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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook Vol.2
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook Vol. 2 has been published by Bonjinsha.
Following the first Official Practice Workbook published in 2012, the Vol. 2 released in 2018 contains, for all levels, almost the same number of questions as an actual test, with questions selected from among those used in tests since the 2010 revision. (It is available in PDF format and audio files on the Official Worldwide JLPT Website .） The Vol. 2 also includes the outline and updated information of the JLPT .
Irodori: Japanese for Life in Japan
An online textbook for foreign people to learn basic Japanese communication
skills that are needed for daily life and working in Japan.
You can download all the lesson materials as PDFs as well as audio files free of charge on the “Irodori” website.
Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture
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.
JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education Guidebook for Users [New Edition]
The JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education developed by the Japan Foundation since 2010, based on the concepts that underpin the CEFR, provides some form of framework that is necessary for designing a course, planning classes and assessment of Japanese-Language Education. This guidebook explains in detail The JF Standard for with an explanation of the concepts and the practice.
Erin's Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese
learning material for young learners produced by the Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa.
Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin
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.)
Nihongo Kyôjuhô series produced by the Japan Foundation
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.
Realia: Live, Ready Materials for Japanese-language Teachers
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?
Kokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyoiku Kiyo (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin)
The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin publishes articles and reports written by Japanese-language education specialists, Japanese-language experts dispatched abroad, and staff members involved in the Japan Foundation's Japanese-language education projects, and introduces discussions, practices, surveys, and research on Japanese-language education in various countries and regions to people involved in Japanese-language education.
Nihongo "Wai-Wai" Katsudo-shu for students learning Japanese
(Textbook and CD)
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.
Basic Japanese-English Dictionary, 2nd Edition
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.
Japanese-English WORDBOOK for CARE WOKERS NIHONGO de CARE-NAVI
“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.
Nihongo "Doki-Doki" Taiken Koryu Katsudo-shu: Japanese through Real Activities
This is a collection of activities for learning Japanese through experiences by utilizing resources outside the classroom, such as a community orientation trip or a school visit. For preliminary knowledge required for course preparation, it contains PowerPoint files that introduce the basic information about Japanese society.
Speech for Basic Level Japanese-for organized oral presentation of one's country, culture, and society
(Textbook and CD)
A textbook for mastering Japanese oral presentation from the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.
How to Establish a Japanese-Language Course: A Handbook for Beginners
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.
2012 Survey of Overseas Organizations Involved in Japanese-Language Education
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.
Common European Framework of Referernce for languages
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.
From Japanese Language Schools around the World
- Reports from Japanese Language Teachers Teaching Japan in 30 countries -
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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