Course Summary

Japanese Elementary 4 is suited to people who would like to broaden their understanding and communication skills in Japanese in order to interact socially with the Japanese-speaking community both in Melbourne and overseas.

For further details on this course please contact CAE Service Hub on (03) 9652-0611 or

Language Modules at CAE


Elementary:  Levels 1 to 6

Understands and communicates simple personal and work-related messages.

Intermediate: 1 – 4

Understands and communicates any important information both in writing and orally.

Advanced: 1 – 4

–  Can understand, communicate and put into practice standard information both in everyday life and work related situations.

–  Puts complex information into practice, both in everyday life and in work situations, presentations and meetings.

Proficient: 1 – 4

Expert: 1 – 6

If you have previous knowledge in a particular language, we will be happy to suggest a course for you, give us a call and we will assess your skills. 9652 0611

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 11th April - 9 classes

Session ID DLV81501C
11 Apr - 13 Jun 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Anna Stewart

No class on Apr.25, 2018

In this course Japanese For Busy People Book 1 (Revised 3rd Edition): Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 are covered. The Following topics are included:

  • Participating in a festival;
  • Talking about plans;
  • Making a request;
  • Going to an art museum;
  • AT an art museum;
  • Being warned or advised.

The development of intercultural skills is fostered through discussions of Japanese culture and customs

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

  • Talk about what you own;
  • Offer to help someone/accept or reject someone’s offer;
  • Give a reason for offering someone something, inviting someone to do something, or refusing someone’s invitation;
  • Talk about weekend plans and travel plans: state what you will do in what order;
  • Talk about schedules in detail;
  • Ask to have something delivered by a specific means from a store or office;
  • Ask someone to do something for you;
  • Give directions to a taxi driver;
  • Talk about getting on and off means of transportation, and about departure and arrival times;
  • Talk about lengths of stays;
  • Ask about travel times;
  • Ask permission to do something at someone’s house or at a store;
  • Grant or refuse permission, and give a reason for doing so;
  • Forbid someone from doing something;
  • Forbid something and give a reason for doing so;
  • Ask someone not to do something

Japanese Elementary 3 or equivalent to about 50 hours of previous study.


N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Textbook: Japanese for Busy People Book 1: KANA VERSION – 3RD EDITION – With CD (Audio) 
ISBN 13-  9781568363851
Available from: 
LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102. ph:9857 0030

BOOKERY , 9-11 Victoria Street, Fitzroy 3065. Tel: 8417 9500

Order online: Foreign Language Bookshop

For further enquiries please contact the Languages Centre on 9652 0677 or email

***Cancellation or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

Suitable for beginners with some basic knowledge of Japanese.

Last updated: April 19, 2018 12:30pm