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Intermediate 1 Course (B1-1)

This is a one year course consisting of 4 terms of 10 weeks.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enter spontaneous conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. myself, hobbies, food, travel and current events).
  • Understand the description of daily events, feelings and wishes that appear in personal or informal texts.
  • Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, including speech heard on media such as radio, TV programmes, etc.
  • Write straightforward, cohesive texts on topics that are familiar, or of personal interest.
  • Connect simple phrases to describe experiences and past events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and state clear reasons and explanations related to one’s opinions and plans.

Course Content

In the Intermediate 1 course, we aim to cover Topics 1 to 8 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Intermediate 1, B1)”.

Term 1
Topics 1 and 2: “Meeting people for the first time” and “Food I recommend”

Term 2
Topics 3 and 4: “My favourite music” and “Let’s go to a hot spring!”

Term 3
Topics 5 and 6: “How have you been lately?” and “Let’s read manga”

Term 4
Topics 7 and 8: “Talk on the challenge of martial arts!” and “Convenient gadgets”

Course Details in Term 4

Course fee

$350/term + $20 administration fee*

* New and returning students requiring a placement test will be charged a $20 non-refundable administration fee in addition to the $350 course fee when enrolling. 

Please note that the course fee does not include textbooks.

Evening class

Mondays | October 9* – December 7, 2020
*Week 1 class will be held on Friday October 9 due to the Labour Day holiday
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Wednesdays | October 7 – December 9, 2020
Taught by Hiromi Nishimoto

Classes will be held online until social distancing restrictions for COVID-19 have been lifted.

For the best experience with online classes and homework, we recommend using the following:
  • a computer or laptop (operating systems: Windows 10 or 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.10 or later),
  • the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari,
  • headphones with a microphone,
  • a web camera, and
  • a stable internet connection, with at least a 1.2Mbps download speed and 600kbps upload speed. You can test your internet speed here.



$40 (One volume)

Textbook fees will be charged at the same time as the course fees in terms requiring a new textbook.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 中級1. B1.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate. B1
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha

ISBN: 978-4-384-05759-1

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate. B1

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