Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 204 (Level 8)

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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 CCE, the University of Sydney.

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

This course will consolidate all material covered previously in addition to preparing you for the third year program. New content will explore how to express yourself and the characteristics of others, make travel plans and discuss the future, host social functions and discuss various natural events. Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 203 or 170 hours of recent face to face tuition.

Outcomes

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

  1. Describe a building’s facilities.
  2. Describe someone’s personality.
  3. Talk about schedules.
  4. Talk about the services available at a department store.
  5. Talk about their plans in the near future.
  6. Express their feelings and give reasons for them.
  7. Talk about possible scenarios that could occur in the near future.
  8. Call for teamwork when hosting a barbecue.
  9. Tell someone over the phone that they do not have time to talk and will call them back later.
  10. Read and write vocabulary, using approximately 200 Kanji.
  11. Read and write short sentences that includes vocabulary, using approximately 200 Kanji.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Describing a building’s facilities
  • Describing your personal effects
  • Describing someone’s personality
  • Talking about services available at a department store
  • Stating what you are thinking about doing in the near future
  • Expressing your feelings and giving reasons for them
  • Talking about possible scenarios that could occur in the near future
  • Calling for teamwork when hosting a barbeque
  • Confirming the details of a trip
  • Telling someone over the phone that you do not have time to talk and will call them back

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

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

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 9 – 12 of Japanese for Busy People II and Lessons 17 – 20 of Basic Kanji.

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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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.

  • 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.