Japanese teacher training centre to start in JNU

Japanese teacher training centre to start in JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to start a training center for those who wish to become Japanese language teachers. This has been done by the two nations signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the language in India.

MoU signed between India and Japan

On Monday, India and Japan signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of Japanese language promotion in the country.

Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India and Ashok Kumar Chawla, Advisor (Japan) -- Ministry of External Affairs -- shared the agreement and announced the launch of the first Japanese course's introduction.


"The language is very different from other foreign languages and it is very important to have trained teachers for the purpose. Hence, the center has been set up," Hiramatsu said.


All you need to know about the Japanese center

  • The first batch will be of around 30 students
  • The duration of the course will be a total of 360 hours
  • The certificate in the Japanese language will be jointly provided by the Ministry of External Affairs and Government of Japan
  • The certificate will also have the logos of HRD, Skill Development, and Commerce
  • The authorities are yet to decide the cost of the course

    Eligibility criteria

    Candidates must have already studied the Japanese language for 500 hours to apply for the N2 (intermediate level).

sources : India Today