Course ID:KC24_MGRS_A201_EN01

Marugoto A2-1 (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 A1-2 (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 My family and myself
Lesson 1 We live in Tokyo
1.Talk briefly about where you/your family live and what you/they do
2.Say what language you speak with your family and friends
Lesson 2 My hobby is listening to classical music
3.Talk about your hobbies
4.Read short, simple comments about someone's self-introduction on a website
5.Write short, simple comments about someone's self-introduction on a website                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Topic 2 Seasons and weather
Lesson 3  It's spring now in Japan
6.Talk about the change of seasons
7.Say what season you like and why

Lesson 4  It's a nice day, isn't it?
8.Greet people by talking about the weather
9.Start a conversation over the phone by talking about the weather

Topic 3 My town
Lesson 5 This park is big and beautiful
10.Tell a friend about a place/area of your recommendation, using a map of your town
11.Tell a friend what a place that he/she is interested in is like and what to be careful about, using a map

Lesson 6 Please go straight
12.Tell someone how to get to a place nearby
13.Correct some information misunderstood by someone
14.Describe the features of buildings seen in the distance
Topic 4 Going Out
Lesson 7 Is ten o'clock OK?
15.Talk with a friend about the time and place you will meet
16.Read an E-mail from a friend saying he/she will be late
17.Apologise for being late and give a reason

Lesson 8 Have you been to see the night view yet?
18.Invite a friend to visit a place of your recommendation / Respond to an invitation
19.Say that you would like to drop by somewhere
Topic 5 Languages and cultures
Lesson 9 Japanese is easy to pronounce
20. Say what languages you have studied and when
21.Talk about foreign languages you have studied
22.Write down what languages you have studied and when
23.Ask someone for help to understand or to learn a foreign language / Respond to a request for help

Lesson 10  I'd like to go to Japan some day
24.Talk about your involvement in the culture of another country
25.Offer help to someone with a problem / Accept an offer of help
26.Read the program of an event

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.

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

    • 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