JLPT Bootcamp

Nihongo Scotland are proud to bring to you the world's first JLPT Bootcamp! Plans for the November 2017 bootcamp are currently underway, meanwhile, see what was on offer in 2016.

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Immersive Excursions

Nihongo Scotland Immersive Excursions put you in an environment where you can use Japanese all day, improve your confidence speaking, and expand your vocabulary.

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Friday Study Club

Our Friday Study Club runs every week in Edinburgh - it's conversation-based and completely informal, and everybody is welcome!

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Online Community

Nihongo Scotland is part of an even bigger online, global community. Join Nihongo Connection for tips, resources, and event info!

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  • Free

    We encourage to attendees to make a £1 donation towards a non-alcoholic drink for the native teachers, who are giving up their free time for us! .

  • Informal

    Our group is aimed at giving people a chance to practice their Japanese as much as learn it, so we do not follow a strict curriculum. We chat, we play games, and if you have a specific area you'd like to work on, we can do that too!

  • All Levels Welcome!

    From beginners to near-native speakers, everyone has a home at Nihongo Scotland!

  • No Commitment!

    The sessions are drop-in, so just come along when you can, even if you can't make the 6pm start!

Latest Blog Posts

  • Japanese Language Daytrip
    Japanese Language Daytrip
    So I have neglected my blog and didn't realise that I have drafted some blog posts that just didn't get published. Well this one was written in June last year which is quite shocking that it has taken so long to publish! Anyway here it is and i will attempt to be more timely with the blog posts from now on...
  • What we learnt 08/04/16
    What we learnt 08/04/16
    This post is a summary of some of the words and phrases that came up during the Nihongo Scotland session on Friday 08/04/16.
  • UK current affairs (in Japanese!)
    UK current affairs (in Japanese!)
    This post aims to equip you with some vocabulary and phrases to help you discuss the EU referendum in Japanese. Current affairs can be discussed in any language using simple grammar – the difficulty is the context specific vocabulary. They’re rarely words that come up in daily conversations!
  • What we learnt (01/04/16)
    What we learnt (01/04/16)
    This post is a summary of some of the words and phrases that came up during last Friday's Nihongo Scotland.