Course ID:MA20_HRGT_A100_EN01

Hiragana A1 Tutor Support Course

Outline

This is a teacher support course for Filipinos who want to learn how to read and write hiragana.
Those who apply must be able to attend Zoom sessions for the Group Online Lessons.

Using interactive materials, you will do exercises like reading individual hiragana characters, words, and simple phrases, followed by typing exercises. There are also teaching materials to learn how to write.

In addition, six one-hour Group Online Lessons will be held during the course, where one will practice reading the words and sentences studied in MARUGOTO A1. Group Online Lessons will be held via Zoom on the following Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am (Manila time): February 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021.

This course has a Group noticeboard. You can study by communicating with your classmates and teacher through this noticeboard.

About the student selection process
The maximum number of students for this course is 20. Participants are determined by a selection process. For those who wish to apply, please read the course outline carefully. Then, within the designated application time period, please click the 'Course Registration' button and complete the application.
The results of the selection process are scheduled to be sent through email on January 19. Please note that those who will not be selected will automatically be placed on a waitlist, of which the results will be sent through email by January 26.

About payment of course fee
For those who have been selected based on the January 19 email, please make your payments through bank deposit/transfer. Bank details will be sent via email.
Payment period: January 19-25, 2021
Course fee: 1,000 pesos
Payment deadline: January 25​, 2021, 15:00 (Manila time). For those accepted from the waitlist, payment deadline will be informed through email.
Your eligibility for this course will be canceled in case payment is not received by the deadline. 
Please note that cancellation after payment will not be allowed.
In the event that the course should not push through due to circumstances beyond the control of JFM, a refund will be made in accordance with regulations.

Course Objective "Can-do"

To be able to read, write and type words and sentences written in Hiragana.

Teaching Materials Used

You can learn Hiragana interactively with the course study materials found on "JF Japanese e-Learning Minato", and attend the teacher support Group Online Lessons.
The Group Online Lessons will focus on the contents of the MARUGOTO Japanese Language & Culture Starter A1 coursebook "Katsudoo".  

Note:
Study materials for this course are provided under the assumption that they are being accessed on a computer. Other devices do not meet the recommended environment.

Reference:
In addition to the course study materials, you can learn more effectively by using Hiragana Memory Hint, an app developed by the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai. Please download it.

●App Store (iOS) 
●Google Play (Android) 
●Amazon (Android)  

About Live Lesson

About the Group Online Lessons

This course includes Six one-hour Group Online Lessons and a Reading Test to be held during the fifth Group Online Lesson via Zoom.
 Below is the schedule of the Group Online Lessons (GL) and Reading Test (RT):
9:00 to 10:00 am (Manila time)
GL1: February 13, 2021
GL2: February 27, 2021
GL3: March 6, 2021 
GL4: March 13, 2021
GL5 and RT: March 20, 2021
GL6: March 27, 2021

■System used
Group Online Lessons are conducted through Zoom (https://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.
*System requirements for PC and Mac
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

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 don't know the bandwidth of their internet connection, please first conduct a speed test using the site below, and then enrol for the course after confirming that your connection satisfies our recommended system requirements.  (This will transfer you to an external site.)

https://www.speedtest.net/

■What you need
To join the Group Online Lessons, please have the following two items ready.
1. Headset (with microphone)
2. Web camera

Note:
・Group Online Lessons connect learners from all over the Philippines. Please do not be late. Please understand that there may be delays, depending on the connection.
・Be sure to use a computer that is connected to the internet. It is better not to participate with a smartphone, as the instructor’s screen will be shared during live lessons.

Completion Requirements

Passing Score: Score of 60 points or higher

The allocation of points is as follows:
・Study Progress 40%
・Online Test 25%
・Reading Test 25%
・Classroom Lesson Attendance 10%

Note:
・You can take the Online Test once you have completed all of the exercises (100% Study Progress).
・You will not be issued a certificate of attendance if you do not take the Reading Test.

Mae

Hi, I'm Mae.
​Let's have fun studying Hiragana!

Course Operator

Japan Foundation Manila

About Payment of Course Fee

About payment of course fee
For those who have been selected based on the January 19 email, please make your payments through bank deposit/transfer. Bank details will be sent via email.
Payment period: January 19-25, 2021
Course fee: 1,000 pesos
Payment deadline: January 25, 2021, 15:00 (Manila time). For those accepted from the waitlist, payment deadline will be informed through email.
Your eligibility for this course will be canceled in case payment is not received by the deadline. 
Please note that cancellation after payment will not be allowed.
In the event that the course should not push through due to circumstances beyond the control of JFM, a refund will be made in accordance with regulations.

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

    • Application Period
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2021/01/06 01:00 - 2021/01/19 00:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • January 31 2021, 01:00 AM - March 31 2021, 00:59 AM
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • from around 3 PM of January 19 2021
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 20 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A1
    • Study Category
    • Reading, Vocabulary, Kana (Japanese Alphabet)
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 20 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • Manila
    • Course Fee
    • 1,000 pesos