A lot of people from foreign countries presently live in Shinagawa Ward
and share a lot of things with us in our daily living. Since many of them are
not good at speaking Japanese, they have difficulties in many aspects of their
We, SIFA help those people from foreign countries who are not good at speaking
Japanese increase their abilities in Japanese conversation so that they can
get along easily in their daily living. We started "Japanese Language Course"
in April 1990 for the purpose that students in the Japanese language class
establish wonderful friendships with people living in Shinagawa Ward.
Japanese language course is offered twice a year in April (The first session)
and September (The second session). The course includes 20 lessons. (Two
classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday every week.) The original textbook we
produced by ourselves is used in the classes, and the classes are taught by
experienced and qualified teachers in teaching Japanese.
Class schedule is as follows:
Course schedule in 2013 Spring
Language Course from April 18 to July 2 (20 times lesson)
Date and Time :
Tuesday and Thursday, two hours per lesson
Participants for the course :
Foreign people living or working in Shinagawa Ward
Enrollment number :
for each class (On a first-come-first-served basis)
￥7,000 (￥5.000 for
tuition and ￥2,000 for a textbook)
Place where classes are held :
Meeting room of Shinagawa-ku International Friendship Association (Shinagawa
Ward Office 3rd 2-1-36 Hiromachi)
* Babysitting services are not provided; therefore, small children are
not permitted to join the activities held in the information centers.