Japanese – Intermediate

Course Overview

Welcome to Japanese – Intermediate, tailored for learners who have completed at least two terms of recent study in the language and are familiar with the content of the Beginners course, or have basic grammatical knowledge.

Studying in this Intermediate course you can expect your Japanese language skills to continue flourishing as you build on your existing vocabulary and delve deeper into various aspects of Japanese grammar. Topics covered include verb conjugation, past tense, present progressive form and more. Additionally, you will be introduced to Japanese script (hiragana), enhancing your ability to read and write in the language.

Cultural insights and practical language applications will be seamlessly integrated into the curriculum, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Once finishing this course you will have expanded your vocabulary, honed your grammatical understanding, and acquired essential skills for more complex linguistic scenarios.

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

  • Introduction of Japanese script (hiragana)
  • Adjective: past tense
  • Verb conjugation
  • Request form
  • Present progressive form
  • Asking permission
  • Acceptance and refusal
Note: This is a guide only

Course outcome

  • At the end of the course, you will be more confident to approach Japanese people. Your acquaintance with grammatical construction will expand.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students must have a basic grammatical knowledge or more than two terms of Japanese study.

What you need to provide

  • You will need to bring a notebook and pen. Course notes provided.

Class details

Start Date06 May 2024
End Date01 July 2024
Time7:00pm - 9:00pm
TutorJunko Horikawa
Location Online Zoom Class


Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time7:00pm - 9:00pm
TutorJunko Horikawa
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

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


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

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.