Marugoto A1-2 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course
This 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. Please complete one lesson every week.
There are three types of support offered in this course:
・ 5 live lessons (once every two weeks)
・ 1 oral test
・ 1 Katsudoo and 8 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 A1 level Japanese 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!
・This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) course. If you are studying Japanese for the first time, we recommend starting with the Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) course.
■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.
Results of the selection process are expected to be sent to the email address registered with 'Minato' on Sep. 8(Fri.) around 10:00 am (Japanese Time).
Course Objective "Can-do"
Topic 6 Holidays and Days off 1
Lesson 11 What's your hobby?
28．Talk about your hobbies
29．Talk about what you do on your days off
Lesson 12 Shall we go together?
30．Recognise information on posters and calendars for events
31．Say whether or not you will attend an event
32．Talk about whether or not you can go out with your friend
Topic 7 Towns
Lesson 13 How are you going to get there?
33．Recognise station and taxi signs
34．Show a taxi driver a note and say your destination
35．Say how to get to a particular destination
Lesson 14 It's a famous temple
36．Say how to get to a destination, using a map
37．Say where you are now over the phone
38．Recognise opening/closing times on shop noticeboards
Topic 8 Shopping
Lesson 15 Cute!
39．Talk about what you want to buy
40．Talk about where to shop for something you want
Lesson 16 I'll take this
41．Make a brief comment on things in a shop
43．Do some shopping
Topic 9 Holidays and Days off 2
Lesson 17 It was fun
44．Read a short blog
45．Say what you did on your days off
46．Say briefly what you thought about your days off
47．Write a short blog about your days off
Lesson 18 I would like to visit Kyoto next time
48．Read a simple E-mail
49．Say what you did on your travels
50．Say where you want to go next time
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 Japanese Online Course. You can also use a trial version.
About Live Lesson
The Live Lesson is a fixed class conducted by one instructor and with a maximum of five students.The initial live lesson will consist of course guidance, and thereafter one lesson will be conducted per topic. One lesson takes approximately 40 minutes, where you will get to actually use what you have studied with the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.
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. Please note, neither the class itself nor the date of the Live Lesson can be changed to suit the personal needs of any one particular student.
9:00-9:40am (Japanese Time) Sep.12(Tue.), Sep.26(Tue.), Oct.10(Tue.), Oct.24(Tue.), Nov.7(Tue.)
2:00-2:40pm (Japanese Time) Sep.12(Tue.), Sep.26(Tue.), Oct.10(Tue.), Oct.24(Tue.), Nov.7(Tue.)
9:00-9:40am (Japanese Time) Sep.14(Thur.), Sep.28(Thur.), Oct.12(Thur.), Oct.26(Thur.), Nov.9(Thur.)
2:00-2:40pm (Japanese Time) Sep.14(Thur.), Sep.28(Thur.), Oct.12(Thur.), Oct.26(Thur.), Nov.9(Thur.)
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 30 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 don't know the bandwidth of their internet connection, please first conduct a speed test using the site below, and then enrol for the course after confirming that your connection satisfies our recommended system requirements. (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/extension, 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.
Passing Score: score of 60 points 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 or you do not take the oral test.
Enrollment cannot be performed as it is outside the application period.