Japanese - Level 3


Course description

If you have completed Japanese - Level 2 (formerly Beginner) or have strong knowledge of the language with recognition of “hiragana” and “katakana” letters, this intermediate level course is for you. Japanese - Level 3 further develops grammatical and conversation skills, while allowing you to further explore prominent aspects of Japanese culture.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • make requests
  • ask for and give permission
  • offer help
  • give reasons for doing/not doing something
  • talk about your family and friends
  • describe how people are dressed and how they look
  • talk about your likes and dislikes
  • write hiragana and katakana letters... and more!

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.


  • read and write hiragana and katakana letters
  • talk about your daily activities and customs  ときどきテニスをします。
  • ask and describe where things are このちかくにコンビニはありますか
  • describe your favourite food, town, etc.
  • talk about things that happened in the past きのうにほんごをべんきょうしませんでした。
  • invite people and accept and/or decline the invitation あしたえいがをみましょう!
  • make requests and suggestions まどをあけてください。まどをあけましょうか。
  • explain what you need/want  にほんにいきたいです。

Online Learning

Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.


World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).