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There are six steps to register the course:

Step 1) Read course description

Read "About JF Nihongo" and "Course Listings", and find a course you are interested in. 

Step 2) Assess yourself

Download the Self-check list and Assessment test and check if the course you are interested in fits you.  Please consult with us if you are not sure which course you should.  Try the self-assessment tests and self-check lists for several different levels if you need. Send your list and test to us when you register for the course (See Step 5).

Download Self-check list and Assessment test
Everyday Japanese 1
Everyday Japanese 2
Everyday Japanese 3

*Both New and Past students should complete this step.

Step 3) Read “Rules & Policies”

Read through the“Rules & Policies” below, which includes our cancellation and refund policy

Step 4) Fill out the Registration Form and pay by PayPal

Click the blue button below and go to the Registration Form page.  Fill out the form and submit it online.  Don't forget to send us your self-check list and assesment test by e-mail as well (See Step 5).  You can pay your tuition by PayPal through the online registration form, or if you prefer, you can pay by personal check (See Step 6).

Registration Form

Step 5) Submit Self-check list and Assessment test

Submit your self-check list and assessment test of the course you registered immediately.  Please send  as an attachment to  If you print it out and write by hand, please send photo or scanned attachment.  We might consult with you based on your self-check list and assessment test if necessary.

Step 6) Mail your check within a week after you submit the registration online.

If you choose "check" as a payment method when you register, make a check or money order payable to "The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles."  Be careful to write the correct fee amount on the check as well as the course name and location in the memo section.(Ex. Making Friends 1 : Little Tokyo)  Checks should be made out individually (one per student), and we ask that you please write one check for the tuition fee and another for the textbook fee. We will send you a confirmation e-mail within three business days upon arrival of payment.

Please be sure to mail us your payment within one week of registering to secure your spot, otherwise we will move you to our waiting list. 

Step 7) Show up to class

You will receive the final reminder e-mail for the information about the first class.  Come to the classroom on time.  We will provide class materials and a set of textbooks if you purchased them.

*Registration deadline

You can register for your course by the registration deadline, Friday April 19.  After the deadline, the online registration will close.  If you would like to register after that, please call us ((323) 761-7510 Ex.108) or e-mail us (

*Cancellation deadline

You can cancel the course and receive a full refund if we receive your cancellation request by the cancellation deadline, Thursday April 18After the deadline, we cannot refund your registration fee.

If you have any questions about which course to register for, please call us ((323) 761-7510 Ex.108) or e-mail us (

Rules and Policies

1. Cancellation and Refund

Cancellation and refund requests must be received by e-mail ( by the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after the deadline passes.  The cancellation deadline is about one week before the first meeting, which means, in principle, you cannot cancel the course once the course starts.

2. Changing Courses

Before the cancellation deadline, you may change a course you have applied for, if there is still room in the course. You may change a course via e-mail or telephone. However, no course changes will be allowed after the deadline passes.

3. Changes by JFLA

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA), may cancel courses when necessary. Applicants will be notified in advance and receive refunds.  The course contents are subject to change.

4. Cancellations by JFLA

JFLA may change a scheduled class due to an unforeseen circumstance.  In such a case, we will schedule a make-up class for the following week.

5. Course Availability

All courses are assigned on a first-come, first-served  basis. Registration for each course will  close once it is filled to capacity.

6. Late Registration

After the first class has been held, you may not enroll in the course.

7. Self-assessment

To choose a course, read each course description.  Download a self-check and an assessment test to see if the course is suitable for you.  We might consult with you based on your self-check list and assessment test answers if necessary in order to help the assessment.

8. Transfer Courses

You cannot transfer the course you registered to another course after the cancellation deadline and after the first class starts.

9. Make-up Classe

You are responsible for any miss lessons. There are no make-up classes or refunds if you miss class. However, you can attend a make-up session in the same week, once out of nine meetings, at our other days of the week (e.g. Thursday) with the approval of the instructor in advance. We will provide to you the materials for the class you missed, but do not offer private tutoring.

10. Waiting List

Once the class becomes full, applicants can be  placed on a waiting list.  If space  becomes available, applicants will be enrolled in the class.  If space does not become available after the cancellation deadline, JFLA will refund 100% of your payment.

Registration Form