A Year 11 Japanese Beginners student is looking for a tutor. Please email Shoko Kuroki if you are interested.
As part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Studies Department at the University of Sydney, Professor Satoshi Uehara from Tohoku University will be presenting the following seminar:
The cognitive theory of subjectivity and the invisible speaker in a cross-linguistic perspective:
Zero 1st person pronouns in English, Thai and Japanese
When: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: School of Languages and Cultures Common Room
Level 5, Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
For further information and to RSVP, please visit The University of Sydney Department of Japanese Studies website.
Got some budding artists in your class? Need some CLIL inspiration? Then The Japan Foundation has a FREE online contest for your students!
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Art Speaks Japanese Comes Alive! contest for primary/secondary students of Japanese.
Art Speaks Japanese Comes Alive! is an annual art and language contest for school-level students of Japanese. Students create their own artwork inspired by the Art Speaks Japanese 日本の美術 Japanese Language Education Kit (from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales).
The contest is easy to enter. Students can create individual artworks, set up a matching artwork display in their classroom, or work together with classmates to create a group artwork display at their school or at a school event. Simply, email the photo/s of the artwork together with a completed online entry form by the deadline (30 August 2017).
Details can be accessed at http://artalive.jpf-sydney.net/
Entries close on 30 August 2017 and the results will be viewable in the online gallery. グッドラック！
For further enquiries, please contact the coordinators at The Japan Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
Kylie Ha | Program Coordinator (Relieving)
Japanese Language Department
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
02 8239 0055 (Reception)
W: www.jpf.org.au | TW: @JPFSydney | FB: japanfoundationsydney
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is now in Central Park.
Due to cancellations, the Tanken Centre have the following dates available for small groups to combine:
- Friday 31 March: to combine with a group of thirteen Year 9 students
- Tuesday 27 June: to combine with a small Year 12 Continuers group (great opportunity for speaking practice).
Please contact the centre as soon as possible if you would like to book these dates by phone (02) 9542 5746 or email email@example.com
On Monday, 13 March 2017, the staff from the Nihongo Tanken Centre (Mieko and Taka) ran their first ever Adobe Connect session for teachers of Japanese. The session was designed for teachers who are the only Japanese teachers at their school and enabled teachers to chat about everyday lesson challenges and the Japanese language and culture.
Mieko and Taka would like to thank all participants for getting involved, and are keen to run a follow-up session.If you have any topics you wish to discuss with other teachers, please send your questions to Nihongo.Tanken@det.nsw.edu.au
Topic examples may include:
‒ special games my students absolutely love
‒ How true is it that Japanese people eat KFC on Christmas day?
‒ successful cooking lessons in Japanese classes.
Mieko and Taka look forward to seeing you again in the next session.
A Year 11 Japanese Beginners student who is studying through the NSW School of Languages (former Open High School) is looking for a native Japanese tutor. The student lives in South Coogee and would like a one hour lesson per week. Please contact Danielle Galea, the languages teacher at St George Girls High School.
Ballina Coast High School is seeking a Japanese teacher from Term 2 until the end of Term 4 2017. The teaching load consists of Stage 4 Japanese and Year 12 Japanese Beginners.
Please complete the two page EOI by 17 March 2017.
Contact Cassandra Middleton (DP) for further information.
The Tanken Centre is offering a 30 minute Adobe Connect webinar for teachers of Japanese to share their ideas regarding Strategies to use the target language in the classroom.
13 March 2017 from 3:30 – 4:00pm
You can log in using any computer with Internet access: https://connect.schools.nsw.edu.au/nihongo/
Speakers are essential to hear or a headset with mic. A webcam is optional.
This webinar is for any Japanese teachers who would like to be exposed to some professional learning in Japanese, focusing on strategies to use Japanese in the classroom. This is a great opportunity for teachers who are the sole language teacher in their schools.
If you would like answers to specific questions about Japanese language and culture, please send the questions before the session to Mieko.Shida4@det.nsw.edu.au.
All questions are welcome, including questions regarding intonation and pronunciation.
The following strategies will be covered:
The session can contribute 30 minutes of teacher-identified PL addressing Standard 7.4.2.
The Tanken Centre is looking for schools with a small group of students to share the following dates:
- Friday 31 March to combine with a Year 9 group
- Monday 31 July to combine with a Year 8 group.
Please contact us if you are interested in combining with these groups.
Nihongo Tanken Japanese Language Centre
T: (02) 9542 5745 F: (02) 9542 5749
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