Training Programs

Training Programs

Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

The Institute invites Japanese-language teachers from all levels of education (primary, secondary, and higher education) to general language schools (for adults and young children), to attend training programs on Japanese-language, and teaching methods as well as current topics in Japan, with the hope of strengthening the education of Japanese-language overseas.

The following training programs are organized for fiscal year 2022 (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023).

The application deadline for "On-site Training Program" is December 1, 2021 (Wed.).
The application deadline for "Online Training Program" is three times a year.

Information about application for fiscal year 2022 is available now.
For reference : Program Guidelines (FY2022)(PDF:970KB)

Main training programs (FY2022)

Training Program(On-site)
Name of the program Application Duration of the training Outline
Basic Training Program
for Teachers of the Japanese-Language
Open application
(Application Instruction / Application Form)
About 6 months This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese-language in overseas organizations who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills, acquire the basic teaching methodology, and deepen their knowledge of Japan.
Japanese language Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language Open application
(Application Instruction / Application Form)
About 6 weeks This training program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese-language who are necessary to improve Japanese language skills further, with an opportunity to improve Japanese language skills and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.
Comprehensive
Japanese Teaching Methods Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language
Open application
(Application Instruction / Application Form)
About 6 weeks 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. This program will be conducted only once per year in FY2021.
Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme

*This program will not be conducted in FY2022.
Open application About 5 weeks 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.
Training Program (Online)
Name of the program Application Duration of the training Outline
Online Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language Open application
(Application Instruction / Application Form)
About 5 to 6 weeks 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.
For FY 2022, we provide six themes as follows: (1) “JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education", (2) “Teaching Spoken Interaction", (3) “Rethinking of Teaching Japanese Grammar", (4) “Japanese Language Education and Culture", (5) “Teaching Writing" and (6) “Teaching Reading Comprehension".

Picture of Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

Overview: Main training programs (PDF: 474KB)

  • 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