Online Marugoto Courses: Intermediate 2 (B1-2)

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

Our Intermediate 2 course will cover one half of the B1-2 level of the JF Standard, and is designed for students who have completed our Intermediate 1 course and want to further improve their Japanese ability. During this course students will work towards the following goals:

  • Can take part in more complex communication, such as giving information about recent news, giving travel advice, and talking about your country’s forms of transport in detail.
  • Can read and understand a variety of texts, such as internet bulletin boards and news articles.


For inquiries about Japanese language classes, please contact us at


Course Details and Schedule

This course runs on a shorter schedule than our other Marugoto Online Courses. Each term consists of 5 classes, and covers one topic of the textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 2 B1.

Our Intermediate 2 course runs Monday evenings, with the specific schedule as follows:

Term 1 (Fall 2024):

Topic 2
September 9, 16, 23
October 7, 21

Noriko Saito

Term 1 Syllabus (2023)

Term 2 (Winter 2025):

Topic 5
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10

Noriko Saito

Term 2 Syllabus (2024)

Term 3 (Spring 2025):

Topic 8
April 28
May 5, 12, 26
June 2

Instructor: Noriko Saito

Term 3 Syllabus (2024)

Class Size

Maximum 16 students

Intermediate 2 (B1-2) Course Fees

Each term (Fall, Winter, Spring) costs $150. Payment is accepted only on a Term by Term basis.


Our Intermediate 2 (B1) course uses the following textbook:

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Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 2 B1
The Japan Foundation. Sanshuusha, October 2017       ISBN: 978-4-384-05760-7

The topic 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 are 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 2 (B1-2) 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!