Course ID:KC22_MGRT_A203_EN01

Marugoto A2-3 (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.
6 live lessons  (once every two weeks)
・1 oral test 
・4 Katsudoo and 10 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 May 27(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 (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 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 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 six 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: 10:00-10:50 am (Japanese Time) May 31 (Tue), Jun. 14 (Tue), Jun. 28 (Tue), Jul. 12 (Tue), Jul. 26 (Tue), Aug. 9 (Tue)
Class 2: 2:00-2:50 pm (Japanese Time) May 31 (Tue), Jun. 14 (Tue), Jun. 28 (Tue), Jul. 12 (Tue), Jul. 26 (Tue), Aug. 9 (Tue)
Class 3: 10:00-10:50 am (Japanese Time) Jun. 1 (Wed), Jun. 15 (Wed), Jun. 29 (Wed), Jul. 13 (Wed), Jul. 27 (Wed), Aug. 10 (Wed)

■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. 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.
*System requirements for PC and Mac

The system requirements (necessary bandwidth) for the group video conference using Zoom are as follows.

Upload Speed 1.2Mbps / Download Speed 600kbps

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
  Mac:OS X 10.14 or later
2. Browser
    Windows: Edge、Chrome
       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.

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
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2022/05/06 12:00 - 2022/05/19 23:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2022/05/27 12:00 - 2022/08/23 23:59(Japanese Time)
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2022/05/27 around 10:00 AM(Japanese Time)
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 18 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 54 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free