Japanese level 6

Course information

Japanese level 6 is intended for students with an intermediate knowledge of the Japanese language. You should already be able to conduct short conversations on everyday topics such as your plans for the weekend or something you have experienced.

After this course you will know how to speak politely about negative situations, for example by expressing regret or disappointment or offering an apology. You will also be able to clearly convey simple information, give instructions and retell a story you have heard.

During Japanese Level 6 you will learn around 150 new words and 50 new kanji characters, so by the end of the course you will know around 950 Japanese words and 250 kanji characters.

You will learn more about different verb forms that change according to who you are speaking to and who you are talking about (かしてあげる、かしてくれる、かしてもらう). You will also learn how to use conditional sentences (天気がよかったら、さんぽします) and you will learn more about the use of auxiliary verbs (食べてみる、買っておく).

The final level of this course is equal to half of Level N4 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 7.


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

Course materials

Genki II
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.