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Ⅱ Japanese-Language Education Overseas

To build the foundation for promoting the understanding of Japan as well as mutual understanding between the people of Japan and people from the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation supports activities implemented bu Japanese-language institutions and groups, and provides training programs in Japan for Japanese-language teachers and learners.

1 Japanese-Language Education Overseas

Japanese Language Specialists Dispatch Program (J-LEAP)

By dispatching Japanese teaching assistants, J-LEAP endeavors to serve the needs of U.S. K-12 educational institutions seeking to strengthen their Japanese language programs.

Program Outline (PDF/76KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
* Japanese nationals whose native language is Japanese from Japan and overseas.
Applicant Individuals
Application Deadline January, 2014 (TBA)
Application Instruction / Application Form

Application instructions and application form will be available on the Japan Foundation's website around winter 2013.

Reference

* The Japan Foundation also dispatches Japanese-language specialists (senior specialists, specialists, and assistants) to institutions that play a central role in a particular country or region. The details will be posted on the website around summer every year (applications have already closed for the dispatch in FY 2014-2015).

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2 Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education Activities

Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education Activities

This program aims to support Japanese language education activities by targeting Japanese-language teachers and students of Japanese language institutions and organizations, in countries and regions that cannot readily access direct support from the Japan Fountdaion overseas offices.

Program Outline (PDF/85KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Countries without JF overseas offices.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form JN-FK
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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3 Collaborative Program with Japanese Universities to Support Japanese-Language Education Overseas

Dispatching Abroad Program of Japanese-Language Education Interns to Overseas Partner Institutions

This program is intended to support the Japanese-language education overseas through dispatching student interns who study Japanese-language education in universities and graduate schools in Japan.

Program Outline (PDF/79KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization *
*Japanese universities and graduate schools which have Japanese-language teacher training courses.
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form JN-KR
Application Instruction / Application Form

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4 Training Programs for Leading Teachers of the Japanese-Language

(1) Graduate Program on Japanese Language and Culture (Master's Course)

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese-language abroad and/or individuals who have experience in teaching the Japanese-language abroad and are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese-language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in Japanese-language education. This post graduate program is offered by the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) External link.

Program Outline (PDF/99KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form NC-GP
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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(2) Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This Program is designed for individuals or teams of up to three people who require more advanced expertise and skills as teachers of the Japanese-language, and have specific challenges they wish to address, or have issues they want to resolve in the teaching of the Japanese language.

Program Outline (PDF/80KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form NC-AJT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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5 Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

(1) Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This six month program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese-language who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese-language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.

Program Outline (PDF/92KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Except China
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form NC-JT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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(2) Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This two month program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese-language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching the language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese-language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.

Program Outline (PDF/87KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Except China
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form NC-JT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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(3) Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language (for Japanese descendants)

This two month program is designed to improve Japanese-language education for Japanese descendants in Central and South America, through providing their teachers with further knowledge on Japanese-language education and honing their skills.

Program Outline (PDF/77KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Central and South America
(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form NC-NJT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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6 Japanese-Language Program for Specialists

Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

This two/six month 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 an intensive residential training course of Japanese-language.

Program Outline (PDF/93KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form KC-G
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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*Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.

*Please refer to FAQs for more information.

Inquiries

(1) Applicants from outside Japan:
Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan External link.

(2) Applicants from within Japan:
Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.