In aim of the first series is to be able to greet and introduce yourself. The second series is aimed at developing your ability to participate in small talk (for example, ii tenki desu ne - It's a nice day today isn't it), to explain your feelings (for example, tabetai - I wanna eat something, or yasumitai - I want to take a break), to describe your health, and to express your opinions.
In addition to this, the course assists in developing an understanding of how people interact in the culture by introducing casual language you would use with a close friend, and polite language used with people more senior than you.
To enable you to do these things, the course provides video lectures/practice and quizzes, to help learn Japanese conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. Also, discussion forums about the Japanese language and culture are available through the program.
Courses under this program: Course 1: Steps in Japanese for Beginners2 Part1
Learn casual expressions which are used among people who know each other well and the small talk which helps build personal relationships.
Course 2: Steps in Japanese for Beginners2 Part2
Learn how to ask the details about a situation and make requests to people.
Course 3: Steps in Japanese for Beginners2 Part3
Learn how to explain a troubling situation, and how to ask for assistance from people.
The exchange students Andy gets to know more people and has more opportunities to use small talk and talk about himself with these people. He also finds out that the language he uses with his friends and the polite language and expression he needs to talk with strangers and older people are different. Andy's seminar classmate, Saori falls in love with Andy's dorm mate Mr. Ono.
Andy explains the symptoms of his illness at hospital and describes some problems he has with his room at the dormitory. He also asks for assistance. He asks for help from his friend with a presentation he has to do in Japanese and gets some good advice. He solves his problems using his Japanese.
Andy’s upperclassman comes back from his trip to Okinawa. Andy and Mr. Ono ask him about his trip and listen to what he did there. Andy is also working very hard to learn the yosokoi dance. He tries to do too much, however, and falls ill.