Course ID:KC23_MGRT_A205_EN01

Marugoto A2B1-1 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 きいてはなす section, you can gain practical communication skills by listening to a lot of Japanese and practicing speaking. You can also practice speaking for longer periods. In the よんでかく section, you can read emails and sites that have blogs, etc., then try writing your own. The objective is to gain a comprehensive Japanese ability by reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Please complete one Topic every 2 weeks.

There are three types of supports offered in this course.
・6 live lessons  (once every two weeks)
・1 oral test 
・4 きいてはなす and 10 よんでかく assignments corrected

This course also includes groups. 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 Junuary 26(Fri.) around 10:00 a.m. (Japan Time).

■About the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation
This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A2-4 (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 Sports Games
1.Invite a friend out / Accept an invitation
2.Decline an invitation and give a reason
3.Cancel an appointment and give a reason
4.Cheer on your favourite team in a sports game
5.Talk about a sports game which you saw
6.Read e-mails of apology and their replies and understand the facts and the writers’ feelings
7.Read an e-mail giving a report of an outing and understand the facts and the writers’ feelings

Topic 2 Looking for a House
8.Talk about what is important for you when looking for somewhere to live and why
9.Talk about the place where you live
10.Read an article from a website and understand what kind of place the writer lives in and why
11.Read an article from a website and understand what the writer thinks about his / her job and the place where he / she

Topic 3 My Comfort Food
12.Talk about what you think of foreign food
13.Talk about your eating habits
14.Read an article from a website and understand what the writer says about the food he / she cannot live without
15.Read an article from a website and understand what the writer thinks about eating habits

Topic 4 Visiting Someone
16.Show a visitor around your house
17.Introduce your family members to a visitor
18.Talk about your experience and memories of living overseas
19.Read an article from a website and understand what the writer did and how he / she felt when he / she visited his / her friend
20.Read a thank you e-mail to a visitor from a foreign country and understand the writer’s feelings

Topic 5 The Pleasure of Learning Other Languages
21.Talk about how to learn a foreign language
22.Talk about the pleasure of learning a foreign language in a language class
23.Read an article from a website and understand how to learn Japanese outside Japan
24.Read an e-mail from a friend and understand his / her past foreign language learning experience and how he / she feels about it now

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.

Google Chrome for Windows or Android, download free, enables you to use the recording and speech recognition function for your speaking practice.


About Live Lesson

■Live lessons (LL)
Live lessons are offered with one tutor for about 5 students. Each lesson is around 1 hour long and there is one lesson for every topic (7 in total including a course orientation and an oral test). The live lessons are based on conversations learned in the self-study materials and written assignments, so you will need to have completed the self-study for each topic before the live lesson.
Class 1: Wednesday 14:00-15:00  (Japan Time) Jan.31, Feb.14, Feb.28, Mar.13, Mar.27, Apr.10
Class 2: Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Japan Time) Feb.1, Feb.15,Feb.29, Mar.14, Mar.28, Apr.11
Class 3: Thursday 15:00-16:00 (Japan Time) Feb.1, Feb.15,Feb.29, Mar.14, Mar.28, Apr.11

■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.
Class 1: Wednesday April 17, between 14:00 - 16:30 (Japan Time)
Class 2: Thursday April 18, between 9:30 - 12:00 a.m. (Japan Time)
Class 3: Thursday April 18, between  15:00 - 17:30 (Jaapn Time)

Time difference changes in countries where daylight saving time begins in late March 2024. 

■System used
Live lessons and oral tests are conducted through Zoom.<
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.
necessary bandwidth:Upload Speed 600kbps / Download Speed 1.2Mbps

■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, Windows 11
  Mac:OS X 10.14 or later
2. Browser
  Windows: Edge, Chromei
     Mac: Safari, Chrome
     ※The latest version is recommended.
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera

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 of each Topic and submitted assignments.

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
    • 2024/01/05 12:00 - 2024/01/21 23:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2024/01/26 15:00 - 2024/04/24 23:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2023/01/26 around 10:00am
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 15 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2 - B1
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 50 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free