Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 103 (Level 3)

Japanese. Learn Japanese with us.

If you want to learn to speak Japanese, our Japanese classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Japanese language and culture. Learn Japanese the smart way with Japanese courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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 themes including hobbies and interests, getting around, reading basic signage and inviting people out. It follows the content in the prescribed chapters of the recommended text for reference and practice between sessions. Suitable for those who have completed 102 or 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Talk about their hobbies.
  2. Talk about what they do on their days off.
  3. Invite their friend to go somewhere together.
  4. Recognise train station and taxi signs.
  5. State how to get to a particular destination.
  6. Decribe their location over the phone.
  7. Recognise the opening/ closing time on a shop noticeboard.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Talk about your hobbies
  • Talk about what you do on your days off
  • Recognise information on posters and calendars for events
  • RSVP to an event
  • Talk about whether or not you can go out with your friend
  • Japanese seasonal events and national holidays
  • Recognise train station and taxi signs
  • Show a taxi driver a note and say your destination
  • Say how to get to a particular destination – with and without a map
  • Describe your location over the phone
  • Recognise opening/ closing time on shop noticeboards.

Intended Audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Japanese 102 or those who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is 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 11-14 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 5 days prior to commencement.

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Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

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
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Students can receive a 20% discount off the price of the prescribed texts when purchasing them online here and entering the coupon code "marugoto-sydney'.

Please Note

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

Features

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

What others say.

  • I really enjoyed this course and its delivery. I feel like it helped me become more confident expressing myself.

  • The course was hard work but very worthwhile as I made significant progress with the Japanese language. Thank you to our tutor for such good work and always being cheerful and good humoured.

  • Fantastic course and incredibly capable and wonderful tutor. Well managed by CCE admin department with regards to communication.

  • We had a wonderful teacher who gave each student personal attention and had a vibrant personality that made the classes fun.

  • Fantastic course, very practical for everyday use. Great tutor: knowledgeable, approachable and very very helpful.

  • Great course, great teacher!

What others say.

  • The course was hard work but very worthwhile as I made significant progress with the Japanese language. Thank you to our tutor for such good work and always being cheerful and good humoured.