WE Invite applications for the position of:
Part-Time Japanese Language Lecturers


Teach Japanese with MARUGOTO and MARUGOTO Plus!


With our many years of experience and achievements in Japanese Language Education, JFLA has been offering Japanese language courses for 18 and above in Los Angeles since 2012 (ONLINE courses since March 2020). The courses are based on our “JF Standards,” which were developed by our headquarters in Japan and we utilize Marugoto textbook, Marugoto website, and other social learning tools. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about Japanese-language education as well as those who will be proactively involved in JFLA activities.

Position: Part-time lecturer

  1. We offer synchronous (NOT asynchronous) online learning where students are required to log in and participate in class at a specific time each week
  2. This position is as-needed position and do not accrue rights to tenure position



  1. Teaching will include evening and/or weekend hours
  2. Be actively engaged in Japanese language courses, lesson plans, curriculum, and instructional material development
  3. Provide informed feedback on assignments
  4. Substitute teach classes on behalf of other teachers when needed and when your schedule permits



  1. M.A in a field related to Japanese-language education or an American Teacher Certification
  2. At least two years of Japanese-language teaching experience (private lessons or TA experiences are not included)
  3. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
  4. Appropriate visa status to be able to legally work in the United States
  5. Flexibility and breadth to teach both language and culture preferred
  6. Our remote teaching platform requires lecturer to have their own computer with video and audio capability as well as an internet connection



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


To Apply:

Please submit the listed items below by e-mail :

  1. A letter of application written in Japanese, outlining your qualifications, experience and objectives

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. A sample lesson plan which you created in the past for your class

Email:  jpcourse@jflalc.org

Interviews will be held ONLINE for only those who are selected after the paper screening. The Japan Foundation will not return any of the application materials to the applicants.

For any questions, please contact us at jpcourse@jflalc.org




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 websites at www.jflalc.org.