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About Marugoto Japanese Online Course

The Marugoto Japanese Online Course was produced based on the curriculum, syllabus and materials of the coursebook Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture. It also uses the following materials, including the grammar handbook and other content from the Marugoto+ and Marugoto-no-kotoba websites.

A1-1,A1-2

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook for communicative language activities
  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Starter A1 Coursebook for communicative language competences

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation)

  • MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) Starter (A1)

    The videos used in Marugoto (A1) Japanese Online Course were produced for the Marugoto+ (Marugoto Plus) Starter (A1) (launched in February 2013).
    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai / Website and video production collaborator: BAU COMMUNICATIONS Co., Ltd)

  • MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA

    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai / Website production collaborator: Brain Corporation)

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, Starter A1 Grammar Handbook

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation, Madrid)

A2-1,A2-2

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 Coursebook for communicative language activities
  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 1 A2 Coursebook for communicative language competences

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation)

  • MARUGOTO+(MARUGOTO Plus) Elementary 1 (A2)

    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai / Website and video production collaborator: Brain Corporation)

  • MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA

    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai / Website production collaborator: Brain Corporation)

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, Elementary 1 A2 Grammar Handbook

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation, Madrid)

A2-3,A2-4

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 2 A2 Coursebook for communicative language activities
  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture Elementary 2 A2 Coursebook for communicative language competences

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation)

  • MARUGOTO+(MARUGOTO Plus) Elementary 2 (A2)

    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai / Website and video production collaborator: BAU COMMUNICATIONS Co., Ltd)

  • MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA

    (Creation/Management: The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai/Website production collaborator: Brain Corporation)

  • Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, Elementary 2 A2 Grammar Handbook

    (Written and edited by The Japan Foundation, Madrid)

Production

Creation/Management

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

Established in 1972 as a semi-governmental corporation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Japan Foundation is the first organization that specializes in international cultural exchange in Japan, playing a major role in promoting arts and cultural exchange, Japanese language education overseas, Japanese studies and intellectual exchange. As an affiliated agency, The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai offers overseas students direct support through Japanese language programs and the development of Japanese teaching materials and websites.

Project Design, Content Production

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

A1-1,A1-2

  • Nanae Kumano (Language Education Specialist)
  • Motoko Takeda (Language Education Specialist)
  • Tomomi Chiba (Language Education Specialist)
  • Yosuke Kasai (Language Education Specialist)
  • Yoko Ishii (Language Education Specialist)
  • Sumiko Maeda (Language Education Specialist)
  • Nobuyuki Kitaguchi(Visiting Instructor)

A2-1,A2-2

  • Nanae Kumano (Language Education Specialist)
  • Motoko Takeda (Language Education Specialist)
  • Yosuke Kasai (Language Education Specialist)
  • Tomomi Chiba (Language Education Specialist)
  • Masayo Hirokaga(Language Education Specialist)
  • Pannee Saelim(Language Education Specialist)

A2-3,A2-4

  • Nanae Kumano (Language Education Specialist)
  • Motoko Takeda (Language Education Specialist)
  • Yosuke Kasai (Language Education Specialist)
  • Shoko Adachi (Language Education Specialist

Collaborators
Website Production

Brain Corporation