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Primary Japanese Campaign

About the Primary Japanese Campaign

Primary Japanese Campaign 2015

Since September 2014, it has become compulsory for maintained primary schools in England to teach a foreign language of their choosing to Key Stage 2 pupils. In response to this, the Japan Foundation launched the Primary Japanese Campaign, in order to support primary schools and teachers offering, or aspiring to offer, Japanese language lessons for their pupils. We plan to continue this support in 2015 and beyond.

Some of the activities that the Japan Foundation will be holding as part of this campaign will include:

  • Events for primary schools and teachers about teaching primary Japanese
  • Developing specialist resources for teaching primary Japanese
  • Holding Japanese language courses and workshops especially for primary teachers
  • Providing funding for primary schools to launch their own Japanese classes
  • Distributing practical information and advice to schools about teaching Japanese

To receive updates on all our activities within the Primary Japanese Campaign, please click here to register.

Other support and resources for Primary Japanese

Thinking of getting Japanese started at your Primary School? Here’s some of the ways we can help:

  • Apply for funding through our Japanese Language Local Project Support Programme – You can apply for up to £3,000 for Japanese language education related projects!
  • Arrange for a volunteer Japanese language taster session at your school through our Japanese Tasters for Schools (JTS) Programme – a great way to see how your pupils respond to Japanese, and the taster itself is free!
  • Take a look at the specialist Primary Japanese Resources available from the Japan Foundation, including our free online resources
  • Read our Case Study of Japanese at Netherthong Primary School for ideas and inspiration
  • Get in touch with us for friendly, one-to-one, professional advice! Email us at or phone 020 7436 6698 for advice. We can even arrange a telephone or face-to-face appointment with one of our in-house Japanese Language Advisors.

To receive updates on all our activities within the Primary Japanese Campaign, please click here to register.

Join in!

YOU can be a part of this campaign! Register with us in order to receive the latest information on upcoming activities within the campaign. Primary school teachers, senior managers, language co-ordinators, private tutors and anyone else interested in primary Japanese language education is welcome to join.

If you register, you can even opt to receive free, exclusive Primary Japanese Campaign reward stickers for your school!

> Click here to register for the Primary Japanese Campaign 2014