Q: Do I need to have a membership with JASWDC in order to join the language school?

You do not need to have a membership with JASWDC in order to join the language school! However, members receive reduced tuition rate and additional benefits from JASWDC.

Q: How do I know which level class I should join?

JASWDC offers self-assessment placement tests. Take a self-assessment test.

Q: Can I switch classes if needed?

Yes, you can switch to another class, provided there is space available. JASWDC must approve the change. There is no additional price incurred for switching classes.

Q: Is there a difference between the A, B, and C classes? (Ex. 101A, 101B, 101C)

The only difference among these classes is the days and times they are held. All classes with the same number level have the same content/curriculum.

Q: Do you offer academic credit for your classes?

We do not offer academic credit for our classes, however, we will issue a letter of completion upon request, provided that your attendance during the semester was 60% or higher.

Q: You haven’t announced the next semester yet, but I want to be sure I get a spot. Can I pre-register or reserve a place?

We do not offer pre-registration. You may join JASWDC’s newsletter to receive updates when class registration opens.

Q: Is there a waitlist for classes that do not have available spots?

Yes, students will be placed on a waitlist if the class is full at the time of registration. Students will be notified if they are on a waitlist and when (and if) space becomes available.

Q: If I miss a class, do I get a refund for that class? Can I schedule a make-up class?

We do not give refunds for missed classes nor offer make-up classes, so make sure you are available for the dates that the class runs! Additionally, classes will be recorded so you can request a copy of the recording to catch up on anything you missed if you must miss a class.

Q: If I drop out, can I get a refund?

We issue full refunds before or by the class registration deadline and issue a 50% refund after the class registration deadline and before the start of classes. We do not issue refunds after classes begin.

Q: Where can I purchase textbooks?

All textbooks can be purchased from Amazon before the first day of class.

Q: How old do you have to be to register for classes?

You must be 14 or older to register for a class. JASWDC does not offer Japanese language classes for children (under 14 years of age) at this time.

Q: If I drop out, can I get a refund?

A: If you drop out by the deadline date, you will receive a full refund. If you drop out by the beginning of the semester, we will refund 50% of your tuition. After that, there will be no refund. If you call by telephone, you must follow-up with a written request for a refund.

Q: How do I find out more about the Japanese Language Proficiency Test? Where and when is it given?

You should visit the JLPT website. Please note that JLPT is administered by the Japan Foundation.