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Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme –Training Day for Volunteers

6 September 2013, London

The next Volunteer Training Day for the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme will take place on Friday, September 6th 2013.

Our regular Training Days at our London office are a great opportunity to meet other volunteers, get teaching ideas, and ask any questions you may have.  We ask our volunteers who live within travelling distance to London to attend at least one Training Day before making a school visit), in order to get a full understanding of the JTS Programme.  Those who are not yet members of JTS but are interested in joining are also welcome to sign up for the training day.  You can read about our last Training Day, held in May 2013, here.

This will also be a very special session, as we will be welcoming Marina Ishido-Kidd, a veteran JTS member, and her students of Japanese language from the Academy Home Educators. They will demonstrate what they have been learning about Japanese language and culture in a presentation especially for JTS volunteers.

Provisional Timetable: The day will begin with an induction for new attendees at 12:30 (registration starts from 12:15). Those who have been to a JTS Training Day before may attend from 13:00.

For more information and to register, please click here.

About the Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS Programme)

The Japan Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme exists to create links between schools and Japanese-speaking volunteers. JTS volunteers carry out school visits across the UK to introduce students at any level to the Japanese language, often as part of an International or Japan day. One of the main purposes of JTS is to give schools who do not teach Japanese the opportunity to find out what it is like to learn the language and to provide them with further information should they wish to start offering Japanese.

Japan Foundation London currently has a UK-wide network of over 200 volunteers, and we’re always looking for more! Guidance and training sessions are offered to all members to prepare them for delivering Japanese taster sessions at schools.

For more information about the JTS programme, please click here.

For more information about the training day and to register, please click here.

6 September 2013

The Japan Foundation, 6th Floor, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH (later moving on to a local Japanese restaurant


Tel: 020 7436 6698

The Japan Foundation