Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course
The Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course is a course to comprehensively learn about the Japanese language and culture.In this course, you can self-study online while a regularly having your assignments corrected and receiving live lessons by a tutor.
In the Katsudoo section of this course, you can gain practical communication skills for everyday situations by listening to a lot of Japanese as you practice speaking. Meanwhile, in the Rikai section, you can systematically learn how Japanese is used in communication. The objective is to gain a comprehensive Japanese ability that includes reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
There are three types of lessons offered in this course.
・5 live lessons
・1 oral test
・3 Katsudoo and 9 Rikai assignments corrected
This course has groups, too. Through the group noticeboard, you can study while communicating with friends that you learn with and tutors.
If you want to thoroughly study Japanese from scratch by yourself, while enhancing your practical skills with tutor support, this course is for you! You will meet other friends who study Japanese in the course group and live lessons, too!
■About the student selection process
This is a course where participating students are determined by a selection process. For those who wish to apply for the selection process, first carefully read the course outline in full. Then, within the designated application time period, please click the 'Course Registration' button and complete the application.
Note, results of the selection process are expected to be sent to the email address registered with 'Minato' on August 29（Mon.）11:00 approx. (Japanese Time).
Course Objective "Can-do"
Topic １ Japanese
Lesson １ Hello
２．Recognise Japanese characters
Lesson ２ Would you say that again?
３．Use basic classroom expressions
４．Write your name and country in Japanese
Topic ２ Myself
Lesson ３ Nice to meet you
５．Give a simple self introduction
６．Recognise the parts of a business card
Lesson ４ There are three people in my family
７．Talk briefly about your family
８．Tell someone about your family, using a family photo
Topic ３ Food
Lesson ５ What kind of food do you like?
９．Talk about your favorite foods
１０．Offer someone a drink
１１．Talk about your breakfast
Lesson ６ Where are you going to have lunch today?
１２．Say what your favorite dish is
１３．Talk with a friend about where to go for lunch
１４．Read a menu
１５．Order food and drinks at a hamburger shop
Topic ４ Home
Lesson ７ There are three rooms in my home
１６．Say what kind of home you live in
１７．Say what you have in your home
１８．Write an E-mail inviting someone to your home
Lesson ８ It's a nice room
１９．Ask/Say where to put things in the room
２０．Visit / Welcome a friend
２１．Show someone around your home
２２．Recognise the name and address on signs
Topic ５ Daily Life
Lesson ９ What time do you get up?
２３．Say the time you do something
２４．Talk about your daily routine
Lesson １０ What time do you get up?
２５．Talk about your schedule for this week
２６．Talk about when to have a party
２７．Write a birthday card
Teaching Materials Used
You will learn interactively using the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.
You will manage your study progress, submit assignments, and take tests within the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.
For more information on teaching materials, please visit the website introducing the Marugoto Nihongo Online Course. You can also use a trial.
About Live Lesson
Live lessons are offered in fixed classes of one tutor for 5 students. One lesson is 40 minutes long and there is one lesson for every topic (5 in total). The live lessons are based on conversations learned in the self-study materials and written assignments, so you will need to have completed the self-study for each topic before the live lesson.
Live lessons are scheduled by class. Please choose a class where you can take part in all five lessons, when you register for the course. Classes and live lessons dates may not be changed for any reason whatsoever.
10:00-10:40am (Japanese Time) Sept. 20 (Tues.), Oct. 4 (Tues.), Oct. 18 (Tues.), Nov. 1 (Tues.), Nov. 15(Tues.)
3:00-3:40pm (Japanese Time) Sept. 20 (Tues.), Oct. 4 (Tues.), Oct. 18 (Tues.), Nov. 1 (Tues.), Nov. 15(Tues.)
10:00-10:40am (Japanese Time) Sept. 23 (Fri.), Oct. 7 (Fri.), Oct. 21 (Fri.), Nov. 4 (Fri), Nov. 18(Fri.)
3:00-3:40pm (Japanese Time) Sept. 23 (Fri.), Oct. 7 (Fri.), Oct. 21 (Fri.), Nov. 4 (Fri), Nov. 18(Fri.)
The oral test is conducted one-on-one after all of the live lessons have been completed. The date will be decided by consultation with the tutor in charge after the course begins. It is usually about 15 minutes.
Live lessons and oral tests are conducted through Zoom <http://zoom.us/>. With Zoom, the lesson room can be accessed by opening an assigned URL, so there is no need to download a system or to open an account. However, the program will need to be installed for the first lesson.
The system requirements (necessary bandwidth) for the group video conference using Zoom are as follows.
Upload Speed 600kbps / Download Speed 1.2Mbps
For those who do not know the bandwidth of their internet connection, please use the following site to conduct a speed test. (This will transfer you to an external site.)
■What you need
To take the live lessons and oral test, please have the following four items ready.
1. Computer with internet connection
Windows：Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista with SP1 or later
Mac：Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later
Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera
・Live lessons connect learners from around the world. Please do not be late. Please understand that there may be up to a 15-minute delay, depending on the connection.
・Be sure to use a computer that is connected to the internet. Do not participate with a smartphone, as information will be shared during live lessons.
Score of 60% or higher
The allocation of points is as follows.
・Study progress 50%
・Live lesson 20%
・Oral test 10%
・You can take the test if you go over 60% in both the study progress and submitted assignments of each lesson.
・You will not be given an attendance certificate if you do not attend any of the live lessons and you do not take the oral test.
Enrollment cannot be performed as it is outside the application period.