Information on Commissioned Programs

 

Kansai Institute offers commissioned residential Japanese language courses for non-profit educational organizations related to Japanese language education abroad that will send teachers and students to Japan for learning Japanese language and Japanese culture intensively.


 

Cost of Commissioned Programs

The cost of commissioned programs includes fees for the training facility, instructor, training trips, materials, welcoming/farewell events, 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.


 

Features of Commissioned Programs

  • Japanese-language training
  • Japanese culture experience programs, orienteering, homestays, etc.
  • Training trips (Kyoto, etc.)
  • Advance payment of food/daily living expenses
  • Use of facilities (accommodations, classrooms, library, self-study rooms, cafeteria, hall, leisure facilities, etc.) at the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai during the program period
  • Assistance in receiving medical care
  • Submission of report after completion of program
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.


Example Training Programs

The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai has extensive experience in conducting Japanese lessons, exchange activities with local residents, and hands-on programs related to Japanese society and traditional culture. Our programs are designed to help students utilize the Japanese language, deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society, and offer an opportunity to reflect on their studies.


Click here to view the features of Japanese-language training conducted at the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
 

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 weeklong stay. Basically, participants spend the mornings studying and preparing in classrooms for the experiences and personal interactions in which they will engage during afternoon activities. Thanks to the inclusion in the program of a social gathering, a home visit, and other opportunities for interacting with Japanese, participants can obtain a sense of achievement even in the program's short period of time. The program ends with a presentation meeting at which the participants each provide a simple report on their experiences during the program.

Day Morning Afternoon
1 Orientation / Preparation for regional orienteering Regional orienteering
2 Review of regional orienteering Cultural experience (dressing in a kimono)
3 Preparation for social gathering / Guide to Kansai dialect Social gathering
4 Review of social gathering / Preparation for home visit Home visit
5 Review of home visit / Preparation for presentation meeting Presentation meeting / Graduation ceremony / Questionnaire

  Entries in pink are activities outside the classroom.

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.

Day Morning Afternoon
1 Orientation Neighborhood orienteering
2 Review of neighborhood orienteering Cultural experience (calligraphy)
3 Regional orienteering (Osaka)
4 Review of regional orienteering Presentation / Preparation for social gathering Social gathering
5 Review of social gathering / Preparation for homestay Guide to Osaka dialect / Cultural experience (tea ceremony)
6 Homestay
7 Homestay
8 Review of homestay / Guide to Japanese history and geography Preparation for field trip
9 Field trip (Kyoto)
10 Review of field trip / Guide to Japanese education and to the language of young people Preparation for school visit
11 School visit Review of school visit
12 Review of program / Preparation for presentation meeting / Academic counseling Presentation meeting / Graduation ceremony / Questionnaire


 

  Entries in pink are activities outside the classroom.

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.

Days Morning Afternoon
1 Orientation to daily life / Breaking the ice Placement test
Interview and academic counseling Orientation to studying Japanese
Neighborhood guide by regional social organization
Free time
Geography and history guide Understanding Japan (1): Images of Japan Study Review (1): Setting one's own goals
Preparation for Osaka orienteering Osaka orienteering
Review of Osaka orienteering, presentation Cultural Experience (1): Dressing in a kimono)
2 Study trip to Tokyo
Study trip to Tokyo
Study trip to Tokyo
Free Time
Review of past week Understanding Japan (2): Traditional events Speech (1)
Understanding Japan (3): Popular culture Speech (2)
Understanding Japan (4): Women Speech (3)
3 Understanding Japan (5): The spoken language Speech (4)
Cultural Experience (2): Calligraphy Speech (5)
Homestay
Homestay
Review of past week Understanding Japan (2): Families Social Gathering (1): Conversation with regional social organizations
Understanding Japan (3): Education Speech (6)
Understanding Japan (4): College students Speech (7)
4 Understanding Japan (5): Review Study Review (2): Sharing methods of learning
Social Gathering (2): University visit plus speech presentation meeting and exchanges with students
Free time
Free time
National holiday
Review of past week Interview (1) Interview (2)
Social Gathering (3): Interview of regional social organizations Interview (3)
5 Interview (4) Social Gathering (4): Interview of university students
Study trip to Kyoto
Free time
Free time
Review of past week Interview (5)
Interview (6)
Interviews presentation meeting Interviews presentation
6 Study trip to Hiroshima
Study trip to Hiroshima
Free time
Free time
Study Review (3): Self-evaluation and setting goals for continued learning Free time
Final academic counseling Program evaluation questionnaire / Graduation ceremony and farewell party
Return home

  Entries in pink are activities outside the classroom.

Commissioned Training Programs (2010 Academic Year)

  1. Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Young People
    (JENESYS Program: Invitation Program for Japanese Language Students)
    • East Asia Japanese-Language Transfer Lecture Program: April (4 weeks)/40 participants
    • Training Program for East Asian University Students Studying Japanese
      Spring Course: May to June (6 weeks)/20 participants
      Summer Course: June to July (6 weeks)/24 participants
      Autumn Course: October to December (6 weeks)/25 participants
  2. Kansai New Zealand Centre New Zealand Japanese-Language Instructors Japanese-Language Training:
    April (13 days)/6 participants
  3. University of Naples L'Orientale: Japanese-Language Training: April (3 days)/24 participants
  4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Onsite Training in Japan for University Students: June (10 days)/10 participants
  5. Australia, Victoria Department of Education Onsite Training in Japan for High School Students: June to July (2 weeks)/20 participants
  6. Kyongsan-nando Japanese language teacher overseas training program:

         July(20days) /20 participants  (partially commissioned)

 


Contact

For inquiries regarding commissioned programs, please contact:
Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai Educational Training Team
Address: 3-14 Rinku Port Kita, Taijiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 598-0093, Japan
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TEL: 072-490-2601 - 02
FAX: 072-490-2801
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