Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 303 (Level 11)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

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

This course will further develop your ability to read, write, listen and speak Japanese by covering themes such as saying what you do on special days of the year in your country, online shopping, sightseeing tours and visitor comment books at sightseeing spots. Content is aligned with the prescribed textbook for reference and practice between sessions.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 302 or 245 hours of recent tuition.


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

  • talk about annual/traditional events that take place in your country of residence
  • state what things/factors you consider to be important when buying a new electrical appliance
  • talk briefly about a famous place
  • talk about visitor rules in a museum
  • create a simple presentation about an event in your country or town, using notes
  • write a comment in the visitor comment book of a sightseeing spot.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Seasonal events – describing them and telling why they are celebrated
  • Buying – what you are going to buy and why
  • Conversing with a friend about what you think of an electrical appliance
  • Comparing two products and saying what you think about them
  • Asking someone in the same tour group if it is their first time to a tourist spot
  • Explaining the history and traditions of your town to someone who isn’t familiar with it

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level participants, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 302, or those who have completed 245 hours of recent tuition.


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

Prescribed text

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 2 A2 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Activities), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: October 2014.
ISBN 978-4-384-05756-0 C0081

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 2 A2 (Coursebook for Communicative Language Competence), SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. 1st Edition: October 2014.
ISBN 978-4-384-05757-7 C0081

Based on Chapters 10-14 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.

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