Marugoto is a coursebook for adult learners of Japanese that is based on the JF Standard* for Japanese Language-Education. Learners at Starter level (A1) can understand the basic phrases and expressions used in everyday life. Based on the philosophy of “Japanese for mutual understanding," each topic features people from a variety of cultural backgrounds interacting in Japanese. Hints about cross-cultural understanding, such as in dialog content, photos, and illustrations, can be found throughout the book. Marugoto also places importance on audio input for language learning, with many classroom activities for listening to natural conversation.
Starter level (A1) is composed of two volumes, Katsudoo (Coursebook for communicative language activities) and Rikai (Coursebook for communicative language competences). In Katsudoo the aim is to develop practical communicative ability through listening to a variety of Japanese and through speaking practice. In Rikai you are able to systematically study the language system needed for communication. Both Katsudoo and Rikai can be main teaching materials, and the topics are the same. Depending on one's study goals, either book can be used independently, or both together to improve overall Japanese ability.
*JF Standard is based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). This CEFR scale makes the content of Marugoto easy to compare with other language resources.
Merits of Marugoto
★Lush photos and illustrations to bring enjoyment to studying
★Plenty of audio resources to connect language input with output
★Portfolio system to manage your own learning progress
Recommended course length : 40 hours
Audio and other materials to be used together with Marugoto can be downloaded for free from website "marugoto.org".
だい3か どうぞ よろしく
だい4か かぞくは 3にんです
だい5か なにが すきですか
だい6か どこで たべますか
だい7か へやが 3つ あります
だい8か いい へやですね
だい9か なんじに おきますか
だい10か いつが いいですか
トピック6 やすみのひ 1
だい11か しゅみは なんですか
だい12か いっしょに いきませんか
だい13か どうやって いきますか
だい14か ゆうめいな おてらです
トピック9 やすみのひ 2
だい18か つぎは きょうとに いきたいです