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Pre-Intermediate (A2/B1)

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enter spontaneous conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
  • Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Understand descriptions of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts.
  • Write short, simple messages and fill in application forms in areas of essential need.
  • Use a series of simple phrases to describe their family and the people around them, living conditions, etc.

Term 4

In Term 4 of the Pre-Intermediate course, we aim to cover topics 7 to 9 of “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Pre-Intermediate A2/B1).

Topic: “Talking about personal problems”, “Problem when travelling” and “Looking for a job”

Course Details

Course fee

First-time enrolment for new applicants:

  • $320 per term (non-member)
  • $300 per term (JPF member)

Course fee does not include textbooks.

Evening class

Tuesdays | October 10 – December 12, 2017
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Thursdays | October 12 – December 14, 2017
Taught by Keiko Nishiyama




Textbook fee will be charged together with the course fee.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初中級. A2/B1
国際交流基金  2015

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1
The Japan Foundation 2015

ISBN: 978-4-384-05758-4

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1

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Term 1: Jan 30 – Apr 8
Term 2: Apr 24 – Jul 1
Term 3: Jul 17 – Sep 23
Term 4: Oct 9 – Dec 16


Photo: Brett Boardman

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