Training Programs

Online Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This program is an online training program for those currently working as Japanese-language teachers teaching outside of Japan to learn the theory and basic knowledge for teaching themes related to Japanese language teaching methods. For FY2022, we provide six themes as follows: (1)”JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education”, (2) “Teaching Spoken Interaction", (3) “Teaching Japanese Grammar", (4) “Japanese Language Education and Culture", (5) “Teaching Writing" and (6) “Teaching Reading Comprehension".

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


Duration

(1) JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education
April 1 (Fri.), 2022 to May 3 (Tue.), 2022
Live session(5 times): First session on Friday,
other sessions on Wednesdays 13:00 PM-14:30 PM (JST)
(2) Teaching Spoken Interaction
A. April 1 (Fri.), 2022 to May 2 (Mon.), 2022
Live session(5 times): First session on Friday,
other sessions on Tuesdays 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (JST)
B. April 4 (Mon.), 2022 to May 4 (Wed.), 2022
Live session(5 times): First session on Monday,
other sessions on Thursdays 16:00 PM-17 :30 PM (JST)
(3) Teaching Japanese Grammar
A. May 17 (Tue.), 2022 to June 27 (Mon.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Tuesdays 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (JST)
B. May 19 (Thu.), 2022 to June 29 (Wed.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Thursdays 14:30 PM-16:00 PM (JST)
(4) Japanese Language Education and Culture
May 18 (Wed.), 2022 to June 28 (Tue.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Wednesdays 16:00 PM-17:30 PM (JST)
(5) Teaching Writing
A July 5 (Tue.), 2022 to August 15 (Mon.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Tuesdays 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (JST)
B. June 30 (Thu.), 2022 to August 10 (Wed.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Thursdays 16:00 PM -17:30 PM (JST)
(6) Teaching Reading Comprehension
July 6 (Wed.), 2022 to August 16 (Tue.), 2022
Live session(6 times): Wednesdays 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (JST)

Eligibility

  1. Individuals who teach Japanese language at overseas educational organization (Individuals who are Japanese nationals may participate in this program.).
  2. Individuals with more than 2 years of experience in teaching Japanese language.
  3. Japanese Proficiency: Individuals who have a proficiency in Japanese as either of the following at the time of application;
    1. (a) Level N3 in the JLPT, Level 2 of the old JLPT, or their equivalent.
    2. (b) Level B1 in the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education (JFS) or their
  4. Higher priority will be given to applicants aged 59 or under.

※Please refer to the application instructions for other conditions.


Description of the Program

This program is an on-line training program for those currently working as Japanese-language teachers teaching outside of Japan to learn the theory and basic knowledge for teaching themes related to Japanese language teaching methods. All the programs consist of pre-study and live sessions. In the pre-study phase, participants study and work by themselves using newly prepared learning materials by the JFJLI. In the live sessions, participants review and deepen the contents of the theme through on-line discussions with JFJLI and other participants from around the world.

(1) JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education
The objective of this theme is to understand the basic concepts and features of the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education.
(2) Teaching Spoken Interaction
The objective of this theme is to understand the theories of spoken interaction and basic methods of teaching spoken interaction.
(3) Teaching Japanese Grammar
The objective of this theme is to deepen the participants' understanding of basic ideas about grammar and grammatical instruction that contributes to better communication.
(4) Japanese Language Education and Culture
The objective of this theme is to deepen the participants' understanding of the characteristics of culture, competence in intercultural understanding, and the significance and methods of integrating cultural understanding into Japanese-language education.
(5) Teaching Writing
The objective of this theme is to review the characteristics of writing activities in daily life and the basic theories of teaching writing, and also to understand how to incorporate them in the classroom.
(6) Teaching Reading Comprehension
The objective of this theme is to understand the theories of reading comprehension and the basic methods of reading instruction.

  • to The JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education website External Link
  • to Can-do website External Link
  • to Minna no Kyozai' website External Link
  • to Marugoto website External Link
  • to IRODORI Japanese for Life in Japan website External Link
  • to Erin's Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese website External Link
  • to Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin website
  • to Kokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyoiku Kiyo website
  • to The Japan Foundation Repository website External Link
  • to ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese! website