Maru = circle, harmony, OK!, connection in Japanese ○
Gakuen = school, community 🏫
We are on online community providing unique learning experience with the online community. Students and facilitators are from 15 countries and more and exchange "what you experienced," and "what you want to learn". We have classes from language to exercise, and even creative writing with dialogues!
What is unique about us? 🏫
Not teaching but facilitating
In our classes, there is no what we call “teacher” or “instructor”. Instead, we have a “facilitator”.
Thanks to the technology period, YouTube and online-library provide great leaning materials which we can use anytime anywhere for free. In such a case, we think people who wants to study is looking for the “fun experience” through studying. “Fun experience” can be such as, learning with peers or discussing about interesting topics.
Throughout the class, facilitator will create exciting learning atmosphere so people can have valuable experience.
We have two classes for Japanese
1.Let’s enjoy Japanese (レッツにほんご😋）
2.Universal Japanese for ZERO beginners 😍
🌎You can join the cross-class community after you officially join the class. We have many hobby activities and program like "Language Exchange matching," so you can have many opportunities to have fun in learning and make new friends 👍
If you have any questions, let us know! :)
１）Let’s enjoy Japanese (レッツにほんご😋）
All-levels are welcome!
■Time (Japan Time)
①(Sat.)13:30-14:00 Japanese Casual Lounge
Always FREE of charge! Anyone interested in Japanese can come. No facilitation, so you can just be there, or ask your peer a question. Or just study your own stuff :)
Time to enjoy speaking Japanese! All-levels are welcome.
If you’re super beginners and worried, you don’t necessarily have to speak. You can just observe what’s going on. If you know some Japanese, please enjoy the interaction with peers. We have diverse activities around Japanese language and cultures. i.e.) Discuss what you like about Japan in a small group, make Haiku together, or learn attractive self-introduction.
② is a official class so if you want to keep attending, you need to subscribe our school program. It’s 2,500 JPY (≒$23USD) a month, and you can access to all of recordings of class and attend cross-class fun activities. (i.e. we play games, philosophical discussion, guest talk sessions etc.)
You don't have to know any Japanese! We practice simple conversation and enjoy the fun of speaking Japanese. Getting to know new friends from all over the world who's interested in Japanese and the culture :)
①What can you achieve with the class?
We focus on "speaking" and "listening,"so you will be able to enjoy expressing yourself to connect with others by using Japanese! 〇
②How do we learn?
Our session is about 60 min. and usually stands alone. (4 times / mo.) We do lots of Q&A with the facilitator, and focus on real practice with peers.
We keep and share the word & expression tracking sheet for memorizing effectively. We don't focus on difficult grammar here, we do practice a lot with other learners, with the real situation and expression!Let's enjoy together!
💡 You can join the first 1-2 times for FREE! 👀
But, It is an official class so if you want to keep attending, you need to subscribe our school program. It’s 2,000 JPY (≒$18USD) a month, and you can access to all of recordings of class and attend cross-class fun activities.
J-CAT is a self-assessment test. This test is used by many universities, schools and institutions all over the world. Using a computer with the internet, you can automatically evaluate your level of ability in Japanese.
At marugakuen, you can take a J-CAT test. Normally people can not take this test unless they belong to certain institutions.
For more details, we are getting that ready. Please look forward to it!
■Facilitator: Nari Matsushima
: Professional Japanese language teacher teaching at Waseda University, Tokyo Denki Univ. Musashino Univ. Graduate School, Yokohama City Univ.
: Representative Director of Japanese Learning Education Support Association (JaLESA)
: Passion Director of marugakuen(ZOOM Gakuen)
We have many language classes and exercise/yoga classes of online
Let’s enjoy life together
: Philosophy → Economic Sociology → Japanese language Education
Manny hobbies such as tea ceremony, piano, makie(Japanese traditional handcraft), Aikido, cars, beer, languages, linguistics, and making chocolate chip cookie-chan😋