All scheduled 2022 JTAN events can be found here.
JTAN continues to provide support for member teachers of Japanese in NSW. We are again offering a variety of professional development opportunities and student workshops throughout the year. Renew your membership to stay up to date with current Japanese language education news and JTAN events.
If you would like to become a new member of JTAN, please sign up on the JTAN website.
If you are an existing member of JTAN, please login to the JTAN website and go through the renewal process. Use your email address as the username and reset your password if required. Do not use the login details sent to you at the start of 2021 or prior. Email JTAN if you require assistance finding your current username. Click 'I’m not a robot', otherwise you will be locked out. Once logged in, hover over your name in the top right-hand corner and select 'my memberships' to renew your membership.
Multi-teacher memberships with discounts are available. The teacher purchasing (paying) needs to select the number of memberships required at the checkout. Once the multi-teacher membership is approved by JTAN an email will be sent to the purchaser with instructions on how the other teachers can sign up with their invite codes.
Kimi no Na wa teacher and student extension workshop
This online workshop is an excellent 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. The cost is $25 per attendee (teachers and students).
Teachers can register on behalf of their students (schools collect money and pay JTAN in one transaction for the whole group) – register here. Alternatively, students can register and pay directly through JTAN, as individuals – register here.
Exam writing workshop II
Would you like to contribute to the writing of JTAN examination papers? This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and collaborate with experts. Each year JTAN provides quality Preliminary yearly and Trial HSC examination papers. This has always been a collaborative effort amongst members and we are once again calling for volunteers to help create both Beginners and Continuers papers. This workshop provides teachers with the opportunity to engage in formal assessment writing practice, which may lead to further professional pathways within education. The workshop will be held on Saturday 5 March. Participants may be allocated according to their preference for Beginners or Continuers, and will work in small groups to develop the listening, reading and writing items for HSC-style examination questions. For members who attended the first exam writing workshop last year, this workshop will hone your skills and develop your writing ability. Participants will be rewarded with an honorarium (monetary payment) for their time and contribution. Participants may also be invited to the third workshop (tentatively to be held on Sunday 27 March) in order to refine question items.
Participation in this workshop can contribute to 4 hours of NESA Elective PD.
Registration closes on 25 February. Should you have any questions, please email JTAN with the subject line ‘Exam writing workshop II’.
Stage 4 and 5 skill building workshop series
Throughout 2022, JTAN will be running a series of free, after-school 90-120 minute workshops to share expertise around our teaching community and add value to your membership. In 2022 these workshops will focus on Stage 4 and 5 engagement & skill building. Each workshop will be facilitated by an experienced teacher who will share strategies and approaches to assist you in increasing engagement in the classroom.
The first workshop will be held on Wednesday 16 February. The topic for this workshop is teaching hiragana and katakana. Registrations open soon. All 2022 professional learning events can be recorded as NESA Elective PD.
2022 exam purchases
2022 JTAN exams are available for purchase now. 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. The purchase and use of JTAN Exams is subject to specific terms and conditions in addition to our normal terms and conditions all of which can be found on the JTAN website.
Year 11 Beginners $115
Year 11 Continuers $115
HSC Trial Beginners $115
HSC Trial Continuers $115
HSC Trial Extension $70
JPF online Japanese tutor support courses
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is offering 3 tutor support courses through the Minato online e-learning platform from upper beginner to upper elementary levels, perfect for those who want to brush up on their Japanese. These paid online courses are open to participants from around the world, with priority given to applicants living in Oceania. Courses run from 11 February to 17 May 2022. Information regarding the three courses can be found online. Applications close 2 February, or once capacity has been reached. Please contact the Japan Foundation via email with any enquiries regarding these courses.
2022 MJS grant applications for Japanese language teachers in Australia
The MJS Centre (Japanese Studies Centre for Teaching Development) would like to invite applicants for a MJS grant for Japanese language teachers in Australia. The grant scheme is provided by the Nippon Foundation Fund for Japanese Language Education Program (NF-JLEP). All grant recipients will also receive a lifetime membership of the NF-JLEP fellows. The grant scheme is designed to support teachers’ professional development to enhance their aptitude as leading Japanese language teachers in Australia.
The grant may be used for language/cultural immersion and/or field work in Japan, enrolment in a formal language course, research, conference presentation and/or teaching relief for such activities. It may also be used collectively for the development/establishment of a workshop, website or resources for teachers’ professional development. Each grant will be $3000 for up to three successful applicants. Information regarding eligibility and conditions as well as how to apply can be found online. Please contact the MJS Centre via email with any enquiries regarding the grants.