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Student Portal

Welcome to the J-Course Student Portal

This information is for current J-Course Students.

Here you can find all you need to know about the following:

  • Upcoming enrolment information and important dates
  • Requesting substitute classes and letting us know when you will be away from class
  • JPF events for language learners
  • Useful Japanese language resources

If there is anything else we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact the J-Course Team at jcourse(A)

Enrolment for Next Term – Application and Payment Details

1. You will receive an email from the J-Course team at the beginning of Week 9 of each term. It will contain a link to the evaluation for the current term and enrolment details for the next term.

2. You must complete your evaluation and submit an online application by Sunday of Week 10. Your seat for the class you are enrolled in will be secured until this date. After this deadline, your place may be offered to the next wait-listed applicant.

3. You will be invited to submit your online application and make payment after completing your evaluation. Please make payment online via Eventbrite or at our office by the payment deadline in order to secure your seat.

4. You will receive an email confirming your payment and enrolment the week after the payment deadline.

Note: A course fee of $350 will apply for the following term.

Scheduling Information for Term 4, 2021

Here you can find the following schedules:
Class schedule – with information on when different classes are held.
Weekly schedule – shows when each week begins for Term 4


Class Schedule for Term 4, 2021


Weekly Schedule for Term 4, 2021

Term 4 follows a weekly Monday – Saturday* schedule, beginning on Tuesday, October 6 and ending on Saturday, December 11.

*As October 5 is a public holiday, Week 1 Monday classes are rescheduled to Friday, October 8. Standard scheduling will resume from Week 2.

Please pay close attention to the weekly schedule, particularly when scheduling a substitute class.

J-Course Term 4 2021, Tues October 6 – Sat December 11


Class Changes: Substitute Classes and Absences

If you would like to request a substitute class or let us know that you will be absent from class, please complete the form below.

For details of when other classes at your level are run, please see the class schedule.

Please note:

  • Students are entitled to up to four substitute classes per term, for courses that run more than two classes in the same class week.
  • Substitute classes are offered for classes in the same week as your original class (Monday to Saturday)
  • Requests to attend a substitute evening class must be sent via email to by 2 hours before the beginning of your regular class, or 2 hours before the class you would like to attend, whichever comes first.
  • We cannot guarantee a place in your preferred substitute class due to limited places in each class. Please do not attend you class until you have received a confirmation email from J-Course.
  • To cancel or reschedule a substitute class, please contact J-Course directly.
J-Course: Substitute Class Application
Please confirm your email address.
I understand that my substitute class is not confirmed until I receive confirmation via email from J-Course, and J-Course cannot guarantee a space will be available due to limited seating. *

J-Course Events

Language Event Dates for Term 3, 2021

Jul 13 (Tue) Tadoku Reading Nights CANCELLED
Aug 7 (Sat) – Marugoto Online Resource Seminar
Aug 9 (Mon) 
– Marugoto Online Resource Seminar
Sep 3 (Fri) – Nihongo Talk and Tea (online)

Tadoku Reading Nights
• Bi-Monthly: Jul 13 (Tue), Jul 29 (Thu) – Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
At this regular event held in the JPF Sydney Library, you can gain confidence reading books catered to your Japanese level. Tadoku means ‘extensive reading’, and the aim of these nights is to enjoy reading material at your level, utilising only your existing language knowledge (no dictionaries!). At the end of the night, you are invited to share what you have read with other participants.

Marugoto Online Resource Seminar
• Aug 7 (Sat) 12:10-12:55pm, Aug 9 (Mon) 6:15-7:15pm
In this session, you will learn how to effectively use online resources created by The Japan Foundation to supplement your learning in class, help with class catch up, and much more.
Please note that the resources introduced are materials designed mainly for JF standard A1 and A2 levels (Starter, Elementary 1 and 2 courses). However, students of all levels are welcome to join this seminar.
Registration: J-Course students will receive an email directly regarding sign up for this event.

Talk and Tea
• Once Per Term: Sep 3 (Fri)    6:00pm-7:40pm Held online for Term 3
At this event you can meet with native Japanese speakers and speak Japanese in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a space where you can enjoy talking in Japanese, and is not a language exchange.
Registration: J-Course students will receive an email directly regarding sign up for this event.

Resources for J-Course Students

The Japan Foundation has created a range of materials to assist with learning Japanese, including Japanese learning apps and websites. We hope these will come in handy for your study!

Resources for Online Classes

Guide to Using Zoom (PDF): How to participate in your weekly classes with Zoom.

Guide to Using Canvas (PDF): How to use submit homework, complete review quizzes, message your teacher, etc. on the learning management platform Canvas.
Canvas Video Guides also available.

Completing Homework with Adobe Reader: How to use the free Adobe Reader software to complete your homework on your computer.

Developing Typing Skills for Beginners: Contains charts and exercises to practice typing in Japanese.

Marugoto Can-Do Checklists 

Click on a level to download the Can-Do Checklist for that textbook!

Marugoto Textbook Resources 

Minato Online: Online self-study courses that follow the same content as our classes.

Marugoto Web: Download supplementary materials from the textbook here (audio, vocabulary lists etc).

Marugoto Words: Make your own vocab lists and practice the pronunciation with audio.

Marugoto Plus: This website has extra activities based on the textbook including videos, grammar notes and exercises.

Other JPF Resources

Hirogaru: Learn about Japanese culture and improve your language skills through this immersive Japanese site.

Japanese in Anime and Manga: Learn useful expressions and power up your Japanese through anime and manga.

Nihongo E-na: A huge resource base for Japanese learning websites and tools collected by the Japan Foundation.

J-Learner: Our monthly newsletter, bringing the latest language news and resources to you!

Applications (For Devices)

Learn how to read and write hiragana, katakana and kanji with fun, easy to remember memory hints.

Other Resources

NewsWeb Easy: A site for Japanese learners to read simplified news articles. The articles act as useful lead-ins to the original, more complex texts.

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