Fiscal Year 2014
Japanese Language Program for Specialists
In cultural and academic field
Application Deadline: December 2nd, 2013 (This is date of receive, NOT postmark deadline.)
Please inform the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (email@example.com) in advance of your intention to apply for the program. Your original application materials must ARRIVE (not postmark) at the JFLA on or before December 2, 2013.
This program provides specialists (Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators, etc.) who need a good command of Japanese language for conducting their field-related work and research with course of Japanese-Language specifically designed for their needs. The program is held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan.
There are 2-month and 6-month courses, and both courses are primarily "language training" courses for participants requiring Japanese language proficiency for specialized work and research activities. Professional education in their specific area of expertise is NOT included in the curriculum.
Two-month Course Duration: June, 2014 – August, 2014
This course focuses on general Japanese language proficiency and aims to assist participants improve speaking, hearing, reading, and writing skills. Optional lessons are also offered to meet individual Japanese language needs for specialized work purposes and academic research activities. Moreover, the program includes some activities for enhancing participants' understanding of Japanese society, such as social events with the local community, field trips, etc.
Past participants' voice: http://www.jfkc.jp/ja/report/2010/10/2.html
For more information: http://www.jfkc.jp/ja/training/culture-science.html#course_for_two_months
Six-month Course Duration: September, 2014 – March, 2015
This course focuses on Japanese language proficiency necessary for specialized work or research activities. It aims to assist participants acquire Japanese language skills necessary to collect and present information and network with people in their fields. It also enables participants to carry out various kinds of activities such as visits to other institutions, interviewing professionals, etc. And through these activities they will develop their practical Japanese language skills. Hence it is essential for participants to have a specific and concrete theme of their work/study/research and to be independent and willing enough to design and plan their major field-related activities to be carried out outside the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai. Moreover, the program includes some activities for enhancing participants' understanding of Japanese society, such as social events with the local community, field trips, etc.
Past participants' voice: http://www.jfkc.jp/ja/report/2010/10/-24-6-2012919-2013320-6.html
For more information: http://www.jfkc.jp/ja/training/culture-science.html#course_for_six_months
Sheet 1 - A (for Researchers / Postgradu Students)
Sheet 1 - B (for Librarians)
Sheet 1 - C (for Curators / Museum Researchers)
Sheet 2: Recommendation Sheet
Sheet 3: Assessment Form of Japanese Language Ability
Sheet 4: Eligibility Check Sheet