Course ID:KL21_MGRT_A101_EN01

Marugoto A1-1 (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 learners
- Those who 16 years old and above living in Malaysia
- Those who have never studied Japanese before

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 tutor-supported components offered in this course.
 - 6 live lessons
- 1 oral test
- 3 Katsudoo and 9 Rikai assignments corrected

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 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 July 14 (Wed.) by 4:00pm (Malaysia Time).

Course Objective "Can-do"

Topic 1 Japanese
Lesson 1 Hello
1.Exchange greetings
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 When is convenient for you?
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 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 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 lesson will be conducted per topic. One 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 topic 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 and time of the Live Lesson can be changed to suit the personal needs of any one particular student.

Class 1:
Live Lesson: July 29 (Thu.), August 12 (Thu.), August 26 (Thu.), September 9 (Thu.), September 23 (Thu.), October 7 (Thu.), 6:45 - 7:30 pm (Malaysia Time)
Oral Test: October 14 (Thu.), between 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Malaysia Time)

Class 2:
Live Lesson: July 29 (Thu.), August 12 (Thu.), August 26 (Thu.), September 9 (Thu.), September 23 (Thu.), October 7 (Thu.), 8:00 - 8:45 pm (Malaysia Time)
Oral Test: October 14 (Thu.), 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 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 tutor's screen will be shared during live lessons and oral tests.

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 do not attend any 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 20, 2021 (Tue)

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
    • 2021/06/29 13:00 - 2021/07/13 00:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2021/07/24 18:00 - 2021/10/23 00:59
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2021/07/14
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 12 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A1
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 52.5 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Course Fee
    • RM90