Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 303 (Level 11)

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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.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 302 or 245 hours of recent face to face tuition. You will learn how to discuss environmental problems such as global warming, and talk about the weather and its effects. You will also learn how to express gratiude, write emails, and talk about experiences or things that may trouble you, in addition to extending your growing vocabulary.


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

  1. Tell the news.
  2. Talk about various careers and explain them in detail.
  3. Ask for reasons or an explanation of how a situation came to be.
  4. Talk about the weather and its effects.
  5. Talk about global warming.
  6. Talk about environmental problems.
  7. Ask someone to do something for them.
  8. Express gratitude for a service.
  9. Make excuses.
  10. Write an email.
  11. Talk about a bad experience.
  12. Explain circumstances.
  13. Talk about things that trouble them.
  14. Read and write vocabulary, using approximately 320 Kanji.
  15. Read and write short sentences that includes vocabulary, using approximately 320 Kanji.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Telling the news
  • Explaining careers
  • Asking for reasons or for an explanation of how a situation came to be
  • Talking about the weather and its effects
  • Talking about global warming
  • Talking about environmental problems
  • Asking someone to do something for you
  • Expressing gratitude for a service
  • Making excuses
  • E-mail
  • Talking about awful experiences
  • Explaining circumstances
  • Talking about things that trouble you


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 5 – 8 of Japanese for Busy People III and Lessons 29 – 32 from Basic Kanji Vol 2.. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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