Japanese Language Learning Support System for Toyota City
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Background

The Japanese Language Learning Support System for Toyota City (JLLSSTC) was established in 2008, and is developed and managed by Toyota City with the help of Nagoya University, Toyota International Association, as well as local community support and corporate aid.

Objective

The System's main objective is in strengthening local community ties through the development and promotion of a holistic system that helps foreigners living or working in Toyota City master the Japanese language, up to a level of proficiency necessary to handle everyday situations. The System aims to be instrumental in realizing a truly multicultural society by providing foreigner and Japanese residents more opportunities to interact, and equip both with the communication skills necessary for mutual understanding. Furthermore, the System hopes to gain adoption at community and national levels by making details of its processes and findings available.

Main Areas of Activity

Provide in accordance to the JLLSSTC Learning Support Guideline, the support necessary for the planning, setting up, management, evaluation and improvement of Japanese classes, the administration proficiency tests, the training and dispatch and the necessary personnel, and the creation and improvement of instructional material.
Provide in accordance to the needs of the local community or organization, the assistance required for the planning, setting up, management, evaluation and improvement of Japanese classes with a focus on promoting interaction within the local community. The System aims to help foreigners who are completely or almost completely unable to speak Japanese attain a level of proficiency where they are able to participate in society with the help of those around them. ( the “Assistance Required” level)
Train and dispatch Program Coordinators who are responsible for the planning, setting up, management, evaluation and improvement of Japanese classes.
Recruit, train and dispatch Japanese Language Partners who are colleagues and neighbors who will interact with their foreigner counterparts during the Japanese classes to help them master the Japanese language.
Administer the JLLSSTC Proficiency Test for Japanese classes, local communities, or companies and evaluate the language proficiency of foreigners.
If you would like to learn Japanese, or are interested in setting up a Japanese Language
Classroom near your home or at your workplace, please contact us via one of the methods listed on the “Contact Us” page.