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Elementary 1 Course (A2-1)

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.

On completion of this course, participants will be able 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

In the Elementary 1 course, we aim to cover Topic 9 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Starter, A1)”, and Topics 1 – 7 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Elementary 1, A2)”.

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

Term 2
Topics 2 and 3: “Seasons and weather” and “My town”

Term 3
Topics 4 and 5: “Going out” and “Languages and culture of other countries”

Term 4
Topics 6 and 7: “Eating outdoors” and “Business trip”

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/

Course Details in Term 2

Course fee

$280/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 $280 course fee when enrolling. 

Please note that the course fee does not include textbooks.

Morning class
10am-12pm

Tuesdays | May 5 – June 30, 2020
Taught by Yukiko Fukumoto

Saturdays | May 9 – July 4, 2020
Taught by Tetsuya Okada

Evening class
6-8pm

Tuesdays | May 5 – June 30, 2020
Taught by Hiromi Nishimoto

Thursdays | May 7 – July 2, 2020
Taught by Rika Saegusa

Notes regarding the Term 2 schedule:

  • Classes will be held online until the restrictions for COVID-19 have been lifted.
  • The first week will be a 40 minute orientation session, including warm-up conversation practice.
  • We will cover all topics planned for Term 2. However the final review lessons and test, which are usually scheduled for Weeks 9 and 10, will not be included in Term 2 this year.

Textbook

Fee

$40 (Two volumes)

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

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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