Call for applications for online course of “Japanese for work” for Afghans: Basic class

Call for Applications for the “Online Japanese Language Course for Afghans”, Basic class will be open until 28th Sunday April 2024.

This course aims to support Afghan evacuees and former students/residents residing in Japan who do not have other opportunities to learn Japanese for work by a professional language teacher. Through the online lessons, the participants are expected to improve their Japanese language skill for opening up better career opportunities and building competencies in Japan.

Course outline
Basic level class
– Period: 13th May Monday – 1st week of July 
– Lesson hours: Monday 7:00-9:00 pm and Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm
– Lessen fee: No fee is required
– Type of class: Online class (Zoom)
– Class: Basic level (for people already learned around 51 – 100 hours, can have basic conversation), focusing on working environment
– Number of participants: 6 (maximum)
– Target: Afghan evacuees and residents in Japan who have difficulty in returning home
– Deadline for submission: Sunday 28th April 
*Basic Class II will continue after July.
**A follow-up course for preparation for job interview and CV writing will follow.


  • Applicants have to be at basic level (around 51 – 100 hours) in Japanese (it is not a course for intermediate or advanced)
  • Applicants have to be older than 15 years old (negotiable for participation under 15 years)
  • Applicants should be able to attend every class and submit their homework every week. (more than 3 day absences or more than 2 tardies without prior notice to the teacher (more than 10 minutes late) will be considered as failure to continue the program and will not be allowed to participate thereafter)
  • Participants should be willing to find employment (or build a further career) in Japan after completion of the class

Motivation letter:
Please submit your motivation letter in the application form to explain why you want to participate in the course in English. Including:
*Your overall situation of life in Japan;
*The reason and purpose of your study of Japanese;
* Your plan for your job-hunting after completion of this course.
and upload it to the form together with your CV. The letter should be no longer than 1 page in A4 size and in free format.

How to apply:
Click here to open the form to submit your application.
*Your application will be reviewed by our review committee to decide the course participants.
*The information filled in this form will be treated based on the guideline for the management of personal information of Pathways Japan.