Japanese Elementary Revision

This course is for intermediate students, who have completed the text book Japanese for Busy People 2 or have about 200 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.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


  • Tutor supplied material. Revision from Japanese for Busy People 2.


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


Conversational Japanese and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.

  • If - Statement
    • Making Hypothetical Statements (L13 ...tara), Making Conditional Statements (L14 ...ba),
    • Speaking of Natural or Habitual Results (L15 ...to),
  • Informal/Casual Spoken Japanese (L13)
  • Noun Clauses
    • Forming Modifying Clauses, Nominalizing Sentences, (L9)
  • Expressing Necessity (L15 ...nakereba narimasen)
    • Making Suggestions (L6 ...tahooga iidesu)
  • Expressing Volition (L11 ...u/yoo to omotteimasu)
    • Using Direct and Indirect Quotation (L8)
  • Giving a reason (L10 ...node), (L11 ...te/de)
  • When (L7, L8, ...toki)
  • Making Comparisons (L1, 2)
  • Onomatopoeia/Mimetic Expressions


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

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Japanese on particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic with others.
  2. Increase the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of Japanese.


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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