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Japanese e-Learning Course

Are you living outside of Sydney but want to learn Japanese, or perhaps you are too busy to attend our J-Courses on premise?

The Japan Foundation, Sydney offers an online Japanese learning course for beginners living in Australia, through a platform called JF Japanese e-Learning Minato. Led by a Sydney-based tutor, the course allows you to learn Japanese at a place that suits you.

What is the e-Learning course offered by The Japan Foundation, Sydney?

The Japan Foundation, Sydney operates a charged online course on Minato for beginners called, Marugoto A1-1 (Katsudoo & Rikai) Tutor Support Course.

This course is for those studying Japanese for the first time. You must be aged 18 years and over, live in Australia and can take a course in English.

In this course, you will self-study online while having regular contact with your tutor, who will deliver live lessons to you and a group of classmates and correct your assignments. You will gain practical communication skills for everyday situations by listening to plenty of Japanese as you practice speaking while systematically learning how Japanese is used in communication. The aim is to gain a comprehensive Japanese ability that includes reading, listening, writing, and speaking.

The following support is provided by tutors throughout the course.

  • 6 live lessons/class lessons
  • 1 oral test
  • Correction of assignments

While this is a self-study course, you will be able to communicate and learn with your classmates through an online group noticeboard.

What are Live Lessons?

Live lessons are face-to-face online live video chats with up to 5 students and one tutor in charge. There will be one 40-minute lesson every 2 weeks, and there is one lesson for every topic (7 lessons in total including a course orientation and an oral test). The live lessons are based on conversations learned in the self-study materials and written assignments, so you will need to have completed the self-study for each topic before the live lesson.

Before registering for the course, please ensure you can participate in all 7 lessons. The live lesson schedule cannot be changed for any reason whatsoever.

Lesson Details:


Who can apply?

This online course is for beginners aged 18 years and over, who live in Australia and can take a course in English.

How do I enrol?


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Max: 5


Minimum Age: 18 years
Japanese language requirements: No

Participants must live in Australia, and can take a course in English


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