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Training Programs for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language

Long-Term Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

Applications for JFY2018-19 are now open until Friday 1 December 2017.

This six-month training course provides early-career teachers of Japanese with the opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to deepen their knowledge of Japan. This program covers both primary and secondary education.

Training Period:

  • 4 September 2018 – 1 March 2019

Short-Term Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

Applications for JFY2018-19 are now open until Friday 1 December 2017.

This intensive two-month course provides teachers of Japanese, who have at least two years of teaching experience, with the opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to cultivate their cross-cultural understanding. This program covers both primary and secondary education.

Training Periods:

  • 26 June 2018 – 20 August 2018
  • 9 January 2019 – 5 March 2019

“Sakura Network” Basic Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

Applications for JFY2018-19 are now open until Friday 1 December 2017.

Please note: Applications can only be made by a “Sakura Network” organization member.

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 Period:

  • Five weeks (29 May 2018 – 5 July 2018)

FAQ

I teach Japanese part-time – am I eligible to apply?

Yes, applications from part-time teachers will be considered.

I teach Japanese as a private tutor – am I eligible to apply?

No. You must be teaching Japanese at a recognised educational institution (school, university or college).

I am a native speaker of Japanese – am I eligible to apply?

No. These programs are specifically tailored for non-native speakers of Japanese.

Do I have to have sat for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

No. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is not a prerequisite for these programs, however it is used as a benchmark when determining applicants’ Japanese language ability. If you have never sat for the JLPT, you may be asked to complete the Japanese Language Proficiency Self-Check questionnaire and submit it with your application.

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