• Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture is for beginners who are interested in Japanese language and culture, and who do not have any prior knowledge of the Japanese Language. Communicative language activities are provided and used within the context of Japanese settings, such as -traveling, shopping etc...


    • MARUGOTO Conversational Japanese for Everyone: Elementary 1 A2 Module 1

      Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you know a little Nihongo and would like to improve your speaking skills? Then the MARUGOTO A2-1 course is for you!

      This course focuses on communicative language activities, and at the end of the course, learners will be able to:

      1.    Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment.

      2.    Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

      3.    Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.



      April 18, 2017 – May 30, 2017
      (Tuesdays and Thursdays)


      6:20p.m. – 8:30p.m.


      The Japan Foundation, Manila

      Tuition Fee

      Php 4,500.00 (inclusive of textbook)


      At least 17 years old

      Class size

      Minimum of 10 persons per class
      Maximum of 16 persons per class

      The Japan Foundation, Manila
      23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Cor. Makati Ave., Makati City 
      TEL. # 811-6155~58  FAX # 811-6153  E-mail: email@jfmo.org.ph


      Those with A1 level* of Nihongo knowledge may join this course.

      *If you can answer these questions, then you are of A1 level:

      - Shumi wa nan desu ka.

      - Depaato wa doko desu ka.

      - Issho ni gohan wo tabemasen ka.

      - Dare ni purezento wo agemasu ka.

      - Yasumi wa dou deshita ka.


      Submit duly accomplished application form with preferred placement test schedule to Ms. Kimy Tanmo at nihongo1@jfmo.org.ph by April 5, 2017 (Wednesday).

      Those who have NOT studied with the A1 textbook will undergo an INTERVIEW & be given a PLACEMENT TEST, with schedule options from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on either April 6 (Thursday) or April 7 (Friday). (Subject to availability)

      Applicants MUST know how to read Hiragana and Katakana.