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Intensive Seminar for Teachers

What is the Intensive Seminar for Teachers?

The seminar, held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney enables teachers to develop language skills, gain confidence using Japanese, and to develop language teaching strategies and skills which they can apply in their own classrooms. Specific focuses include Australian Curriculum and ICT-based learning. Participants will be immersed in a Japanese language environment suited to their level and will have ample opportunity for networking.

Interested? Hear from participants of  last Intensive Seminar here.

For Proficient teachers in NSW

Completing Intensive Seminar for Teachers of Japanese will contribute 19 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 6.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For teachers outside NSW

This PD is relevant to Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited (AITSL), Australian Professional Standards for Teachers standard descriptors 2.1, 2.6, 6.2, 7.4 (Proficient teacher career stage).

Upcoming Seminar information

Date:  September 28 – October 1, 2020 (2020 SEP)  ➡ Cancelled

Target:

  • Australian teachers of junior secondary levels Y7-9 (teachers of Y5-6 and Y10 may apply)
  • Australian pre-service teachers of junior secondary levels

[Minimum no. of participants: 5 people]

Timeline:

  • July 1, 2020:  Applications open
  • August 2, 2020: Application deadline
  • August 17, 2020: Outcome notification

Starting and finishing times:

  • September 28 (Mon): starts 9:30am
  • October 1 (Thu): ends 12:30pm

COVID-19 POLICY

Seminar capacity will be decided based on government COVID-19 regulations at the beginning of August.
All attendees will be provided with disposable face masks and hand sanitiser. All surface areas will be sanitised prior to the seminar. Social distancing will be maintained within the premises and all visitors must check-in upon arrival and complete a temperature check before entering the first session of the day. As per government guidelines, if your temperature is 37.5C or above, we will need to ask you to leave and not participate in the seminar. For the safety of yourself and others, please stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

Please note that the Intensive Seminar may be cancelled due to changing COVID-19 restrictions.
The COVID-19 policy for the event will be updated as necessary.

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NEXT SEMINAR INFORMATION

Date:  January 11 – 14, 2021 (2021 JAN)

Target:

  • Australian teachers of junior secondary levels Y7-9 (teachers of Y5-6 and Y10 may apply) or New Zealand teachers of junior secondary levelsY9-11 (teachers of Y7-8 and Y12 may apply)
  • Australian pre-service teachers of junior secondary levels

[Minimum no. of participants: 5 people]

Timeline:

  • TBC:  Applications open
  • TBC: Application deadline
  • TBC: Outcome notification

Starting and finishing times:

  • TBC

Who can apply for next seminar (2020 SEP) ?

***As a result of revisions made to our previous eligibility criteria, participants who have attended in Intensive Seminars with the last three years are now eligible to attend.***

Teachers must:

  • Australian teachers of junior secondary levels Y7-9 (teachers of Y5-6 and Y10 may apply)
  • be currently teaching Japanese a minimum of 3 hours per week.
  • not be native or near-native Japanese.
  • be able to read Hiragana and Katakana without any difficulty.
  • be at least JLPT N5 level of Japanese language proficiency. JLPT sample site here: http://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html
  • be able to attend each day in full.

Pre-Service Teachers must:

  • be currently studying towards to be a junior secondary level Japanese teacher in Australia, or graduated teaching course for junior secondary level in Australia within the past two years and be actively seeking teaching work.
  • not be native or near-native Japanese speaker.
  • be able to read Hiragana and Katakana without any difficulty.
  • be at least JLPT N5 level of Japanese language proficiency. JLPT sample site here: http://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html.
  • be able to attend each day in full.

Is there a seminar fee?

  • There is no participation fee for this seminar.
  • All travel costs (i.e. transport and accommodation) are the participant’s responsibility.

How do I apply?

Please follow the below steps to apply online:

  1. Print out  → Complete Form 1 (Handwritten Task) by hand (no typing) → Scan → Save as PDF
  2. Download → Complete Form 2 (Self-evaluation lists) (typing is allowed) → Scan → Save as Word format
  3. Submit online application form by August 2, 2020 (for 2020 SEP seminar)

*Your application will only be accepted when both Forms 1 and 2 are uploaded.

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Enquiries

(02) 8239 0055

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