Every week, step into real life Japanese proficiency.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, you know that Japanese language is as hard as it comes.

Yet with custom methods, Dr Margaret Sensei (MA, PhD and QTS) will unlock the wonders of Japanese language whatever your aim:
study, work or travel.

Join other dedicated students for the truly best in language learning: live in-person tutorials meet an EdTech online platform.

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500+
STUDENTS
50+
COURSES Delivered
2010+
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SATISFACTION

About JapcoEducation

With over 20 years of experience, Dr Margaret Sensei has been teaching Japanese to students of all levels across universities, schools and businesses in the South West UK.

JapcoEducation courses have enjoyed great reputation with the students and locals, so it was inevitable that the teaching continued online when the uncertain circumstances disrupted our classrooms. And yet, the challenge presented led to an opportunity -  to translate Sensei's effective methods for a wider audience of learners, especially for those who lack local Japanese Teachers - South West & Home Counties.

The mission is to bring you that which is best about university teaching of Japanese and online learning. The EdTech platform we've been developing around live in-person tutorials and student communities means you will no longer be limited to half-hearted measures of remote self-study.

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where dr Margaret sensei taught and assessed

Why Learn Japanese with us online?

Our Courses

World-Class Sensei. That's all you need.

You would be hard pushed to find a Sensei with this level of experience and proficiency to deliver bilingual teaching and do so with a personal and considerate dedication to your success.

It's not your aptitude for languages that matters, but the quality of teaching that you will be benefitting from.

This is not a class, it's a tutorial (that's class). Big difference.

You cannot learn a language when tens of students are competing for attention.

Every JapcoEducation class is an in-person tutorial - fewer than 6 students in a group means truly effective learning is ensured.

Tested custom methodologies for Japanese in its context

If you study with those daunting Japanese textbooks or superficial apps, you won't get far and you won't enjoy it. And you won't place the language in its unique cultural context.

Dr Margaret Sensei has developed truly interactive materials, honed with feedback from countless students and colleagues.

It's all there to aid you along a clear path for mastering Japanese for real-life communication that also meets the JLPT objectives.

A platform made for honest learning

Language progression happens when you learn and practise regularly with others. After all, it's why you are here.

The platform is a way to deliver the full repertoire of Japanese tutorials with a structure that adapts to your schedule and style of learning.

Choose Your Gakusei-dō
(Learner's Pathway)

This is what makes JapcoEducation unique and deliver on its mission of practical proficiency.  

To have enough motivation for attaining a particular proficiency in language, you need to learn and practise regularly with others through a common experience.

It's that simple and sourced in the way education has been formed since eons ago.

example of gakusei-dō
John from Plymouth started at Advancing beginner (term 2) with Thursdays schola

1. Community

  • Select your area to help engage your Japanese with local students.
  • Hosted through the platform where you attend tutorials, access resources, complete assignments and engage in some Japanese cultural enrichment .

2. Course Progression (Schola)

  • Select your start point: what's your language level?
  • Each Course works to include a choice to take JLPT at key stages.
  • 3 month terms (25h or 40h) with the same tutorial group form your schola: the learning mode.

3. Weekday+ (Evening)

  • Select your preferred weekday for the tutorial (2h)
  • Tutorials at 6.30pm
  • Optional upgrade: Practice session (1h) happens every week at a day/time mutually agreed within your schola.
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JapcoEducation helped me learn the language from not knowing my arigatō to JLPT N3 today.

All in 2 years.

“In all honesty I have only managed to get to the level I am at today (N3) thanks to your continued help and support!"

John*
Japanese language enthusiast, Plymouth, UK

*The photo on the right is not necessarily John but you get the idea

Our Courses

Communities & Courses - UK

A guide to where JapcoEducation is recruiting for students to join the respective schola: learner community and course level

Courses schedule
Cornwall                             
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Devon: Plymouth/ Torbay/Exeter
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JLPT 5

A sure way to emerge with elementary Japanese at your disposal

term 1
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Somerset: Bath
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Bristol                                       
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JLPT 5/4

You will be building upon the basics towards confidence spoken and written expression

term 2
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South Wales: Cardiff/Newport/
Swansea
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Hampshire: Southampton/
Portsmouth
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JLPT 4/3

You are ready to take your Japanese to the next level towards fluency

terms 3-7
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Dorset: Bournemouth/ Christchurch/Poole
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Gloucestershire/
Wiltshire
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JLPT 3/2

This is where you will develop proficiency in the strictest sense of the word

terms 8-12
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JLPT 5
term 1

A sure way to emerge with elementary Japanese at your disposal

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JLPT 5/4
term 2

You will be building upon the basics towards confidence spoken and written expression

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JLPT 4/3
terms 3-7

You are ready to take your Japanese to the next level towards fluency

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JLPT 3/2
terms 8-12

This is where you will develop proficiency in the strictest sense of the word

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Somerset: Bath
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Bristol         
                              
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Cornwall         
                    
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Devon: Plymouth/ Torbay/Exeter
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South Wales: Cardiff/Newport/
Swansea
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Hampshire: Southampton/
Portsmouth
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Dorset: Bournemouth/ Christchurch
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Gloucestershire/
Wiltshire
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London/Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Berkshire/Buckinghamshire/
Hertfordshire/Essex
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And what if elsewhere in the UK? No worries!

We will be happy to build a learner community around your area!
We will match you based on your preferred day for the time being.

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Japanese is a gō!
Start learning with JapcoEducation, because it's effective.

Textbooks, apps, MOOC platforms, YouTube videos, even those tapes you're supposed to absorb when you do your sleeping - none are remotely as effective for learning a complex language as working regularly with a qualified teacher.

Japco multiplies this effectiveness by turning classes into tutorials and brining an online platform as an add-on and not replacement.

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