Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 204 (Level 8)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: arrangement of our courses

Some of our courses have moved to online delivery. We aim to continue to deliver a high-quality educational experience through interactive, online classes in real-time. If you are currently enrolled in a course with us, we will be in touch soon with options for your enrolment.

Please note that for online classes, all course materials will be shared electronically. No printed resources will be available.

Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course will further develop your ability to read, speak, listen and write the language by covering themes including family and oneself, seasons and the weather, and comprehension of emails and letters from family and friends. It follows the content in the prescribed text for reference and practice between sessions.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 203 or 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

  • talk briefly about what you do to stay healthy
  • make a simple presentation about the results of a questionnaire on health
  • compliment a friend on his/her belongings
  • talk briefly about the custom of present giving in your country
  • express your ideas
  • tell someone what someone else said.


This course covers the following topics:

  • ask/tell how you are feeling and suggest something good for the health
  • read and answer a simple questionnaire on health
  • talk about your belongings, saying when and from whom you got them
  • discuss what to do for a friend’s celebration
  • thank someone for a present you receive
  • write/read a congratulatory message for a wedding.

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 203 or those who have completed 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

Prescribed text

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Activities), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: June 2014
ISBN 978-4-384-05754-6 C0081

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Competence), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: June 2014
ISBN 978-4-384-05755-3 C0081

Based on Chapters 15-18 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 suppliers


Language Book Centre

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

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 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.

  • Extremely convenient having the class available on the weekend – no one else has Japanese language classes available on the weekend. As someone who works long hours it would be otherwise impossible for me to attend during the week.

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