Online Marugoto Courses: Intermediate 1 (B1-1)

Our Intermediate 1 course 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 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

For all terms, our Intermediate 1 (JF Standard B1-1) course runs Monday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The course covers 6 Topics from the textbook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 1 B1, with each Topic being covered over 6 weeks.

Term 1 (Fall):

Topic 1:
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24

Topic 2:
October 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5
December 12* optional day for presentations

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 1 (or Term 1 if paying per Term): August 31, 2022
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 2: October 17, 2022

Instructor: Tomoko Ujie-Bailey

Term 2 (Winter):

Topic 5:
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13

Topic 3:
February 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3
April 11 * optional day for presentations

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 5 (or Term 2 if paying per Term): December 20, 2022
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 3: February 17, 2023

Instructor: Tomoko Ujie-Bailey

Term 3 (Spring):

Topic 7:
April 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 29

Topic 8:
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10
July 17* optional day for presentations

Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 7 (or Term 3 if paying by Term): March 31, 2023
Early-Bird Deadline for Topic 8: May 17, 2023

Instructor: Tomoko Ujie-Bailey

Class Size

The class size of our Intermediate 1 (B1-1) course is limited to 16 students.

Intermediate 1 (B1-1) Course Fees

Students can choose the Topic(s) they want to learn and register for just those, or register per Term.

Payment per Term (Fall, Winter, Spring): Each term costs $360.
Payment per Topic: Students can opt to to register per topic of study and pay $180 per topic. (If you would like to register by topic, please only check your topic of choice in the registration form.)

Early-Bird Discount: Register and pay by December 20, 2022 and Term 2 will only cost $300/your Topic of choice will only cost $150!

Payment is accepted only per Term or per Topic.

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.

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Our Intermediate 1 (B1-1) course uses the following textbook:

Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 1 B1
The Japan Foundation. Sanshuusha, October 2016       ISBN: 978-4-394-05759-1

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.

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 is available on both Amazon Kindle and Google Play Books.

Term 1 Syllabus

Term 2 Syllabus

Term 3 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 1 (B1-1) Registration Form