Course Overview 


Our afternoon Japanese Level 3 is an Elementary Japanese course for students who have already studied some Japanese. This is a less intensive course than our evening 6-week Level 3 Japanese course, allowing you to ease your way into the language at a slower and more relaxed pace. Japanese Level 3 requires that you have previously studied Japanese Level 2 or a course of at least 24 class hours. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Japanese language level test here or check our levels chart. 


Our Japanese language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communicative aims

– Daily activities

– Visiting someone’s home

– Inviting someone & accepting/declining an invitation

– Using a tool

– Giving & Receiving gifts

– Borrowing & Lending

– Offering tea


Linguistic aims

– Transitive verbs

– Particle “o” with an direct object

– Difference between the question word “Nan” and “Nani



(1) Watashi wa ocha o nomimasu. – I drink tea.

(2) Watashi wa honya de jisho wo kaimashita. – I bought a dictionary at a book shop.

(3) Eiga e ikimasenka. – Won’t you come to the movies with me?

(4) Sukoshi yasumimasho. – Let’s rest a little bit.

(5) Watashi wa te de sushi o tabemasu. – I eat sushi with my fingers.

(6) Watashi wa tanjobi ni haha ni CD o agemashita. – I gave a CD to my mother on her birthday.

(7) Watashi wa Chan san ni kasa o moraimashita. – I received an umbrella from Ms Chan.



– The family

– One’s own and someone else’s

– Set phrases for visiting home

– Food & Drink

– Place names

– Gifts items



Content based on the course book – Minna no Nihon-go Beginners Book 1*

Chapters 6 & 7


*Students, however, are not required to purchase the book.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 
  • Students must be 18+ years old 
  • Existing language ability: 24 class hours of previous Japanese language study required
  • Classes will take place at our school in Covent Garden (16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5LQ) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on weekday afternoons from 16.30 – 18.00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Tuesdays: 23rd January – 26th March 2024

Wednesdays: 17th April – 19th June 2024

Thursdays: 11th July – 19th September 2024*

Tuesdays: 8th October – 10th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 weeks.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from Japanese language teachers 
  • Japanese language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

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