Japanese Elementary 3

This course is for upper-beginner to lower-intermediate students who have completed the lesson 6 of the text book, Japanese for Busy People 2 or have about 140 hours of prior learning. This course focuses on sentence structures, vocabulary building, speaking and listening skills whilst also learning about Japanese culture and customs. The students are required to read Hiragana and Katakana.


  • Japanese for Busy People 2 (Revised 3rd Edition), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 7-9.


Nine Sessions that aim to build general elementary comprehension and communication skills in Japanese.


Conversational Japanese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


  • Greeting a New employee: Expressing a Sequence of Events (1): "Before", Expressing a Sequence of Events (2): "After", "When" (1)
  • Running into an Old Acquaintance: Describing a Change in State (1), "When" (2), Plain Forms of Adjectives and of Nouns + desu, Using Direct and Indirect Quotation
  • Joining a Civic Orchestra: Forming Modifying Clauses, Nominalizing Sentences


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

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Japanese, in particular to give direction and instructions to Japanese tourists.
  2. Increase the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of Japanese.


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Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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