Training Programs

Training Programs

Japanese Teaching Methods Program for Teachers of Specified Skilled Worker Candidates

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa offers above mentioned training program;
The goal of this program is to support Japanese language education for people coming to Japan from overseas by working visa: Specified Skilled Worker (i). Through this program, teachers from institutions and organizations conducting such Japanese language education are invited to Japan to deepen their understanding of the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education and the theory and the approach of Japanese language teaching methodology aiming at accomplishing tasks and to improve the Japanese language education needed for daily life and work.

  Eligible Countries Schedule Deadline
Session 1 China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal* May. 31 to June. 30, 2021 (tentative) Dec. 1, 2020
Session 2 China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal* Sept. 13 to Oct. 13, 2021 (tentative)
Session 3 China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal* Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 2021 (tentative)
Session 4 China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal* Feb. 21 to Mar. 23, 2022 (tentative)

*The deadline of Nepal is subject to the Japanese embassy in Nepal.

(For further Information, please refer Application Instructions)


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.

Application for fiscal year 2021 was closed on December, 1 2020.

The following training programs are organized for fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022).

Information about application for fiscal year 2021 is available now.
For reference : Program Guidelines (FY2021)(PDF:107KB)

Main training programs (FY2021)

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 (August 30, 2021 - February 25, 2022 ) 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 ( July 5, 2021 – August 18, 2021 ) 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
( January 12, 2022 – February 25, 2022 )
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 FY2021.
Open application
(Application Instruction / Application Form)
About 5 weeks
(1) July 14, 2020 – August 20, 2020
(2)(3) November 10, 2020 - December 17, 2020
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 6 weeks (1) A: April 1 (Thu.), 2021 –May 7 (Fri.), 2021
Live session: First session on Thursday, other sessions on Tuesdays 10:00 AM JST.
B: July 1 (Thu.), 2021 – August 4 (Wed.), 2021
Live Session: Thursdays 4:00 PM JST, July 22 excluded.
(2) A: May 6 (Thu.), 2021 – June 16 (Wed.), 2021
Live Session: Thursdays 4:00 PM JST.
B: August 3 (Tue.), 2021 – September 13 (Mon.), 2021
Live Session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM JST.
(3) A: June 1 (Tue.), 2021 – July 12 (Mon.), 2021
Live Session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM JST.
B: September 2 (Thu.), 2021 – October 20 (Wed.), 2021
Live Session: Thursdays 4:00 PM JST, September 23 excluded.
(4) October 5 (Tue.), 2021 – November 15 (Mon.), 2021
Live Session: Tuesdays 10:00 AM JST.
(5) November 4 (Thu.), 2021 – December 15 (Wed.), 2021
Live Session: Thursdays 4:00 PM JST.
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 2021, we provide the five themes as follows: (1) "JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education", (2) "Japanese Language Education and Culture", (3) "Teaching Reading Comprehension", (4) "Rethinking of Teaching Japanese Grammar" and (5) "Teaching Business Japanese: Understanding Learner’s needs ". 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.
Individuals who are Japanese nationals may participate in this program.
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