Pre-Intermediate Course: Japanese Together 4

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Japanese Together 4 is an pre-intermediate course for people who have completed the elementary levels, and will help students progress from level A2 to level B1 of the JF Standard. During this course students will work towards the following goals:

  • Can express your feelings/opinions and respond to those of others.
  • Can handle trouble and unexpected events.
  • Can consciously improve on your ability to converse appropriately and effectively.

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

※ The schedule has changed as of November 18, 2019. Please note that starting from Term 2 Japanese Together 4 will now run on Friday evenings.

For Terms 2 and 3, Japanese Together 4 runs Friday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Term 1 (Fall):

September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 12, 20, 27
December 4, 11

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2019

Term Goals:

  • Decline an invitation or cancel an appointment and give a reason
  • Read an article from a website and understand what the writer thinks
  • Talk about what is important for you when looking for somewhere to live and why

… and more!

Instructor: Hiromi Howe

Term 2 (Winter):

January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 17

Registration  Deadline: January 31, 2020

Term Goals:

  • Talk about your experience and memories of living overseas
  • Check with a friend whether something you heard about them from another person is true
  • Read the results of some research and understand the main point

… and more!

Instructor: Yuiko Goya

Term 3 (Spring):

April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020

Term Goals:

  • Find out about what things other people are worried about and report the results with your comments
  • Read and understand an e-mail asking for advice on job hunting and its reply
  • Remember and say where you were and what you were doing

… and more!

Instructor: Yuiko Goya


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 4 uses the Pre-Intermediate A2/B1 textbook. The textbook is included with the course fee. Each term in Japanese Together will cover one third of the textbook, and by completing all three terms you will finish the textbook.

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 4 is right for you, please contact us at or 416-966-1600 ex233.


Registration for 2019-20 Japanese Together courses opens at 12:00 pm on Thursday, 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.

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

Japanese Together 4 Course Fees

Each term of Japanese Together 4 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 27, 2019) The early-bird deadline for Term 2 has passed.