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Starter Course (A1) – Mid-Year

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

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

  • Ask and answer basic questions on familiar topics, such as family and oneself.
  • Understand and use simple phrases and sentences in areas of essential need.
  • Recognise familiar names, words and very basic phrases on simple notices.
  • Write basic, isolated phrases and sentences.

Course Content

In the Mid-Year Starter course, we aim to cover Topics 1 to 8 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Starter, A1)”.

Term 1 (Jul – Sept)
Topics 1 and 2: “Japanese” and “Myself”

Term 2 (Oct – Dec)
Topics 3 and 4: “Food” and “Home”

Term 3 (Feb – Apr)
Topics 5 and 6: “Life” and “Holidays and Days off 1”

Term 4 (May – Jul)
Topics 7 and 8: “Towns” and “Shopping”

* Please note that the Mid-Year Starter Course runs to a separate term schedule two terms behind our other courses.

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://a1.marugotoweb.jp/en/

Course Details in May-July Term

Course fee

$280/term + $20 administration fee*

* Students enrolling in the first term of the Starter course, and other 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

Thursdays | May 7 – July 2, 2020
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Notes regarding the Term 2 schedule:

  • Classes will be held online until the restrictions for COVID-19 have been lifted.
  • The first 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

$30 (Two volumes)

Textbook fee will be charged together with the course fee.

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

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