JLTAWA

Welcome to JLTAWA

 

Welcome to the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia site!

ようこそJLTAWAサイトへ

ようこそ西オーストラリア日本語教師アソシエーションサイトへ!

 

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About Us

The aims of the association are:

この協会の目的は:

 

Facilitate

Facilitate

To facilitate contacts and co-operation between teachers and community groups relating to Japanese studies

日本研究に関わっている教師と市民団体の間に協力と関係を促進すること

Encourage

Encourage

To encourage the exchange of information through newsletters, forums, seminars and conferences

ニュースレター、フォーラム、セミナーや会議を通して、情報の交換を促進すること

Support

Support

To support the teaching and research of the Japanese language

日本語の研究と教育を支援すること

Promote

Promote

To promote the study of the Japanese language & culture in WA

西オーストラリア州での日本語と日本の文化の勉強を進めること

 

Meet our Committee members

Rosanne Jacobs

Rosanne Jacobs

President

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!

よろしくおねがいいたします!

Melissa Luke

Melissa Luke

Vice-President

I have been connected with Japanese language education since I first started working for Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre back in 1995.  As a qualified general primary and Japanese language teacher, I have been lucky enough to work in several primary schools for short periods as well as coordinate and present a variety of school visit activities and professional development seminars in my role as Deputy Director at the Centre.  I am thrilled to be the Vice President of JLTAWA and look forward to further supporting Japanese education related programs and networking with WA’s amazing teachers.

Margo Whittle

Margo Whittle

Treasurer

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.

Fiona Blair

Secretary

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.

Sarah Burrows

Sarah Burrows

Website Editor

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.

Terrena Hall

Terrena Hall

Primary Representative

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.

Kyohei Futaki

Kyohei Futaki

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.

Margaret Kennedy

Margaret Kennedy

Committee

After too many years as a classroom teacher, I jumped at the chance to retrain as a teacher of Japanese and now enjoy teaching Primary students 1-6. Numerous trips to Japan, many on school visits and study course has kept my passion for Japan and its language and I enjoy sharing and fostering this passion with my students.

Maya Asano

Maya Asano

Committee

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.

 

Jaeik Jong

Jaeik Jong

Committee

Jaeik is teacher of Japanese, Korean and Italian teacher at Mount Lawley SHS. 

He started his first teaching career at Belmont City College and Willetton SHS in 2004. 

He has been working as a JLTAWA committee member since 2014.

Terri Ingleton

Terri Ingleton

Committee

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.

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Year 12 Speech Contest

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