2018 Winter Newsletter

2018 Winter newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Committee members 2018-2019
  4. Past event reports
  5. Practice exam order form
  6. Regional support information

1. From the President

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

2. Dates for your diary & future event information

Upcoming events and future events are visible on our Events page.

Registrations are now closed for the following events. We look forward to having you and/or your students for the events:

  1. Sat 11/8: Shuwa Workshops.
  2. Sun 26/8: Junior Speech Competition 2018.
  3. Wed 5/9: Rakugo, Kyogen and Improvised Storytelling Workshops.

Registrations are open for the following events that we are offering:

  1. Fri 7/9 – Sun 9/9: Immersion Weekend
  2. Calligraphy Competition: Application closing on Tuesday 4/9
  3. 2018-2019 JLTAV Idol Competition: Application closing on Thursday 4/4/2019

In addition to the above events, there is a “Senior” Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria 2018, organised by: JLSCV Inc., The Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne & The University of Melbourne. Details are as follows:
Dear Teachers of Years 11 & 12 Japanese, please encourage your students to enter.

Applications opened: Tuesday 24 July

Applications close: Friday 10 August

Date: Sunday 9 September

Venue: University of Melbourne


  • High School Senior Division (Years 11 & 12 students): 8:30am Registration, 9:00am Start
  • Background Speaker*, Open Beginner and Open Divisions: Detailed timetable to be announced on our website after the applications closed.

*Years 11 & 12 students who are background speakers are eligible to enter the Background Speaker Division.

For more details please see

Contest Guide 2018 (http://japanspeechcontest.org.au/)

Enquiries: jpsespeechcontest@gmail.com

3. Committee members 2018-2019

We are proud to present the Committee for 2018-2019. Their names can be found on the About Us page.

4. Past event reports

On the Events page of our website, you can now see all past events back to the start of 2016. This will continue to be updated with new event reports as they are made.

For this edition, event reports have been added to the following event:

5. Practice exam order form

The past year 12 practice exams are available for order from the Services page of the JLTAV website.

6. Regional support information

The Regional Support Scheme provides funding to support Japanese teachers to hold events in regional Victoria.

More information is available from the Services page of the JLTAV website.