Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education

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    National Symposium Japanese Language Education 2014

    NSJLE 2014: Report

    On 10-11 July 2014 the national Symposium on Japanese Language Education was held in Sydney. This is the second symposium following the inaugural symposium in Melbourne 2012. This year the symposium predominantly organised by the japan Foundati9on, Sydney was a huge success. Teachers from every state and territory, every sector and level of education once again came together to share best practice, innovations and new directions. The theme, Local Connections, Global Visions resonated through the high standard of presentations and through links with the International Conference on Japanese Language Education which was held at the same venue and had overlapping sessions. It is inspiring to see the Japanese language educators from all over Australia bridging the distances between and within our states. There is no doubt that technology is a tremendously positive tool in enabling teachers to connect and continue to share beyond the symposium once connections are made. Interestingly many teachers and academics who attended, did so for the first time but there were also many delegates who had attended in 2014. In total over 150 delegates attended the two day symposium and enjoyed and were enriched by the experience. I am sure they will take away many new ideas and information to share with colleagues in their institution and networks. Congratulations to the Japan Foundation, Sydney with whom the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education is please to cooperate to organise the NSJLE. Organising a national symposium is a huge undertaking and I thank and congratulate all those who worked with us to ensure the symposium was a success the main organisers, the advisory committee, the presenters, the helpers and of course the delegates. Many people are asking about the next NSJLE….watch this space!!!

    Professional Development 2014    

    • 4 Day Seminar series for First time teacher of VCE Japanese Second Language                  

               Dates:  25th July 2014    Details

    • First Year Out Teachers Seminar Series                        

               Dates:  9th August 2014 and 25th October 2014   Details  

    • Year 12 Japanese Second Language Examination 2013: Review                          

                Date: Friday, 15th August 2014       Details

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    MCJLE July Newsletter available here

    MCJLE New Resource - Year 12 Second Language Japanese Practice Examination 

    The Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education has produced a Year 12 Second Language Japanese practice examination (2013 version) including a listening component.  $110.00 (GST Inclusive) The practice examination mirrors the VCAA Year 12 Second Language Japanese format.

    To place an order, please complete the order form and send it to us for processing. For further information please contact Anne de Kretser on 03 9905 2313 or email anne.dekretser@monash.edu.

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