Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 502 (Level 18)

Japanese. Learn Japanese with us.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

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

This intermediate-level Japanese course will further develop your ability to read, write, listen and speak Japanese, and follows prescribed texts for reference and practice between sessions.

It is suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 501, or 420 hours of recent tuition.


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

  • talk about your experience studying Japanese
  • identify some English words that have been coined in Japan
  • talk about the difficulties of studying Japanese as well as the fun parts
  • state your opinion on various aspects of society
  • explain a current project you are working on
  • invite someone for a work interview
  • talk about some expressions you learnt when living abroad, or in Japan
  • talk about the cultural differences between Japan and other countries that you’ve lived in or have visited
  • read and write short sentences using specific vocabulary, approximately 600 Kanji.


Studying Japanese

  • Talking about your experience of studying
  • Talking about your unique experience of studying Japanese
  • Talking about which parts are challenging and those that are fun

Women in Japan

  • Discussing roles of men and women in the society
  • Expressing your opinion
  • Politely expressing why you might disagree with someone

Viewing Japan from inside and out

  • Calling someone to schedule an interview
  • Interviewing someone
  • Starting and finishing an interview appropriately

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level participants, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 501, or those who have completed 420 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

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 13 to 15 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 6 and 7 are covered.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

Suggested textbook supplier


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

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to Books Kinokuniya to receive a 20% discount off the price of the recommended text. Please note this promotion is only available two weeks before and after the start of each CCE language term.

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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