Teachers who attended the conference will remember the comedian, Sean Murphy, who entertained us briefly talking about the new show he was putting together at the Japan Foundation.The show will be on September 24-26.
Free comedy at the Japan Foundation! Turning Japanese: A show about trying (and failing) to fit in.
Comedian Sean Murphy was born in Sydney and raised on anime. Turning Japanese is about the highs and humiliations of escaping into a culture only to find it escaping from you. This brand new hour of laughs is a must see for anyone who's ever felt the Tokyo itch!
Recommended for audiences ages 15+.
In addition to the show, all audience members will receive special discounts at Central Park restaurants including Sushizilla, Ribs&Burgers, Chatime and Gelatissimo.
For more, see:
· Sean's website at seanmurphycomedy.com
· Turning Japanese on the Sydney Fringe website
The Japan Foundation is conducting the 2015 Survey of Japanese Language Education (see here). A survey invitation from email@example.com containing the ID and password unique to each institution has already been emailed to institutions who have participated in JPF Sydney events in the past three years.
This was sent either to the Japanese language teacher directly, or to the school reception/principal, depending on which address we have in our system. If your school has NOT received this message, please contact us with the following information so that we can send/re-send it directly to you:
Name of school/institution
Each institution completing the survey will receive a gift for their Japanese language classroom. In 2012, institutions received a poster set of “Counters Charts”. It will be a similar or even better gift this time!
If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Todd | Program Coordinator
Japanese Language Department
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
02 8239 0055 / www.jpf.org.au
TW: @JPFSydney / FB: japanfoundationsydney
Broken Hill High School, 640 students with 18% Aboriginal students, in outback western NSW requires an energetic, passionate Japanese teacher for a temporary full-time position in 2016. Japanese has rapidly expanded in the past two years and elective classes are running in Stage Four and Five, engaging a diverse range of learners into the subject. If you are an enthusiastic teacher with great Japanese language skills, possess excellent classroom management with a good understanding of PBL strategies, great ICT skills, can effectively differentiate the content and have a sense of adventure to come teach in outback NSW, please contact Geoff Webb (principal) on 08 80881522 or email him on email@example.com
Broken Hill High School offers 70% rental subsidy to teachers who have a temporary contract.
Join schools across Australia to celebrate National Book Week from Saturday 22nd August.
You can follow the action on twitter at #bookweek and celebrate in the classroom with the following Asia related resources for all age groups and interests.
- A curation of Asia-related literary texts from F-10
- Curated digital resource lists of stories and poetry from F-10
Book Week aligned learning sequences:
- Years 7-8: Stories that change lives
- Year 7: Exploring haiku
- Year 7: Indonesian poetry and translation
- Year 8: Contemporary short stories
- Years 9-10: Understanding China through literature
This seminar will be held at the Japan Foundation, Sydney on Friday 28 August from 5.30 to 6.30 pm.
On August 19 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this year's awardees of the Foreign Minister's Commendation. The commendation is awarded to individuals and groups who have made outstanding achievements in the international field, and acknowledges their contributions to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Australia and Japan.
This year three NSW individuals who received awards would be very familiar to our teachers:
Chef Hideo Dekura who has been a pioneer of Japanese cuisine in Australia, and of course has presented at our NSW Japanese teachers' conference,
Cathy Jonak from The Japan Foundation, Sydney, whom many teachers know through her work in professional development supporting teachers in Australian schools, and
Sally Shimada for my work in promoting Japanese language education and friendship between Australia and Japan.
I am very grateful to the Consul-General for recommending me for this award, and very honoured to receive it.
JLTAV Language Maintenance Immersion Weekend 2015
When: Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October 2015
Where: Bellinzona Grange Hotel
Hepburn Springs, Daylesford
A weekend of immersion in the Japanese language,
participating in a language maintenance course
and networking with other Japanese teachers
in the beautiful Victorian countryside.
Cost includes everything!!
accommodation (twin share);
meals (Friday dinner until Sunday lunch);
organised social activities
all course fees
(drinks at own cost)
This initiative is funded by the Victorian Government
and subsidised by JLTAV
JLTAV Members: $280
Non Members: $420
For the registration form, click here
Registration closes: Thursday, 10th September 2015
Darlene Knowles is an experienced Japanese teacher teaching 7-12 including Continuers and Beginners. Experienced SM and past experience as HSC exam committee member.
She is seeking work Term 4 and 2016.
If any teacher is taking leave could you contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
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