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Intermediate 2 (B1) Resources for Teachers (Vocabulary List, Sample Test Questions and Evaluation form) have been released!

Oct.23,2017For Teachers

Vocabulary List (in Word, Excel), Sample Test Questions and Evaluation form (in Word) for Intermediate 2 (B1) are available at Resources for Teachers. Please feel free to edit and use as you like.

English Version of Vocabulary List for Intermediate 2 (B1) has been released!

Oct.20,2017Materials

Vocabulary List with English translation is now available at Intermediate 2 (B1) of Download Materials.

Vietnamese version of the Word Book (Starter (A1) ), and Vocabulary Indexes (in pdf) with English, French and Spanish translation have been released!

Oct.20,2017Materials

Vietnamese version of the Word Book (Starter (A1) ) is now available at Starter (A1) Katsudoo and Rikai. Vocabulary Indexes (in pdf) with English, French, and Spanish translation are now available at Download Materials. (English is available from Starter to Elementary 2, Spanish and French are available from Elementary 1 to Pre-Intermediate.)

Vocabulary Indexes with Spanish translation (in excel) are also available at Resources for Teachers.

"Marugoto Starter A1" has been published in Malaysia

Oct.18,2017General

There is new information on "Marugoto Starter A1" Malaysia edition at Overseas Edition page.
For further details and information on how to buy, please contact the publisher (Telaga Biru).

Publication launch seminar of "Marugoto Intermediate 2 (B1)"

Oct.13,2017Events

We are going to hold the publication launch seminar of "Marugoto Intermediate 2 (B1)" for Japanese language educators. We look forward to your participation!

  • Date & Time: Sunday, December 3, 2017 10:00 a.m.-0:30 p.m./2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    *Morning and afternoon sessions are the same in content.
  • Venue: The Japan Foundation Headquarters (Main Building) 2F Hall "SAKURA"
    4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo [Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line] 3-minute from Yotsuya-Sanchome Station Access
  • Speaker: Kazuhiro Isomura, Kaoru Fujinaga (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa, Senior Lecturer)
  • Seating Capacity: 70 each session (Advance registration required, first come first served)
  • Language: Japanese (no interpretation)
  • Admission Free: Free of charge
  • Registration: Please make an application by e-mail with the following items.
    (1) Name (Include your first and last name.)
    (2) Kana of your name
    (3) Occupation/Affiliation
    (4) Session wishing to participate (either morning or afternoon)
    E-Mail: event@marugoto.org
    *When sending an email, please replace the full-width "@" character with a half-width "@" character.)

Teaching Guide for Intermediate 2 (B1) has been released!

Oct.11,2017For Teachers

Teaching Guide for Intermediate 2 (B1) is now available at Resources for Teachers. Please have a look!

"Marugoto (A2-2) Japanese Online Course" is now available!

Oct.02,2017General

"Marugoto (A2-2) Japanese Online Course" has been released in the Japanese learning platform, "JF Japanese e-Learning Minato".

For further details on the course please see here

"Marugoto Intermediate 2 B1" released!

Sep.29,2017Materials

"Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Intermediate 2 B1" started to be distributed!

In Japan you can buy Marugoto from online shops and book shops throughout Japan. Regarding buying Marugoto overseas, please check the shops that stock Marugoto overseas page on the publisher’s website. Please enquire with the publishing company (Sanshusha) for matters related to purchasing Marugoto.

The coursebook series ends with Intermediate 2. Please use our complete Marugoto books!

※Vocabulary list and resources for teachers are going to be released from October.

"Marugoto Intermediate 2 B1" table of contents, sample pages and download materials released!

Sep.26,2017Materials

Intermediate 2 B1 is joining "Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture" series. The concept of the Intermediate level was kept, and it consists of new topics, such as climbing Mt.Fuji, favorite films, etc. The table of contents and other materials has been released. Please have a look!

Table of contents・sample pages (What is Marugoto?)
Digital audio files・supplementary materials (Download Materials)

Vocabulary Indexes (in Excel) with French translation have been released!

Sep.15,2017For Teachers

Vocabulary Indexes (in Excel) with French translation are now available at Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo/Rikai, Elementary 2 (A2) Katsudoo/Rikai, and Pre-Intermediate of Resources for Teachers.

Korean and Russian versions of Can-do Check have been released!

Sep.13,2017Materials

Korean and Russian versions of Can-do Check are now available at Starter (A1), Elementary 1 (A2), Elementary 2 (A2), and Pre-Intermediate (A2/B1) of Download materials.

Korean Version of Vocabulary List for Intermediate1 (B1) has been released!

Sep.07,2017Materials

Vocabulary List with Korean translation is now available at Intermediate1 (B1) of Download Materials.

Vocabulary Indexes (in Excel) with English translation have been released!

Sep.05,2017For Teachers

Vocabulary Indexes (in Excel) with English translation are now available at Starter (A1) Katsudoo/Rikai, Elementary 1 (A2) Katsudoo/Rikai and Elementary 2 (A2) Katsudoo/Rikai of Resources for Teachers.

"Marugoto (A2-1) Japanese Online Course" is now available!

Aug.01,2017General

"Marugoto (A2-1) Japanese Online Course" has been released in the Japanese learning platform, "JF Japanese e-Learning Minato".

For further details on the course please see here.

Provide us your feedback on Marugoto and get a small gift!

Jul.27,2017General

20 winners selected in a draw every three months from a pool of people who provide us feedback on Marugoto will receive small gifts related to Marugoto. We are looking forward to your feedback!

Feedback form is here.
(Winners will not be officially announced. Please consider yourself a winner if you receive a prize).

Chinese version of the Learning Record of Intermediate 1 (B1) is now available

Jul.07,2017Materials

Chinese version of the Learning Record of Intermediate 1 (B1) has been released.
It is available at Intermediate1 (B1) of "Download Materials".

Special interview: Why I study Japanese -Kevin Reynolds- has been released!

Jul.05,2017General

Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds, who passed JLPT N2 last December, has given interview to the Japan Foundation and tells us why he studies Japanese. Marugoto also appears in the video. Please have a look!

Special Interview: Why I study Japanese -Kevin Reynolds-

The words and expressions for Elementary 2 (A2) have been added to the MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA website!

Jul.04,2017General

The words and expressions for Elementary 2 (A2) have been added to the MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA website. It's now easier to use, with an added feature so you can choose the words you want to put in a PDF list and quiz.

MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) Elementary 2 (A2) website is now open!

Jul.04,2017General

The Elementary 2 (A2) site has joined the MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) series of websites! Learn conversations while enjoying the drama, and check the grammar and kanji. It's also mobile-friendly.

Can-do Check in various languages and English translation of Lesson/Topic Review (Can-do Conversation) are now available

Jun.29,2017Materials

Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian (Starter (A1) and Elementary1 (A2) only) and Thai (Starter (A1) only) versions of Can-do Check have been released. In addition, English translation of Lesson/Topic Review (Can-do Conversation) has been added.
They are available at Starter (A1) Katsudoo, Elementary1 (A2) Katsudoo, Elementary2 (A2) Katsudoo, and Pre-Intermediate (A2/B1) of "Download Materials".

Corrections list of the reprints was updated

Jun.26,2017For Teachers

We correct typographical errors, omission, etc. when reprinting Marugoto.
The corrections list of Intermediate 1 was updated at Resources for Teachers.
You can find the number of impression on the last page of the book.

Thai, Spanish and Russian versions of the Word Book (Starter (A1) ) are now available!

Jun.06,2017Materials

Thai, Spanish and Russian versions of the Word Book (Starter (A1)) have been added. They are available at both Starter (A1) Katsudoo and Rikai of "Download Materials".

Indonesian and Thai versions of the "MARUGOTO Words (MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA)" are now available!

May.25,2017General

We have added Indonesian and Thai language versions of the web site MARUGOTO Words (MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA). You can check words and phrases used in Marugoto.

Provide us your feedback on Marugoto and get a small gift!

May.22,2017General

20 winners selected in a draw every three months from a pool of people who provide us feedback on Marugoto will receive small gifts related to Marugoto. We are looking forward to your feedback!

Feedback form is here.
(Winners will not be officially announced. Please consider yourself a winner if you receive a prize).

Indonesian, Thai, and Spanish language versions of the "Marugoto (A1) Japanese Online Course" are now available!

May.17,2017General

Indonesian, Thai, and Spanish languages have now been added as languages of explanation to the "Marugoto (A1) Japanese Online Course", which is part of the Japanese language learning platform "JF Japanese e-Learning Minato".

For further details on the course, see the following web pages:

For enrollment in the course please see here.

New videos released - the publication launch seminar of "Marugoto Intermediate 1 (B1)"

Apr.21,2017Events

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, we held a publication launch seminar of "Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture (Intermediate 1 B1)". Here you can see the videos of the seminar. Please see them together with handouts and slides. (Japanese only)

Corrections lists of the reprints are available

Apr.13,2017For Teachers

We correct typographical errors, omission, etc. when reprinting Marugoto.
The corrections lists of each book are available at Resources for Teachers.
You can find the number of impression on the last page of the book.

Newly redesigned Marugoto website released!

Apr.03,2017General

Newly redesigned Marugoto website has been released.

New website is carefully designed so that those who visit Marugoto website for the first time or those who have just started learning Japanese will easily be able to reach the information they need. English page is now available as well.

We have put together on the new website supplementary materials such as audio recordings and vocabulary lists and resources for teachers such as Teacher’s Notes which used to be on the different websites.
In addition, we are working on the translations of supplementary materials and they will be released one after the other as they are translated.

Here are the newly added contents and functions;

  • >Supplementary materials;
    Starter (A1): Vocabulary Lists (Chinese, Korean and Indonesian)
    (*Spanish, Thai and Russian will be added soon.)
    Intermediate (B1): Vocabulary Lists (Spanish and Russian)
    Translations of Listening Scripts and Text in the Textbook (French, Spanish and Russian)
    Leaning Record (Spanish and Russian)
  • >Videos introducing lessons (Starter (A1));
  • >You can now download all the audio files of a textbook as a single package at a time and also stream the audio recordings. In addition, we have rearranged the audio files of Starter (A1) to Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) so that you can easily find and use what you need.

We hope more and more people will learn Japanese with Marugoto and use new Marugoto website.