Sandford Language Institute has been running courses for all levels in Japanese since 1989.

Since March 2020 we have had to change from classroom tuition at our Dame St.D2 location to ONLINE tuition until such time as the Covid 19 lockdown ends.Enrollment for upcoming & continuation ONLINE May 2020 classes is now possible. If you have any queries, please contact Mary Zerbe (Japanese Coordinator) by email:

Our tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class. If you join a class and the level proves too high or low, moving level is no problem.

If you have missed the start date of a course,it is still possible to join. You are welcome to try out any class, that is currently running,and commitment free if you already have a knowledge of the Japanese language.If you decide to join the course, you wont be charged for any missed weeks. If you are a total beginner, we can arrange a catch up class/es to cover what you have missed and you simply pay the full course fee. Please contact for more information

Japanese for Secondary School Students:

Courses for secondary School Students 1st - 6th Years are held all year round.

Classes for Beginners - for students who are generally interested jn Japanese,language,animation,culture etc.

September - May ; Weekly classes for Beginners, Elementary 1 (post beginners) & Leaving Cert.Preparation Courses(See under School Courses - Japanese)

Japanese Leaving Certificate Courses: Preparation Courses for Leaving Certificate Examinations are held weekly from September - May.

Levels - click on level for level description

For Secondary School Students .Please submit your inquiry here ,with your contact details,name,email address and mobile number  & Mary (Japanese Coordinator) will get back to you.


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For Secondary School Students who are Beginners In Japanese.

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For students who completed 12 hour Japanese beginners Introductory Course from Sept-Dec. 2018.Also open to new students who have bascic Japanese.

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For secondary school students who are beginners in Japanese.This course is open to students from 1st - 5th years.The courses are offered in 10 week block over 3 terms Sept - Dec, Jan-Mar & April - June.It is also ideal for Transition Year Students to take for Gaisce. For more information please contact Mary by email or call her 012601296 or 0877509794 (call ortext).

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Preparation Course for students who wish to sit the Japanese Leaving Certificate Examination in 2018/2019.For more information contact Mary Zerbe,Course Coordinator by email to or by phone 01-2601296 or 0877509794 (to text with your enquiry & name).
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For students preparing for Leaving Certificate Japanese Exam.

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