Training Programs

Training Programs

Training Programs for overseas 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.

To participate in our program, please refer to the program guideline of the Japan Foundation

Program Guidelines

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Main training programs
Name of the program application Duration of the training outline
Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture (Master's Course) Open application One year This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese-language working abroad/ or government officials who have experience in teaching the Japanese-language and are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese-language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in Japanese-language education. This graduate program is offered by The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa and by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Long-term Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language Open application About 6 months A training course in the Japanese-language and basic teaching methods: This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese-language who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese-language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.
Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language Open application About 2 months An intensive two-month course in Japanese-language and teaching methods : This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of Japanese-language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching the Japanese-language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese-language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.
This program includes “Special quota for Teachers of the Japanese-Language for Japanese descendants” to help improve Japanese-language education for Japanese descendants in Central and South America.
Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme Open application About 1 months Training is provided on the specific themes of (1) Course Design and (2) Development of teaching materials in fiscal 2017 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.
Both native and non-native speakers of Japanese may apply to this program.
Project-based Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language Open application 2 weeks – 10 weeks Training is provided to Japanese language teachers who are independently engaged in projects to resolve problems or challenges they face, such as issues with teaching materials or curriculum development, so that they can improve their specialist knowledge and techniques in order to complete their projects.
“Sakura Network” Basic Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language Organization of the Sakura Network 5 weeks This training program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language who belong to organizations of the Sakura Network, are early experience in teaching the Japanese language and are necessary to improve Japanese language skills further, with an opportunity to improve Japanese language skills and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.
Training Programs for Teachers of the Japanese-Language by Country closed   Certain training programs are organized for teachers of specific countries, in order to respond to needs and circumstances of each country. These programs are not open to application.
Training program for teachers of JF language courses closed   Training program for teachers of JF language courses conducted by the Japan Foundation overseas offices and Japan Centers.
Japanese Speakers’ Forum (Nihongo-jin Forum) closed   A project for secondary education in southeast Asian countries, co-organized with Kamenori Foundation.
Intensive Training Program for Counterpart Teachers of the “NIHONGO Partners” closed   Intensive programs conducted for counterpart teachers of schools that take in or plan to take in “NIHONGO Partners” carried out by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
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