Japanese - Level 5

Japanese words written on a chalkboard

Class Overview

Continue to improve your Japanese language skills in this engaging and interactive class.

In this intermediate-level class, increase your oral and written communication skills while expanding your vocabulary and knowledge about Japanese culture. Learn more useful and colorful practical expressions. 

You will get acquainted with intermediate-level Japanese grammar and continue learning to read and write Hiragana and Katakana as well as learning Kanji. Enjoy learning in a group setting with other students of a similar level with instruction from a native speaker. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

• Be familiar with more practical conversational vocabulary and expressions • Improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for conversations in a variety of topics • Gain confidence ospeaking Japanese and having discussions in Japanese • Improve grammar skills and fluency • Deepen understanding of traditional and modern Japanese culture

Required Textbook

Japanese For Busy People II, 3rd Edition. ISBN: 978-1568363868

Who Should Take This Class?

Prerequisites: Some previous knowledge of Japanese (up to Level 3, 60 hours of study) or equivalent.

  • People learning Japanese who wish to advance Japanese conversational skills and fluency in a very interactive and fun learning environment
  • Students who have taken Japanese 1–4 (4 quarters = 80 hours) in the past and who wish to continue learning Japanese
  • People who enjoy improving their Japanese language skills with an eye toward someday speaking Japanese fluently


Class Details

This class is held online by videoconferencing. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer or device with video and a microphone, plus high-speed internet connection. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.


Winter 2022

  • 10 Thursdays ; Jan 13 to Mar 17 ; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location : SCONL; Room Online
  • Fee : $269
  • Class ID : 38857 ; SKU : 32314