Pascal Press and authors David Jaffray and Masumi Sorrell have made the Wakatta! Answers and Audio Scripts that support the Wakatta! Senior High School Japanese Course available as a PDF. The PDF file is available for DoE teachers in the files section on the Languages NSW - Resources Yammer page. All other titles in the Wakatta! course will continue to be available in print. Non-DoE teachers should email Janelle Byrne if you would like this file.
Japanese speaking workshops to prepare for the HSC oral exams will be held on the Central Coast on Saturday 10 June, 8 July and 29 July 2017.
$10 per student each session.
Flyer attached below.
For more details contact Michelle Mitchell on 0408239030 or Michellemitchell91@outlook.com
The Year 12 Continuers July holiday workshop is now full.
Enrolments are still being accepted for Year 12 Beginners (Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July) and Extension (Friday 14 July) workshops.
The days were incorrect on the previous application form. The amended application form can be downloaded. Please contact the Tanken Centre for further enquiries.
Coordinator, Nihongo Tanken Japanese Language Centre
T: (02) 9542 5745 F: (02) 9542 5749
The University of Wollongong is pleased to host its HSC Study Day on Tuesday 6 June 2017 (9am-2:30pm), in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, as part of its outreach activities.
The Language Centre at University of Wollongong has been successfully running its HSC Language Study Days for over five years.
We would like to invite experienced teachers of languages and markers of HSC languages courses to provide invaluable assistance to students preparing for their HSC examinations.
The HSC Languages Study Day will offer French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish languages across the differentiated levels: Beginners, Continuers, Extension and [Language] and Literature (formerly Background Speakers).
If you would like to express interest in leading the HSC Languages Study Day program in your specialist language at the University of Wollongong, please email firstname.lastname@example.org In your email, please include your language and course expertise, and experience (e.g. Spanish Beginners – 5 years teaching; 3 years HSC marking).
Expressions of interest close Thursday 18 May 2017.
If you are attending as a presenter only (not with a class), your relief will be funded by the NSW Department of Education.
The day will be a great opportunity for our students to gain invaluable knowledge and skills in preparation for their HSC examinations.
The transcripts seem to have dropped out of the dropbox, so I'm attaching them here.
Languages Extension and Background Speaker course prescriptions survey
BOSTES is currently inviting Languages’ teachers to complete a survey and nominate texts for the 2019 HSC Extension and Background Speaker courses.
If you attend a foreign language film festival and see a great movie or hear about a new novel that may be suitable let us know! The survey will remain open until May 2015.
The survey is part of BOSTES' regular 5 yearly review to determine new course prescriptions for each of the nine Extension courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish and the four Background Speaker courses in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean.
For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8152
Nigel Cooper has kindly shared these exam revision exercises.
The resources for the new prescribed text, Okuribito, and the new prescribed issues are live now on HSC Online. http://hsc.csu.edu.au/japanese/#116091
Please let your students know!
The wonderful ABC has had several programs recently that deal with how people cope with the death of loved ones. I thought they might be useful for your Extension students.
Compass at 6.30 on Sunday evenings is currently doing a series looking at faith and funerals across different religions and cultures.
The ABC also took an interesting look at funeral traditions in the recent Billy Connolly's Big Send Off : ABC TV
Billy Connolly embarks on a personal and enlightening journey where he looks at our attitudes towards death.
Australian Story recently looked at the first novel by Brooke Davis, Lost and Found, which she wrote after the unexpected tragic death of her mother. It has been sold for publication in 25 countries.
And the documentary Tender looked at a community-based funeral cooperative, lamenting the fact that funerals have become so impersonal and removed from families and culture. There is a study guide produced to go with this documentary.
As the above 4 programs are from ABC TV they should be available on iview.
And the new movie Still Life also deals with these issues, highlighting the issue of Connectedness.
I'm attaching the PDF of the presentation I gave on Okuribito at last week's National Symposium on Japanese Language Education. If there is a need I could do an Adobe Connect online presentation of this - about 30 minutes.
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