Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course
Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course is a course to comprehensively learn about the Japanese language and culture. This course was designed to provide an opportunity to learn Japanese to people in all over Malaysia. In this course, while self-studying online, you can ask questions to the tutor whenever you have any doubts as well as having your assignments corrected and receiving an oral exam 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.
There are five types of tutor support offered in this course.
・Answers to questions from participants
・Feedback to 0∼5 oral assignments
・Feedback to 7∼12 writing assignments
・Feedback to 1 video assignment
・1 oral test
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 from scratch by yourself, while enhancing your practical skills with tutor support, this course is for you! You will meet other friends who study Japanese in Malaysia in the course group, 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 October 6（Fri.) around 6:00pm (Malaysia Time).
Course Objective "Can-do"
Topic １ Japanese
Lesson １ Hello
２．Recognise Japanese characters
Lesson ２ Would you say that again?
３．Use basic classroom expressions
４．Write your name and country in Japanese
Topic ２ Myself
Lesson ３ Nice to meet you
５．Give a simple self introduction
６．Recognise the parts of a business card
Lesson ４ There are three people in my family
７．Talk briefly about your family
８．Tell someone about your family, using a family photo
Topic ３ Food
Lesson ５ What kind of food do you like?
９．Talk about your favorite foods
１０．Offer someone a drink
１１．Talk about your breakfast
Lesson ６ Where are you going to have lunch today?
１２．Say what your favorite dish is
１３．Talk with a friend about where to go for lunch
１４．Read a menu
１５．Order food and drinks at a hamburger shop
Topic ４ Home
Lesson ７ There are three rooms in my home
１６．Say what kind of home you live in
１７．Say what you have in your home
１８．Write an E-mail inviting someone to your home
Lesson ８ It's a nice room
１９．Ask/Say where to put things in the room
２０．Visit / Welcome a friend
２１．Show someone around your home
２２．Recognise the name and address on signs
Topic ５ Daily Life
Lesson ９ What time do you get up?
２３．Say the time you do something
２４．Talk about your daily routine
Lesson １０ What time do you get up?
２５．Talk about your schedule for this week
２６．Talk about when to have a party
２７．Write a birthday card
Teaching Materials Used
You will learn interactively using the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.
You will manage your study progress, submit writing assignments, and take tests within the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site. On the other hand, you will submit oral assignments and video assignments and take oral tests within the "minato".
For more information on teaching materials, please visit the website introducing the Marugoto Nihongo Online Course. You can also use a trial version.
About Live Lesson
The oral test is conducted one-on-one at the end of your study. It is planned to be held on Saturdays from Dec. 23rd, 2017 until Mar. 10th, 2018, from 10AM to 12PM and 2PM to 4PM. (Malaysia Time).The oral test will be of about 10 minutes in duration. Exact date and time will be decided by consultation with the tutor during the course.
Oral tests are conducted through Zoom （http://zoom.us/）. 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.
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 oral test, please have the following four items ready.
1. Computer with internet connection
Windows：Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista with SP1 or later
Mac：Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later
Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+
Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera
・Please do not be late for the test.
・Be sure to use a computer that is connected to the internet. Do not participate with a smartphone, as information will be shared during oral tests.
Passing Score: score of 60 points or higher
The allocation of points is as follows.
・Study progress 50%
・Writing assignment 5%
・Test on Marugoto Japanese Online Course 5%
・Video assignment 15%
・Oral test 15%
・Review of study 10%
・You can take the test on Marugoto Japanese Online Course site if you go over 60% in both the study progress and submitted writing assignments of each lesson.
・You can take the oral test after you submit the video assignment and take the test on Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.
・You will not be given an attendance certificate if you do not take the oral test.
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur（https://www.jfkl.org.my/）
Enrollment cannot be performed as it is outside the application period.