What my students say:

I made more progress in the first few lessons than an entire previous year of attempted self-learning.
— Phil
As a teacher, Fran is supportive and the work she provides is motivating, always tempered just right: never impossibly challenging, but always tempting you to step out of your comfort zone to try something new.
— David
“The lessons are relaxed and fun (great if you find things like this intimidating like me). Fran is super knowledgeable and quick feedback makes Step Up lessons so much more useful than online or textbook learning.”
— Mark
Fran’s Japanese classes are fun and accessible - highly recommended.
— Cath

Find the right course for you

Japanese lessons at my central Brighton classroom, just 2 minutes from Brighton station


STEP Japanese Courses

Comprehensive Japanese courses from beginner to intermediate level. Learn Japanese speaking, listening, reading and writing through varied activities.


Kanji for Beginners

What’s the best way to learn kanji? And what can kanji teach us about Japanese culture? An introduction to Japanese kanji characters for students at beginner level and above.

My Blog

I blog regularly about learning and teaching Japanese, walking Japan, and sometimes about interesting Japanese kit-kats.

If you’re ready to start speaking Japanese with confidence, you’ve come to the right place.

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