From the tea ceremony and Zen to Naruto and ramen, Japanese language is the key to a whole new world of experience.  Be ready for the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics, visit temples and Ghibli museum or join Keele Japanese sempai who live and work in Japan where more and more overseas graduates are recruited.

See the module catalogue for the descriptions of:


Semester 1
Semester 2

Japanese 1

Japanese 2

Japanese 3

Japanese 4

Japanese 5

Japanese 6


Which level do I choose?

There are 6 levels (stages 1-6). The qualifications table will show you the most appropriate module for your level of language competence. Where GCSE qualifications are given, we assume these were taken 2-5 years ago.


Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.

Students who have completed a Japanese module may apply to study for 3 weeks at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies or Tokyo Metropolitan University in July, allowing the chance to get first-hand experience of language and culture during the vacation period - See Summer Schools for more information.