How to Register



Five steps to register for 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 (for New students)

Are you new here and not sure which class is right for you?  Download the Self-check list and Assessment test and find out.  Please consult with us by sending your Self-check list and Assessment test to jflacourse@jpf.go.  If you prefer, you can print it out, write by hand and send a photo or a scanned attachment.

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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 make a payment via paypal

Click the Registration form button below, fill it out and submit it online. Once you submit your registration, the system will automatically go to the PayPal website.  You don't have a PayPal account?  No problem!  You can make a payment as a guest with your credit card.


Winter 2024 registration has been closed

Registration Form


Step 5) Class materials



FOR NEW STUDENTS: You must purchase your own textbook.  It is available in AMAZON or Kinokuniya USA.  It usually takes 1-2 weeks to be delivered.

FOR PAST STUDENTS who have taken our class in the past and already purchased MARUGOTO textbook: No need to purchase a new textbook since you will be using the same textbook (the white ones, not the pink ones). 




*Cancellation deadline

For a full refund, please send us an e-mail by January 5, 2024.  After the deadline, we cannot refund your tuition fee.


Rules and Policies


1. Cancellation and Refund

Cancellation and refund requests must be received by e-mail ( by the cancellation deadline 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

You may change course while seats are available before the cancellation deadline.  You must contact us via e-mail before the cancellation deadline.  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 unforeseen circumstances.  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-checklist and assessment test answers if necessary in order to help the assessment.

8. Transfer Courses

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

9. Make-up Class

You are responsible for any missed 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, on our other days of the week (e.g. Thursday) with the approval of the instructor in advance. We will provide you with the materials for the missed class but do not offer private tutoring.

10. Waiting List

Once the class becomes full, applicants can be placed on a waiting list.  Please send us an email to to be added to the waiting list.  Once the space becomes available, we will contact you by email.


Winter 2024 registration has been closed

Registration Form


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