JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Courses: Starter (JF Standard A1)

Our Starter (introductory) course is for people who have little to no experience studying Japanese, and will cover the A1 level of the JF Standard. During this course students will work towards the following goals:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Study at your own pace!

There are a variety of FREE websites and apps students can chose from to prepare for the in-person lessons!

We strongly recommend students in our Teacher-Support register for an account with JF Japanese e-Learning Minato, as their comprehensive courses provide everything you need to succeed! Starter (A1) will cover the following courses on Minato:

There are also additional websites and apps students can use to supplement their learning:

  • MARUGOTO Plus: A website that supplements your learning with additional activities, explanations, vocabulary practice, and more!
  • HIRAGANA Memory Hint (iOS | Google Play Android | Amazon): An app for studying the Japanese hiragana alphabet.
  • KATAKANA Memory Hint (iOS | Google Play Android | Amazon): An app for studying the Japanese katakana alphabet.
  • KANJI Memory Hint 1 (iOS | Google Play Android | Amazon): An app for studying the kanji introduced specifically in Starter (A1).

Inquiries

For inquiries about Japanese language classes, please contact us at koza@jftor.org.

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Course Details and Schedule

Meeting Schedule: 3 Tuesday evenings per term, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
(Total class time for the 3-term course is 9 meetings of 2 hours each)

Term 1 (Fall):

Self-study: Topic 1 (Lesson 1, 2)

First meeting:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 2 (Lesson 3, 4)

Second meeting:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 3 (Lesson 5, 6)

Third meeting:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: December 14, 2021

Term 2 (Winter):

Self-study: Topic 4 (Lesson 7, 8)

First meeting:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 5 (Lesson 9, 10)

Second meeting:
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 6 (Lesson 11, 12)

Third meeting:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: April 12, 2022

Term 3 (Spring):

Self-study: Topic 7  (Lesson 13, 14)

First meeting:
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 8 (Lesson 15, 16)

Second meeting:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Topic 9 (Lesson 17, 18)

Third meeting:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: July 19, 2022

Instructor: Eri Gotoh

Class Size: The class size of our Teacher-Support Starter (A1) course is limited to 20 students.

Starter (A1) Course Fees: Each term (Fall, Winter, Spring) costs $90. (Completing the entire course from September to July will cost $270.)
*Payment is accepted only on a Term by Term basis.

Once a student has registered in the course and their registration has been confirmed they will be sent a Square invoice (please refer to the registration process). A student’s position in the course is only confirmed once full payment has been received.

Terms and Conditions: For full details on our course policies including our refund policy please refer to the Terms and Conditions.


Registration

Registration for 2021-22 courses will open at 12:00 pm EDT on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

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.

Starter (A1) Registration Form