Course ID:KC21_MGRT_A204_EN01

Marugoto A2-4 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course


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 Oct. 1 (Fri) around 10:00am. (Japanese Time).

■About the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation
This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A1-1, A1-2, A2-1, A2-2, A2-3 (Katsudoo & Rikai) 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 6 Online Shopping
Lesson 11 My vacuum cleaner has broken
31.Talk about what you are going to buy and why
32.Say what you think about online shopping

Lesson 12 This one is cheaper
33.Talk with a friend about what you think of an electrical appliance
34.Compare two products and say what you think about them

Topic 7 A Town Rich in History and Culture
Lesson 13 This temple was built in the 14th century
35.Ask/Tell someone in the same tour group if it is his or her/your first time to visit a sightseeing spot
36.Talk briefly about a famous place
37.Read comments written in the visitor comment book at a sightseeing spot
38.Write a comment in the visitor comment book at a sightseeing spot

Lesson 14 I hear that this painting is very famous
39.Tell a friend in simple terms what the description of an exhibit in a museum says
40.Talk about the rules in a museum

Topic 8 Life and Eco-friendly Activities
Lesson 15 The light has been left on
41.Point out a non eco-friendly practice to someone/Respond to this
42.Talk about an eco-friendly activity you engage in

Lesson 16 I'll sell it at the fleamarket
43.Talk about what you do to make the best use of things before disposing of them
44.Talk about something you made by recycling a thing you no longer needed

Topic 9 People's Lives
Lesson 17 Do you know this person?
45.Say what you know about a famous person
46.Say how you came to like a famous person
47.Make a simple presentation about a famous person from your country, using notes

Lesson 18 What kind of child were you?
48.Talk about a memory of your childhood/student days
49.Talk about what motivated you to start something new in your life and how things have changed since then

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.)

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 50 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: 9:00-9:50am (Japanese Time) Oct. 5 (Tue), Oct. 19 (Tue), Nov. 2 (Tue), Nov. 16 (Tue), Nov. 30 (Tue)
Class 2: 2:00-2:50pm (Japanese Time) Oct. 5 (Tue), Oct. 19 (Tue), Nov. 2 (Tue), Nov. 16 (Tue), Nov. 30 (Tue)
Class 3: 3:00-3:50pm (Japanese Time) Oct. 7 (Thu), Oct. 21 (Thu), Nov. 4 (Thu), Nov. 18 (Thu), Dec. 2 (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 are conducted using the web-meeting system Zoom. The Zoom lesson room can be accessed via an assigned URL, so there is no need to open an account. However, for any first time users the program will need to be installed in advance.
We use password and waiting room functions as security measures while using Zoom.

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  or later
  Mac:OS X 10.10 or later
2. Browser
    Windows: Internet Explorer 11、Chrome、Safari
       Mac: Safari、Chrome
      ※The latest version is recommended.
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.

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%

・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
    • 2021/09/10 12:00 - 2021/09/27 23:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2021/10/01 12:00 - 2021/12/14 23:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2021/10/01 around 10:00 AM
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 18 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 44.5 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free