The Osaka Global Teacher Program is a customised professional development experience for Queensland state primary and secondary school teachers of Japanese language wishing to strengthen their teaching capabilities through the Japanese language and culture immersion.
The successful applicants will travel to Osaka, Japan in January 2024 (summer school holidays) and have the opportunity to observe classes at primary and secondary schools, deliver presentations to Japanese school students, obtain authentic teaching resources, attend lessons at the Japan Foundation: Japanese Language Institute, Kansai, visit Japanese homes and places of cultural significance in Osaka prefecture.
Important: the program is delivered in Japanese with very limited instructions provided in English. Intermediate / high level of Japanese language proficiency (equivalent to
Japanese Language Proficiency Test rating of N4 or higher) is needed to complete this program successfully.
All shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo an online interview with the Japan Foundation: Japanese Language Institute, Kansai representatives.
Japanese language grammar / kanji lessons cannot be provided during this program.
- 2-week professional development opportunity
- Open to Queensland state registered teachers (primary and secondary state schools).
- Most program costs are government-funded.
- Final itinerary and details will be provided in advance of departure.
- Return economy airfares
- Land travel
- Travel insurance
- Most meals
- Tuition fees
- Visa (if required)
For information on eligibility requirements, please check the Osaka Global Teacher Program application form.
Application period: May to July 2023
Program dates: 4–16 January 2024 (excluding travel)
Applications are now open. To apply, please download the Osaka Global Teacher Program
application form and submit the fully completed and endorsed teacher application form (part A) and project consent form (part B) via email to
5pm Sunday 16 July 2023.
Global Engagement Unit
Phone: (07) 3513 5747