Training Programs

Japanese Teaching Methods Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

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).
Special condition is set for this program aimed at Japanese language teachers of Japanese descendants who teach in Japanese language educational organizations for Japanese descendants in Central and South America.

※Please check the Program Guidelines of the Japan Foundation to download application form and instruction.


Two courses will take place.
(Please note that the Institute may be obliged to offer a course other than the candidate's desired course.)

  1. a. Summer Course: July 7, 2020 - August 20, 2020 [tentative]
  2. b. Winter Course: January 13, 2021 - February 26, 2021 [tentative]


  1. (1) Individuals who teach Japanese language at overseas educational organization.
  2. (2) Individuals with more than 2 years of experience in teaching Japanese language.
  3. (3) Individuals who have a proficiency in Japanese of Level N3 in the JLPT, Level 2 of the old JLPT, Level B1 in the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education (JFS), or their equivalent.
  4. (4) Higher priority will be given to applicants aged 55 or under.

※Please refer to the application instructions for other conditions.

Description of the Program

< Japanese Language Teaching Methodology >
This program is aimed to introduce, organize and expand knowledge on Japanese teaching methodology with the aim of improving expertise as a teacher. In addition, participants will review each participant’s educational site and consider how to solve the problem utilizing the content of this training program. In the class, participants will read literature and materials written in Japanese, or discuss in Japanese.
< Japanese Culture/Japanese Society >
Participants will take lectures and workshops to consider the contents and methods of culture introduction as part of Japanese-language education or cross-cultural understanding education. There are programs which participants will visit educational institutions or companies for listening to stories from people concerned so that participants can provide information to their learners who wish to study or get a job in Japan in the future.