2021-3 Winter Newsletter

2021 Winter newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Student event details
  4. Languages week report from Emmanuel College
  5. Committee members 2020-2021
  6. JLTAV Year 12 Japanese Second Language Practice Exam Order Forms
  7. Activity pages – resource sharing – sudoku
  8. Online CNN News
  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. We are currently planning the following teacher events:

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. Languages week report from Emmanuel College

From Monday 3rd May until Friday 7th May, Emmanuel College staff and students were treated to a fun-filled and successful Language Week celebrating both Japanese and Italian cultures.

Students participated in a number of lunchtime cultural activities including Juventus Soccer Academy, remote control sumo wrestling and manga drawing. There were also full day activities for our Year 7 students, as well as senior Year 9 & 10 students, such as Taiko drumming with Asia Raya, Judo workshops with Dennis and the talented crew at iJudo, Tarantati dancing with Global Grooves and Commedia dell’Arte with Make a Scene.

Our senior students were also able to learn more about their chosen language through informative seminars from Zilla Bailey of the Japanese Consulate and Melbourne University lecturer Matt Absalom and Dante Aligheri Vice-President Mary Marcuccio. We were also treated to a gelati truck, sushi lunch and a grand lunchtime concert from our VCE students.

Overall, it was a fun and educational week where students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture.

Written by Yoshi Yamamoto, on behalf of the Languages Department of Emmanuel College – Altona North and Point Cook.

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 a practice exam. This is available for purchase by JLTAV members and non-JLTAV members. The exam package costs $100 (JLTAV member) and $170 (non-JLTAV member) and includes:

  • An electronic copy of the practice exam
  • An answer key with suggested marks for each question (electronic copy)
  • Listening tracks sent via email

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

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


The exam will be ready for distribution mid-term 3.

Additionally, practice exams we have developed in 2020 can be purchased from the Services page of the JLTAV website.

7. Activity Pages – Resource Sharing from Kathie Duquemin – Sudoku

8. Online CNN News

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: