Course Summary

Japanese Elementary 5 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

Tuesday, 30th January - 9 classes

Session ID DLW15602C
30 Jan - 27 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Atsuko Parker

In this course Japanese For Busy People Book 1 (Revised 3rd Edition): Chapters 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 are covered. The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Being warned or advised;
  • At the office;
  • Responding to an inquiry;
  • Being introduced to someone;
  • At a party

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:

  • Forbid someone from doing something;
  • Forbid something and give a reason for doing so;
  • Ask someone not to do something;
  • Talk about what you are doing now;
  • Talk about whether you have finished an activity;
  • Talk about where you live, where you work, and who your acquaintances are;
  • Ask where something you are looking for is sold;
  • Ask someone at a party or store about something you are interested in;
  • Talk about someone’s likes, skills, and interests;
  • Introduce someone, giving details about where they live or work or what their interests are;
  • Talk about what you want to do or where you want to live;
  • Exchange information about a mutual interest.

Japanese Elementary 4 or equivalent to about 70 hours of previous study or those who have completed the first 20 chapters of Japanese For Busy People Book 1 (Revised 3rd Edition).


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: March 16, 2018 04:50pm