Japanese Language Education

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This report provides an overview of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test conducted in December, 2016. It is available in PDF format on the official website of JLPT.

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Based on the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education this coursebook was developed for users to enjoy learning both language and culture, and to obtain competences to communicate in Japanese for international mutual understanding.

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learning material for young learners produced by the Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa.

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This journal provides overseas Japanese-language teachers in particular with information on teaching materials, teaching ideas for the classroom, current topics in Japan, and the situation of Japanese-language education both at home and abroad, and more.

(The Japan Foundation has ceased print publication of “Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin.” No. 63 (January, 2009) was the last printed issue. The web-based version will succeed to the journal.)

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A series of teaching materials (total 14 issues) compiled by the Japan Foundation, which provides training courses for Japanese-language teachers, based on the classes provided for the training in the Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa.

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This book shows how to use realia, live materials for both primary as well as advanced learners.Why don’ t you use it for your class tomorrow?

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This bulletin presents the achievements of the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institutes in Urawa and Kansai, and the Japan Foundation's overseas language centers. In this section, the contents of all issues and the summaries in English as well as the full texts in Japanese can be seen on the screen.

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This academic journal presents the achievements of Japanese-language education and studies. In this section, the contents (in English) of all issues of Japanese-language Education around the Globe up to the present can be seen on the screen. There are also instructions for those who wish to obtain copies of the journal.

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This book aims not only for students to get the knowledge of Japanese language, but also to experience communication in Japanese by putting themselves into a situation of expressing themselves and understanding each other in Japanese.

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Compact, easy to use, and completely up to date, this Basic Japanese-English Dictionary is specifically designed for English-speaking beginners who are studying Japanese.

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“Nihongo de Care-navi” is a website to support foreigners who are learning Japanese language to work as nurses and caregivers in Japan. The content of this website is now available as a book. Useful expressions and examples of verbal contact, categorized by nursing and caretaking scenes, are provided in Japanese and English with illustrations.

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This is a collection of activities to learn Japanese through experiences by utilizing resources outside the classroom, such as community orientation and school visit. For preliminary knowledge required for course preparation, the attached CD-ROM contains PowerPoint file that introduces the basic knowledge of Japanese society.

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A textbook for mastering Japanese oral presentation from the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.

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This is a collection of reports on the current situation of Japanese-language education and studies, along with related policies and systems around the world. In this section, the contents (in English) of all issues of the Current Report on Japanese-Language Education around the Globe up to the present can be seen on the screen. There are also instructions for those who wish to obtain copies of the journal.

How to Establish a Japanese-Language Course: A Handbook for Beginners

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In recent years, an amazing number of new Japanese-language courses have been sprouting up all over the world, and quite a few people who know the language but do not have experience teaching it are being asked to design and manage Japanese-language courses.
The Japan Foundation has developed this Japanese-English bilingual handbook to assist these people. The handbook is available for free access and free copying from this site.

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In order to obtain an accurate picture of the Japanese-language teaching around the world, the Japan Foundation conducts a survey every few years of overseas organizations offering Japanese-language courses. The survey results are compiled and published in a series of reports.

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Report on response to and influence of "The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)" published by Council of Europe.The study for this report was commissioned to Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe.

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This book is a collection of field reports by Japanese-Language Specialists, Junior Specialists, or Assistant Teachers sent by the Japan Foundation to 30 countries around the world. The content of the book is based on the reports “From Japanese Language Schools around the World” serialized in the magazine “Monthly Nihongo” published by ALC Press Inc.

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