JF Language Course

The Japan Foundation provides the JF Language Course targeting the general public at our overseas offices and some other venues around the globe in 28 cities. Approximately 16,000 people studied Japanese through the JF Language Course in 2022.,

The JF Language Course offers the Japanese-language courses in compliance with the JF STANDARD FOR JAPANESE-LANGUAGE EDUCATION (*), which defines Japanese language proficiency, level classification, goal setting, evaluation methods, and others. The JF Language Course has prepared textbooks “Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture” to learn Japanese society and culture as well as Japanese language. Also, the JF Language Course offers the online courses using “JF Japanese e-Learning Minato”.

We expect the JF language course to be a good model of Japanese-language education, which leads to improving the educational environment for learners and teachers. We hope the JF language course enables us to welcome a larger number of Japanese learners.

*For more details on the "JF STANDARD FOR JAPANESE-LANGUAGE EDUCATION" , please visit here.

JF Language Course around the world (As of June 2023)

Western Europe(Rome,Cologne,Madrid,Paris) Eastern Europe(Budapest,Almaty,Moscow,Nur-Sultan,Kiev,Bishkek,Tashkent) Middle East/ Africa(Cairo) South Asia(New Delhi) East Asia(Seoul,Ulan Bator) Southeast Asia(Jakarta,Hanoi,Bangkok,Ho Chi Min City,Manila,Vientiane,Kuala Lumpur,Phnom Penh) Oceania(Sydney) North America(Toronto,Los Angels) Latin America(Mexico City,Sao Paulo)
The JF Language Course Site List (As of June 2023)
Region Country City Organizer
East Asia Korea Seoul The Japan Foundation, Seoul
Mongolia Ulan Bator Mongolia-Japan Center
Southeast Asia Indonesia Jakarta The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Cambodia Phnom Penh Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center
Thailand Bangkok The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
The Philippines Manila The Japan Foundation, Manila
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Vietnam Hanoi The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
Ho Chi Min City
Laos Vientiane Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute
South Asia India New Delhi The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Oceania Australia Sydney The Japan Foundation, Sydney
North America Canada Toronto The Japan Foundation, Toronto
USA Los Angeles The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Central & South America Mexico Mexico City The Japan Foundation, Mexico
Brazil Sao Paulo The Japan Foundation, Sao Paulo
Western Europe Italy Rome The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Germany Cologne The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
France Paris The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Spain Madrid The Japan Foundation, Madrid
Eastern Europe Hungary Budapest The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Russia Moscow The Japan Foundation, Moscow
Ukraine Kyiv Ukraine-Japan Center
Uzbekistan Tashkent The Uzbekistan-Japan Center For Human Development
Kazakhstan Almaty Kazakhstan-Japan Center
Kyrgyz Republic Bishkek Kyrgyz Republic-Japan Center for Human Development
Middle East/ Africa Egypt Cairo The Japan Foundation, Cairo

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The Japan Foundation
Japanese-Language Department Ⅰ
Planning and Coordination Section
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6066

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