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Extramural programme

The Extramural Programme in Japanese language and culture has been running successfully for several decades. The classes are taught by a very experienced native-speaker instructor, Dr Inoue Keiko. Three proficiency levels of evening classes are available, for complete beginners, post-beginners and intermediate learners. These courses are fee-paying (€395 per course, payable in advance) and are designed for the general public. All classes take place in the Arts Building.

(Please note that registered undergraduate and postgraduate TCD students should apply for the Broad Curriculum and extracurricular Japanese modules rather than the extramural programme.)

Covid-19 update: Whilst we hope that we will be able to offer our extramural courses in classrooms in Trinity from September, we plan to deliver our teaching online if social distancing measures remain in place.


 Japanese Extramural Courses 2021/22 academic year

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

This course teaches a basic 'survival' repertoire of spoken Japanese and introduces some central aspects of Japanese culture, including the writing system. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials.

Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30p.m. Starts Thursday 16 September 2021

24 week course (2 terms x 12 weeks)

Post-beginners Japanese Language and Culture

Continuing from the introduction to Japanese language and culture, this course is designed to extend learners' 'survival' repertoire of spoken Japanese and their knowledge of the Japanese writing system (there is regular practice in character composition and recognition). Aspects of Japanese culture are also explored.

Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.30p.m. Starts Tuesday 14 September 2021

24 week course (2 terms x 12 weeks)

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture

This course is appropriate for learners who already have the basics of Japanese under their belt, and are ready to consolidate their proficiency in spoken and written Japanese, including the use of honorific forms. It is appropriate for learners who have completed the Leaving Certificate or equivalent in Japanese.

Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.30p.m. Starts Wednesday 15 September 2021

24 week course (2 terms x 12 weeks)

Reserve a place in the 2021/22 Japanese Extramural Programme

STEP 1: Send us your contact details

Please complete download an application form in Word form here, to be emailed to

STEP 2: Pay the course fee

Please select the first option in the menu below to make an electronic payment (by credit card, debit card or PayPal).

Select your CLCS Evening Language Course

We invite you to note the following:

  • The course fee is strictly non-refundable once the course has commenced.
  • Payments by cheque or postal order, made payable to TCD No. 1 Account, are also accepted.
  • Reduced fee for unemployed persons and those in receipt of social welfare pension: supporting documentation to be provided at the time of payment.
  • Courses only take place if the number of enrolments is not viable. Course fees are refunded in this unlikely event.
  • Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older to enrol in this Extramural Programme.
  • For further details of  the Extramural Programme please consult the Extramural Courses page or the Trinity College Dublin Evening and Short Courses Booklet