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Japanese Immersion Programme in Kansai

Indulge in the cultural riches of Osaka, one of Japan's most thrilling and dynamic cities. Seize this unique opportunity to experience authentic language and cultural immersion.

Japanese Immersion Programme in Kansai
Category

Languages

Structure

Immersion programmes

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Role/Audience

Teacher

Duration

13 days

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Mode

Face to face

Location

International

Funding

Ministry funded

Overview

Engage with the local community through activities such as Osaka orienteering, school visit, and home visit, allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of the language, culture, and daily life in Japan. This authentic experience will enable you to enhance your teaching practices with newfound passion, bringing back new perspectives and knowledge to inspire your students.

About the course

Course information

When:

Departing from Auckland on Monday 30 September 2024, and returning to Auckland on Saturday 12 October 2024

Where:

Osaka, Japan

Application

Applications open on 2 May 2024 and close on 16 May 2024.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be New Zealand registered teachers who are currently teaching Japanese at New Zealand schools and have a level of Japanese equivalent to JLPT Level N5 or above. Native speakers of Japanese and provisionally certified teachers (PCTs) are also welcome to apply.

In the event of more applicants than places available, preference will be given to teachers who:

  • Have participated in, or are currently engaged with Tui Tuia – Languages GROW programme
  • Are involved in teaching levels 1 to 4 of the Learning Languages area of the curriculum
What we will cover

The programme offers a unique opportunity for Japanese Language teachers to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Osaka, Japan. During this immersive exploration, participants will engage in linguistic and cultural activities.

Activities

  • Osaka Orienteering
  • School Visit
  • Making Resources
  • Hands-on Cultural Activity
  • Home Visit(optional)

The programme will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of the Japanese language and culture
  • Connect with other passionate Japanese teachers
  • Enrich your teaching with inspiration and insights.

Structure
Cost

What’s included?

  • Airfare to Kansai, ex-AKL, including transfers and, if necessary, accommodation in Auckland for those living outside Auckland
  • Travel expenses between Kansai International Airport and The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai
  • Travel / health insurance via Allianz (UoA)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals on weekdays
  • Japanese lessons and cultural activities

What’s not included?

  • Meals on weekends
  • Personal spending
  • Visa if required

Other

Our partner: The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai

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Applications open on 2 May 2024 and close on 16 May 2024.

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