Japanese Intermediate 1

This is a continuing course for students who wish to pursue their study of Japanese intermediate level. It is designed to enable students who have worked through Japanese for Busy People 1 and 2 to complete their mastery of beginners' Japanese and progress to the intermediate level. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific skills, such as extending vocabulary, phrases, expressions in given areas, improving reading and writing skills, and developing a better understanding of specific cultural and social issues. It will allow students to practise and improve their speaking and listening skills in Japanese through a wide variety of activities. It is assumed that students with have 200 + hours of prior learning.


  • Online


  • Japanese for Busy People 3 (Revised 3rd Edition), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 1-2.


Nine sessions that aim to build intermediate comprehension and communication skills in Japanese. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.


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

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  • Expressing Suppositions & Wondering Aloud
  • Expressing Impressions (1)
  • Conveying Information Gained Elsewhere
  • Describing Actions Done or to Be Done in Preparation for the Future

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  • Expressing Certainty
  • Expressing Beliefs or Expectations Based on Information Gained Elsewhere
  • Expressing Impressions (2)
  • Expressing Ideas that Run Contrary to Expectation (1)


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

  1. Communicate in Japanese, in particular to give assistance, direction and instructions to Japanese tourists.
  2. Increase the skills, vocabulary and study attitude required for continued study of Japanese.


Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

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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