The Japan Foundation Los Angeles
Invites applications for the position of:
POOL-Japanese Language Lecturers (Part Time)

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) invites applicants for our part-time lecturer positions in Japanese language.

With our many years of experience and achievements in Japanese Language Education, JFLA has been offering Japanese language courses in Los Angeles since 2012. The courses will be based on our “JF Standards,” which were developed by our headquarters in Japan. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about Japanese-language education as well as those who will be proactively involved in JFLA activities.?
Please note that part-time positions are as-needed positions and do not accrue rights to tenure.

JF Nihongo website:

Part-time lecturer

Number of positions available: Limited number of lecturers

  • Teaching will include evening and/or weekend hours
  • Be actively engaged in the Japanese language courses, lesson plans, curriculum, and instructional material development ?
  • Provide informed feedback on assignments?

Apart from the above duties, we will ask you to substitute teach classes on behalf of other teachers when needed and your schedule permits, as well as collaborate with JFLA staff for additional Japanese-related workshops, events, and activities, and attend conferences related to Japanese language education.


  • M.A in a field related to Japanese-language education or an American Teacher Certification
  • At least two years of Japanese-language teaching experience (private lessons or TA experiences are not included)
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Appropriate visa status to be able to legally work in the United States
  • Flexibility and breadth to teach both language and culture preferred

The person who fills this position will be paid an hourly rate. $65/hrs. (Academic preparation is included), commensurate with qualifications and experience based on The Japan Foundation’s rules and regulations.
We will provide the transportation allowance separately.

To Apply:
Please submit:

  • A letter of application written in Japanese, outlining your qualifications, experience and objectives
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample lesson plan which you created in the past for your class

[Mail or Email to]:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
ATTN: Japanese Language Course Coordinator
5700 Wilshire Blvd., STE 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be held at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for only those who are selected after the paper screening. The Japan Foundation will not return any of the application materials to the applicants.

[Application Document Related Inquiries]
Please feel free to contact us any questions.
Tel: 1-323-761-7510 (#105) / Email:

Established by the Japanese government in 1972, the mission of The Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The Japan Foundation’s activities consist of three major programs: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas; 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information, visit the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and CGP websites at