Japanese Level 8

Course information

The Japanese level 8 course is intended for students with an intermediate knowledge of the Japanese language. To take this course, you should be able to ask someone for a favour and to give advice. You should also be able to use auxiliary verbs and form passive sentences.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to express expectations and make comparisons. You will be familiar with all forms of courtesies and know when and how to use them. During Japanese level 8 you will learn more about the most respectful and humble honorific, keigo ( 敬語).

During this course you will learn around 150 new words and 30 new kanji characters, so by the end of the course you will know around 1,250 Japanese words and 330 kanji characters.

The grammar taught in Japanese Level 8 includes suitable verb forms for keigo (いく、来る(=まいる、食べる、飲む=いただく), causative constructions (食べさせる、行かせる) and passive causative constructions (食べさせられる、行かされる).

 The end level of this course is equal to 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.


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

Course materials

Genki II (chapter 10-12)
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.