Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 403 (Level 15)

Japanese. Learn Japanese with us.

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 402 or who have completed 345 hours of recent face-to-face tuition or the equivalent.


This course covers the following topics:


  • Talking about one’s family
  • Asking for permission
  • Writing e-mails and letters

At university

  • Asking questions politely
  • Asking for advice
  • Giving advice

At a restaurant

  • Ordering food
  • Honorific form of verbs
  • Quoting what you obtained through secondary sources


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

Prescribed text

An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Revsed Edition (Textbook and Workbook)
Based on Chapters 4–6 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 Lesson 45

Intermediate Kanji Book Vol. 1, Bonjinsha (ISBN: 9784893588104)
Kanji from Diagnostic Test of your Kanji Ability and Lesson1 are also covered.

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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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.

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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. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.