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:

https://forms.gle/sGn8VM6L6o5JVCny8

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:

From the President, Winter 2021

Welcome to Term 3 and the JLTAV Winter Newsletter. After a busy Term 2, I hope you enjoyed a well-deserved holiday break and you continue to stay safe and well during these challenging times.

In May, we held our first online conference. The program ran from Saturday 1 May to Saturday 8 May. Sessions were held at different times to enable flexibility for colleagues to attend sessions around their other commitments. The program was varied and included sessions focusing on: ICT/innovation, VCE, secondary, primary and curriculum/assessment. We also offered two keynote presentations from Andrew Fuller and Matt Miller. Many thanks to our colleagues for their generosity in putting their presentations together and for sharing their wealth of knowledge with us. Thank you also to our colleagues from Victoria and further afield for supporting the conference and attending online.

Our professional learning focus for Term 3 will be in ICT. We plan to run sessions over a few weeks in August and September. Colleagues are able to choose the sessions that interest them. Each session will run for an hour from 7.00pm. For the first half an hour, the presenter will introduce the digital tool. In the second part of the session, colleagues are able to work independently and trial the tool. The presenter will remain online and colleagues are welcome to come back in the main session and ask any questions. These sessions are free to JLTAV members. Colleagues may choose to attend one session or all sessions. The registration form for this professional learning is below.

https://forms.gle/hJ3J98HZ6ouRaHbp7

 

This year we will continue to run our Year 12 Morning online and make the resources available to our members for free via Google Drive. This includes a recording of the information that would usually be presented on the day of the event. During Term 3 we will inform teachers when the materials will be ready, how to access them, and for how long access will be available. In order to receive the link to these materials, please complete the form here:

https://forms.gle/hrZRp8bhgr5Nz4a6A

Please register your school once only. Materials will be made available to JLTAV members only. We wish all Year 12 students success as preparations for their end-of-year exams intensify in Term 3.

 

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:

https://forms.gle/sGn8VM6L6o5JVCny8

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

 

Over the past few years we have held a highly successful immersion weekend. This is the perfect opportunity for non-native teachers of Japanese to focus on developing and extending their Japanese language skills in an immersive environment with native speaker mentors. This year’s event will be held from Friday 22 October to Sunday 24 October at Lilydale Lakeside Conferencing and Events Centre. It will be great to hold the event at a location that is close to Melbourne. Given the uncertainty around when international borders will open and travel between Australia and Japan will resume, the immersion weekend will be the perfect opportunity to feel like we are in Japan. The weekend is open to all language level abilities and details of this professional learning activity can be found in this newsletter. Sincere thanks to our 2021 native speaker mentors: Yuichi Deguchi, Takanori Hayakawa and Junko Nichols. The registration form for this professional learning is below.

https://forms.gle/kGxd1AXyXJhi7hur9

 

Our highly successful Calligraphy Competition will again be held during Term 3. The details of this competition are included in this newsletter. We have also included details of our online Junior Speech Competition in this newsletter and on the JLTAV website.

 

Term 3 is the time when secondary students make decisions regarding their subject choices for the following year. As a way to support teachers during this time, links to advocacy resources have been included on the JLTAV website. We hope you find these resources useful.

 

As an Association we promote the sharing of teaching ideas, and in this newsletter we have included some activity pages. If you have a resource(s) you would like to share, please email it to nlane@mackillopsh.vic.edu.au. Perhaps you have some great resources you leave for CRTs, especially non-Japanese speaking CRTs. We hope these resources will be useful as we move into the second half of the year.

 

The JLTAV Committee continue to work hard to organise events throughout the year and I thank them for all their hard work, generosity and commitment to the Association. Contact details of the 2021 committee have been included in this newsletter.

I wish everyone a successful Term 3 and thank you for your support of the JLTAV Inc. Take care and stay safe in this current environment.

Nathan Lane

President, JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)

2021-2 Autumn Newsletter

2021 Autumn newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Past event reports
  4. Committee members 2021-2022
  5. JLTAV Year 12 Japanese Second Language Practice Exam Order Forms
  6. 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

We are currently planning various teacher and student events. Once we finalise the detail, we will put it up on our Events page. So watch this space!

3. 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, the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) president’s report is available from our website.

4. Committee members 2021-2022

We are proud to present the Committee for 2021-2022. Their names can be found on the About Us page.

5. 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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4eqfPJ5vGZWsfPqCcpmJLDkpP2nw-AT8MdYECITKoLD_aOg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGyn7mHN3508jnunYaRWmE0JFQkUg5mk8dLsDH6JkB79JdCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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).

6. 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:

japan-lessons.com

Pearson Australia

Nelson Cengage

Intext Book Company

Palaygo

Saizen Tours

From the President, Autumn 2021

Welcome to Term 2 and the JLTAV Autumn Newsletter. I hope everyone had a great start to the new school year and a most relaxing Easter holiday break.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and changes to restrictions, we have moved our 2021 Annual Conference to an online format. The online conference was held from Saturday 1 May to Saturday 8 May. This enabled us to avoid screen fatigue and flexibility for teachers to attend sessions around their other commitments. Moving the conference to an online format also enabled our colleagues from interstate and further afield to participate. We have been able to put together an exciting program for the event including two keynote presentations, 40 breakout sessions and 42 presenters. Many thanks to our colleagues for their generosity in putting their presentations together and for sharing their wealth of knowledge with us.

In 2022, the JLTAV celebrates 50 years as a Single Language Association. We intend to return to a face-to-face conference in 2022 and organise different events throughout the year to celebrate this significant milestone for the Association.

We held our 2021 Annual General Meeting online on Friday 26 March and I extend a very warm welcome to our 2021 committee. Many thanks to our committee who generously give up their time to support the Association. The 2021 committee member details can be found on the JLTAV website under ‘About Us’. We also acknowledge and thank our regional contacts for disseminating information on JLTAV events: Jan Chalmer (Gippsland), Keiko Sanderink (North-East region) and Rudi Valent (Geelong), and to Dr Robyn Spence-Brown from Monash University for being our tertiary representative. Each year at the Year 12 Morning Robyn’s presentation on tertiary options for studying Japanese is always informative.

As an Association we are committed to supporting our colleagues and ensuring Japanese Language Education continues to flourish in Victoria. Throughout this year we intend to continue to organise a range of events, even if restrictions mean the format of the event may look a little different. We are planning to offer:

  • Year 12 Morning
  • Model UN in Japanese
  • Junior Speech Competition
  • Calligraphy competition
  • A range of professional learning sessions for primary and secondary teachers in addition to our annual conference

As we continue our plans for these events we will share registration information via the JLTAV website, JLTAV membership email list, the Nihongo Victoria email group and the JLTAV and Japanese Language Teachers of Australia Facebook pages.

I would like to acknowledge our corporate members of the JLTAV for 2021. In these very challenging times we are pleased to be able to support our corporate members and include their advertisements in this newsletter.

Many thanks to the schools who supported our 2021 Events Poster Competition. We received a large number of entries which made it challenging to select an overall winner. We selected five winners and will use each poster in the resources we create for JLTAV events this year. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Cassie Warren from Sunbury College
  • Hanh Lu and Mifa Mai from Mount Waverley Secondary College
  • Melissa Wu from Strathmore Secondary College
  • Sumaidha Samiha from Dandenong High School

Please find here the winning artworks.

I wish everyone all the best for Term 2.

Nathan Lane

President, JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4eqfPJ5vGZWsfPqCcpmJLDkpP2nw-AT8MdYECITKoLD_aOg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGyn7mHN3508jnunYaRWmE0JFQkUg5mk8dLsDH6JkB79JdCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

Intext Book Company (Click the image to open September 2020 Japanese brochure)

Pearson

IiTomo is the only up-to-date Japanese series to offer a complete 7-12 learning progression, aligned to state syllabuses and the Australian Curriculum.
It features authentic, relevant language content, topics, texts and visuals with a focus on intercultural learning.
iiTomo 1-4, 2nd Edition for Years 7-10
iiTomo Senior for Years 11 and 12
pearson.com.au/iitomo

Japan Package Tours

Saizen Tours

japan-lessons.com

Palaygo

From the President, Summer 2021

Welcome to Term 1 and the JLTAV Summer Newsletter. I hope you have all had an enjoyable holiday break and are refreshed and energised to start the new school year.

Last year was an unprecedented year around the world, and unfortunately we were unable to run many of our usual student and teacher events. We hope if restrictions allow we will be able to offer teachers and students a range of events and activities throughout 2021. We will ensure these events are run in a COVID safe way and we will promote our events through the JLTAV website, Nihongo Victoria, the JLTAV and Japanese Language Teachers of Australia Facebook pages, as well as through the Department of Education and Training Languages Regional Project Officers.

Thank you to the students and schools who supported our 2020 calligraphy competition. We have included the results of the competition in this newsletter. Many thanks to Miho Leitch from Ebisu Design (https://www.ebisudesign.com/) for judging the competition and for providing her feedback which we have included in the report for the competition.

In 2021 we will again offer our JLTAV Events Poster Competition. Please encourage your students to submit an entry for this competition.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and changes to restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to move our 2021 Annual Conference to an online format. This will ensure all of our colleagues from across Victoria will have the opportunity to participate in this year’s event. As the event will be held online we will also be able to promote the conference to colleagues across Australia and invite them to participate.

We are planning to run our conference across several days in the week from May 1st to 8th (to be confirmed), both to avoid screen fatigue and to allow our colleagues to organise their participation around other commitments. We look forward to seeing our colleagues online at this year’s conference.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held online on Friday 26 March from 6.00 to 6.30pm . We encourage members to nominate themselves to join the JLTAV committee for 2021. One gains a lot of satisfaction from being involved in the Association and ensuring Japanese Language Education continues to flourish in Victoria. Please contact me at nlane@mackillopsh.vic.edu.au if you would like further information or you would like to join the committee in 2021.

In 2017 we launched the JLTAV Award, however, we are yet to award this to one of our member teachers. Details of the nomination process for this award are outlined in this newsletter. We extend our thanks to the MLTAV for allowing us to adapt and use their wording.

Sincere thanks to the Department of Education and Training (DET) for their great support and for providing a yearly grant to enable us to organise student events and professional learning for teachers. We look forward to the ongoing support from the DET in 2021.

In 2020 we saw a new format for the external examinations for Year 12 Japanese Second Language. To support teachers the JLTAV produced three practice exams. One was available for free to members in the resources in the Year 12 Morning shared Google Drive, and the other two are available for purchase. The examinations are still available for purchase. Please click on the information in this newsletter to place an order. We wish all our VCE students great success in their Japanese studies in 2021.

On behalf of the committee I thank you all for your support of the JLTAV. After a very challenging year across the world in 2020, we wish everyone all the very best for the start of the 2021 school year. Stay safe and take care.

Nathan Lane

President

JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)

2020-4 Spring Newsletter

2020 Spring newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Student event details
  4. Committee members 2020-2021
  5. Past event reports
  6. Year 12 Japanese second language practice exams content map
  7. 2020 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 and future events for teachers are visible on our Events page.

3. Student event details

Upcoming students events/competitions are visible on our Events page.

At the moment, entries/registrations are still open for:

4. Committee members 2020-2021

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

5. 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.

6. Year 12 Japanese Second Language Practice Exams Content Map

Please find here an overview of the content covered in the three practice exams produced by the JLTAV in 2020.

7. 2020 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

Saizen Tours

Japan Package Tours

japan-lessons.com

Palaygo

Nelson Cengage

Intext Book Company (Click the image to open September 2020 Japanese brochure)

Pearson

IiTomo is the only up-to-date Japanese series to offer a complete 7-12 learning progression, aligned to state syllabuses and the Australian Curriculum.
It features authentic, relevant language content, topics, texts and visuals with a focus on intercultural learning.
iiTomo 1-4, 2nd Edition for Years 7-10
iiTomo Senior for Years 11 and 12
pearson.com.au/iitomo

From the President, Spring 2020

Welcome to Term 4 and the JLTAV Spring Newsletter. Our year continues to be a challenging time for students, parents, families and teachers. We sincerely hope our colleagues and friends in the Japanese teaching community in Victoria and further afield continue to keep safe and well.

Even though we returned to remote learning and teaching in Term 3, as an Association we were still able to support our members in a number of ways. This year the materials prepared for the Year 12 Morning were shared to members via Google Drive. The materials included:

  • Videos explaining the oral and written exams for Japanese Second Language
  • Good and bad mock oral example videos
  • A practice exam with suggested answers
  • Listening texts to accompany the practice exam
  • A booklet outlining information about the oral and written exams
  • A university presentation prepared by Dr Robyn Spence-Brown, the JLTAV Tertiary Liaison from Monash University

Many thanks to Julie Devine who prepared the resources for this event. Julie brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to the Year 12 Morning each year and we greatly appreciate Julie’s support.

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4eqfPJ5vGZWsfPqCcpmJLDkpP2nw-AT8MdYECITKoLD_aOg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGyn7mHN3508jnunYaRWmE0JFQkUg5mk8dLsDH6JkB79JdCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

A file has been included on the JLTAV website and in this newsletter 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).

As an Association we are committed to the wellbeing of our members during this challenging year. On Wednesday 9 September, Debbie West presented through Google Meet ‘Mindfulness with a Zen Focus’. This was a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind at the start of the evening. Many thanks to Debbie for presenting this session and for sharing her wealth of knowledge. Many thanks also to Kenny Chan from Drawing With Us who kindly recorded a manga drawing class for Japanese teachers. This has been uploaded to the JLTAV YouTube channel and can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEZMQupnFKk

This video will be available until Monday 9 November.

We continue to update the JLTAV Facebook page and throughout this term we have shared interesting links focusing on wellbeing during this pandemic.

2020 JLTAV Calligraphy Competition – Important changes to the due date and submission of entries 

We are pleased to advise that the due date for entries for the 2020 JLTAV Calligraphy Competition has been extended until Thursday 5 November given the onsite return date for students.

Details of this competition can be found on the JLTAV website at: https://www.jltav.org.au/events/calligraphy-competition-2020/

Given the current situation, we will also accept entries completed with a brush pen if a calligraphy brush is not available. Entries completed with a calligraphy brush will still be accepted.

Due to delays with the mail caused by the recent restrictions, we will accept scanned or photographed entries sent as PDF files only (photo files are too large to email). Please organise a separate file for each student and the file name saved with the name of the student and their school. For example, Monash SC Mary Smith.pdf. Please send the entries to jltavcommittee@gmail.com

Entries will still be accepted by post. Please note that all mail will be collected on Thursday 5 November only and late entries will not be accepted. We suggest sending entries via Express Post or email as outlined above.

Shortly we will launch our membership forms for 2021. We are pleased to keep the membership fees the same in 2021. Even though we have been unable to run many of the events we would usually run during the year, we have been able to support members in 2020 through:

  • Short instructional tutorials on the JLTAV YouTube channel for Classkick, Gimkit, Nearpod, PowerPoint, Seesaw and Google Classroom, to support colleagues during remote learning and teaching
  • Year 12 Morning Google Drive folder of materials
  • Two practice exams in addition to the practice exam created for the Year 12 Morning. A total of three practice exams have been created to support students studying Unit 3/4 Japanese Second Language and to prepare them for the new exam format for 2020.
  • ‘Mindfulness with a Zen Focus’ professional learning session presented by Debbie West
  • Manga drawing workshop presented by Kenny Chan from Drawing With Us
  • Calligraphy Competition
  • Organising online exchanges with schools in the Osaka Prefecture through the Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau (OCTB)
  • Posts on the JLTAV Facebook page before the return to face-to-face teaching in Term 4 sharing different teaching ideas and resources

We look forward to 2021 and being able to offer more events and activities for teachers and students.

I wish everyone a successful Term 4 and all the best with report writing and assessment as the year draws to an end. I wish all the students studying Unit 3/4 Japanese great success in their end of year exams. Take care and stay safe in this current environment.

Nathan Lane

President, JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)

Invitation to Online Exchanges with Schools in Osaka Prefecture

Dear Sensei-gata

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) is organising an online exchange program with schools in Osaka.

For more information, please refer to the documents below:

 

 

 

(The ‘Confirmation Form’ enables teachers from Victoria and Osaka to communicate and understand each other’s rules and to ensure the protection of all students involved.)

2020-3 Winter Newsletter

2020 Winter newsletter

Table of Contents

  1. From the President
  2. Dates for your diary & future event information
  3. Student event details
  4. Committee members 2020-2021
  5. Past event reports
  6. Regional support scheme information
  7. 2020 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 and future events for teachers are visible on our Events page.

3. Student event details

Upcoming students events/competitions are visible on our Events page.

At the moment, entries/registrations are still open for:

4. Committee members 2020-2021

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

5. 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.

This year’s Annual General Meeting president’s report is available from our website.

6. Regional support scheme 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.

7. 2020 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:

Nelson Cengage

japan-lessons.com

Palaygo

G.E.T Educational Tours

JTB Australia

Saizen Tours

Japan Package Tours