with a focus on proper grammar usage and a wide range of vocabulary.
  • Have smooth, spontaneous conversations and use Japanese with confidence.
  • Develop your fluency, including proper pronunciation, intonation, and sentence structure.
  • Engage in in-depth discussions about current events, your interests, or professional topics.
  • Expand your business vocabulary and learn the idioms and expressions commonly used in different business fields.
  • Gain the confidence and fluency to participate in meetings, deliver presentations, and negotiate deals with colleagues from around the world.
  • Learn how to write clear, concise, and professional emails, reports, and other business documents.
  • Negotiate contracts, deals, and prices.


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    Japanese lessons available for all levels

    We offer courses designed for every level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. Whether you're just starting your language journey or want to refine your existing skills, Berlitz has the perfect program to help you achieve your goals.

    Beginner Japanese courses

    Intermediate Japanese courses

    Advanced and professional Japanese courses


    Learn the basics of Japanese, such as greetings, pronunciations, basic grammar structures, and vocabulary for everyday situations like shopping, ordering food, and introducing yourself.

    Learn to express yourself clearly in different contexts, whether discussing current events, hobbies, or work-related matters.

    You'll gain the confidence to speak Japanese fluently in a variety of personal, academic, or professional settings by mastering advanced grammar structures and expanding your vocabulary.


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    How you’ll learn with our Japanese lessons

    Step 1

    Simply book Japanese classes through your online student portal or directly at the learning center.

    Step 2

    At the beginning of each Japanese lesson, your instructor will outline the goals for the session, so you know exactly what you’re aiming at.

    Step 3

    You will learn with our proven Berlitz Method. This means your instructor will deliver your classes in your target language to equip you with real-life conversational skills.

    Step 4

    Every Japanese lesson follows the present, practice, and perform structure. Your instructor first presents new learning content, after which you will learn Japanese through guided and general practice, ending the lesson with a performance of what you have learned.

    Benefits of taking Japanese classes with Berlitz France

    Why learn Japanese?

    Japanese is estimated to be spoken by 130 million people worldwide. It is a significant business language, with 52 Fortune 500 companies located in Japan. Japan is a leader in technology, as well as a major travel destination, which makes learning Japanese very important for anyone interested in either travel or technology.

    Japanese test preparation and Japanese language certifications

    We offer LILATE preparation courses for those who want to test their Japanese language skills. The exam can also be taken directly on-site at one of our language centers in France.


    Preparation course



    Through role-playing exercises with a native speaker, the LILATE videoconference language test evaluates your communication skills in real-world business scenarios.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can decide which Japanese course suits you the best based on your goals and preferences. Berlitz France offers Japanese lessons for all ages and learning styles:

    • Face-to-face private classes are a preferred choice for students who are looking for the undivided attention of their instructor to improve their skills.
    • Online group courses are best for people who prefer learning in a social environment and want to cut time on commuting.
    • Online private classes are a good choice if you want to learn Japanese online in a one-on-one setting with your instructor.
    • Intensive courses are the best fit for those who want to improve their skills at an even faster pace.
    • With business language courses, corporate employees can master the business language of their field. The course is available upon request.
    • Language courses for kids and teens offer young learners a combination of fun and effective learning. The course is available upon request.

    At Berlitz France, we offer Japanese language classes:

    1. In person at one of our language centers in France:
    2. Contact us for courses in other cities where we don't have a physical language center.
    3. For more flexibility, you can choose online language classes as well.

    Before you start learning Japanese with Berlitz France, one of our instructors will conduct an oral evaluation with you to ensure we provide you with the most suitable course. After completing the oral test, our expert team will recommend a course that is adapted to your level. We offer beginner Japanese courses as well as classes for intermediate and advanced students.

    If you want to learn to speak Japanese, it is important to speak the language actively. Your progress can be supported with a number of learning techniques that help you improve your skills naturally:

    • watching TV shows
    • listening to music
    • reading books in Japanese

    You can also enroll for language learning with Berlitz France:

    1. Choose whether you want to learn in a group or take a private language course.
    2. Contact us to determine your current language level with a language test.
    3. Sign up for a course of your preference.
    4. Study with a native-fluent instructor and start speaking Japanese from your very first class.
    5. Receive feedback and progress reports from your teacher.
    6. Reach your language learning goals quickly and effectively.

    Our experienced native-fluent instructors will always give you feedback after the classes to help you improve your language skills and reach fluency in Japanese.

    You can learn Japanese fast by taking an intensive Japanese course with Berlitz. To see results quickly:

    • Join Berlitz's Japanese immersion program.
    • Choose the intensity of your classes and how many hours you want to spend on studying.
    • Focus on actively speaking Japanese with your instructors.
    • Practice Japanese during lunch with your instructor in an informal setting.
    • Have real-life conversations.
    • Personalize your lessons to your needs.
    • Improve your language skills by 1 Berlitz level in a matter of a week.

    You can learn to speak Japanese by practicing your language skills in various conversations. You will do so with our Japanese courses, where we use the Berlitz Method. Our renowned teaching method focuses on actively speaking Japanese and practicing real-life situations. You will practice spoken Japanese during your lessons, irrespective of the class format.

    With our Japanese course, you will:

    • Understand and use relevant language in different social situations.
    • Improve your communication skills by actively speaking Japanese.
    • Learn to navigate in both familiar and new environments.
    • Develop your confidence in using Japanese in everyday conversations.