JAPANESE SPEAKERS’ FORUM 2018 (INDONESIA) Teacher Program Application (August 23 31, 2018, tentative) Venue: Bali Province, Indonesia (hotel to be confirmed later) Organizers: The Japan Foundation/ Kamenori Foundation   JS Forum 2018 will be held in Bali, Indonesia and will be attended by Japanese language teachers and students from 5 ASEAN countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia (as well as students from Japan). The Forum aims at: -
  • Developing a new model in foreign language education to meet the future needs of the younger generations required by the society;
  • Developing a ‘Japanese Speaker’ network among secondary school teachers and students; and
  • Promoting mutual understanding among youths and global human resources.
  During the program, the participating teachers shall: -
  1. Conduct a simulated lesson incorporating the 21st century skill to be implemented in their home country after the program;
  2. Discuss and design how to evaluate 21st century skills; and
  3. Interact with Japanese speakers in Bali.
  Eligibility Malaysian teachers (and those with Malaysian permanent residency status) who have been confirmed in service and: -
  1. Are currently teaching Japanese as a school subject in Malaysian secondary school for at least 2 years;
  2. Are actively involved in promoting Japanese language education within and outside the school;
  3. Have interest and some experience in incorporating 21st century skills in one’s lesson or classroom activity;
  4. Have a Japanese language proficiency of JLPT N3 and above or its equivalent;
  5. In good health to participate in the program fully;
  6. Have obtained the approval from their school principal to participate in this program; and
  7. Shall continue to service as a Japanese language teacher in the same school after attending the program.
  Download the application form HERE. Completed application form should be emailed to by April 30, 2018 (12noon).   Successful applicants will be provided with a returned air ticket (economy class), accommodation (room sharing basis), daily meals and overseas travel accident insurance during the program.  

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