A Japanese Heritage student is looking for a tutor to help with reading and writing skills. He does not live with his Japanese parents and therefore does not have a lot of opportunities to use his Japanese. He lives in Cronulla. Please contact Cassie Callander firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Tokyo launched its first 4-year undergraduate degree programs in English in the autumn of 2012 as PEAK (Programs in English at Komaba) and now has 100 students from 22 different countries and regions.
There are two different programs being offered - “Japan in East Asia” (East Asian Studies) and “Environmental Sciences”. These are taught entirely in English, but Japanese language courses are also included in PEAK.
Merit-based full scholarships for 4 years are available. Currently, there are five Australian students in PEAK and one of them is a recipient of one of these scholarships.
The application period for 2016 September enrollment is between October 30 and December 2, 2015. For Application Guidelines, please visit the PEAK website http://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admissions/how-to-apply.html
A video that current PEAK students created is available on YouTube:
Contact: Mariko Watanabe
Lecturer, Globalization Office
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Where do Japanese teachers order materials for Calligraphy and Origami ?
Could teachers please share if they have any recommended suppliers, preferably with online ordering available. Please email me at email@example.com and I will share responses.
JTAN will be holding a Japanese Extension Course Seminar for teachers and students on Saturday 27th February 2016.
Please see the attached information for further details.
Dear Japanese teachers,
We are about to place our order for Jblog 1 Japanese textbook ready for next year (2016). Jblog 1 is designed for Stage 4 students of Japanese. If you are interested in using our book for next year, can you please email Liberty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rough estimates are fine for this stage. (Our matching work books for Jblog 1 are also available for next year as a digital booklet.)
For more information about our series or to follow our blog with ideas for Japanese teaching and advocacy of languages in general, please follow our blog at :
All the best,
Visit Japan International is promoting a Video Competition.
Students can share their own amazing Japan experiences for a chance to win great prizes.
To enter, students create and post their movie with the hashtag #MyJapanStory.
Students can enter through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Weibo.
Participants submitting the top 5 videos will each receive an award uniquely representative of this cool and captivating country.
Please check the contest page for detailed rules & regulations.
There are also sample videos to inspire students.
This could be a valuable task for students, especially if they have had the opportunity to go to Japan.
Job Reference Number: 00003WJ2
Contact: 4658 1110 - Meredith Fawcett
Closing Date: 04/11/2015 - 04:00 PM
Elderslie High School is a comprehensive coeducational secondary school (enrolment 970 students) with an outstanding record of academic, sport, performing arts and vocational education success. School priorities include quality teaching and learning, literacy and numeracy, school community leadership and school community wellbeing. There is a strong focus on academic achievement, gifted and talented education, student engagement, Positive Behaviour Learning (PBL), advancement of technology outcomes for students and whole school professional learning aligned to school priorities.
Approval to teach Japanese and English 7-10. Willingness to teach English 11-12.
Capacity to plan, develop and implement English and Japanese programs and initiatives that meet the needs of a range of students.
Awareness and capacity to implement the Australian Curriculum.
Capacity to integrate technology into effective teaching and learning.
Date: Saturday, 7 November 2015, 11am – 7pm
Venue: Palm Grove, Darling Harbour
Organizer: Matsuri in Sydney Inc.
This year’s venue is at Palm Grove
Due to the re-development of the Tumbalong Park
Matsuri in Sydney is a Japanese festival held every year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese and Australian people. This event is for everyone who loves Japan as much as we do – and we hope to continue introducing Japan and spreading interest in Japan.
This event was founded back in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Japan and Australia’s friendship. Since then, Sydney’s Japanese community have been working hard to host a traditional style Matsuri, making this event a Summer staple for Sydneysiders.
The Matsuri in Sydney held back in December, 2012 was a warm up event for Australia-Japan Tourism Exchange Year in 2013, and saw 16,000 people at the event. The event in 2013 then saw over 20,000 people, and in 2014 over 25,000 people making it the biggest Matsuri in Sydney yet.
You will find many Japanese festival attractions at Matsuri in Sydney, including Japanese food stalls and gorgeous Japanese items. At our exhibition booths you will find traditional arts and crafts workshops with activities like Origami and calligraphy. Over on the stage you’ll find yourself entertained by traditional festival dancers, as well as karate and sumo demonstration, taiko performance and much more. We also offer exciting segments on stage such as the Yukata and Cosplay stage show that involve our audience members.
Students who are currently undertaking Japanese language studies are invited to participate in a celebration event to be held on Sunday 1st November 2015 in Hyde Park. Please see the attached flyer for further details.
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sydney Association Inc is holding an Annual Tea Gathering on Sunday 18th October 2015 at The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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