Japanese Together 3 is an late-elementary course, and will cover the second half of the A2 level of the JF Standard. During this course students will work towards the following goals:
- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal preference, shopping, point of interest in local area, community involvement, etc.)
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and mattes in areas of immediate need.
The Can-do Check and Nihongo Check from the JF Standard used in the Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture textbooks allow the learners to continually measure their progress and keep a record of what they are able to do in Japanese. This approach to learning helps to assess ability and set up clear goals, which further leads to effective learning.
|Fall Term||Winter Term||Spring Term|
|Schedule||Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
September 13 (*Orientation), 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13
|Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
|Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11
|Topics||This term covers|
Chapter 1: New Friends
Chapter 2: Eating Out
Chapter 3: Okinawa Trip
|This term covers|
Chapter 4: Japan Festival
Chapter 5: Special Days
Chapter 6: Online Shopping
|This term covers
Chapter 7: A Town Rich in History and Culture
Chapter 8: Life and Eco-Friendly Activities
Chapter 9: People's Lives
|Goals|| • Give a few details such as your hobbies or past experiences|
• Say in simple terms what things you cannot eat and why
• Ask/tell a friend what a sightseeing spot is like
… and more!
| • Ask/say at reception the time and venue of an event |
• Make an simple presentation about an event in your country or town, using notes
• Compare two products and say what you think about them
… and more!
| • Talk briefly about a famous place
• Talk about an eco-friendly activity you engage in
• Make a simple presentation about a famous person from your country, using notes
… and more!
|Instructor||Emiko Tanaka||Emiko Tanaka||Emiko Tanaka|
|Registration Deadline**||October 4, 2016||January 24, 2017||May 2, 2017|
|Class size||10 students||10 students||10 students|
|Location||The Japan Foundation, Toronto||The Japan Foundation, Toronto||The Japan Foundation, Toronto|
* Tuition is due the first class of each term.
** The registration deadline is typically the third class of each term.
Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture is a brand new textbook designed by the Japan Foundation specifically for adult learners. Characterized by being in full colour and filled with both pictures and images, Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture invites learners to learn not only Japanese, but also Japanese culture alongside the language. Featuring a cast of multicultural characters interacting in Japanese, we are sure you will enjoy learning with this textbook.
Japanese Together 3 uses the Elementary 2 A2 Katsudoo (Coursebook for communicative language activities) & Elementary 2 A2 Rikai (Coursebook for communicative language competences) textbooks. Both textbooks are included with the course fee. Each term in Japanese Together will cover one third of the textbooks, and by completing all three terms you will finish the textbooks.
Not sure if this course is right for you?
On top of the self-assessment sheet (required to register in this class), we also have prepared a few sample questions to give you an idea of what the level of the class will be.
Click here to download the Japanese Together 3 mini self-test, which contains vocabulary and grammar that would have been covered in previous levels of Japanese Together. If you can complete around 70% of the test, Japanese Together 3 might be the course for you!
*The mini self-test is not required for registration.
※ Please note that this is not a definitive placement method. If you are still unsure as to whether or not Japanese Together 3 is right for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-966-1600 ex233.
Registration for 2016-17 Japanese Together courses opens at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2nd and will be accepted up until the third class, or until the course is full. To ensure a smooth processing of your application we recommend registering no later than 2 weeks before the start of the term. If you haven’t yet read the Terms and Conditions, please do so before registering.
*An early-bird discount of 5% is available up until 3 weeks before the first day of class (for each term) so register early and save!
(Deadline for Term 2 early-bird discount: December 20, 2016) The early-bird deadline for Term 2 has passed.
We ask those wishing to apply to fill out this self-assessment sheet and electronically submit it with the application. Please be aware that all registrants may be asked to come for a placement interview.