marugoto.PNG This is a website for learning Japanese and Japanese culture based on the "Marugoto: Japanese language and culture" (click here here for details) Japanese Textbook developed by The Japan Foundation.

Levels and Languages

Starter (A1) Japanese, English, Spanish
Elementary (A2) Japanese, English

MARUGOTO+ Starter (A1)/Elementary1 (A2)

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Main Content

  • Challenge Drama
    The user becomes the main character and lets them simulate exchanges with Japanese people and people from around the world in Japanese.
  • Life and Culture
    Using videos and pictures, let's take a look at the lives of people in Japan and around the world.
  • Kanji, Vocabulary, Gramma
    Kanji, vocabulary and grammar used in the lessons can be practiced. You can have fun learning with illustrations and videos.

In addition, on the "Starter (A1)" site, you can learn about Japan and the Japanese language and basics for those learning Japanese for the first time on the "Introduction" section and practice typing in Japanese on the "Typing" section. On the "Elementary1 (A2)" site, there are also contents like "Listening", where one can listen to longer conversations in Japanese and more.


marugotowords.png This is a site where you can see the words and expressions used in "MARUGOTO: Japanese Language and Culture" (Starter A1,Elementary1 A2), check their meanings and organize them. There is also a page for smartphones, so you can search the moment you need to.

Main Content

  • Search
    Here you can input key words and look up for words and phrases. You can use kanji, kana, romaji or one of the user languages (English/Spanish) to do this.
  • My list
    You can make a convenient personalized list by selecting particular coursebooks, topics, lessons and the kinds of words you want to study. You can also use the lists your make for quizzes or print them out.

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