2016 Spring Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

 

Editor’s note: We are trialling a new format for the newsletter, based on feedback from members, including a previous survey. This new format simplifies the newsletter, providing the information you want in links. It should hopefully be easier to access the information you want. You will see in this edition the inclusion of advertisements from our valued corporate members. Each advertisement is hyperlinked and when clicked you will be directed to the company website.
Please direct feedback to the JLTAV Committee.

 

Table of Contents

 

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & events
  3. Past event reports
  4. Committee members 2016-2017
  5. Year 12 practice exam order form
  6. Regional support proposal
  7. VCE SAC support information

 

1. From the President

Please see the update from the President, Nathan Lane, here.

 

 

2. Dates for your diary & events

Upcoming events are visible on our Events Page.
In the immediate future, we are offering:

  1. Sat 15/10 Primary and Secondary PL Day Gippsland 2016
  2. ICT Online Workshops 2016
  3. Tue 18/4/2017 Video Contest 2016-2017

 

 

3. Past event reports

Recently, we celebrated the success of the following events. Please see the event pages for their reports.

  1. Sun 17/7 & 24/7 Year 12 Morning 2016 (this report is for both Melbourne & Ballarat events)
  2. Sun 21/8 Junior Speech Competition 2016 (also includes prize winners)
  3. Fri 26 – Sun 28/8 Language Maintenance Immersion Weekend 2016

 

 

4. Committee members 2016-2017

We are proud to present the new Committee for 2016-2017. Their names can be found on the About Us page.

 

 

5. Year 12 practice exam order form

If you would like to order a practice exam, please do so with this form.

 

 

6. Regional support proposal

The JLTAV is considering the launch of a new initiative to grant funding to regional networks of Japanese languages teachers around Victoria. This will allow those regional networks to host their own professional development for teachers, language and culture events and competitions for students and can grant travel and accommodation costs for members.

We have put together a proposal, available online here. If this idea interests you, please read through it and send any feedback to the JLTAV Committee.

 

7. VCE SAC support information

The JLTAV is considering a new project for the JLTAV to support VCE teachers in the creation of high-quality SACs for Units 3 and 4. We need native Japanese speakers and experienced VCE teachers to help in the creation of these SACs, for checking reading SACs, and checking and recording listening SACs.

If you are interested in helping out with the service or finding out more, please fill in the form here.