Southeast Asian College Teachers' Training Course in Japan

This program invites university students who wish to become Japanese language teachers and instructors, and who are from universities in Southeast Asia that conduct Japanese language teacher training courses or that have produced many Japanese language teachers, to Japan to attend a training course aimed at deepening understanding of the Japanese language and culture, and Japanese language teaching methods.

Program Period

46 days (Vietnam) (2018 Academic Year: 21 participants)
46 days (Indonesia) (2018 Academic Year: 25 participants)

Eligible Participants

University students who wish to become Japanese language teachers and instructors, and who are from universities in Southeast Asia that conduct Japanese language teacher training courses or that have produced many Japanese language teachers

*Participants in this training program are selected based on the recommendation of the Japan Foundation's offices. Eligible countries and regions are determined every year by the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.

Training Content

1. Japanese Language Classes

[Student Participants]
Understanding Japan and cross-cultural understanding, interview, speech, how to teach Japanese, introduction to teaching materials, youth slang and dialect class by Japanese college students, personal goal setting/self-evaluation, introduction to Japanese websites, etc.

[Teacher Participants]
Teaching methods, observation of student participants' classes, one-on-one tutorial, introduction to Japanese websites, introduction to teaching materials, youth slang and dialect class by Japanese college students, etc.

2. Study Trips/Exchange Program

[Both Student and Teacher Participants]
Study trip to Kyoto, Nara fieldwork, visits to elementary school and university, social interaction with local people and college students studying Japanese language education, home visit, lecture in Kansai dialect, etc.

[Student Participants]
Task activities in Osaka and Kyoto

[Teacher Participants]
Fieldwork in Osaka and Kyoto (activities mainly aimed at collecting materials), etc.

3. Cultural Experience Programs

Calligraphy, flower arranging, taiko (Japanese drums), etc.

4. Achievement Presentation

[Student Participants]
To mark the culmination of their six weeks in Japan, the participants will put together what they themselves observed and experienced as a group and make a presentation.

[Teacher Participants]
To mark the culmination of their six weeks in Japan, the teacher participants will teach in the classroom to student participants, with emphasis on accomplishing tasks, understanding of Japan and cross-cultural understanding.

Participant Report

Vietnam (2018 Academic Year)

Indonesia (2018 Academic Year)

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