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4th National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE)

2018 theme: “Bigger, Broader, Better!”
November 2-3, 2018

The National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) is a biennial two-day conference for Japanese language educators at all levels and sectors from all Australian states and territories. It is organised by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education.

NSJLE aims to provide a platform for teachers and stakeholders to discuss issues of national interest and network with their peers from around the country to encourage a stronger national network of Japanese language educators.

This symposium is a direct response to a recommendation in the 2010 report, The Current State of Japanese Language in Australian Schools and to the need for Japanese language educators to engage with important developments in language education policy under way at national and state levels, including the development of the Australian Curriculum – Languages.

NSJLE covers a wide range of topics related to Japanese language education, including sharing best practice, advances in classroom ICT, articulation, the Australian Curriculum and leadership and advocacy.

We are looking for presenters who have research, a study, or a program to share with peers at the symposium. Educators from every level of education, primary, secondary and tertiary and stakeholders involved in Japanese Language Education are encouraged to apply.



  • Open:  February 12, 2018
  • Close on April 8, 2018  –> Extended until April 29, 2018 —>Now closed
  • Language: English or Japanese

The following will be required:

  • Abstract for the screening & selection (up to 300 words in English or up to 600 words in Japanese)
  • Biography (up to 150 words in English)



Types of Presentations

  • Oral presentations (45 min)
  • Panel presentations (90 min)




Limited to unpublished works only.



Outcome notification

The paper will be selected by anonymous review panel. Results will be announced on June 1, 2018.

NSJLE Website

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Day 1
November 2, 2018 (Friday)
9am-5pm (Registrations start 8am)

Day 2
November 3, 2018 (Saturday)
8:45am-5pm (Registrations start 8:15am)


The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Level 3, Building 6
702-730 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007


Full Rates (Aug 16 – October 14)

  • Standard Pass: $200 – $350
  • Student Pass: $150 – $250
Visit the NSJLE Website


The Japan Foundation, Sydney
(02) 8239 0055

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