Course ID:LO17_MGRT_A101_EN01

Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course


The Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course is a course to comprehensively learn about the Japanese language and culture. This course will combine online self-study with submission of assignments to a real-life tutor, in addition to 6 live lessons with the tutor.
In the Katsudoo (activity) section of this course, you will practice a lot of listening and speaking for everyday setting.  Meanwhile, in the Rikai (grammar) 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.
This course aim to enrich activities of primary and secondary education in the United Kingdom by experiencing Japanese Language and Culture, and introduce them into the classroom in the future.  
You will meet other teachers who study Japanese in the course group and live lessons!

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 the course group and live lessons, too!

Our Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support courses is designed for beginners to get you learning and using real Japanese right from the start.

■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 click the 'Course Registration' button to complete the registration form within the application time period

Note, results of the selection process are expected to be sent to the email address registered with 'Minato' on September 1(Fri) around 3:00 pm (UK 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 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 assignments, and take tests within the Marugoto Japanese Online Course site.

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

■Live lessons
Live lessons are offered in fixed classes of one tutor for 5 students. One lesson is 40 minutes long and there is one lesson for every topic (5 in total). 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 choose a class where you can take part in all six lessons, when you register for the course. Classes and live lessons dates may not be changed for any reason whatsoever.

Class 1
19:00-19:40  (UK Time) : 14 Sep (Thu), 28 Sep (Thu), 12 Oct (Thu), 26 Oct (Thu), 9 Nov (Thu), 23 Nov (Thu)

Class 2
20:00-20:40  (UK Time) : 14 Sep (Thu), 28 Sep (Thu), 12 Oct (Thu), 26 Oct (Thu), 9 Nov (Thu), 23 Nov (Thu)

Class 3
19:00-19:40 (UK Time) : 21 Sep (Thu), 5 Oct (Thu), 19 Oct (Thu), 2 Nov (Thu), 16 Nov (Thu), 30 Nov (Thu)

Class 4
20:00-20:40 (UK Time) : 21 Sep (Thu), 5 Oct (Thu), 19 Oct (Thu), 2 Nov (Thu), 16 Nov (Thu), 30 Nov (Thu)

■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 20~30 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.
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 / 8 / 7 / Vista with SP1 or later
 Mac:Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later
2. Browser
 Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
 Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
3. Headset (with microphone)
4. Web camera

・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.
・Please understand that there may be up to a 15-minute delay, depending on the connection.

Completion Requirements

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 and you do not take the oral test.

Instructor Introduction


Hi, I am Kanako Ukai from The Japan Foundation London.
I love sea, orcas and beer. 
I'm looking forward to meeting you in the class!

Course Operator

The Japan Foundation, London <>

About Payment of Course Fee

Participants will be selected according their suitability for this course after the deadline passes. Those who have been selected will be notified via the Minato messaging system and requested to pay Japan Foundation London the course fee by bank transfer. Please ensure that you complete the transfer by the deadline.

Accepted payment method: Bank transfer
Payment deadline: Friday 8th September 2017

Please be aware that once the payment is in the process of transferal, we are unable to cancel or refund the payment under any circumstances. Please also note that if we do not receive the payment confirmation by the specified deadline, you may be removed from the course.

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

    • Application Period
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2017/08/14 16:00 - 2017/08/31 15:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • 2017/09/14 0800 - 2017/12/16 0859
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • 2017/09/01 2300
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 20 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A1
    • Study Category
    • Integrated
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 54 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • London
    • Course Fee
    • 40GBP