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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)jpf.org.au

Course Overviews

The details for each individual course, including textbook fees, covered topics, and class goals, can be found be clicking the links below.

Term 1, 2022 Application Schedule

December 11: Last day of Term 4
December 15 – January 3: Course Evaluation and Expression of Interest
December 18 – January 5: The Japan Foundation, Sydney J-Course Administration office will be closed
January 7: Notice of application outcome
January 10 – January 16: Priority payment period
January 31: Start of Term 1

 

Application Process (Term 1 Only)

1. You will receive an email from the J-Course team with link to the evaluation for Term 4 on Wednesday, December 15.

2. You will be invited to submit your online Expression of Interest form for Term 1, 2022 after completing your evaluation.

3. You will be notified of your application outcome on January 7, 2022. If we are able to offer you a place in your first or second choice class, you will be invited to make payment online via Eventbrite or at our office 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.

 

Course Advancement Requirements

In Term 4, Elementary 1Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate 2 students will need to achieve at least 60% on their achievement tasks in week 10 in order to enrol in the Elementary 2Intermediate 1 and Advanced level courses. If you would like to enrol in one of these courses and are unable to attend class in week 10 (including any substitute classes), please contact the J-Course team via email by the end of week 9 in Term 4. We can arrange an alternative time for you to take the performance task.

Scheduling Information for Term 1, 2022

***A laptop mark (💻) indicates that a class will be held online.***

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 1

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Class Schedule for Term 1, 2022

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Weekly Schedule for Term 1, 2022

Term 1 will follow a weekly Monday – Saturday schedule, beginning on Monday, January 31 and ending on Saturday, April 9.

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

J-Course Term 1 2022, Mon January 31 – Sat April 9

Schedule

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 (one tab to the left of the substitute class tab).

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 class must be sent at least two (2) hours before your regular class commences, or at least two (2) hours before your substitute class commences, whichever comes first. Requests will not be accepted if received after this time. Due to different business hours on Saturday, substitute class requests for Saturday classes must be submitted before 4pm on the previous Friday.
  • To cancel or reschedule a substitute class, please contact J-Course directly.
J-Course: Substitute Class Application
Please confirm your email address.
Or
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. *

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: How to participate in your weekly classes with Zoom.

Edmodo Video Guides: Video tutorials on how to use Edmodo.

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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