2021-22: TRAINING PROGRAMS for JAPANESE-LANGUAGE TEACHERS

  1. Basic Training Program [Long Term] (for non-native speakers of Japanese)

  2. Japanese Language Program (for non-native speakers of Japanese)

  3. Japanese Teaching Methods Program [Short Term] (for non-native speakers of Japanese)

  4. Online Training Program on a Specific Theme (for native and non-native speakers of Japanese)

Grant Coverage

There are no tuition fees. Participants will reside at the Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa (single rooms) and we will cover meals, teaching materials, field trip expenses, and overseas travel insurance. We will NOT cover airfare for US citizens.

Program Venue

Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute (in Urawa, Japan)

Application Deadline

DECEMBER 1st, 2020
PLEASE PRINT SINGLE SIDE AND USE PAPER CLIPS INSTEAD OF STAPLES!

(Your application must ARRIVE by this date, this is NOT a postmark.)

Mailing Address (DO NOT mail to JFNY or your local Consulate):
Training Program for Japanese Language Teachers (Program Type)
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd. STE 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

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Notification of Result:  April, 2021


1. Basic Training Program (Long-term)

Duration: August 30, 2021 – February 25, 2022 (tentative)

This program is a six months program designed for teachers who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills, acquire the basic teaching methodology, and deepen their knowledge of Japan. This program was conducted as “Long-Term Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language” until FY 2018.

Past Participant Comments (Japanese Only)

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Application Materials

Note: We request the following additional information from you for our screening process

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. 500 word English statement of purpose in addition to the Japanese essay in your application form (P.6)

  3. Additional Recommendation Letter(s) (This is optional but recommended. One recommendation letter is included in the application form, but you may also submit additional recommendation letter(s) from others who knows your teaching ability.)

2. Japanese Language Program

Duration: July 5, 2021 - August 18, 2021 (tentative)

This training program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language who are necessary to improve Japanese language skills further, with an opportunity to improve Japanese language skills and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.

Application Materials

Note: We request the following additional information from you for our screening process

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. 500 word English statement of purpose in addition to the Japanese essay in your application form (P.6)

  3. Additional Recommendation Letter(s) (This is optional but recommended. One recommendation letter is included in the application form, but you may also submit additional recommendation letter(s) from others who knows your teaching ability.)

3. Japanese Teaching Methods Program (Short-term)

   January 12 – February 25, 2022 (tentative)

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language, who have more than two years of experience in teaching the Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their teaching methodology and to cultivate their ability to understand other cultures. The program offers two courses (Summer Course and Winter Course).

Past Participant Comments

Madeleine Graham, Odyssey Middle School (San Mateo, CA)
Kristin Wingate, Cranford Public Schools (Cranford, NJ)

Past Participant Comments (Japanese Only)

2018 (Summer)
2018 (Winter)
2017 (Summer)
2017 (Winter)
2016 (Summer)
2016 (Winter)
2015 (Summer)
2015 (Spring)
2014 (Winter)
2014 (Summer)
2013 (Winter)
2013 (Summer)

Application Materials

Note: We request the following additional information from you for our screening process

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. 500 word English statement of purpose in addition to the Japanese essay in your application form (P.6)

  3. Additional Recommendation Letter(s) (This is optional but recommended. One recommendation letter is included in the application form, but you may also submit additional recommendation letter(s) from others who knows your teaching ability.)

4. Online Training Program on a Specific Theme

Duration: 3-5 weeks

  • JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education: 

    • April 1 – May 7, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: First session on Thursday, other sessions on Tuesdays 10:00 AM(JST)]

    • July 1 – August 4, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Thursdays 4:00 PM(JST), July 22 excluded]

  • Japanese Language Education and Culture: 

    • May 6 – June 16, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Thursdays 4:00 PM(JST)]

    • August 3 – September 13, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM(JST)]

  • Teaching Reading Comprehension: 

    • June 1 – July 12, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM(JST)]

    • September 2 – October 20, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Thursday 4:00 PM(JST), September 23 excluded]

  • Rethinking of Teaching Japanese Grammar: 

    • October 5 – November 15, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM(JST)]

  • Teaching Business Japanese: Understanding Learner's Needs: 

    • November 4 – December 15, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Thursdays 4:00 PM(JST)]

This program is an online training program for those currently working as Japanese-language teachers teaching outside of Japan to learn the theory and basic knowledge for teaching themes related to Japanese language teaching methods. For FY 2021, we provide five themes as follows: (1) "JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education", (2) "Japanese Language Education and Culture", (3) "Teaching Reading Comprehension", (4) "Rethinking of Teaching Japanese Grammar" and (5) "Teaching Business Japanese: Understanding Learner's needs ".All programs will consist of pre-study sessions for all participants, as well as live sessions, individual consultations, and post-session assignments.

In the pre-study, participants study individually using newly prepared materials from the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa, as well as working on assignments. In the live session, all participants are connected online with the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa enabling them to discuss their prior studies, which allows them to confirm and deepen their understanding of the content.

Application Materials

Note: We request the following additional information from you for our screening process

  1. Curriculum Vitae