• Term 2 (May-Jul) and Term 4 (Oct-Dec) every year, pending sufficient enrollment.

Date & Time:

  • Our 2022 Term 4 class is held on Mondays beginning 17 October 2022 6:15-7:45pm and continues for 8 consecutive weekly sessions.

  • The final class of the Term will be held on Monday 5 December 2022.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Sun 16 Oct, 7:15-8:45pm

  • US Pacific: begins Sun 16 Oct, 10:15-11:45pm

  • US Eastern: begins Mon 17 Oct, 1:15-2:45am

  • London, UK: begins Mon 17 Oct, 6:15-7:45am

  • Paris, France: begins Mon 17 Oct, 7:15-8:45am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Mon 17 Oct, 10:45am-12:15pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Mon 17 Oct, 12:15-1:45pm

  • Singapore: begins Mon 17 Oct, 1:15-2:45pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Mon 17 Oct, 4:15-5:45pm


  • Please note that this course will only be offered if sufficient numbers register. Please contact us if you are unsure about registering. If you do register, and this course is cancelled due to low enrolment, please be advised that we will refund your tuition in full.

  • The first term of our Intermediate Japanese course (Japanese 201) is for those who have completed the first year Introductory Japanese 101-104 courses and who wish to continue their language learning. This class may also be suitable for students who already read and write in Japanese, and who already have Introductory grammar and vocabulary skills. If you are a potential new student and may wish to enrol in this course, please contact us. Intermediate Japanese 201 continues its focus on reading and writing practice, intermediate grammar, new vocabulary and more conversational practice. This course is designed for intermediate Japanese learners who wish to continue their study of the Japanese language. Yurika will continue to guide you on your Japanese journey.

Meet our Instructor:

Japanese Instructor

Yurika Arai, M Phil English and M Professional Studies

Yurika comes from Japan and has been living in Hamilton for over 30 years. She taught Japanese at the University of Waikato for 15 years and currently works as an early childhood education teacher and a freelance translator.


EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton or online via Zoom. We're located just a couple of shops north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station on the same side of the Street. We're located on the first floor, above Copier Word. Our Entrance is on the left side of the building. Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front of Anglesea Street.

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time.

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning options:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

All prices in New Zealand dollars. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees.

Course curriculum:

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

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    • EarthDiverse Zoom instructions


  • Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.


Prerequisites for this Course:

  • Completion of Japanese 101

  • Placement in this class from the instructor Pease contact us if you think that you are are eligible to take this course without first enrolling in Japanese 101.


  • Introductory Japanese materials will be used throughout the course and are included in the course fees. These will be distributed as PDF files via email, which you can print at home and add to your own loose-leaf notebook. These may be supplemented by additional materials. You will require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking notes, and perhaps a recording app on your phone to record yourself and your spoken progress. Any notes that your instructor writes on the class whiteboard will be emailed to you as a digital PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.

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