Japanese Immersion Programme – Kansai

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages is offering up to 6 places for current New Zealand teachers of Japanese (Years 1-13) to attend a two-week language and cultural immersion programme in 2019 at The Japan Foundation Kansai Centre, Osaka, Japan.

Programme content includes

  • Sessions on Japanese Culture
  • Introduction of Japanese teaching materials, language and cultural resources
  • Activity based curriculum support: includes orienteering in Osaka, a homestay visit and a school visit


Key Dates

Programme dates: 29 September - 12 October 2019

Orientation Day: 26 July 2019 (held in Auckland)

Application deadline: 5 April 2019, 5pm

For more information and an application form, contact us



Preference will be given to NZ registered teachers who:

  • are engaged in Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages curriculum support
  • are involved in levels 1 to 4 of the Learning Languages area of the curriculum
  • are currently teaching Japanese
  • have a level of Japanese equivalent to JLPT Level N5 or above


Teacher Experience
Teacher Experience

The Kansai Immersion course is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese language and culture. I came away with an abundance of new teaching resources and a renewed enthusiasm for teaching Japanese. The connections I made with the other teachers on the course were invaluable. I also now have a greater knowledge of the Osaka/Kyoto area which I can share with my students both at school and on my next school trip to Japan.

Sarah Langley

Hutt Valley High School