Japanese level 3

Course information

The course Japanese level 3 is intended for students who have elementary knowledge of the Japanese language. You should already have mastered Hiragana, Katakana and basic grammar, and be able to express yourself using simple Japanese.

At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and basic Kanji. You will also be able to listen to and comprehend short conversations spoken slowly about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and form a suitable response.

After successfully completing this course, you will know approximately 490 Japanese words and 100 Kanji characters as well as different forms of verbs and adjectives, which will enable you to start producing more complex sentences. The end level of this course is equivalent to three fourths 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 4.


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 level 2 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Genki I (chapter 7-9)
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.