It's been a very busy term at school, I know. I hope you all have a well-deserved, restful break.
When people around the world are asked what Japan does best, robot technology tops the list. Check out this article and video of 100 robots dancing.
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) is still seeking further text nominations for the 2019–2023 Higher School Certificate course prescriptions for both the Languages Extension courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish as well as the Background Speaker courses in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean.
Languages teachers, academics and professional associations are invited to submit nominations.
WORLD-RENOWNED TAIKO ARTIST AT 2016 JANUARY INTENSIVE
Taikoz is delighted to present the world-renowned performer and teacher Tiffany Tamaribuchi as our 2016 January Intensive guest artist. A musician of outstanding credentials in the world of taiko, Tiffany is known for her incredible skills as an educator. She will be appearing for the first time in Australia, and we are thrilled that she has accepted our invitation to attend next year’s Intensive.
Tiffany has an extremely wide array of skills, and foremost among them is her mastery of the odaiko (Grand Drum). Not only is she incredibly adept as a performer of considerable technical and musical ability, she is a gifted communicator too. Along with the Taikoz team, a wide range of taiko and taiko-related activities will be offered, including a focus on odaiko technique and approach with Tiffany.
Over the course of three days, from Friday the 8th to Sunday the 10th of January, together we will delve into Taiko no Sekai – The World Of The Drum! Join Tiffany and members of Taikoz, in tranquil Galston Gorge, for our ninth January Intensive.
For information in regard to registration fees, accommodation options, the venue and location, daily schedule and teaching staff, please click on the BOOK NOW button below.
Tiffany Tamaribuchi is an internationally recognized taiko master and has achieved a level of acclaim in trailblazing fashion. In the traditional taiko realm of Japanese born and trained male performers, she creates a powerful, new voice with her multicultural heritage, youth and feminine perspective. Tiffany's determination and perseverance, through long hours of gruelling practice in her initial studies, transformed her sense of life's possibilities, which she now does for others. As founder and artistic director of three active taiko groups, her vitality reaches extremely diverse audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
+61 2 9663 5532
The Japan Foundation, Sydney (JF Sydney) would like to invite teachers of Japanese from Australia and New Zealand to participate in our Intensive Seminar for Primary Teachers, to be conducted at our office in Sydney from 28 September to 1 October 2015.
This seminar will enable teachers to develop language skills, gain confidence using Japanese, and to develop language teaching strategies and skills which they can apply in their own classrooms. Specific focuses include intercultural language learning (ILL) and ICT-based learning. Participants will be immersed in a Japanese language environment suited to their level, and will have ample opportunity for networking.
Language consultants from JF Sydney will conduct the 4 day seminar, together with other invited lecturers. We invite all teachers who teach any year levels from F-6 (New Zealand: 1-8) to submit an application. Applicants must be able to understand basic Japanese and are able to read and write hiragana and katakana (equivalent to at least level N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
All applications should be sent to email@example.com by 1 August, 2015. We will then contact the successful applicants directly to inform them of this outcome and finalise details of the seminar.
If you have any queries, please contact Ben Trumbull at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 02 8239 0055.
Application forms are attached.
Indonesian and Japanese Secondary trained
Prefer to work on the upper and lower North Shore, Ryde area. Happy to consider other areas.
Available to teach any day for single days or block.
Still waiting for working number from DEC.
Working with Children number is current
Email - email@example.com
The Japanese Language Speech Contest Committee is inviting a young talented mind to design a new contest LOGO. The LOGO will be adopted as the official image of the contest to be shared by the Community from 2015.
The designer of the selected LOGO will receive an award at the Speech Contest on 5th September.
Detailed information is in the attached file.
Scholarships of $600 are available to teachers to attend the pre-conference teaching workshop at Latrobe University in Melbourne on 30 June. Yes, it's next week so first in best dressed! There are still places for 8 more teachers to attend.
Please see details in the attached document.
Language International Bookshop & Intext Warehouse
26 - 27 - 28 June
End of financial year genuine warehouse sale
French * German * Italian * Spanish * Japanese * Chinese * Indonesian and many more languages
3 days only
26th 9-5 pm - 27th 10-4pm - 28th 10-4pm
13-15 Station Street
Kew East 3102
Personal Shoppers ONLY
Visit www.languageint.com.au or our facebook page for more information and directions.
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