Online Marugoto Courses: Intermediate 1 (B1-1)

Registration for our September 2024 Japanese language courses opens on August 1st at 12 pm ET!

Our Intermediate 1 course will cover the first half of the B1 level of the JF Standard. During this course students will work towards the following goals:

  • Can understand the main points on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


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Course Details and Schedule

For all terms, our Intermediate 1 (JF Standard B1-1) course runs Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The course covers 6 Topics from the textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 1 B1, with each Topic being covered over 6 weeks.

Term 1 (Fall 2024):

Topic 1:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16

Topic 2:
October 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 1 (or Term 1 if paying per Term): August 29, 2024
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 2: October 10, 2024

Instructor: Wakana Liberatori

Term 1 Syllabus (2023)

Term 2 (Winter 2025):

Topic 4:
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19

Topic 6:
February 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 4 (or Term 2 if paying per Term): December 10, 2024
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 6: February 13, 2025

Instructor: Wakana Liberatori

Term 2 Syllabus (2024)

Term 3 (Spring 2025):

Topic 5:
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28

Topic 8:
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 5 (or Term 3 if paying by Term): March 27, 2025
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 8: May 22, 2025

Instructor: Wakana Liberatori

Term 3 Syllabus (2024)

Class Size

Maximum 16 students

Intermediate 1 (B1-1) Course Fees

Students can choose the Topic(s) they want to learn and register for just those, or register per Term.

Payment per Term (Fall, Winter, Spring): Each term costs $360.
Payment per Topic: Students can opt to to register per topic of study and pay $180 per topic. (If you would like to register by topic, please only check your topic of choice in the registration form.)

Early-Bird Discount: Register and pay between August 1 and August 29 and Term 1 will only cost $360!

Payment is accepted only per Term or per Topic.


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Our Intermediate 1 (B1-1) course uses the following textbook:

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Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 1 B1
The Japan Foundation. Sanshuusha, October 2016       ISBN: 978-4-394-05759-1

The content covered in each term will be selected from the textbook to fit the specific needs/interests of the students, so the order of chapters covered may not necessarily match the order within the textbook.

Textbooks are not included in the fees and students are expected to buy their own copies.
In Canada, physical copies of the Marugoto textbook series are available from Blue Tree Books. You can pick them up in person at the Markham, Ontario location in J-Town, or from their online store at

If you would prefer to purchase the textbook as an e-book, it is available on both Amazon Kindle and Google Play Books.

Terms and Conditions

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

Not sure if this course is right for you?

Click here for an online level checker which will guide you to see which course might be suitable for your current level.

※ Please note that this is not a definitive placement method. If you are still unsure as to which course you should register in, please contact us at

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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.

※ Please be aware that all registrants may be asked to come for a placement interview.

Intermediate 1 (B1-1) Registration Form

Registration for our September 2024 language courses will open on Thursday, August 1 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. Please come back then to register!