Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 402 (Level 14)

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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.

A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 401 or 320 hours of recent face to face tuition.


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

  • talk about something you have just finished doing
  • indicate a change that has taken place or will take place
  • indicate a certain decision has been made by outside forces
  • suggest the opposite of what the other person is doing or not doing
  • state a logical conclusion which can be drawn from previous statements
  • ask for permission to do something
  • express a certain expectation that has not been met
  • talk about something that the speaker is somewhat uncertain about the truth of his/her statement
  • read and write vocabulary, using approximately 440 Kanji
  • read and write short sentences that includes vocabulary, using approximately 440 Kanji.


This course covers the following topics:

Meeting people

  • Talking to other people, using honorific form
  • Introducing yourself using humble form
  • Introducing others using casual form
  • Addressing someone


  • Addressing others
  • Three styles of predicate endings in speaking and writing
  • Casual talk with friends

Going overseas for a year’s study

  • Asking a favour of a superior
  • Asking a favour of a close friend

Intended audience

Suitable for A2/B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 401 or those who have completed 320 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

Prescribed text

An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Revised Edition (Textbook and workbook)
Based on Chapters 1–3 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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

Kanji from Lessons 41–44 in the above text are also covered.

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.

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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