Course ID:KL20_MGRT_A201_EN01

Marugoto A2-1 (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.

Target leaners
- Those who living in Malaysia
- Those who have studied approx. 100 hours of Japanese before
 ※This course is suitable for A2 level Japanese language learner.

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 study at pace one lesson per week.

There are three types of lessons offered in this course.
 - 11 live lessons (once a week, except on public holidays)
 - 1 oral test
 - 2 Katsudoo and 10 Rikai assignments corrected

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 Malaysia in the live lessons, too!

About the course level
- This course is one level higher than the Marugoto A1-1, A1-2 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Course.
- We strongly recommend you to take "the Japanese Test for Course Recommendation" for level checking before applying to this course

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 July 16 (Thu) by 4:00 pm (Malaysia Time).

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 of Other Countries
Lesson 9 Japanese is easy to pronounce
20.Say what languages you have studied and when
21.Talk about foreign language 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 learning materials, please visit "the website introducing the Marugoto Japanese Online Course". You may also try out "the sample lesson". (The sample lesson is from the A1-1 Course.)

Live lessons and oral tests are conducted through "Zoom". For details, please refer to the following "About live lessons".

About Live Lesson

■Live lessons
The Live Lesson is a fixed class conducted by one tutor and with a maximum of six students.The initial live lesson will consist of course guidance, and thereafter one live lesson will be conducted per lesson. One live lesson takes approximately 45 minutes. 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 lesson before the live lesson.

Live lessons are scheduled by class. Please check the schedule below and choose a class where you want to join. Please note, neither the class itself nor the date/time of the Live Lesson can be changed to suit the personal needs of any one particular student.

Class 1
Live Lesson: 6:45-7:30 pm (Malaysia Time) Aug. 5 (Wed), Aug. 12 (Wed), Aug. 19 (Wed), Aug. 26 (Wed), Sep. 2 (Wed), Sep. 9 (Wed), Sep. 23 (Wed), Sep. 30 (Wed), Oct. 7 (Wed), Oct. 14 (Wed), Oct. 21 (Wed)
Oral Test: Oct. 28 (Wed), between 6:00-7:30 pm (Malaysia Time)

Class 2
Live Lesson: 8:00-8:45 pm (Malaysia Time) Aug. 5 (Wed), Aug. 12 (Wed), Aug. 19 (Wed), Aug. 26 (Wed), Sep. 2 (Wed), Sep. 9 (Wed), Sep. 23 (Wed), Sep. 30 (Wed), Oct. 7 (Wed), Oct. 14 (Wed), Oct. 21 (Wed)
Oral Test: Oct. 28 (Wed), between 7:30-9:00 pm (Malaysia Time)

Class 3
Live Lesson: 8:00-8:45 pm (Malaysia Time) Aug. 7 (Fri), Aug. 14 (Fri), Aug. 21 (Fri), Aug. 28 (Fri), Sep. 4 (Fri), Sep. 11 (Fri), Sep.18 (Fri), Sep. 25 (Fri), Oct. 2 (Fri), Oct. 9 (Fri), Oct. 16 (Fri)
Oral Test: Oct. 23 (Fri), between 7:30-9:00 pm (Malaysia Time)

■Oral test
The oral test is conducted one-on-one after all of the live lessons have been completed. The time will be decided by consultation with the tutor in charge after the course begins. It is usually about 5 to 10 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.
JFKL uses passcode and waiting room functions as security measures while using Zoom.

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 live lessons and oral test, please have the following four items ready.

1. Computer with internet connection
 Windows:Windows 10 / 8.1  or later
 Mac:OS X 10.10 or later
2. Browser
 Windows: Internet Explorer 11、Chrome、Safari
 Mac: Safari、Chrome
  ※The latest version is recommended.
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera

- Live lessons connect learners from around Malaysia. 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 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 attend less than twice of the live lessons.
- Also, you will not be given an attendance certificate if you do not take the oral test.

Course Operator

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur(

About Payment of Course Fee

Please read the Term of Service below carefully before you proceed with the payment of fee.

■Payment of Fee
Only those selected will receive the e-mail regarding payment of fee from the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur. Please make the payment before the due date stipulated.

Payment method: Online transaction via iPay88 Email Payment
        ※You must have an account with a bank in Malaysia.
Payment due date: July 22, 2020 (Wed)

Please note that you will be required to provide the following personal information at the time of application in order for our centre to issue an invoice via iPay88 for the payment of fee.
 - Full name 
 - Contact number
 - Email address

The personal information collected will only be used for issuing invoice and sending payment instruction. It will not be used for any other purpose.

■Cancellation Policies
Your eligibility to take this course will be cancelled automatically if the payment of fee is not confirmed by the payment due date

Please note that cancellation after payment of fee will not be allowed. Fee paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable for any reason. Therefore, please be extra careful when doing the payment transaction.

However, in the case where this course is not commence due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of our centre, a full refund will be made in accordance with regulations.

■Agreement to “Term of Service” and applicable “Terms of Service of JF Japanese e-Learning Minato”
Upon completion of the payment of fee, the user is deemed to have agreed to all the items written in this Term of Service.
“Terms of Service of JF Japanese e-Learning Minato” is applicable for item(s) which is/are not written in this Term of Service.

Enrollment cannot be performed as it is outside the application period.

    • Application Period
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2020/07/01 13:00 - 2020/07/15 00:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2020/7/31 18:00 - 2020/11/5 00:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2020/7/16
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 18 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A2
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 56.5 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Course Fee
    • RM165