2021-1 Summer Newsletter

2021 Summer newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Student event details
  4. Past event reports
  5. Committee members 2020-2021
  6. JLTAV Year 12 Japanese Second Language Practice Exam Order Forms
  7. JLTAV Certificate of Merit
  8. 2020 JLTAV membership
  9. JLTAV corporate members

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 for teachers are visible on our Events page.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on Friday 26 March from 6.00 to 6.30pm. The previous AGM’s minutes are approved, we have reports from the President and Treasurer, and nominate new Committee members. Interested teachers are invited to join the Committee if they wish to contribute to our work. The nomination form and appointment of proxy form can be downloaded from here. For a detailed agenda, please see the Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Financial Year 2020.

3. Student event details

Upcoming students events/competitions are visible on our Events page

Entries/Registrations are open for:

We encourage teachers to take these opportunities to help students engage with Japanese language and culture positively.

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.

The results and event report for the 2020 calligraphy competition is available from our website.

5. Committee members 2020-2021

We are proud to present the Committee for 2020-2021. Their names can be found on the About Us page.

6. JLTAV Year 12 Japanese second language practice exam order forms

To further support VCE teachers we have developed two additional practice exams and these are available for purchase by JLTAV and non-JLTAV members.

Each exam package costs $100 (JLTAV member) and $170 (non-JLTAV member) and includes:

  • A copy of the practice exam
  • An answer key with suggested marks for each question
  • Sample responses to the writing tasks
  • Listening tracks

Click on the link below to place an order for the first practice exam:


Click on the link below to place an order for the second practice exam:


A file has been included in the Services page of the JLTAV website and in this newsletter (click here) that maps the content across the three exams.

Please note that the VCE materials produced by the JLTAV have not been endorsed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

7. JLTAV Certificate of Merit

The JLTAV is now holding a Certificate of Merit award.

For more information, click here to go to Certificate of Merit page on our website.

8. 2021 JLTAV membership

Application for membership of the JLTAV in 2021 is now open.

For further information, please go to our Membership page of the JLTAV website

9. JLTAV Corporate members

A list of corporate members are available from the Links page of the JLTAV website.

In this edition, we have included advertisements form the following corporate members:

JTB Australia

Nelson Cengage

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