In 2008, the Japan Foundation Manila (JFM), together with the DepEd, developed the Course on Japan for High School (CJH) program to start the Nihongo course under the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL). Since then, the CJH teachers have been using the teaching material enTree-Halina! Be a NIHONGOJIN!! (enTree) for the high school Nihongo program.
To address the challenges of the current pandemic, in August 2020, the DepEd issued the adoption of a new curriculum and released the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) to enable teachers to provide simplified instructional materials required in the transition to an alternate mode of learning.
Thus, the JFM, in collaboration with the CJH teachers, created the SPFL-Nihongo Learning Materials and Correspondence Table (MELCs to enTree) to provide guidance for teachers in creating worksheets for students to use at home.
It is available for downloading at the DepEd Learning Resource Portal site, and can be accessed by registering through this link: https://lrmds.deped.gov.ph/detail/18651