Introduction to Japanese

Course Overview

Join us for an Introduction to Japanese where you can explore the beauty and learn the foundations of the Japanese language.

In this course, no prior knowledge of the language is assumed, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Our teachers will seamlessly integrate Japanese language into the class, providing an immersive experience to enhance your language skills. All explanations will be delivered in English, ensuring you don’t get left behind.

Tailored for intending travelers, business professionals looking to expand their networks, and individuals seeking effective communication with family and friends, this course goes beyond language basics. Each class offers cultural insights into the rich tapestry of Japanese traditions and customs.

By the course’s conclusion, you will not only have acquired foundational Japanese language skills but also gained valuable cultural knowledge to enhance your interactions in this fascinating language.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn basic Japanese vocabulary, phrases and characters as well as cultural information about Japan.

Course outcome

By the end of the course, you will know basic Japanese vocabulary and phrases to help you communicate with friends and during travel or business.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This course is for absolute beginners. No previous knowledge of the language is assumed.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Class details

Start Date06 May 2024
End Date01 July 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorJunko Horikawa
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

Start Date09 May 2024
End Date27 June 2024
Time7:00pm - 9:00pm
TutorSeiji Funamoto


Class details

Start Date10 May 2024
End Date28 June 2024
Time12:30pm - 2:30pm
TutorJunko Horikawa
Location Chatswood Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.