Training Programs

Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language with an opportunity to deepen knowledge on theories and methodologies related to the theme and to improve educational capacity, with the aim of resolving issues in each educational setting. Training is provided on specific themes of (1) 21st Century skills, (2) Business Japanese, (3) Course Design in fiscal 2019. Pre-assignment will be imposed on any course.
This program is targeted for teachers who are interested in the theory of Japanese language education. The participants are required to have the adequate Japanese language proficiency and experience in teaching Japanese language to learn through intensive lectures and discussions on Japanese language teaching methodology.

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


【FY 2019】

Duration

3-5 weeks

  1. a. “21st Century skills”: June 25, 2019 - July 18, 2019 (tentative)
  2. b. “Business Japanese”: November 12, 2019 - December 19, 2019 (tentative)
  3. c. “Course Design”: November 12, 2019 - December 19, 2019 (tentative)

Eligibility

This program is targeted for teachers who are interested in the theory of Japanese language education. The participants are required to have the adequate Japanese language proficiency and experience in teaching Japanese language to learn through intensive lectures and discussions on Japanese language teaching methodology.

  1. (1) Individuals who teach Japanese language at overseas educational organization (Individuals who are Japanese nationals may participate in this program.).
  2. (2) Individuals with more than 2 years of experience in teaching Japanese language.
  3. (3) Individuals who have a proficiency in Japanese as either of the following at the time of application;
  4. a. “21st Century skills”
    (a) Level N3 in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), Level 2 of the old JLPT, or their equivalent
    (b) Level B1 in the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education (JFS), or the equivalent
    b. “Business Japanese” and “Course Design”
    (a) Level N2 in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), Level 2 of the old JLPT, or their equivalent
    (b) Level B2 in the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education (JFS), or the equivalent
  5. (4) Individuals who are 55 years old or under.

※Please refer to the application instructions for other conditions.


Description of the Program

Theories and knowledge on Japanese language teaching methodologies and teaching techniques regarding a specific theme will be confirmed and shared, with the aim of improving the capacity of the participants to provide Japanese language education and of resolving problems in the Japanese course or classes.

1. “21st Century skills”
This program is targeted for teachers who have to consider the classes and evaluations to develop the new skill that is so-called “21st century skills” [such as Key competencies] taken up in the educational policy of their country or in their educational organization. In this program, participants will consider the lesson plan and the way of evaluation that can develop such new skills in the Japanese language education.
2. “Business Japanese”
This program is targeted for teachers who are or will be in charge of the design of business Japanese course in higher education organization (including vocational schools) or private Japanese language school, whose students’ proficiency in Japanese will be Level N3 or N2 of the JLPT in their graduates.
In this program, participants will discuss about “Goal Setting of classes”, “Classes Design (including material analysis and material making)”and “Performance Evaluation” based on needs of business Japanese. Participants will discuss with other participants about these themes and will design and share with it each other.
3. “Course Design”
This program is targeted for teachers who want to improve the course design of the Japanese language course in the organization which participants belong.
Participants will learn the theories and methods necessary for course design, with a focus on the consistency of goals, lessons and evaluations. In the first half of the course, participants will learn mainly the theories through the lecture and the workshop, and in the second latter half of the course, participants will work on two practical trainings (task-accomplishing type of course design and revision of the Japanese language course design of their participating institution).

【FY 2018】

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language with an opportunity 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.
Training is provided on specific themes of (1) Teaching Japanese grammar and (2) Course Design in fiscal 2018.
This program is targeted for teachers who are interested in the theory of Japanese language education. The participants are required to have the adequate Japanese language proficiency and experience in teaching Japanese language to learn through intensive lectures and discussions on Japanese language teaching methodology.

Application for fiscal year 2018 was closed.


Duration

Teaching Japanese grammar: May 29, 2018 - July 5, 2018 (tentative)
Course Design: November 6, 2018 - December 13, 2018 (tentative)


Eligibility

  1. (1) Individuals who teach Japanese language at overseas educational organization.
    Both native and non-native speakers of Japanese may participate in this program.
  2. (2) Individuals with more than 3 years of experience in teaching Japanese language.
  3. (3) Individuals who have a proficiency in Japanese of Level N2 in the JLPT, Level 2 of the old JLPT, or their equivalent.
  4. (4) Individuals who are 55 years old or under.

※Please refer to the application instructions for other conditions.


Description of the Program

  1. " Teaching Japanese grammar"
    The aim of this program is to expand the knowledge and skills for teaching grammar. Participants will learn about various methods other than oral explanation; grammar lessons incorporating elements such as second language acquisition study and peer learning, to improve the practice of their own lessons.
  2. " Course Design "
    Participants will learn the theories and methods necessary for course design with a focus on the consistency of goal, lesson and evaluation. In the first half of the course, participants will learn mainly the theories through the lecture and the workshop, and in the latter half work on two practical trainings (task-accomplishing type of course design and revision of the Japanese language course design of their institution).
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