Standard course Japanese

In Mitoyo we offer face-to-face classes, divided in 6 levels inspired by the CEFR level system and which match the title of the Marugoto books. Nihon no kotoba to bunka (A1, A2-1, A2-2, A2-B1, B1-1, and B1-2), based on the Standard for the Japan Foundation. With us, the students will dive into the understanding of life and Japanese culture as well as learn to move partake easily in everyday situations.

Our classes are organized in small groups that will, on one hand, allow the teacher to adapt to the necessities and challenges of the students, and, on the other hand, conduct personalized follow-up classes on the progress of each one.

We offer different schedules during the day, so come and enjoy now the Japanese culture with us!

Japanese Courses Madrid

We are a language center specialised in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, with a wide range of options to choose the one that suits your objectives, necessities, and availability. If before traveling to Japan you wish to have some basic knowledge , practice what you have learned and enjoy much more your travel experience, we have some standard courses for all levels from basic to intermediate. Moreover, we have also courses to prepare the NOKEN exam, the well known Japanese certification that will help you to go to the university or find an employment in japan.

For those who have a busy timetable, one of the best ways to learn quickly and effectively is taking one to one Japanese classes. Those can be one to one or shared with someone else and are always given by specialised teachers that will help you to design a personalised learning program to achieve all your goals. If you don’t have time to come to the school, don’t worry, we can offer you one to one classes online. Those are given by the same teachers giving the classes on site, but you will only need a place with internet to be able to enjoy the class.

What will I learn?


A1

In social relations, I’ll be able to introduce myself with common Japanese expressions and ask or give personal information in Japanese. I’ll talk about my hobbies and my family. I’ll be able to give a brief summary of some places. I’ll make Japanese friends when they have the necessary patience to listen to me.

At the end of this course, I’ll be able to:

  • Read and write hiragana and katakana.
  • Keep basic relations following the Japanese culture.
  • Say where I’m from, what my favorite things are…
  • Introduce myself in the Japanese culture.
  • Read easy things like invitations or restaurant menus.

A2.1

I’ll be able to handle conversations without help. Learning Japanese is a basic requirement and I feel that in day-to-day life I can deal with easy but appropriate vocabulary. I start to take notice that kanji isn’t that hard.

At the end of this course, I’ll be able to:

  • Write Japanese in simple and useful sentences about myself or acquaintances.
  • Know more about Japanese culture.
  • Read and write short texts like messages or personal stories that aren’t very detailed.

A2.2

High-Beginner. I’ll be able to talk about my life with my Japanese friends with a bit of trouble. I’ll be able to speak feeling good about myself. Writing about my daily life and my interests to Japanese friends is no longer a challenge.

At the end of this course, I’ll be able to:

  • Read and write hiragana and katakana.
  • Identify at least 200 basic kanji.
  • Comment about the physical appearance of people, suggest a restaurant, plan to meet at the cinema, etc.
  • Know more about Japanese culture.

A2-B1

It’s sort of a special course that acts as a bridge to introduce the student to the B1 level. The goals are: delve more in what they’ve learned in the A2 level and get ready for the B1 level.


B1.1

I’ll bother less the friend that helps me communicate with Japanese friends. The first time I meet someone I’ll be able to introduce myself with no problems, invite them to my house and explain the menu which will obviously include traditional Japanese dishes.

At the end of this course, I’ll be able to:

  • Read and write reviews about restaurants.
  • Explain where I live, and, if I’m travelling, speak in Japanese to prepare my trip (transport, accommodations, food…)
  • The level of detail in my speech is increasing exponentially.

B1.2

I’m almost done. I’ll be less boring and will expand my conversation topics to abstract subjects or those that don’t only relate to my immediate situation. My Japanese curriculum will contain my goals and character traits.

At the end of this course, I’ll be able to:

  • Navigate a city reading the signs.
  • Have a general understanding of real texts.
  • Understand a native speaker when they use simple sentences.

Which book do we use?

In Mitoyo we’ve chosen the collection of books Marugoto that is already a guideline to the Japanese-language teaching in the whole world. Furthermore, the levels are designed with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in mind, making it easier to understand where we are in the learning of the language as it’s adapted to the plan we follow since we start to learn languages.

Moreover, in its official web page we can find additional material that supplements the textbook. In this way, we have the possibility to improve all our Japanese skills without forcing to resort to new material and having a disparity in the plan of our learning.

Intensive summer course

Summer is that moment of the year where we get some fresh air before starting again our daily routine in September. It’s time to enjoy every little thing we couldn’t do because of our busy lives. If you have never found the moment to learn Japanese or if you want to give it a try before starting with September courses, an intensive summer Japanese course is the perfect choice because you’ll be in touch with the language through the whole week. Through this, the only thing left is keeping up with the language.

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Mitoyo is not just a gate to travel to Japan

As an educational center and a cultural bridge between Spain and Asia, Mitoyo is a Chinese academy in Madrid in which you’ll be able to learn the language from the start, improve your level or get ready for HSK official exams. Furthermore, if you want to study Chinese in China, we offer programmes designed so that you can travel to this country full of contrasts and take profit of this full immersion.


If you thought all that wasn’t enough, you’ll be in touch with students who are interested on studying other Asian languages such as Korean. Besides the big relation that Korean has had through years and years of history with the languages that surround it, it is really different from them. The opportunity to share and learn from what you’ve learn is for sure great for your learning.