Centre for Continuing Education

Japanese Course 503 (Level 19)

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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 is suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 502, or 445 hours of tuition.


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

  • discuss geographic features of Japan and it’s places of interest
  • ask a question/s about something that has been said
  • talk about Japanese styles of speech
  • vary the level of politeness in your tone when speaking, depending on who you are speaking with
  • make an apology in Japanese
  • read and write short sentences that include vocabulary, using approximately 620 Kanji.


Geography of Japan

  • Japanese geography
  • Places of interests
  • Local specialities
  • Events and festivals
  • Old tales

Japanese styles of speech

  • Politeness levels in the speech
  • Differences between male and female speech
  • The omission of sentence endings and contracted forms of words
  • Styles of written language/spoken language
  • Telephone conversations
  • Sending an email

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level participants, those who have completed all levels of Japanese up to 502, or those who have completed 445 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

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

Prescribed text

Tobira, Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia, Kuroshio Shuppan, 2009. (ISBN: 9784874244470)

Based on Chapters 1 and 2 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 8 is 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 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 kinokuniya.com.au

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.

Japanese Course 503 (Level 19)

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