Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 102 (Level 2)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will further your ability to read, speak, listen and also write the language by covering the themes of basic shopping, getting around, asking for directions and placing an order in a restaurant. It follows the content in the prescribed chapters of the recommended text for reference and practice between sessions. Suitable for those who have completed 101 or 20 hours of recent face to face tuition.


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

  • talk about where to go for lunch with friends
  • place an order for food and drinks
  • welcome and visit a friend
  • talk about your daily routine
  • talk about your schedule
  • read and write some Japanese characters.


  • Discuss your favourite foods
  • Talk with a friend about where to go for lunch
  • Read a menu
  • Order food and drinks at a hamburger shop
  • Describe what kind of home you live in
  • Describe what items you have in your home
  • Write an email inviting someone to your home
  • Ask/ say where to put things in the room
  • Visit/ welcome a friend
  • Show someone around your home
  • Recognise your name and address on a sign
  • State the time you do something
  • Talk about your daily routine
  • Talk about your schedule for the week
  • talk about when to have a party
  • Write a birthday card

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Japanese 101, or those who have completed 20 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Activities), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: October 2013
ISBN 978-4-384-05752-2 C0081

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Competence), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: October 2013
ISBN 978-4-384-05753-9 C0081

Based on Chapters 6-10 of the above textbooks. These texts are used for activities and form the basis for consolidation and practice.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

Suggested textbook supplier


Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Books Kinokuniya

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to Books Kinokuniya to receive a 20% discount off the price of the recommended text. Please note this promotion is only available two weeks before and after the start of each CCE language term.

Please note

Selected courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • This is the best Japanese tutor I have ever had – full of energy, passion, patience, dedication and kindness and giving the best in all classes to ensure all students needs were attended to. A lot of in-class interaction and practice gave me more confidence in Japanese speaking.

  • Fantastic tutor and fantastic course! I look forward to continuing my studies in Japanese 103.

  • An experienced teacher, very patient and very easy to like. The classes allow plenty of time to practise new language skills with colleagues. I am increasingly confident with reading / writing hiragana. Looking forward to Japanese 103.

What others say.

  • The course material and teacher were great. The course was taught at a good pace, easy to pick up and sessions were interactive and fun.
  • Fantastic tutor and fantastic course! I look forward to continuing my studies in Japanese 103.
  • Our tutor is brilliant and very patient - definitely the highlight of the course. I'm excited to continue to learn with them.
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