Welcome to the Japanese Language Club of South Africa
3 Great Reasons To Join
Learn Japanese with friends
We offer Japanese classes taught by Japanese native speakers with qualifications in teaching Japanese to students who don’t speak Japanese as a first language. We also offer events, resources, and language exchange opportunities.
Experience Japanese culture
We love to share and enjoy Japanese culture on our social media, at our dinners at the best Japanese restaurants in SA, at our events and through the events of our partners and key institutions like the Japanese Embassy of South Africa.
Find new opportunities between SA and Japan
We offer full-courses in Japanese through our partner Human Academy, for those who wish to travel, study and live in Japan. We also offer Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese translation and interpretation, as well as market research services.
We are South Africa’s first official Japanese Language Club, founded in 2020. The JLCSA currently has over 600 members, based in both Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg.
We aim to create a space for those who are learning Japanese to meet and socialise, to enable access to resources, to create new opportunities for learning Japanese and about Japanese culture.
We hope to provide South African and Japanese people with as many bridges as possible.
Our Japanese Courses
- Basics – Hiragana and Katakana
- Beginner N5 Class
- Beginner+ N4 Class
- Japanese for Travel: Short Course
- Anime/Manga Short Course
- Individual Classes for Kids (from ages 7-14)