Learn Japanese

Brisbane no minasan, konnichi wa! Learn Japanese for everyday situations. We offer Japanese classes that are interactive, communicative and affordable. All IML Japanese courses are held at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus and taught by qualified Japanese tutors.

Everyone is welcome!

IML Japanese courses for Beginners

If you are new to face-to-face Japanese study, you can choose from one of the following options, depending on your availability and learning objectives. Survival and Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. The Scripts course aims to have students able to recognise and read the two basic Japanese alphabets - hiragana and katakana. Level 1 offers more in-depth study of Japanese, including speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and will prepare you for a Level 2 course.

IML Language Pathways

Accelerate your studies and complete three levels in one year: Level 1 Summer Intensive, Level 2 Accelerated in Semester One and Level 3 as a Semester Two Only course. Reach your language goals faster and save 15% off the full fee. Enrolments for IML Language Pathways open only once a year. Find out more today.

For students with previous knowledge

The choice of level is based on self-assessment. To select the most appropriate course, we encourage students to compare course outlines for each level. Students can also view the Level Guide below for more information.

Other IML Japanese Programs

High School Program

For students in the Senior phase of learning (Year 11 and 12) who wish to enrich their knowledge and enhance fluency of expression. Program content is based on themes and topics specified in the Qld Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) Senior Syllabus and in the International Baccalaureate program (IB).

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Japanese for Teachers

For teachers and prospective teachers of Years 11-12 Japanese. Course content is based on the new QCAA Japanese 2019 Senior Syllabus (Kanji, vocabulary, cultural aspects and activities relevant to associated topics, with a focus on Units 2-4). Japanese language use: 90-100% immersion.

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