Japanese Boot Camp

In this intensive 2 week course, students will cover the A1 level of the JF Standard, using the Japan Foundation’s textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 focusing on communicative language activities.

This course is for people who want to start using Japanese immediately, and students will gain practical ability communicating in everyday situations.

General topics covered include: Japanese, Myself, Food, Home, Daily Life, Holidays and Days Off, Towns, and Shopping.

Two sessions will be held:

July 22 – August 2: Adults Boot Camp

For adult learners ages 18+

August 12 – August 23: Teens Boot Camp (cancelled)

For high school students ages 14+

Each session runs Monday to Friday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (with an hour break from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) for 2 weeks.


Registration for both courses opens at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 1st.
To ensure a smooth processing of your application we recommend registering no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Please register for boot camp below:

* Registration is only accepted online and is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that a course becomes full, a waiting list will be opened.

Course Fees

The 2 week Boot Camp costs $700 (cash or cheque only), which includes the textbook and handouts.

Marugoto A1 Katudoo


Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture is a 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.

Ready to support your learning!

For extra learning outside of the classroom Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture features a support website, MARUGOTO Plus, which follows along with the textbooks. It contains skits and practice exercises, and is a great way to compliment your learning!


For inquiries about Japanese language classes, please contact Barbara Carter at bcarter@jftor.org.