Course ID:TR17_ANMT_A100_EN03

Japanese in Anime & Manga A1 (Greetings) Tutor Support Course


This course is a course to experience the Japanese used in anime and manga. This course was designed to share the joy of learning Japanese to people in Canada.

This course consists solely of a one time only Live Lesson aimed at level A1 people who have never studied Japanese before. During the Live Lesson participants learn the expressions of anime/manga characters, and then actually use those phrases while speaking. The tutor will use English, so feel free to participate even if you don’t speak any Japanese at all.

Anime and manga fans! Wouldn’t you like to greet people in Japanese with expressions used by manga and anime character?

■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 February 21 (Wed.) 11:00 approx. (Eastern Standard Time).

Course Objective "Can-do"

To be able to say a simple greeting and introduce myself using character expressions.

Teaching Materials Used

This course was created based on the site below.


Note:  The content covered in this course is the same as that covered in the 'Japanese in Anime & Manga A1 (Greetings) Self-Study Course' course.

About Live Lesson

■Live lesson
The live lesson has one tutor for 10 students. The lesson is 30 minutes long. Live lessons are scheduled by class. Please choose a class that you can participate in, when you register for the course. At that time, please be sure to confirm the correct time in the region where you live. Classes and live lessons dates may not be changed for any reason whatsoever.

Class 1: Feb. 28, 2018 (Wed), 17:00-17:30 (UTC -5 Eastern Standard Time)
Class 2: Feb. 28, 2018 (Wed), 18:30-19:00 (UTC -5 Eastern Standard Time)

■System used
Live lessons are conducted using the web-meeting system Zoom<>. The Zoom lesson room can be accessed via an assigned URL, so there is no need to open an account. However, for any first time users the program will need to be installed in advance.
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 lesson, 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

・Live lessons connect learners from across Canada. 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.
・Live lesson 100%

Instructor Introduction


My name is Yoshiko Kawaguchi, and I’m a full-time lecturer at the Japan Foundation, Toronto since 2017 March.
My favourite anime is Lupin III The Castle of Cagliostro. I have loved that anime ever since I saw it when I was little.
How about your favorite Anime and Manga?
I hope to see you in class and enjoy Japanese IN Anime and Manga with you ♪゚ (((*´'∀')从('∀'`*)))゚♪


I have studied Japanese language education, second language education, Linguistics, and cultural studies. I've had the privilege of teaching courses at the Japan Foundation Toronto, the courses in which we discussed aspects of Japanese culture in Japanese!
I'm thrilled to work with you from all over the world on the topic of Japanese Anime as a vheicle with which to expand our knowledge of Japanese language.
Have fun!


Hello everyone! My name is Barbara, and I am a staff member at the Japan Foundation, Toronto. This means that while I won't be learning with you directly, I'm always behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. (b^ー゚)

Course Operator

Japan Foundation, Toronto (

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

    • Application Period
    • Japanese Time
    • YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm
    • 2018/02/05 02:00 - 2018/02/19 13:59
    • Attendance Period
    • Japanese Time
    • Mar. 1, 2018 (Thurs) 7:00-7:30 or 8:30-9:00
    • Selection Result Notification Day
    • Japanese Time
    • Feb. 22, 2018, (Thurs) 1:00 approx.
    • Course Type
    • Tutor Support
    • Capacity
    • 10 Places (Selection)
    • Level of Japanese
    • A1
    • Study Category
    • Speaking, Culture/Society
    • Language of Explanation
    • English
    • Expected Hours of Study
    • 0.5 Hour(s)
    • Course Operator
    • Toronto
    • Course Fee
    • Free