Japanese level 2

Course information

The course Japanese level 2 is intended for students who already have a basic knowledge of the Japanese language. You should already know the simplest and most important elements of Hiragana and Katakana, and be able to use basic grammar.

During Japanese level 2, you will develop your reading and writing skills, broaden your vocabulary by learning more verbs and adjectives, and learn essential grammar. Combined, these skills will give you the ability and confidence to respond to different situations, for example by expressing your feelings using simple structures or by giving your opinion about familiar topics.

After successfully completing this course, you will know approximately 330 Japanese words and 60 Kanji characters. The end level of this course is equivalent to half of level N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

The course material is written in English, so a basic understanding of English is needed.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to Japanese level 3.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the Japanese Beginners course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Genki I (chapter 4-6)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.