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.
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Training Program for Japanese Language Teachers (Program Type)
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd. STE 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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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.
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.
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).
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]
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）]
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]
October 5 – November 15, 2021 (tentative) [Live session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM（JST）]
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.