Marilyn Lucas, a former departmental teacher, has a large number of Japanese resources that she has accumulated over her teaching career and is now looking to donate them. Any schools or teachers who are interested should contact Marilyn at Marilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409 244 919.
Port Hacking High School has 20 copies of "Wakatta" in excellent condition to give away. They are available for free but pick up will need to be arranged. Contact Sylvia Stock at email@example.com
Please find attached a flyer from The Japan Foundation, Sydney, outlining the 2018 support available to teachers of Japanese. Support includes grants to schools, online resources, professional learning and contests for students.
For further information please contact The Japan Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8239 0055.
Manten Resources will be running a one day workshop on 17 July during the school holidays in Noosa. This workshop is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers of Japanese. The day will be divided into a series of shorter modules that will discuss topics such as growth mindset, soft CLIL, differentiation and feedback to improve student performance.
For further information see attached flyer, or the Manten website.
Hiragana Times is a monthly magazine written especially for Japanese language learners. The articles focus on current affairs or trends in Japanese contemporary culture. Learners are supported with the inclusion of furigana text and an in-line English translation, both of which can be covered with a red acrylic sheet to show the article in its original format.
As well as a source of cultural information, Hiragana Times can be used to improve reading skills through a range of articles.
All subscriptions for 2018 need to be submitted by 10 December 2017.
Details can be accessed from the subscription form.
For further information, contact Jillian Symons by email email@example.com
Manten resources (producer of Jblog textbooks) have a new website at http://www.mantenresources.com.au/
There are some useful free downloads on the site including PDFs on “How can I help my child learn a language?”, “Why is my child learning Japanese?” and “Is it too hard to learn a scripted language?”. These are all available on the parent tab. The teachers tab has other information including the free version of the bilingual Amazing Race for use with Japanese visitors.
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Do you have any Kimono books you are no longer using?
A teacher in Tasmania is seeking the following used textbooks and workbooks:
Kimono 1 textbooks (15)
Kimono 2 textbooks (3)
Kimono 3 textbooks (10).
10 workbooks for each level if possible.
The school will pay postage if the books can be packaged and sent. Please email Robyn Spinner if you would like to donate and make some space in your storeroom.
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.
Hurlstone Agricultural High School have the following textbooks to give away:
- 129 Obento Deluxe 1st edition (2002) - suitable for Stage 4
- 7 Obento Supreme 1st edition (2006) - suitable for Stage 5
- 30 Obento 1 (1997) - suitable for Stage 4
If you are interested please contact Mikala Hewett to arrange for collection from Hurlstone Agricultural High School.
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