JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Courses

Registration for September courses is now open!


Our JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Courses are for learners who would like to primarily study by themselves, but have the support of an instructor and their peers. Students will have an online meeting three times a term to practice what they have learned with their classmates and instructor, and at the end of each term will be evaluated on what they have learned. During the rest of the term, students will study and complete assignments on their own using the Japan Foundation’s FREE online e-learning website Minato.

*If you are looking for a more structured class that meets once a week please check out our JFT Online MARUGOTO Japanese Language Courses.

Inquiries

For inquiries about Japanese language classes, please contact Barbara Carter at bcarter@jftor.org.


General Information   |   Course Listing   |   How to Register


General Information

Over the course of the three terms (fall, winter, spring) students will cover one level of our textbooks, which would be the same as one level (one year) of our weekly language courses.

For all of our teacher-support courses, class size is limited to 20 students.

JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Course Fees

Each term (Fall, Winter, Spring) costs $90. (Completing the entire course from September to July will cost $270.)
*Payment is accepted only on a Term by Term basis.

Once a student has registered in the course and their registration has been confirmed they will be sent a PayPal invoice (please refer to the registration process below). A student’s position in the course is only confirmed once full payment has been received.

Class Materials

There is no textbook required for this course. Instead, students are asked to create a free account on JF Japanese e-Learning Minato and complete the required courses there. (Please see Course Listing below for more details.)

Not sure how to create an account?
Our colleagues at the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur have created a video to show you how!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltCYDD1qK-8
Terms and Conditions

For full details on our course policies please refer to the Terms and Conditions.


Course Listing

We are currently offering 2 levels: Starter (A1) and Elementary (A2-1).

Starter (JF Standard A1)

This course is for people who have little to no experience studying Japanese, and will cover the A1 level of the JF Standard. During this course students will learn hiraganakatakanakanji, basic greetings, and how to hold short conversations on such topics as self-introductions, favorite foods, holidays, etc.

*The Starter (A1) course is currently full. If you are interested in joining a waiting list please fill out the form below.

Starter (A1) will cover the following courses on Minato:

Meeting Schedule: 3 Tuesday evenings per term, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
(Total class time for the 3-term course is 9 meetings of 2 hours each)

Show Click here for the full schedule

Term 1 (Fall):

Self-study: Lesson 1, 2

First meeting:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 3, 4

Second meeting:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 5, 6

Third meeting:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: December 1, 2020

Term 2 (Winter):

Self-study: Lesson 7, 8

First meeting:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 9, 10

Second meeting:
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 11, 12

Third meeting:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: March 30, 2021

Term 3 (Spring):

Self-study: Lesson 13, 14

First meeting:
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 15, 16

Second meeting:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 17, 18

Third meeting:
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: July 6, 2021

Instructor: Yuiko Goya

 

Elementary (JF Standard A2-1)

This course will cover the first half of the A2 level of the JF Standard, and is designed for people who have studied Japanese for 60 hours and can read and write hiraganakatakana, and basic kanji. The course will give you opportunity to practice basic grammar patterns and vocabulary to hold short interactions in Japanese on such topics as your town, foreign languages and culture, and health.

Elementary (A2-1) will cover the following courses on Minato:

Meeting Schedule: 3 Wednesday evenings per term, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
(Total class time for the 3-term course is 9 meetings of 2 hours each)

Show Click here for the full schedule

Term 1 (Fall):

Self-study: Lesson 1, 2

First meeting:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 3, 4

Second meeting:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 5, 6

Third meeting:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: December 9, 2020

Term 2 (Winter):

Self-study: Lesson 7, 8

First meeting:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 9, 10

Second meeting:
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 11, 12

Third meeting:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: April 7, 2021

Term 3 (Spring):

Self-study: Lesson 13, 14

First meeting:
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 15, 16

Second meeting:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Self-study: Lesson 17, 18

Third meeting:
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

Evaluation: July 14, 2021

Instructor: Yuiko Goya


How to Register

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. The earlier you register the better chance you have of getting a seat! In the event that there is a greater demand than spaces, a waiting list will be made available.

Registration opens approximately 7 weeks before the first class, and remains open as long as spaces are available.

For the 2020-21 school year registration will open at 12:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 30.

Wondering how registration works?
  1. Carefully read through the terms and conditions.
  2. If you are not sure which level is right for you, please review the courses on Minato, or click here for an online level checker which will guide you to see which course might be suitable for your current level.
  3. Fill out the the application form below, taking care to select the correct level you wish to register in.
  4. You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.
  5. Once your registration has been confirmed you will be sent a PayPal invoice to the e-mail address you provided when registering.
    • A student’s position in the course is only confirmed once full payment has been received.
    • If payment is not received by the designated deadline, you risk losing your spot in the class.

Registration

Registration for 2020-21 courses will open at 12:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

To ensure a smooth processing of your application we recommend registering no later than 1 week before the first meeting.

If you haven’t yet read the Terms and Conditions, please do so before registering.

 

JFT Online Teacher-Support Japanese Language Course Registration Form