Information on Commissioned Programs

The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai offers commissioned intensive Japanese-language courses for non-profit educational organizations related to Japanese-language education abroad in order to: (1) use Japanese; (2) deepen one's learning about Japanese culture and society; and (3) think about one's Japanese-language learning . The Institute has a rich experience in this field.

Coverage of Commission

Note

Commissioned programs do not include arrangements for international airline tickets (from home country to Kansai International Airport) or procedures related to overseas travel insurance.

Cost of Commissioned Programs

The cost of commissioned programs includes fees for the training facility, instructors,field trips, materials, farewell event, food and other necessities, and management. The institute will propose a training program that meets your needs and budget. Please contact the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, to request an estimate.

Please see below for an example of expenses.

Commissioned Program Fee Estimate.pdf (PDF165KB)

Characteristics of Japanese-Language Programs at the Institute

The Institute and its programs offer numerous features

FAQ

You will find several frequently asked questions concerning commissioned programs here. Please refer to this page if you are considering a commission.
FAQ

Example of Training Schedule

5-Day Course

5-Day Course

This program is mainly designed to provide people who will be coming to Japan for the first time with experience in using Japanese during a roughly week-long stay. Centering on the task activity of orienteering in Osaka city, this program aims to improve Japanese-language skills for presentation in Japanese. For consecutive learning, introduction of learning using Japanese-language websites and e-learning platform"Minato" are included in the program.

Training schedule - example of 5-day course
DayMorningAfternoon
1 Course orientation / Guide to facilities Breaking the ice / Library guide / Introduction of study materials
2 Kansai dialect / Guide to Osaka orienteering Japanese culture experience (taiko drum)
3 Osaka orienteering
4 Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Using the Japanese-language website e-Learning, to learn Japanese
5 Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Course presentations / Questionnaire / Closing ceremony

2-Week Program

2-Week Program

Prior to program activities, participants prepare for them and receive instruction. Then, after acquiring the requisite knowledge, they undertake the activities. Participants not only practice conversing in different situations; they also try to carry out various tasks, thus engaging in interpersonal exchanges and gaining first-hand experience in using Japanese. The program ends with a presentation meeting at which the participants each provide a simple report on their experiences during the program.

Training schedule - example of 2-week program
DayMorningAfternoon
1 Course orientation / Guide to facilities Breaking the ice / Library guide / Introduction of study materials
2 Kansai dialect / Guide to Osaka orienteering Japanese culture experience 1 (calligraphy)
3 Osaka orienteering
4 Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Introduction of Japanese websites
5 Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Presentations on Osaka orienteering
6 Free day
7 Free day
8 Learning Japanese with e-Learning Japanese culture experience 2 (taiko drum)
9 Language of the youth Field trip guide (Kyoto)
10 Kyoto field trip
11 Summarize Kyoto field trip Prepare final presentation
12 Final presentation Training summary / Questionnaire / Closing ceremony

6-Week Program

6-Week Program

This program is designed for college students, who are studying Japanese overseas to come to Japan and use the Japanese that they have learned. The program's Japanese-language classes include: "Understanding Japan," in which participants deepen their understanding of Japanese culture through discussing various topics, related to Japan and the Japanese, based on materials specific to each topic; "Speech" classes, in which participants give presentations about the culture, customs and other aspects of their home countries; and "Interview" classes, in which participants conduct a group interview project about Japan and the Japanese. The classes are also organically linked with the experiences and personal interactions in which the participants engage through the program's planned activities.

Training schedule - example of 6-week program
WeekMorningAfternoon
1 Course orientation / Guide to facilities Placement test / Breaking the ice / Library guide
Study consultation at course commencement (individual interviews) Setting personal goals / Osaka orienteering guide
Osaka orienteering
Free day
Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Japanese culture experience 1 (calligraphy)
Summarize Osaka orienteering / Prepare presentation Presentations on Osaka orienteering
Understanding Japan and discussion 1 (impressions of Japan) Speech 1
2 Understanding Japan and discussion 2 (traditional events) Speech 2
Understanding Japan and discussion 3 (work) Introduction of study materials
Free day
Free day
Understanding Japan and discussion 4 (education) Speech 3
Interview 1 Japanese culture experience 2 (taiko drum)
Interview 2 Introduction of Japanese websites
3 Field trip guide (Kyoto) Speech 4
Kyoto field trip
Free day
Free day
Review training (midterm) Summarize Kyoto field trip Speech 5
Understanding Japan and discussion 5 (education) Speech 6
Interview 3 Speech 7
4 Understanding Japan and discussion 6 (university students) Learning Japanese with e-Learning
University visit (interview exchange / speech presentations)
Free day
Free day
Interview 4 Speech 8 (feedback)
Interview 5 Japanese culture experience 3 (tea ceremony)
Understanding Japan and discussion 7 (pop culture) Understanding Japan and discussion 8 (summary)
5 Interview 6 Interview exchange (with local people)
Interview 7 Field trip guide (Hiroshima)
Free day
Free day
Prepare final presentation
Prepare final presentation Final presentations
Final presentation feedback Japanese culture experience 4 (flower arrangement)
6 Hiroshima field trip
Hiroshima field trip
Free day
Free day
Field trip feedback Self evaluation and goal setting for continued learning
Consultation on post-course studies (individual interviews) Course evaluation questionnaire / Closing ceremony / Farewell party
Return to country

Examples of Recently Commissioned Programs

Please refer to FAQs before you commission a program
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Contact

For inquiries regarding commissioned programs, please contact us via Request for Training Program Proposal below

Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai Educational Training Section
Address: 3-14 Rinku Port Kita, Taijiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 598-0093, Japan

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