NCF Teacher Recruitment 2019

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language and Culture and Nihongo Center Foundation are now accepting applicants for Full-time and Part-time Faculty positions. Applicants should be a college graduate and have JLPT N4 and above proficiency. 

CV with photo
JLPT certificate (N4 and above)
College Diploma
Brief Lesson Plan

To interested applicants, please send your application requirements to by April 30, 2019. 

For more inquiries, email

SEE: JLPT N4 Passers from NCF Hotel Nihongo Course

Six students from the second batch of NCF’s Hotel Nihongo Course successfully passed their Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 exam last December 2018. Here are the names and schools of the successful test takers:

  1. Maria Fenella V. Regala – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  2. Mikka G. Robles – Polytechnic University
  3. Gizelle C. Aguinaldo – Jose Rizal University
  4. Yomiko Albiño – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  5. Jerick P. Marasigan – Technological University
  6. Mark Joven B. Laderas – Lyceum of the Philippines University

NCF extends its congratulations to the students who were part of the school’s Hotel Nihongo Course last July to November 2018. The special pre-departure language training program consisted of 600 hours of classroom instruction headed by NCF Academic Adviser, Kenjiro Ogata-sensei.  The training course was a partnership with Ken Corporation in Japan.

PIJLC Student, Zoe Serrano, Wins 2019 JF Nihongo Speech Contest

Photo/Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila  [Facebook Page]

PIJLC and NCF extend their congratulations to Ms. Zoe Agatha M. Serrano for emerging as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 Nihongo Speech Contest held last February 28 at Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Ms. Serrano’s speech “私がダイエットから学んだこと” (What I Learned from Dieting) bested other participants in the Open Division of the annual speech contest hosted by Japan Foundation Manila. Other divisions included Student, Non-student, and Special Jury Award.

Ms. Serrano was a former student at PIJLC and took the school’s N1 review class for 6 months under Kenjiro Ogata-sensei. She was also last year’s Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Kake Speech Contest.

The Nihongo Speech Contest is part of the annual Nihongo Fiesta event spearheaded by Japan Foundation Manila. Grand Prize winners receive an all-expenses-paid, week-long study tour in Japan, while all other qualified contestants receive consolation prizes.



46th Nihongo Speech Contest Complete List of Winners