Intermediate Course: Japanese Together 5

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Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 1 B1 TextbookJapanese Together 5 is an intermediate course, and 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.

The Can-do Check and Nihongo 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.

Course Details and Schedule

*Please note there have been slight changes to the schedule for Term 1. It will now start on Thursday, September 14.

For all terms, Japanese Together 5 runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

※ There will be an orientation for all levels of Japanese Together on Saturday, September 9th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Term 1 (Fall):

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 21
*No classes December 7 & 14

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2017

Instructor: Yoshiko Kawaguchi

Term 2 (Winter):

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5

Registration  Deadline: January 25, 2018

Instructor: Yoshiko Kawaguchi

Term 3 (Spring):

April 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2018

Instructor: Yoshiko Kawaguchi

※ 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.


Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture is a brand new 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.

Japanese Together 5 uses the Intermediate B1-1 textbook. The textbook is included with the course fee.


Not sure if this course is right for you?

Click here for an online level checker which will guide you to see which “Japanese Together” 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 whether or not Japanese Together 5 is right for you, please contact us at or 416-966-1600 ex233.



Registration for 2017-18 Japanese Together courses opens at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1st and will be accepted up until the third class, or until the course is full. 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.

※ Registration has ended for Term 1, but people are still welcome to join us for Term 2 depending on space availability.

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

Japanese Together 5 Course Fees

Each term of Japanese Together 5 costs $435 ($1,305 for the full year), and the fees are due on the first official day of class (cash or cheque only). Payment is only accepted on a term by term basis.

Register early and save!

*An early-bird discount of $45 per term is available up until 3 weeks before the first day of class, making the term fees only $390!
(Deadline for Term 2 early-bird discount:  December 21, 2017) The early-bird deadline for Term 2 has passed.