Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 404 (Level 16)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: arrangement of our courses

Our courses will be moving to online delivery from Monday 23 March.
We aim to continue to deliver a high-quality educational experience through interactive, online classes in real-time.
If you are currently enrolled in a course with us, we will be in touch soon with options for your enrolment.
Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions which have been updated with amendments in response to COVID-19.

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

Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 403 or 370 hours of recent face to face tuition.


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

  • talk about what effort you must make in order to do something
  • indicate what is being said is what is expected (from general knowledge)
  • talk about the condition for attaining a desired result
  • indicate the reason for an action
  • express that you have no choice but to do a certain thing
  • talk about what other people do, using honorific form
  • talk about your own action, using humble form
  • read and write vocabulary, using approximately 520 Kanji
  • read and write short sentences that includes vocabulary, using approximately 520 Kanji.


This course covers the following topics:


  • Inviting other people to do something together politely and casually
  • Accepting an invitation
  • Declining an invitation
  • Respect for seniors

Looking for a part-time job

  • Jobs for students and job interviews
  • Making a phone call
  • Inquiring about a part-time job
  • Leaving a message on the phone


  • Occasions for gift-giving
  • Humble expressions
  • Expressions when people give or receive gifts

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 403 or those who have completed 370 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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 7–9 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Intermediate Kanji Book Vol. 1, Bonjinsha (ISBN: 9784893588104)
Lessons 2 and 3 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.

Japanese Course 404 (Level 16)

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