In 2010 the Japan Foundation released its Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Standards. This was followed with the start of its Marugoto program in 2013. Each year more material is being developed in line with the Common European Framework of Reference and focusing on language competencies through the communicative language teaching methodology.
Come discover the new language levels of the Japan Foundation Standards and how to access the new coursework program for self-study and formal class learners.
Tracie Whiting-Kipper is the former Coordinator for International Relations on the JET Program who was assigned as the English Manager of the Nagano Olympic News Agency for the Nagano Olympic Committee. She was the former Economic Analyst for the Consulate General of Japan at Kansas City. Tracie Whiting-Kipper is currently the Japanese Language & Culture Lecturer at the Kansas City Art Institute.
KCAI was the recent recipient of the Japan Foundation’s prestigious Salary Assistance Grant for her innovative courses. She has served on the Board of the Heart of America Japan America Society, and as a committee member of the Independence Sister City Committee, and member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce.