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 settings. Training is provided on specific themes of (1) Teaching Japanese Grammar, (2) Business Japanese, (3) Course Design in fiscal 2020. 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.


Duration

  1. a.“Teaching Japanese Grammar”: July 14, 2020 - August 20, 2020 (tentative)
  2. b.“Business Japanese”: November 10, 2020 - December 17, 2020 (tentative)
  3. c.“Course Design”: November 10, 2020 - December 17, 2020 (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 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, Level B2 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

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. “Teaching Japanese Grammar”
    Aiming at expanding the knowledge and skills for teaching Japanese grammar, participants will learn about Japanese grammars in terms of what and how to teach considering the second language acquisition study and educational grammars in order to improve the practice of their own lessons. This course also provides the classes such as: discussion by participants; summarization of the knowledges about grammatical items difficult to teach; and deepening understanding on them.
  2. “Business Japanese”
    This program is targeted for teachers who are or will be in charge of the design of business Japanese courses 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 “Goal Setting of Classes”, “Classes Design (including material analysis and material making)”and “Performance Evaluation” based on needs of business Japanese. Participants will discuss, design and share these themes with other participants.
  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 mainly learn the theories through the lecture and workshop, and in the second 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).