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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 3

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.

Morning class
10am-12pm

Tuesdays | July 13 – September 14, 2021
Taught by Yukiko Fukumoto

Saturdays | July 17 – September 18, 2021
Taught by Yunjing Zheng

Evening class
6-8pm

Tuesdays | July 13 – September 14, 2021
Taught by Rika Saegusa

Thursdays | July 15 – September 16, 2021
Taught by Yukiko Watanabe

Classes will be held online until further notice 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.

Textbook

Fee

$40 (Two volumes)

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. 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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