Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 202 (Level 6)

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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 the University of Sydney.

Suitable for those who have completed the 201 class or 120 hours of recent face to face tuition. It will teach you how to ask someone about their preferences and opinions as well as develop your ability to converse in shopping situations. The class is based on the recommended text to allow easy reference for practice between sessions as you improve your various language skills.


  • Consulting someone about what to buy as a souvenirs
  • Asking someone about their preference for food, drinks, and others
  • Stating or asking for one’s opinions about two or more items in comparison with one another
  • Shoping: Stating the size or characteristics of an item you wish to buy ; Asking a clerk to gift-wrap an item; Indicating your preferred method of payment
  • Talking about one’s family, their interests, and the kinds of gifts that make family members happy
  • Describing a lost item
  • Describing the characteristics of a person, place, or thing
  • Talking about routines and habits
  • Talking about interests and things you want to learn
  • Explaining why you are doing things out of the ordinary

Prescribed text

Japanese for Busy People II Revised 3rd Edition (Textbook) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN10: 1-56836-386-9 | ISBN13: 978-1-56836-386-8

Japanese for Busy People II Revised 3rd Edition (Workbook) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN10: 1-56836-402-4 | ISBN13: 978-1-56836-402-5

Basic Kanji 500 Vol 1 New Edition by Chieko Kano, Yuri Shimizu, Hiroko Takenaka, and Eriko Ishii ISBN 9784893588821

Based on Chapters 1 – 4 of Japanese for Busy People II and Lessons 9 – 12 of Basic Kanji. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

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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