Japanese-Language Education Overseas [Language]

To make the Japanese language easier to learn and teach, the Japan Foundation develops infrastructures and environments for Japanese language education overseas. In addition, it promotes Japanese language education according to the circumstances by country and region through various activities, such as dispatching Japanese language specialists and conducting Japanese language training.

1. Japanese-Language Education Assistant Program: J-LEAP

J-LEAP aims to strengthen and maintain the basic infrastructure of Japanese language education and the understanding of Japan in the U.S. By dispatching Japanese teaching assistants (TAs), J-LEAP endeavors to serve the needs of U.S. K-12 educational institutions seeking to strengthen their Japanese language programs.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
Applicant Individual*
*Japanese nationals whose native language is Japanese from Japan and overseas.
Application Deadline January, 2019
Application Instruction / Application Form Application Guideline and the Application Form will be available on the Japan Foundation's website around autumn 2018.
Reference

2. Support Program for Organizations in Japanese-Language Education (Grants)

This program aims to support Japanese language educational activities by targeting Japanese language teachers and students of overseas Japanese language institutions and organizations.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas*
  1. (1)Countries which have the Japan Foundation overseas offices, with the exception of Russia, Cambodia and Laos. All support will be given via the overseas offices. Please contact the nearest office for available programs.
  2. (2)Russia, Cambodia, Laos, and countries that DO NOT have the Japan Foundation overseas offices.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form JN-FK (only for (2) Russia and countries that DO NOT have the Japan Foundation overseas offices)
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

3. Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa (JFJLI, Urawa) organizes the training programs on the Japanese language, Japanese language teaching methodology and Japanese culture for those currently working as Japanese language teachers teaching outside of Japan.
The eligibility, duration, and content differ in every program.

3 (1) Basic Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language (including the “Special quota for Teachers of the Japanese-Language for Japanese descendants”)

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.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas*
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form NC-BT
Application Instruction / Application Form

3 (2) Japanese language Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language (including the “Special quota for Teachers of the Japanese-Language for Japanese descendants”)

This program is a six weeks program designed to provide an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skill which is necessary as teachers of Japanese language and deepen their knowledge of Japanese society and culture.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form NC-JT
Application Instruction / Application Form

3 (3) Japanese Teaching Methods Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language (including the “Special quota for Teachers of the Japanese-Language for Japanese descendants”)

This program is a six weeks program designed to provide an opportunity to improve the teaching methodology. This program will conduct twice (Summer Course and Winter Course) per year.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form NC-MT
Application Instruction / Application Form

3 (4) Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme

Training is provided on specific themes of “21st Century skills”, “Business Japanese”, and “Course Design” in fiscal 2019, to deepen knowledge on theories and methodologies related to the theme and to improve educational capacity, with the aim of resolving issues in educational settings.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form NC-TT
Application Instruction / Application Form

4. Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct fieldwork and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language.

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 3, 2018
Application Form KC-G
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference
  • *Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.
  • *Please refer to FAQs for more information.

[Contact Us]

  1. (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.
  2. (2)Applicants from within Japan:
    Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.

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