Let’s learn Japanese with JF Nihongo!
We offer unique and exciting language courses, the JF Nihongo (Nihongo=Japanese), which are based on the Japan Foundation’s JF Standard. These courses focus on how well learners can do things in practical settings. Using materials from Japanese daily life, you will enjoy these friendly, interactive, and above all, fun courses!
registration for Fall term has started!
register by august 26 and get 10% off discount
Fall term: Sep. 10 - nov. 19
The courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills. Each course focuses on specific themes and learning goals, such as inviting friends or writing an e-mail. Each course is offered once a week for 9 weeks.
Introduction to polite Japanese
oct. 22 - nov. 5 register now!
Politeness in Japanese is essential for smooth communication in social settings. In this course, you will be familiarized with the system of honorifics (“keigo” in Japanese). Course of three meetings.
New Course!:Japanese for advanced learners, Discussion in Japanese
Sep. 24 - Oct. 8
Do you want to brush up your Japanese? Do you want to use your Japanese in a professional way? In this course, you will develop the skill to describe a wide range of general topics in detail, give your opinions regarding these topics, exchange opinions effectively with others to develop the discussion in a group.
casual conversation cafe
tea time, oct 4 @6:30pm
Come join our casual conversation café! Stop by anytime! At this popular event, you’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! All levels are welcome! Bring your friends with you! Japanese language experience is not necessary—this event is open to everyone, ages 18 and up!
about JF Nihongo
We offer regular courses during the winter (Jan- March), spring (April-June), and fall terms (Sep-Nov). During the summer term (July and Aug), special workshops and courses are offered through a year. Fun workshops and events are offered throughout a year. You can learn practical Japanese and culture from our experienced and passionate instructors!
How to Register
To select a course, read each course description, and answer the self-check list and assessment test to see if the course fits you. Once you choose a course, register and pay online. Within a week after submitting the form, e-mail your self-check list and assessment test. Students are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss the opportunity to receive a discount through the early bird registration and past students discount!
Classes are held at two locations, Little Tokyo and Miracle Mile.
The Little Tokyo class is located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. As a bonus, before and/or after your class at JF Nihongo, you can also experience Japanese culture in Little Tokyo--the heart of Japanese culture and immigration in the US.
The Miracle Mile class is located at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles office where you can take advantage of our resourceful Information Library.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is JF Standard? Which course should I take? Before you contact us, please read the Frequently Asked Questions section.