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August 2014
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Hajimemashite
Please join us in welcoming new language consultant Tomoko Semba to The Japan Foundation, Sydney team. She's coming to to a school or PD near you! Read her self-introduction and thoughts on the recent National Symposium (NSJLE) in this month's Senseis' Voices.
read the article
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Book of Ideas
We are happy to announce the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) 2012 Proceedings are now available online. Primary teachers, check out the innovative practices: Wiki Wonderland and Japanese Speech Night!
proceed
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Register Now
Benchmark your Japanese and challenge your students! The 2014 JLPT will be held on 7 December in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Registrations close 12 September. Gambare! You can do it!
register
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Easy as Apple Pie
Entering the Video Matsuri contest is easier than you think! See our website for film making tips and past winning entries for inspiration. Video Matsuri also makes for a great assessment. Entries close 12 September.
video matsuri website
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Japanese Online
Does your Japanese need a bit of a brush up? Our 8 week courses have 4 stages and cover basic grammar structures to help you teach your class with confidence. Session 5 of J-Basic will be held 22 September – 14 November. See the website for more details.
skill up
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Drama Explained
Got a drama teacher at your school? On 26 September, The National Instiutute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is holding a workshop to prepare secondary drama teachers for the new HSC Elective on Japanese Theatre. Spread the word and collaborate!
sign up
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Teaching About Japan
The Asia Education Foundation's website features an array of Asian-focused Arts Curriculum learning sequences, including many on Japan. Encourage your school's art teachers to check them out, or use them yourself in class as cultural resources.
aef resources
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