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Intermediate 2 Course (B1-2)

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. hobbies, health, news, travel and historical events).
  • Understand articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.
  • Develop a clear argument, expanding and supporting his/her points of view at some length with subsidiary points and relevant examples.
  • 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 and give their e-mail and internet forum information on familiar routine and non-routine matters within their field.

Course Content

In the Intermediate 2 course, we aim to cover Topic 7 – 9 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Intermediate 1, B1)”, and Topics 1 – 5 of the textbook “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Intermediate 2, B1)”.

Term 1
Topic 7: “Take on the challenge of martial arts!” (Intermediate 1 B1 Textbook)
Topic 8: “Convenient gadgets”

Term 2
Topic 9: “Traditional Festivals” (Intermediate 1 B1 Textbook)
Topic 1: “What kind of person are they?” (Intermediate 2 B1 Textbook)

Term 3
Topics 2 and 3: “Climbing Mount Fuji” and “Healthy living”

Term 4
Topics 4 and 5: “If you’re going to see a play…” and “Local news”

Course Details in Term 1

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.

All classes in Term 1, 2022 will be held ONLINE.

Evening class

Tuesdays | February 1 – April 5, 2022
Taught by Kaoru Murn

Wednesdays | February 2 – April 6, 2022
Taught by Hiromi Nishimoto

Online classes will be held via Zoom video conferencing. You can join a test meeting at

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.



Intermediate 1 (B1): $40 (One volume)

Intermediate 2 (B2): $40 (One volume)

*Both the Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 textbooks are used in Term 1 of Intermediate 2. Continuing students who are already in possession of the Intermediate 1 textbook do not need to buy a new copy for this class.

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

Students can choose to receive their textbook and supplementary materials via post or pick them up from The Japan Foundation, Sydney office.

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 中級1. B1.
国際交流基金  2016

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate 1. B1
The Japan Foundation
Published by Sanshusha

ISBN: 978-4-384-05759-1

まるごと, 日本のことばと文化. 中級2. B1.

Marugoto, Japanese language and culture. Intermediate 2. B1
The Japan Foundation

ISBN: 978-4-384-05760-7

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