You can join this course without knowing Hiragana or Katakana. Learn how to join simple conversations in different situations through many listening and speaking exercises.
Marugoto Elementary 1
You will learn how to communicate in everyday situations and talk about topics such as your family, your job and your hometown.
Standard Course – Minna no Nihongo
Start from Zero
Hiragana and Katakana Sheets
We encourage you to try our Level 1 Test. You might know more than you think.
You want to study Japanese from the very beginning? Get ready for one of our courses by learning Hiragana and Katakana. It takes between 1 and 2 weeks to learn both systems.
Level 1 － Beginner
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I (L1 – L13)
This level is for students who can read and write Hiragana as well as Katakana. You will learn numbers, greetings and simple sentence structures for everyday use.
Level 2 － Lower Elementary (A1)
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I (L14 – L25)
This level introduces the basics of Japanese adjectives and verbs. You will also learn more complex sentence structures and how to use casual speech. At the end of this course, you will know the necessary grammar for the JLPT N5 test.
Level 3 － Elementary (A1/A2)
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu II (L26 – L37)
You can deal with predictable everyday situations. Basic communication is possible with a lot of assistance.
Level 4 － Upper Elementary (A2)
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu II (L38 – L50)
You can deal with a variety of familiar everyday situations. You can communicate independently in a familiar environment. There are many mistakes, yet you are able to understand general messages and give your opinion in most contexts. At the end of this course, you will know the necessary grammar for the JLPT N4 test.
Level 5 － Lower Intermediate (A2/B1)
Minna no Nihongo Chukyu I (L1 – L13)
You know how to deal with more demanding situations. There are occasional errors in very complex situations but you can pick up conversations again quite easily. At the end of this course, you will know the necessary grammar for the JLPT N3 test.
Level 6 － Intermediate (B1)
Minna no Nihongo Chukyu II (L13 – L24)
This level is available to students who have passed the Level 5 Test.
You can handle complex situations and talk about many different topics. You are very secure in speaking Japanese and have an excellent command of the language. At the end of this course, you will have learned the necessary grammar for the JLPT N2 test.