The Japan Foundation Support System
As the organization running the JFT-Basic, the Japan Foundation not only develops and implements the test, it also provides extensive support so that Japanese language learners can acquire the necessary Japanese language skills for daily life and work.
Development and public dissemination of the JF Can-do for Life in Japan, teaching materials, etc.
We have developed a new series of Can-do Statements for foreign nationals who are not native speakers of Japanese. These statements, each beginning with “I can ...” and describing an ability to complete a communicative task, are called the “JF Can-do for Life in Japan ” and outline the fundamental Japanese skills required for everyday life for foreign nationals living in Japan on a status of residence such as “Specified Skilled Worker.”
In addition, new Japanese language learning resources that set these Can-dos as learning goals will be available online in late March 2020. Learners can firmly acquire practical language skills through listening and conversation practice using audio files, as well as reading comprehension activities using material mirroring real-life usage. These resources can be extensively used not only by people studying for the JFT-Basic but also by anyone studying the Japanese language at the beginner level. A suggested syllabus and learning material samples (in Japanese) are currently available online.
Training for local Japanese language teachers
We conduct training programs locally for teachers from institutions and organizations conducting Japanese language education for those who wish to come to Japan from overseas by working visa: Specified Skilled Worker (i).
We also conduct a training program in which 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 approach of Japanese language teaching methodology aiming at accomplishing tasks and to improve the Japanese language education needed for daily life and work.
Japanese language teaching methods for learners who wish to come to Japan through the Specified Skilled Worker
Support for activities of local Japanese language educational institutions
To support the learning of the Japanese language necessary for daily life and work, we provide support for the activities of Japanese language educational institutions.We send Japanese language experts and “Japanese for Life in Japan” coordinators to target countries, to explain and introduce the JFT-Basic, hold seminars using the Japanese language learning materials developed by the Japan Foundation, and conduct surveys of supported institutions, among others.
We also provide assistance to Japanese language educational institutions located overseas.
Regarding Mongolia and Nepal, please contact the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Dept Ⅱ. Regarding the other countries please inquire to the overseas officies.