2022-23: 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. Comprehensive Japanese Teaching Methods Program (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 FOR THIS PROGRAM (EXCEPT 2nd and 3rd Term Online Training) HAS ENDED

 

Contact:

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Notification of Result:  April, 2022


1. Basic Training Program (Long-term)

Duration: August 29, 2022 – February 24, 2023 (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

 

2. Japanese Language Program

Duration: July 4, 2022 - August 17, 2022 (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. Comprehensive Japanese Teaching Methods Program

   January 10 – February 23, 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)

 

4. Online Training Program on a Specific Theme

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.

  • First Term - JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education: 

    • April 1 – May 3, 2022 [Live session (5 times): First session on Friday, other sessions on Wednesdays 13:00 - 14:30 (JST)]

  • First Term - Teaching Spoken Interaction: 

    • A: April 1 – May 2, 2022 [Live session (5 times): First session on Friday, other sessions on Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 (JST)]

    • B: April 4 – May 4, 2022 [Live session (5 times): First session on Monday, other sessions on Thursdays 16:00 - 17:30 (JST)]

  • Second Term - Teaching Japanese Grammar: 

    • A: May 17 – June 27, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 (JST)]

    • B: May 19 – June 29, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Thursdays 14:30 - 16:00 (JST)]

  • Second Term - Japanese-Language Education and Culture: 

    • May 18 – June 28, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Wednesdays 16:00 - 17:30 (JST)]

  • Third Term - Teaching Writing: 

    • July 5 – August 15, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 (JST)]

    • June 30 – August 10, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Thursdays 16:00 - 17:30 (JST)]

  • Third Term - Teaching Reading Comprehension: 

    • July 6 – August 16, 2022 [Live session (6 times): Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 (JST)]

All programs will consist of pre-study sessions for all participants, as well as live sessions, individual consultations, and postsession 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

Online Training Program Submission Only

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa (JFJLI, Urawa)

E-mail: urawakenshu@jpf.go.jp, and CC: specialist@jflalc.org

※Please send the completed application form by e-mail. E-mail subject must be “Application Form for Online Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language”.