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General Information

Our Japanese language courses are offered to Members of The Japan Foundation, Sydney. You do not need to be a member to apply for our courses, but once your enrolment has been confirmed you will need to obtain membership before the beginning of your first class. For more information about the benefits of our membership or to sign up, please visit our membership page.

Marugoto Course Fee

$350/term + $20 administration fee*

* Students enrolling in the first term of the Starter course, and other new and returning students requiring a placement test will be charged a $20 non-refundable administration fee in addition to the usual course fee when enrolling.

Please note that the course fee does not include textbooks.

B2 Course Fee

$150/term (+ $20 administration fee for new/returning students)

Textbook Fee

You will be charged any textbook fees for your course level together with the course fee when enrolling for the first time. Textbook fees are listed on the individual course level pages.

Note: The B2 Courses use original materials that will be provided in class.

Class Time

Our classes are held once per week for a period of two hours.

Morning class: 10am – 12pm
Evening class: 6pm – 8pm

* To see when classes for your level are run, please visit the individual course pages.


In-person classes are held in our on-site classrooms.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

For directions, see here.

Online classes will be held via Zoom.

For the best experience with online classes and homework, we recommend using the following:

  • a computer or laptop (operating systems: Windows 10 or 8.1 / Mac OS X 10.10 or later),
  • the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari,
  • headphones with a microphone,
  • a web camera, and
  • a stable internet connection, with at least a 1.2Mbps download speed and 600kbps upload speed. You can test your internet speed here.

Minimum Age

18 years

Class Size

Online: Min. 7 / Max. 14
In person
: Min. 7 / Max. 12 (classroom 1) or 14 (seminar room)

* In the case where enrolments do not reach the minimum number of 7 people, the class may be cancelled.

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