Its the age old question – how do we better advocate the Japanese language in our school communities? Anne de Kretser, Director of the Monash Japanese Language Education Centre shares some ideas we can all implement to increase the visibility and perceived value of Japanese to our stakeholders.
In our second article of the ‘My Nihongo Space’ series, Tina Dawson sensei introduces her Japanese sanctuary. Her space is colourful, attractive, welcoming, and guarantees space for students’ peaceful learning time.
We start the 2018 school year with a series called ‘My Nihongo Space’ to help inspire teachers to create a Japanese learning space at school. In our first article, Nathan Lane sensei introduces his Nihongo space.
UOW students bring languages back to their local high schools
The University of Wollongong’s Language Ambassadors into local high schools programme was designed to contribute towards building a bridge between secondary and tertiary education by connecting young Australians studying foreign languages.
PIKOTARO, the Japanese comedian behind the viral Youtube clip ‘PPAP’, was approached by Minister Kishida of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for help to produce a video clip using PPAP to inform the wider public about Sustainable Development Goals.
This photo depicts a scene in a Japanese village in May, a season referred to as ‘shoka’ (the beginnings of summer). This plant, of course, is rice. Rice crops were introduced to Japan from China around 3000 years ago and became the staple food of Japan.
Intensive Seminar Participant Reflections, January 2017
The Japan Foundation, Sydney was pleased to host 20 participants (17 teachers and 3 pre-service teachers) from Australia and New Zealand at the Intensive Seminar for Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers from 16-19 January 2017.
Did you buy chocolates for Valentine’s Day? In Japan, women have long been known to buy honmei choko, or “true feeling chocolate” for men they show romantic interest in, and giri choko, or “obligatory chocolate” for male colleagues.