Online Marugoto Courses: Intermediate 2 (B1-2)

Our Intermediate 2 course will cover the second half of the B1 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 health advice, and talking about your country’s traditional arts and history.
  • Can read and understand a variety of texts, such as internet bulletin boards and magazine columns.

The Can-do Check from the JF Standard used in the Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture textbooks allow the learners to continually measure their progress and keep a record of what they are able to do in Japanese. This approach to learning helps to assess ability and set up clear goals, which further leads to effective learning.


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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):

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17

Instructor: Noriko Saito

Term 2 (Winter):

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6

Instructor: Noriko Saito

Term 3 (Spring):

April 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15

Instructor: Noriko Saito

Class Size

The class size of our Intermediate 2 (B1-2) course is limited to 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.

Once a student has registered in the course and their registration has been confirmed they will be sent a Square invoice (please refer to the registration process). A student’s position in the course is only confirmed once full payment has been received.

*There is no early-bird registration for our Intermediate 2 (B1-2) course, so payment is due within 3 business days of the invoice being sent.


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

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.

Term 1 Syllabus

Term 2 Syllabus

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


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