Course ID:KC17_MGRT_A202_EN01

Marugoto A2-2 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course

Outline

This 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 lessons offered in this course.
5 live lessons  (once every two weeks)
・1 oral test 
・2 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 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!

■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 January 12 (Fri.) around 10:00am. (Japanese Time).

Course Objective "Can-do"

Topic 6 Eating outdoors
Lesson 11 What are you going to take to the picnic?
27.Discuss what to take for a picnic
28.Write a memo to say who is taking what for a picnic
29.Ask/Say what specific food or drinks your friend/you would prefer for a picnic

Lesson 12 It looks delicious
30.Talk about food you don't know much about
31.Comment briefly on the taste of food
32.Offer a dish to your friends / Respond to an offer

Topic 7 Business trips
Lesson 13 I have met Mr. Tanaka before
33.Talk about someone visiting your office on a business trip and the date of his/her visit
34.Greet a visitor arriving at the airport
35.Check the hotel room and tell your visitor if it is OK
36.Read a business trip schedule

Lesson 14 May I use this?
37.Introduce your colleagues to a visitor
38.Ask to use things in the office
39.See a visitor off at the airport with some parting phrases
40.Read a message from a colleague in the overseas office when

Topic 8 Staying healthy
Lesson 15 How about doing some exercise?
41.Ask a friend how he/she is feeling / Answer how you are
42.Listen to/Say how to do some easy exercises
43.Suggest something good for the health

Lesson 16 I go running and swimming
44.Talk briefly about what you usually do to stay healthy
45.Read and answer a simple questionnaire on health
46.Make a simple presentation about the results of a questionnaire

Topic 9 Celebrations
Lesson 17 I got this for my birthday
47.Compliment a friend on his/her things
48.Talk about your things, saying when and from whom you got them
49.Talk briefly about the custom of present-giving in your country

Lesson 18 I think a party is a good idea
50.Discuss what to do for a friend's celebrations
51.Read a congratulatory message for a wedding
52.Write a congratulatory message for a wedding
53.Thank someone for a present you receive

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. (The trial version is for the A1 level only.)

https://www.marugoto-online.jp/info/

About Live Lesson

■Live lessons
The Live Lesson is a fixed class conducted by one instructor and with a maximum of 5 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.

Class 1: 9:00-9:40am (Japanese Time) Jan 16 (Tue.), Jan 30 (Tue.), Feb 13 (Tue.), Feb 27 (Tue.), Mar 13 (Tue.)
Class 2: 2:00-2:40pm (Japanese Time) Jan 16 (Tue.), Jan 30 (Tue.), Feb 13 (Tue.), Feb 27 (Tue.), Mar 13 (Tue.)
Class 3: 9:00-9:40am (Japanese Time) Jan 18 (Thu.), Feb 1 (Thu.), Feb 15 (Thu.), Mar 1 (Thu.), Mar 15 (Thu.)
Class 4: 2:00-2:40pm (Japanese Time) Jan 18 (Thu.), Feb 1 (Thu.), Feb 15 (Thu.), Mar 1 (Thu.), Mar 15 (Thu.)

■Oral test
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.

■System used
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.)

http://www.speedtest.net/

■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
2. Browser
   Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
    Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera

Note:
・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 instructor’s screen will be shared during live lessons.

Completion Requirements


Passing Score: score of 60 points or higher

The allocation of points is as follows.
・Study progress 50%
・Assignment 10%
・Test 10%
・Live lesson 20%
・Oral test 10%

Note:
・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.
・Also, you will not be given an attendance certificate if you do not take the oral test.

Enrollment cannot be performed as it is outside the application period.

    • Application Period
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2017/12/25 12:00 - 2018/01/08 23:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2018/01/12 12:00 - 2018/03/26 23:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2018/01/12 around 10:00am
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 20 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 44 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free