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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, brushing up Japanese language skills and culture workshops. 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  previous Intensive Seminars here

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

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

***Application period extended till 9am AEDT on November 29, 2023***

Date: January 15-18, 2024 (2024 JAN) 

Target:

  • Australian junior secondary level teachers of Y7-9 (teachers of Y5-6 and Y10 may apply) or New Zealand’s junior secondary level teachers of Y9-11 (teachers of Y7-8 and Y12 may apply).
  •  Australian pre-service teachers who are currently studying in the final year of their teaching course in university towards being a junior secondary school level Japanese teacher in Australia, or have graduated from a teaching course on a junior secondary school level in Australia within the past two years and be actively seeking teaching work.

[NOTE] Due to COVID-19 circumstances, there is a possibility that this seminar might be cancelled.

Timeline:

  • October 16, 2023:  Applications open.
  • November 22, 2023 →Extended till 9am AEDT on November 29, 2023 : Deadline for application submission.  If less than 10 applications, the seminar will be cancelled.
  • December 11, 2023: Application outcome notification.
  • December 18, 2023: Successful applicants to confirm their places. If less than 10 participants, the seminar will be cancelled.
  • January 2, 2024: Deadline for Pre-task submissions.

Starting and finishing times:

  • Starting time: 9:30am on January 15, 2024 (Monday)
  • Finishing time: 12:40pm on January 18, 2024 (Thursday)

Who can apply for upcoming seminar (2024 JAN) ?

Teachers must:

  • be an Australian teacher of junior secondary levels Y7-9 (teachers of Y5-6 and Y10 may apply) or a New Zealand teacher of junior secondary levels Y9-11 (teachers of Y7-8 and Y12 may apply).
  • be currently teaching Japanese a minimum of 3 hours per week (if you are on leave etc. and not currently teaching but would like to participate, please consult with us beforehand).
  • not be a 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 in the final year of their teaching course in university towards being a junior secondary level Japanese teacher in Australia, or have graduated from a teaching course on a junior secondary level in Australia within the past two years and be actively seeking teaching work.
  • not be a 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 Form 1 (Handwritten Task) → Fill out by hand → Scan → Save as PDF
  2. Download Form 2 (Self-evaluation lists) → Fill out (typing is allowed) → Save as Word format
  3. Fill out Online Application form → Upload FORM 1 &2
  4. Submit by November 22, 2023 (for 2024 JAN)

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

Next Seminar information

Date: TBC

Target:

  • TBC

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Enquiries

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
(02) 8239 0055

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