Mariko Sensei’s Japanese Learning Books

Mariko Sensei Japanbooks are not only “made easier” for non-native readers but also contain carefully selected words and sentence patterns based on the reader’s reading level to teach authentic Japanese.

Reading Level Descriptions

Beginner Level (Book Level 1 - 3)

Level 2

Factual & literacy descriptions, and information reports

Level 3

Factual & literacy descriptions, information reports, narratives, recounts, etc.

Intermediate Level (Book Level 4-6)

Level 4

Factual descriptions, literacy descriptions, information reports, narratives, recounts, etc.

Level 5

Factual descriptions, literacy descriptions, information reports, narratives, explanations, recounts, etc.

Level 6

Factual descriptions, literacy descriptions, information reports, narratives, explanations, recounts, etc.

Advanced Level (Book Level 7 - 9)

Level 7

All text types

Level 8

All text types

Level 9

All text types
  • Sentence Pattern
  • Equivalent to the required grammar for level 3 JLPT plus e.g., ~ば~ほど、~ばよかった、~によって、べつに~ない、~たらいい、~くせに