This is a site compatible with the “Marugoto: Japanese language and culture” textbooks and you can study not just Japanese and learn about Japanese culture, but also learn about other cultures.
The site is compatible with the textbook, but the contents can also be enjoyed by people studying Japanese for the first time as well as people using other textbooks.

  • You can study the A1 and A2 levels of the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education.
  • The Starter (A1) site is available in Japanese, English, and Spanish.
  • The Elementary 1 (A2),Elementary 2(A2) sites are available in Japanese and English.
  • MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA site is available in English, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese. (Elementary 2 examples sentences are in English only)
  • You can comprehensively study conversations, grammar, kanji, vocabulary and more.
  • You can challenge communication by using a drama in Japanese.
  • You can understand Japanese culture via videos and pictures.

How to...

This is the top page for 4 sites, Starter (A1), Elementary 1(A2), Elementary 2(A2), and MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA.

You can select the language of the top page. Japanese, English, and Spanish are available.

Every site is explained in an easy to understand manner.
If you click the tab on the left, the summary of the sites will be displayed.

Starter (A1)

Elementary 1 (A2)

Elementary 2(A2)


To view the pages, click the “Enter” button.

This is the top of the Starter (A1) page.
Aside from the types of content that are shared between A1 and A2 (Challenge Drama, Grammar, Kanji, Vocabulary, Life & Culture), A1 also includes Introduction, Hiragana, Katakana, and Typing contents.

This is the Elementary 1 (A2) top page.
The A2 site has listening contents, not found on the A1 site.
Also, the Life & Culture contents will open in a new window as MARUGOTO Life & Culture Lab.
You can read articles related to each topic.


On MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA, you can search for vocabulary, create a quiz from your word list and you can see all the words of a certain theme as a collection as well. You are able to print them out too.

BONUS☆にほんご YATTETTE is a site where you can find example sentences for sending emails in Japanese, talking to your friends about your hobbies, and using in your daily life. When you want to try out some Japanese, look for the Can-do point that resembles the setting you want. There are lots of vocabulary words and phrases, example sentence patterns in many different situations, so you may find an example sentence that comes in handy.

Last update 2018.12.26