Course ID:KC21_MGRS_A203_EN01

Marugoto A2-3 (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.

■About the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation
This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A2-2 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Self-Study Course.
If you don't know what level of Marugoto courses to take, try taking the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation.

Course Objective "Can-do"

Topic 1 New friends
Lesson 1 That's a good name
1.Give a self introduction, including some personal information such as the meaning of your name
2.Talk about yourself, giving a few details such as your hobbies, past experiences and so on
Lesson 2 She is the person wearing glasses
3.Give a description of someone's clothes and physical appearance
4.Give your first impression of someone you do not know                                                                                                                             
Topic 2 Eating out
Lesson 3 What do you recommend?
5.Say the number of people in your party and where you want to be seated in a restaurant
6.Read a menu written vertically in Japanese
7.Talk about your recommended dish at a restaurant you have taken someone to
8.Say in simple terms what things you cannot eat or drink and why
9.Order a meal, saying what dishes you want and how many of each
Lesson 4 How do you eat this?
10.Tell a friend the appropriate order to do things in when having a meal
11.Say how to eat a particular dish
12.Make a simple presentation about how to eat a particular dish from your country, using notes
Topic 3 Okinawa trip
Lesson 5 You'd better take a hat
13.Ask/Tell a friend what a sightseeing spot is like
14.Give advice about a good season, etc. for a trip, based on personal experience
15.Talk about the transportation you used during a trip

Lesson 6 You can watch a dolphin show
16.Talk about which tour you are interested in going on at your hotel
17.Comment on a tour you went on
18.Read a questionnaire about a tour
Topic 4 Japan Festival
Lesson 7 What do we do if it rains?
19.Ask your friend to help as a volunteer at an event/Respond to a request for help
20.Ask a question related to instructions you heard at a staff meeting
21.Write down the information necessary to register as a volunteer

Lesson 8 Has the concert started already?
22.Ask/Say at reception the time and venue of an event
23.Ask/Say at reception how an event is going
24.Make a simple speech as the MC at an event giving a short greeting and making some requests of the audience, using notes
Topic 5 Special days
Lesson 9 What did you do during your New Year's holidays?
25.Talk about what you usually do during the New Year's holidays and what you think about it
26.Tell a friend how you spent your New Year's holidays                 
27.Read a New Year's greeting card
28.Write a New Year's greeting card

Lesson 10 Wishing for good things to happen
29.Talk about a seasonal event, saying what you do and why
30.Make a simple presentation about an event in your country or town, using notes

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.)

Completion Requirements

Passing Score: score of 60 points or higher

The allocation of points is as follows.
・Study progress 50%
・Assignment 25%
・Test 25%

* You can take the test if you go over 60% in both the study progress and submitted assignments of each lesson.

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

The 'Course Registration' button is located at the bottom of the page.

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

    • Application Period
    • Anytime
    • Attendance Period
    • 6 Months From Course Start
    • Course Type
    • Self-Study
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 48 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free