There are many JTAN professional learning events planned for 2021. All of the scheduled 2021 events can be viewed here.
Kimi no Na wa teacher and student online Extension workshop
This workshop is an opportunity for teachers of the Extension course and their students to gain a deeper understanding of the prescribed text Kimi no Na wa and the text analysis component of the course. (A separate workshop focusing on monologue and writing skills will be held later in the year.)
This workshop will be held online on Saturday 27 March 2021.
Cost: $25 per attendee (teachers and students)
There are two options for registration.
1) Teachers register on behalf of their students (schools collect money and pay JTAN in one transaction for the whole group) – register here
2) Students register and pay directly through JTAN as individuals – register here
High potential and gifted education in languages workshop
From 27 January 2021, all NSW public schools must implement the High Potential and Gifted Education Policy. For language teachers, this means ensuring that high potential and gifted students can be supported to aspire to and achieve personal excellence in the language classroom.
This workshop, opening with a presentation by Melissa Gould-Drakely (NESA Curriculum Reform Lead 7–10), aims to give teachers practical strategies and advice for how to support and extend our high potential students in the languages classroom. Collaboration time is included to discuss and unpack ideas presented in the morning and discuss how they can be implemented effectively in the classroom/share your strategies for supporting high potential and gifted students.
This workshop will be held online on Saturday 13 March.
Cost: $65 members, $100 non-members
Please register via the JTAN Website
Senior skill building workshop series
Throughout 2021, JTAN will be running a series of free, after-school 90 minute workshops to share expertise around our teaching community and add value to membership. In 2021 these workshops will focus on unpacking the skills required for success in Stage 6 Beginners and Continuers courses. Each workshop will be facilitated by an experienced teacher who will unpack the requirements of the specific skill (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and provide a range of techniques, strategies and approaches to assist in developing students' skills in those areas.
Cost: Free for members
Please register via the links below
Thursday 18 March – Reading and responding B-style questions
Thursday 22 April – Developing senior speaking skills (Continuers)
Thursday 22 July – Developing writing skills (Beginners)
Thursday 11 November – Developing writing skills (Extension)
2021 JTAN examinations
2021 JTAN examinations are now available for purchase. Please note that the exam files will be made available from July, but orders must be made prior to the end of June to allow time for administrative checks to be completed.
Year 11 Beginners $115
Year 11 Continuers $115
HSC Trial Beginners $115
HSC Trial Continuers $115
HSC Trial Extension $70
All terms and conditions regarding the purchase and use of JTAN exams together with information on how to purchase the examinations can be found on the JTAN website.