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Bridge Level 1

(towards A2-1 Elementary 1)

This course aims to prepare students to:

  • Handle short social exchanges on topics pertinent to one’s everyday life.
  • Use a series of simple phrases and sentences to talk about one’s family, living conditions, educational background and present/recent job.
  • Find specific, predictable information in simple, everyday material such as advertisements.
  • Write about things that one did, places one went to on a particular day in a series of simple phrases and sentences.

Course Content


Topic 9: “Holidays and days off 2” (Starter A1 Textbook)
Topic 1: “My family and myself” (Elementary 1 A2 Textbook)

 

If you would like to learn more about what is covered in each topic, or if you are interested in previewing the content covered in our classes, please visit the Marugoto Plus website: https://a2.marugotoweb.jp/en/

Bridging Level 1

 

This is a special bridging course that will be held from January to March 2023.

Course fee

$350/term + $20 administration fee*

* New and returning students requiring a placement test will be charged a $20 non-refundable administration fee in addition to the $350 course fee when enrolling. 

Please note that the course fee does not include textbooks.

Evening class
6-8pm

Tuesdays | January 24 – March 28, 2022
Taught by Kaoru Murn
Online

Thursdays | January 27 – March 30, 2022
Taught by Keiko Nishiyama
In person
*As January 26 is a public holiday in NSW, class will be held instead on Friday, January 27.

Online classes will be held via Zoom video conferencing. You can join a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test.

For the best experience with online classes and homework, we recommend using the following:
  • a computer or laptop (operating systems: Windows 10 or 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.10 or later),
  • the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari,
  • headphones with a microphone,
  • a web camera, and
  • a stable internet connection, with at least a 1.2Mbps download speed and 600kbps upload speed. You can test your internet speed here.

Textbooks used in this course

Fee

Starter [A1] (Two volumes): $30

Elementary 1 [A2] (Two volumes): $40

*Textbook varies by term as students progress through the course. Please contact J-Course administration regarding which books are currently necessary for this course.

Textbook fees will be charged at the same time as the course fees in terms requiring a new textbook.

Students can choose to receive their textbooks and supplementary materials via post or pick them up from The Japan Foundation, Sydney office.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, かつどう
国際交流基金
三修社 2013

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 入門. A1, りかい
国際交流基金
三修社 2013

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05752-2

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha
2013

ISBN: 978-4-384-05753-9

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language competences
Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Starter A1, Coursebook for communicative language activities

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, かつどう
国際交流基金 2014

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級1. A2, りかい
国際交流基金 2014

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation 2014

ISBN: 978-4-384-05754-6

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation 2014

ISBN: 978-4-384-05755-3

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 1. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences

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