カテゴリー: Classes & Events

Japanese teaching course for non-native speakers

Gunma Prefecture in conjunction with NPO GCommunity, is holding a training course for native speakers of Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc., and who also speak Japanese, to learn about teaching Japanese language and building stronger relationships between all people in local communities.

Date & Time: Saturdays 24th and 31st October, and Saturday 7th November 2020, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Course content: Principles of teaching Japanese, cultural considerations and the role of the Japanese teacher, etc.

Requirement: Must be able to speak and read/write Japanese to an upper-intermediate level

Place: Isesaki City

More information: Course pamphlet (GCommunity website)

 

 

 

Interpreting Course for Becoming a Volunteer in Times of Disaster

Gunma Prefecture is holding a course for people to learn about interpreting for non-Japanese speakers at times of earthquake or other disasters. If you speak Japanese, please check the details below and consider giving your time.

Date & Times: Saturday 10th October 1pm-4:30pm, and Saturday 24th October 10:30am-4pm

Place: Shibukawa Shimin Kaikan

Maximum Participants: 20 (in order of registration)

Eligible People: Those who speak Japanese fluently as well as any other foreign language and who are able to attend both days of the course.

Registration: Check the Gunma Prefectural Government website and apply according to the instructions there by Friday 2nd October.

Online Japanese Classes for Foreigners

In autumn 2020, Takasaki International Relations Society (TIRS) will be running online Japanese coures for foreign residents. A class is 40 minutes, and students will be put into small groups according to Japanese ability. A course consists of 10 classes.

Cost: Free (data usage and equipment fees associated with online learning are the responsibility of the individual student).

Course Information: TIRS Online Japanese Class Leaflet (PDF 584KB)

Registration: Come directly to the TIRS office on the 2nd floor of Takasaki City Hall (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:15pm), or send an email (Email:office@takasaki-irs.org).

Enquiries: Takasaki International Relations Society (TEL: 027-321-1201).

Medical Interpreter Training Course

Gunma Prefecture is running a course for people who speak Japanese and another foreign language fluently, and who would like to interpret for foreign residents when they visit the hospital.

Course dates & times: Sunday 27th September, and Sundays 4th and 11th October 2020, 10:30am-4:30pm (until 4pm on the first day).

Place: Gunma Prefectural Office (Maebashi-shi, Ote-machi 1-1-1)

More information: See the pamphlet

Online Japanese Courses for Foreign Residents

In autumn 2020, Takasaki International Relations Society (TIRS) will be running online Japanese courses for foreign residents. A class is 40 minutes, and students will be put into small groups according to Japanese ability. A course consists of 10 classes.

Cost: Free (data usage and equipment fees associated with online learning are the responsibility of the individual student).

Course InformationOnline Japanese Courses Leaflet (PDF)

Registration: Come directly to the TIRS office on the 2nd floor of Takasaki City Hall (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:15pm), or send an email (Email: office@takasaki-irs.org).

Enquiries: Takasaki International Relations Society (TEL: 027-321-1201).

Sites for Learning Japanese

 

日本語にほんごまなぶサイトの紹介しょうかい

 

 

つながるひろがる にほんごでのくらし Connect & Enhance your Life in Japanese

A site from the Agency for Cultural Affairs where you can learn Japanese for shopping, visiting the doctor, moving house and a range of other daily situations.

 

にほんごeな  NIHONGO eな

A collection of sites and tools for Japanese learning



 

JFにほんごe-Learning みなと JF Japanese e-Learning

Japanese language learning platform provided by the Japan Foundation where you’ll find all sorts of online courses.





エリンが挑戦ちょうせん!にほんごでできます Erin’s Challenge: I can speak Japanese!

The main character, Erin, is an exchange student with only basic Japanese ability. Here you’ll find skits, language exercises, pics, puzzles and quizzes to help you learn about Japanese language and culture.






日本語にほんごでケアナビ Nihongo de CARE-NAVI







Nihongo de Care-Navi is a Japanese language-learning tool designed primarily to support people working in the fields of nursing and care-work

 

NHK WORLD – JAPAN 

Learn Japanese through current affairs!

 

J – Learning Apps 

A collection of apps for learning hiragana, katakana, kanji, etc.

 

日本語能力試験にほんごのうりょくしけんJLPT Official site of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

 

日本留学試験にほんりゅうがくしけんEJU  Official site of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students

Children’s Japanese Language Support

 

Volunteer Recruitment

The TIRS is now recruiting people to become Japanese language support volunteers, and help children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to learn the Japanese needed for school life and help them with their school work. In this course you will learn the basic principles needed for helping children to learn Japanese from a university instructor as well as observe actual classes.

Course Dates & Time: 24th & 31st August, and 7th & 14th September, 10am-4pm each day, for a total of 20 hours of study.

Eligible People: Those who are able to volunteer upon completion of the course. No prior knowledge or ability in a language other than Japanese is required.

Cost: \1000

Maximum Participants: 20 (selected based on merit)

Sign Up: Complete an application form available at the TIRS office, and submit it by Wednesday 31st July.

 

Become a Volunteer

 

The International Relations Society has many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese residents to use their skills to help others.

Multicultural Instructors (Tabunka Koshi)

Do you know how to cook dishes from your native land? Can you teach English or another foreign language? Are you able to visit local schools and talk about the way of life where you grew up? If so, please register as a Multicultural Instructor. We take requests from schools, community centers and other public organizations, and then intro-duce them to our registered Instructors.

Language Assistants (Bogoshiensha)

If you speak and read Japanese as well as English or any other foreign language, this is your chance to help fellow foreign residents by interpreting for them in situations faced in everyday life in Japan. We dispatch Language Assistants to interpret at schools for foreign parents at meetings with teachers, at health check ups, and when doing business at other public offices.

Registration: Contact the TIRS office to obtain a registration form. Volunteer registration requires membership of the Takasaki International Relations Society (¥2,000/year)

 

Cinematheque Takasaki

Cinematheque is run by the NPO Takasaki Community Cinema with the aim of bringing high quality films to regional movie screens.

Location: Takasaki-shi Ara-machi 202

Tickets: Adults 1,700 yen, high school/university students 1,400 yen,

children & seniors (over 60) 1,000 yen.

Parking: Aramachi Park (behind Gusto)

Information and film schedules (Japanese): 

Website

TEL: 027-325-1744