JF Koza is a Japanese language course by the Japan Foundation, New Delhi. In JF Koza, we use “MARUGOTO”, which is designed to enable communication in Japanese in actual situations, and to deepen understanding of Japanese culture and Japanese life style by learning about culture together. Currently applications for this semester are closed. Semester 2022-2023 (from Jan to May) is going to start from January 9th 2023.
Applications for next semester will open in (May – June) 2023 tentatively.
Features of JF Koza
- Designed for both language performance and knowledge so that one can communicate more naturally when talking about familiar topics.
- Emphasizes on understanding and respecting other cultures, and with situations where people from a variety of cultural backgrounds interact in Japanese language.
- Enables learning Japanese language through listening to a variety of natural contextualized conversations.
- Enables management of your own learning through a portfolio approach.
About the textbook, MARUGOTO
Marugoto, is a textbook developed by the Japan Foundation. In Marugoto, using Japanese to actually communicate is the goal. The goal is not just to increase your knowledge of grammar and sentence patterns. Can-dos are set as objectives that show what you will be able to do in what situations, and you study Japanese that can be used in real-life situations. To know more about it, please visit Marugoto website.
You can buy the A1 to A2/B1 levels of Marugoto textbook in India. Check Goyal Publishers to search for Marugoto.
Q1 When will the applications for next semester be open?
A1 The applications for 2022-2023 semester , January to May , are closed. The applications for the next semester , July to November will be open in the month of May – June 2023.
Q2 Is the course online?
A2 Yes, the course continues to be online for 2023, though there will be a few offline activities during the course.
Q3 Which platform will be used for classes?
A3 ZOOM will be used as the platform for online classes of JF KOZA.
Q4 What will be the mode of fee payment?
A4 We only accept cash. The registered applicants are required to come to JFND on the designated dates.
Q5 What is the duration of the semester?
A5 Duration of the course is 4 to 5 months. There will be 32 classes in total, and each class of 2 hours.
For B1 Intermediate Level, this time we are doing 5 independent topics, so new participation will not be a problem for those who have not participated in previous topics. Whole book completes in 2 parts, 4 months each. Therefore, anyone, with A2/B1 level, can register to B1 Intermediate level.
Q6 Will English be used in Starter classes?
A6 A1 Katsudoo level is recommended for those who are starting to learn Japanese Language for the first time and has no prior knowledge of the same. Therefore, Hindi and/or English can be used to communicate better with the teacher at times of confusion.
Q7 What is the selection process?
A7 We have 2 stages of selection.
First screening, we select the eligible candidates for the course.
Second screening, is where the selected candidates appear for online interview.
Q8 What is the fee structure?
A8 The administration for each class is INR 1000. The book fee varies from class to class.
Q9 Is it for candidates from all over India or only Delhi?
A9 The course is for residents of Delhi-NCR.