Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 302 (Level 10)

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

This course covers various methods of talking about observations. For example, you will learn how to talk about things you have noticed and may think are strange, and state your impressons. You will also learn how to discuss changes. Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 301 or 220 hours of recent face to face tuition.


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

  1. Ask about something they do not understand.
  2. Point out something they have noticed.
  3. Present knowledge they have acquired.
  4. Explain preparations and procedures.
  5. Point out something they think is strange.
  6. Make suppositions.
  7. State their impression based on how things appear.
  8. Talk about changes in everyday life.
  9. Talk about things they see around town.
  10. Talk about changes while referring to a graph.
  11. Solicit and state opinions.
  12. Explain procedures.
  13. Talk about how facilities are used.
  14. Read and write vocabulary, using approximately 280 Kanji.
  15. Read and write short sentences that includes vocabulary, using approximately 280 Kanji.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Asking about something you do not understand
  • Pointing out something you noticed
  • Presenting knowledge you have acquired
  • Explaining preparations and procedures
  • Pointing out something you think is strange
  • Making suppositions
  • Stating your impression based on how things appear
  • Talking about changes in everyday life
  • Talking about things you see around town
  • Talking about changes while referring to a graph
  • Soliciting and stating opinions
  • Explaining procedures
  • Talking about how facilities are used

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 301 or those who have completed 220 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

Prescribed text

Japanese for Busy People III Revised 3rd Edition (Textbook) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN-10: 1568364032 | ISBN-13: 978-1568364032

Japanese for Busy People III Revised 3rd Edition (Workbook) (Kodansha International Ltd) ISBN 10: 4770030363 | ISBN 13: 9784770030368

Basic Kanji 500 Vol 2 New Edition by Yuri Shimizu ISBN 9784893588838

Based on Chapters 1 – 4 of Japanese for Busy People III and Lessons 25 – 28 from Basic Kanji Vol 2. The text is used for activities and forms 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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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.


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

What others say.

  • We had a wonderful teacher, one of the best I’ve ever had, who was happy to focus on different parts of the course depending on everyone’s interest – while still getting through the course content. The tutor is friendly and helpful and runs a fun class.