Study Japanese
Course Level 1
Study Japanese
Langports’ partnership with Lyrebird Language Centre means that you can study Japanese at Langports too!

Lyrebird Language Centre is based in Brisbane and is specialised in teaching Japanese.

We offer 3 types of courses plus private lessons:

  • Japanese for high school students
  • Japanese for busy people
  • JLPT Preparation course for beginners

Our Japanese courses are held in the afternoons or evenings at Langports and are delivered by Lyrebird Language Centre teachers who have many years of experience and fantastic reviews.

About Lyrebird

At Lyrebird language centre, you are treated and valued as an individual. Learning a language can be frustrating but rest assured, when you do master it the reward is amazing. That is why our courses are similar to the way the lyrebird is able to mimic its surroundings, by making it part of your everyday life. By using this process your new language will become second nature.

Lyrebird Language Centre is based in Brisbane and are specialised in teaching Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.


(Per Class)
(Per Class)
2, 9 or 10
13-20hrs FACE TO FACE

Japanese for high school students

If you are a current high school students or just graduated from high school, we can help you improve your Japanese language skills and score. This intensive Japanese course can help you prepare for the JLPT N5 and get a certificate. A JLPT certificate is globally recognised and is invaluable for those in any career path.

What is JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (formerly Association of International Education, Japan) since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. At the beginning, there were approximately 7,000 examinees worldwide. In 2011, there were as many as 610,000 examinees around the globe, making JLPT the largest-scale Japanese-language test in the world.

Japanese for busy people

Course Content:

  • Greeting people,
  • Introducing yourself,
  • Telling your telephone number,
  • Talking about your nationality,
  • Introducing your friends,
  • Ordering food and drink in a restaurant,
  • Asking for direction and taking a taxi,
  • Shopping and barging,
  • Making an appointment with someone,
  • Booking hotel and finding facilities.

Course Outcomes:

  • Be able to understand basic Japanese conversation. Survival in Japan.

JLPT Preparation course for beginners

Course Content:

This course will not repeat what you have learnt in the school, it will focus on the key phrases and drills (patterns) tested in N5 and help you get a better score. We will let you practise more using the mock tests to improve your reading and listening skills required by N5 JLPT.


  • Gain skills in JLPT N5 test and learning Japanese for future study.
  • Be able to read typical expressions and basic sentences written in hiragana, katakana and basic kanji.
  • Learn about 800 words and 100 Kanji.
  • Understand short and slow-spoken conversations in basic daily life.
  • Term 1 course will only reaches half of the above goals


Google reviews

Lyrebird Language Centre is proud to have reviews from students:

Eric Krcmar – ★★★★★ a year ago

Great fun our 13 year old enjoys learning Japaneese with Elli, anyone who can make learning fun is doing the right job especially for young people

Graeme Hubbard – ★★★★★ a year ago

Our son Tahj has been learning mandarin with Elli now for 3yrs. In this time Tahj has been able to grasp great comprehension of understanding, speaking and writing mandarin. Elli is very kind and loving towards the children whilst keeping them engaged. We also feel its a fun, yet educational  environment  for the children to learn mandarin. We also believe its up to us as parents to also ensure our son does the required homework that Elli provides weekly. We  highly recommend her service.

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