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Pre-Intermediate Course (A2/B1)

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

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enter spontaneous conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
  • Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Understand descriptions of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts.
  • Write short, simple messages and fill in application forms in areas of essential need.
  • Use a series of simple phrases to describe their family and the people around them, living conditions, etc.

Course Content

In the Pre-Intermediate course, we aim to cover Topics 7 – 9 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Elementary 2, A2)”, and Topics 1 – 6 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Pre-Intermediate A2/B1)”.

Term 1
Topics 7 and 8: “A town rich in history and culture” and “Life and eco-friendly activities” (Elementary 2 A2 Textbook)

Term 2
Topics 8 (cont.) and 9: “Life and eco-friendly activities” and “People’s lives” (Elementary 2 A2 Textbook)

Term 3
Topics 1 – 3: “Sports games”, “Looking for a house” and “My comfort food” (Pre-Intermediate A2/B1 Textbook)

Term 4
Topics 4 – 6: “Visiting someone”, “The pleasure of learning other languages” and “Wedding and marriage” (Pre-Intermediate A2/B1 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://a2-2.marugotoweb.jp/en/

Course Details in Term 1

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 29* – March 30, 2021
*Week 1 class will be held on Friday January 29 due to the Australia Day holiday
Taught by Shoko Ono

Thursdays | January 28 – April 1, 2021
Taught by Hiromi Nishimoto

Classes will be held online in Term 1, 2021.

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

Elementary 2 Textbooks $40 (Two volumes)

Pre-Intermediate Textbook $30 (One volume)

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.

Terms 1 – 2

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初級2. 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2. A2, りかい
国際交流基金 2014

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
The Japan Foundation 2014

ISBN: 978-4-384-05756-0

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences
The Japan Foundation 2014

ISBN: 978-4-384-05757-7

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language activities
Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Elementary 2. A2, Coursebook for communicative language competences

Terms 3 – 4

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 初中級. A2/B1
国際交流基金  2015

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1
The Japan Foundation 2015

ISBN: 978-4-384-05758-4

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Pre-Intermediate. A2/B1

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