Overview of Quest for Japanese Fluency 1 self-paced course
Quest for Japanese Fluency 1 is a unique Japanese online course that introduces Japanese culture as a foundation to studying the Japanese language for pre-college students. The manga-style illustrations depict a group of students from around the world who are studying at a high school in Japan.
The Quest for Japanese Fluency self-paced course is for motivated students who prefer to move at their own pace through the material. Even though the course is not taught explicitly in a class-format, an instructor is available to answer questions via chatting. If the student has a question about the sentence structure, writing, pronunciation, etc. the student can message within the course to ask questions at any time. Students are expected to ask pin-pointed questions about the Japanese lesson in the messages. Questions are usually answered within one business day from receipt.
All of online activities in the online course are required for it to be considered complete. The authors manually grade the handwritten worksheets and projects. The content of this course is the equivalent one studying Japanese for one school year at the secondary level.
At the end of the course, successful students will receive a Certification of Completion.
Prep for AP® Japanese or University Placement Testing
In addition to learning Japanese for personal enjoyment, both levels of Quest for Japanese Fluency create a solid foundation for students who are preparing to take the Advanced Placement ® (AP® ) Japanese Test in high school or a university placement test. The two courses combined are approximately the same as two semesters at a university. The six theme-based units which correlate with the six themes suggested by the College Board for Advanced Placement ® (AP® ) World Language and Culture courses.