The aims of the association are:
To facilitate contacts and co-operation between teachers and community groups relating to Japanese studies
To encourage the exchange of information through newsletters, forums, seminars and conferences
To support the teaching and research of the Japanese language
To promote the study of the Japanese language & culture in WA
I am honoured to be President of JLTAWA having been a member for 17 years… I have experience teaching Primary and Secondary, city and country, Public and Private! Feel free to contact me any time if you think I may be able to help!
At the start of my career I taught in the public sector for 12 years and I am now in my 15th year with AISWA at MLC. I have always loved the Japanese culture and seem destined to learn the Japanese language. At the age of 3, I asked my Mum to teach me Japanese, although she could not oblige! I really enjoy having the opportunity to visit Japan every two years when taking students on tour, as it allows me to soak in the culture and language again. I also love Japanese dramas, which I binge-watch in the holidays!
I enjoy teaching Japanese to children from PrePrimary to Year 6 at multiple worksites. I love sharing my in Japan experiences and like to network with teachers through JLTAWA. I have held a number of roles on the committee over the years. I look forward to meeting you at events throughout the year.
Six years ago, after 15 years teaching mainstream students and those with special needs, I enthusiastically took up the challenge to become a Japanese teacher. I now teach part-time across 2 sites. Having spent a year with my family as a JET in northern Hokkaido, I have recently returned to teaching with a renewed vigour and enthusiasm for all things Japanese! I’m delighted to be back on the JLTAWA Committee as Secretary and look forward to working with the Committee to promote the teaching of Japanese language and culture across WA.
I am a qualified secondary Japanese teacher with experience delivering the Japanese curriculum to students from Year 7 to 12. I am very passionate about teaching Japanese and always strive to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences for my students.
The resources that I have developed have been praised by fellow teachers and have been shared with languages’ teachers throughout Western Australia via the Catholic Education Office languages’ teacher network and through JLTAWA. My experience using ICTs in the languages’ space has led to repeated invitations to present at professional development workshops.
こんにちは！Since commencing teaching primary school Japanese since 1998, both in the Pilbara and in the city, I am passionate about our Learning Area. I enjoy providing experiences for students (and teachers) to engage in this fascinating culture and develop language skills they are able to use in real-life situations. Any requests for help with programming, managing students or special events are welcome. Suggestions for JLTAWA support or events are also invited.
CAC (Curriculum Advisory Committee) Representative
My teaching journey started as a volunteer/assistant at two weekend Japanese schools in Brisbane. I moved to WA and have taught Japanese since 2010. As a young teacher of Japanese, I am honoured to be a committee member and look forward to supporting the Japanese-language related events and activities for the students.
I have started teaching Japanese since 2012 in Victoria and came to Western Australia 2 years ago.
I thought Japanese primary and secondary school in Victoria and focuses on teaching secondary school in WA. I am currently keen to learn more about Background Japanese Course.
Trained as a High School Teacher; taught for 2 years then went to Japan on a scholarship. Returned to Australia in 1996 and did a conversion course to teach primary school. I have worked in various schools on a temporary basis. I am now doing a long service relief at Jolimont as well as other relief work.