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 winter term started!
get early bird discount by january 9
winter term: jan. 14 - april 1
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.
Learn Natural Japanese through Acting
december 10 @1:00pm
By playing a role, using gestures and facial expressions, acting is a fun way to learn natural Japanese! Japanese actor, Atsushi Hirata, will teach you how to react like Japanese people in natural settings, and how to speak spontaneously using basic Japanese phrases. Read More
Introduction to polite Japanese
jan. 21 - feb. 4
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.
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.