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Training Programs for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language

Short-Term Training Program

Applications for JFY2017-18 are now closed. The next round (JFY2018-2019) will be open around October.

This grant 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:

  • 27 June to 17 (or 21) August 2017 (tentative)
  • 10 January to 3 (or 7) March 2018 (tentative)

Long-Term Training Program

Applications for JFY2017-18 are now closed. The next round (JFY2018-2019) will be open around October.

This grant provides early-career teachers of Japanese 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:

  • 5 September 2017 to 2 March 2018 (tentative)

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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