Beginning Japanese 3

A fun class in which learners will have chances to communicate with each other while learning speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This course will include not only Japanese language, but also a brief introduction of Japanese modern history, culture and society.



Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Cynthia Tan 10 October Tuesday 6-8pm 9 $335 Enrol now

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Tomodachi ni attari souji wo shitari shimasu. You will review te-form and learn how to describe activities in Japanese. You will also learn the seasonal celebrations in Japan.
  • Topic 2: 10 kiro da to omoimasu: you will learn how to say Japanese in plain forms and how to express feelings. You will also learn some interesting facts about Japanese culture and society.
  • Topic 3: Tsumaranai mono desuga: You will learn how to express probability using the plain and polite forms. You will also learn to describe weather.
  • Topic 4: Shibuya da to otsuete kudasai: The focus will be on different ways to express hearsay in telephone conversations.
  • Topic 5: Omedetou gozaimasu: You will review various ways of raising questions. You will learn how to congratulate on celebration occasions. The class will also cover knowledge on gift giving in Japan.
  • Topic 6: Tomodachi kara moratta mono desu: You will learn how to make requests in polite form. You will also learn how to count objects in Japanese.
  • Topic 7: Teinei sugiru yo: you will learn various causal expressions using plain form. You will also learn how to order and read menu in a Japanese restaurant
  • Topic 8: Sotsugyou yori nyuugaku no hou ga muzukashii: you will learn how to make expressions of comparison and condition. You will learn the basic knowledge about Japanese education system.
  • Topic 9: Maikosan ni aeru nante kangeki desu: You will learn several verb expressions and Japanese traditional entertainment
  • Topic 10: Osewa ni narimashita: the final class will cover how to express feelings in a farewell situation. You will learn basic knowledge about Japanese tea culture.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:

  • have a fundamental understanding of everyday Japanese.
  • have a fair understanding of grammatical patterns, Japanese writing system, and a range of everyday vocabulary

Who should enrol

This course is suitable for those who have completed Beginning Japanese 1 and 2 or similar - approximately 40 hours of study.

Course Materials

Japanese IIPAI – ISBN 978-4-89476-449-1. This textbook may be purchased from the ANU Coop bookstore.

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