Japanese-Language Programs for Foreign-Service Officers & Public Officials

These programs are intended for young foreign-service officers and public officials who require Japanese-language ability to perform their work at overseas government and public institutions. With cooperation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Japan Foundation invites such people to Japan for an 8-month period to conduct training in Japanese language and circumstances.

Program Period

8 months (2018 Academic Year: September 2018 to May 2019)

Eligible Participants

*Potential participants in the Japanese-Language Programs for Foreign-Service Officers & Public Officials are selected in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and government institutions in applicable foreign countries. The programs are not open to the general public (individual requests for participation will not be accepted).

Training Content

These programs are designed to meet the needs of participants who are expected to conduct activities related to Japan in foreign governmental institutions. The programs seeks to provide participants with language skills that will be useful in their work, and focuses on oral communication. Classes address topics such as giving speeches, making presentations, and conducting social conversation. The programs also contain a variety of activities for deepening understanding of Japanese society and culture. These activities include lectures and cultural experiences conducted by experts, visits to government institutions, corporations, and cultural facilities, and training field trips. The activities also serve to help participants create a network of social contacts throughout the country.

Class Schedule (2nd Term)

MONTUEWEDTHUFRI
1
(9:00-9:50)
Katsudo(Communicative Activity) Katsudo(Communicative Activity) Katsudo Challenge! Rikai Challenge! (Grammar, Reading,and Writing) Nihongo Variety
2
(10:00-10:50)
Katsudo(Communicative Activity) Katsudo(Communicative Activity) Katsudo Challenge Rikai Challenge! (Grammar, Reading,and Writing) Extensive Reading
3
(11:00-11:50)
Kanji Kanji Vocabulary Japanese for Socializing Assembly
4
(13:20-14:10)
Rikai (Grammar) Rikai (Grammar) Life and Culture Speech and Presentation Socio-Cultural Program
5
(14:20-15:10)
Rikai (Grammar) Rikai (Grammar) News in Japan Speech and Presentation Socio-Cultural Program
6
(15:20-16:10)
Information and Communication Technology Information and Communication Technology None None Socio-Cultural Program
Tutorial(25min/week)

Participant Report

Japanese-Language Programs for Foreign Service Officers & Public Officials

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