Application for the 2019/2020 Program Has Ended!

2019-20: 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. 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 3RD, 2018

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

Mailing Address:
Training Program for Japanese Language Teachers (Program Type)
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd. STE 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact:

Click here and select Japanese Training Programs from the online form to contact us with any questions or to inform us of your intention to apply to one of these programs.

Notification of Result:  April, 2019


1. Basic Training Program (Long-term)

Duration: September 3, 2019 – February 28, 2020 (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)

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

 

 

2. Japanese Language Program

Duration: May 14, 2019 - June 27, 2019 (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.

 

 

3. Japanese Teaching Methods Program (Short-term)

Summer Course: June 25, 2019 – August 8, 2019 (tentative)

Winter Course: January 14, 2020 – February 27, 2020 (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)

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

 

 

4. Training Program on a Specific Theme

Duration: 3-5 weeks

  • 21st Century Skills: June 25, 2019 – July 18, 2019 (tentative)

  • Business Japanese: November 12, 2019 – December 19, 2019 (tentative)

  • Course Design: November 12, 2019 - December 19, 2019 (tentative

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language with an opportunity to deepen knowledge on theories and methodologies related to the theme and to improve educational capacity, with the aim of resolving issues in each educational setting. Training is provided on specific themes of (1) 21st Century skills, (2) Business Japanese, (3) Course Design in fiscal 2019. Pre-assignment will be imposed on any course.
This program is targeted for teachers who are interested in the theory of Japanese language education. The participants are required to have the adequate Japanese language proficiency and experience in teaching Japanese language to learn through intensive lectures and discussions on Japanese language teaching methodology.