Learn Japanese Level 2

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Course description

Learn to speak Japanese in Sydney with this Level 2 continuer’s class.

Whether you want to learn Japanese language for business, travel or just for fun, you’ll take your skills to the next level with this informal, practical and interactive course in the Sydney CBD.

This Level 2 course will consolidate what you have learned and help you expand your vocabulary, grammar and understanding of the language. The course provides new situational topics to give you a wider vocabulary and opportunities for further speaking, listening and reading.

This course is suitable for:
Students who have completed approximately 20 hours of previous learning in Japanese, for example ‘Japanese Level 1’.

Learning objectives

By the end of this Japanese Level 2 Class, you will have learned how to:

  • talk about yourself, others and situations in more detail
  • ask for and receive more detailed directions to a place
  • communicate using negatives and more complex questions
  • talk about things you plan to do in future and invite someone to do something
  • use conversational skills to give and receive presents, solve problems and exchange points of view according to Japanese etiquette
  • distinguish between Hiragana and Katakana alphabets and begin to learn the Katakana characters and sounds.

You will also have the opportunity, through classroom activities, to work with other students and practise pronunciation, conversation and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

The curriculum may be adapted slightly to suit the needs of the class. The topics above will be covered during this course, but not necessarily in the order given.

Textbook for Levels 1 and 2

Please purchase the course textbook and bring it to each class:

Japanese for Busy People Book 1 (Romanized Version)
ISBN: 978-1-56836-384-4

The textbook costs approximately $52, including an audio CD.

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.
Please note: sometimes a course start date is postponed until there are enough enrolments. It is therefore wise to purchase your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

What to bring to class

Please bring your textbook, a notebook and pen to every class.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Thearin said: Chie sensei was very knowledgeable and provided examples and guidance. She tailored the sessions to match the knowledge of all students. Many thanks.