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JFT Online MARUGOTO Japanese Language Courses
At the Japan Foundation, Toronto, we offer year-long Japanese language courses using the textbook series Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, which was developed by the Japan Foundation. Marugoto is a textbook based on the Japan Foundation Standard for Japanese Language Education (or “JF Standard” – for more information, please click here). Through studying with us in our language courses, you will learn to complete various “Can-do” in Japanese!
We offer courses for everyone from complete beginners (Starter A1) to intermediate speakers (Intermediate B1).
*Please note that currently all our courses are only being offered online.
*These classes are for students interested in meeting once a week. If you are looking for course designed for learners who would like to primarily study by themselves, but have the support of an instructor and their peers, check out our JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Courses.
For inquiries about Japanese language classes, please contact Barbara Carter at email@example.com.
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Starter (JF Standard A1)
Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
This course is for people who have little to no experience studying Japanese, and will cover the A1 level of the JF Standard. During this course students will learn hiragana, katakana, kanji, basic greetings, and how to hold short conversations on such topics as self-introductions, favorite foods, holidays, etc.
For more details or to register in our Starter (A1) course please click here.
Elementary (JF Standard A2-1)
Fridays 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
This course will cover the first half of the A2 level of the JF Standard, and is designed for people who have studied Japanese for 60 hours and can read and write hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji. The course will give you opportunity to practice basic grammar patterns and vocabulary to hold short interactions in Japanese on such topics as your town, foreign languages and culture, and health.
For more details or to register in our Elementary (A2-1) course please click here.
Late-Elementary (JF Standard A2-2)
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
This course will cover the second half of the A2 level of the JF Standard, and is a continuation of our Elementary (A2-1) course. We will cover topics such as eating out, special days, and “a town rich in history and culture.” More basic grammar patterns and vocabulary will be introduced to help you communicate in both spoken and written Japanese.
For more details or to register in our Late-Elementary (A2-2) course please click here.
Pre-Intermediate (JF Standard A2/B1)
Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Easterm Time)
This course is a bridging course from the Elementary (A2) level to the Intermediate (B1) level of the JF Standard. Students will work towards fluency in conversation and accuracy in grammar by reviewing the contents from basic Japanese. Topics include sports, looking for a house, comfort food, etc.
For more details or to register in our Pre-Intermediate (A2/B1) course please click here.
Intermediate (JF Standard B1)
Mondays 6:30 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
This course will cover the B1 level of the JF Standard. Using various materials, students will work towards the expansion of vocabulary, and grammatical accuracy and fluency in communicating in spoken and written Japanese. The course will also look at communication strategies as well as the socio-cultural aspects of Japanese.
For more details or to register in our Intermediate (B1) course please click here.