Course ID:KC23_MGRT_A206_EN01

Marugoto A2B1-2 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.
・5 live lessons (once every two weeks)
・1 oral test 
・3 きいてはなす and 8 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 September 29(Fri.) around 10:00 a.m. (Japan Time).

■About the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation
This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A2B1-1 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 Weddings and Marriage
25.Talk about a friend's recent news with another friend
26.Check with a friend whether something you heard about him / her from another person is true
27.Make a wedding speech for a friend, using notes
28.Read an article from a website about a couple who are planning to get married and understand what kind of wedding they would like
29.Read the results of some research on marriage and understand the main points

Topic 7 Talking about Personal Problems
30.Talk about people who look worried
31.Talk to someone who looks worried
32.Find out about what things other people are worried about and report the results with your comments
33.Read an article from a website offering advice for problems and understand what the problem is and how the person feels
34.Read some advice for problems and understand the main points

Topic 8 Problems When Travelling
35.Ask other people / Answer when you do not understand an announcement at an airport
36.Remember and say where you were and what you were doing
37.Help a friend who has lost something
38.Ask someone for help in an emergency
39.Read an article from a website and understand the problems the writer experienced while travelling and how he / she felt at the time
40.Read an article from a website and understand the problems the writer experienced while travelling and what he / she thinks about it now

Topic 9 Looking for a Job
41.Ask the reception at a company to tell someone that you are here to see him / her
42.Talk about the company you work for and the work you do
43.Read an e-mail asking for advice on job hunting and its reply, and understand what the writers intend to say
44.Read an e-mail about the writer's feelings on job hunting and understand the writer's thoughts and feelings

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 5 students. Each lesson is around 60 minutes long and there is one lesson for every topic (6 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 15:00-16:00  (Japan Time) Oct.4, Oct.18, Nov.1, Nov.15, Nov.29
Class 2: Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Japan Time) Oct.5, Oct.19, Nov.2, Nov.16, Nov.30
Class 3: Thursday 15:00-16:00 (Japan Time) Oct.5, Oct.19, Nov.2, Nov.16, Nov.30

■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 December 6, between 15:00 - 17:30 (Japan Time)
Class 2: Thursday December 7, between 10:00 - 12:30 a.m. (Japan Time)
Class 3: Thursday December 7, between  15:00 - 17:30 (Jaapn Time)

■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 or later
  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

・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 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
    • 2023/09/08 12:00 - 2023/09/24 23:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2023/09/29 12:00 - 2023/12/13 23:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2023/09/29 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
    • 40 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • KC(Japan)
    • Course Fee
    • Free