Marugoto A2-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Self-Study Course
This is a course to comprehensively learn about the Japanese language and culture.
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.
If you want to systematically learn how to communicate in Japanese at an A2 level, then this course is for you!
This course also includes groups. By participating in the group noticeboard, you can feel your companions learning with you, as you study alone.
This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A1-1, A1-2 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Self-Study Course.
Course Objective "Can-do"
Topic １ My family and myself
Lesson １ We live in Tokyo
１．Talk briefly about where you/your family live and what you/they do
２．Say what language you speak with your family and friends
Lesson ２ My hobby is listening to classical music
３．Talk about your hobbies
４．Read short, simple comments about someone's self-introduction on a website
５．Write short, simple comments about someone's self-introduction on a website
Topic ２ Seasons and weather
Lesson ３ It's spring now in Japan
６．Talk about the change of seasons
７．Say what season you like and why
Lesson ４ It's a nice day, isn't it?
８．Greet people by talking about the weather
９．Start a conversation over the phone by talking about the weather
Topic ３ My town
Lesson ５ This park is big and beautiful
１０．Tell a friend about a place/area of your recommendation, using a map of your town
１１．Tell a friend what a place that he/she is interested in is like and what to be careful about, using a map
Lesson ６ Please go straight
１２．Tell someone how to get to a place nearby
１３．Correct some information misunderstood by someone
１４．Describe the features of buildings seen in the distance
Topic ４ Going Out
Lesson ７ Is ten o'clock OK?
１５．Talk with a friend about the time and place you will meet
１６．Read an E-mail from a friend saying he/she will be late
１７．Apologise for being late and give a reason
Lesson ８ Have you been to see the night view yet?
１８．Invite a friend to visit a place of your recommendation / Respond to an invitation
１９．Say that you would like to drop by somewhere
Topic ５ Languages and cultures
Lesson ９ Japanese is easy to pronounce
２０． Say what languages you have studied and when
２１．Talk about foreign languages you have studied
２２．Write down what languages you have studied and when
２３．Ask someone for help to understand or to learn a foreign language / Respond to a request for help
Lesson １０ I'd like to go to Japan some day
２４．Talk about your involvement in the culture of another country
２５．Offer help to someone with a problem / Accept an offer of help
２６．Read the program of an event
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 study materials, please visit the website introducing the Marugoto Nihongo Online Course. You can also use a trial. (The trial version is for the A1 level only.)
Passing Score: score of 60 points or higher
The allocation of points is as follows.
・Study progress 50%
* You can take the test if you go over 60% in both the study progress and submitted assignments of each lesson.