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Learn to speak Japanese with our Japanese language courses online & in Sydney!

Japanese can be a relatively easy spoken language to learn. The words have no gender, there are no tones that change the meaning of words, and pronunciation emphasizes every syllable. Once you get your head around sentence structure, you’ll be speaking away. But of course, there are also the characters to learn.

In this Japanese beginners course in Sydney, you will learn that words can have different stresses to create the meaning of the sentence and also begin to learn the more common characters of the written language. This online Japanese course will teach you how to communicate in Japanese with simple vocabulary and basic sentences. If you're looking to learn to speak Japanese with our Japanese beginners courses in Sydney.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Japanese beginners course, you should be able to:

  • greet people and introduce yourself and others
  • ask and answer simple questions, using a name, nationality, occupation, etc.
  • say the words for time, days of the week, months, and birthdays
  • say the numbers, including phone numbers, money, age, etc.
  • ask and understand the answer for simple directions to a place
  • ask for things when shopping, such as cost, colours, quantities, size
  • book accommodation and make simple travel arrangements
  • speak about your daily routines, family and friends, personal belongings, etc.
  • order food and drinks at a bar or restaurant
  • understand Japanese culture, geography and customs
  • identify and pronounce the characters of the Hiragana alphabet.

What will be covered in this Japanese beginners course?


  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Japanese culture and customs
  • Daily routines
  • Personal information
  • Locations and directions
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Numbers and alphabet
  • Shopping, travel and accommodation
  • Family and friends


  • Simple sentence structure
  • Identify and pronounce the characters of the Hiragana alphabet

Who is this Japanese beginners course for?

  • This course is designed for beginners with no previous learning in Japanese.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Learning resources

Please purchase the course textbook, which is used for Learn Japanese: Beginners Course and Learn Japanese: Level 2 Course.

Japanese for Busy People 1 (Romanized Version)
ISBN: 9781568363844

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

The textbook is not included in the enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information

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