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Professional Learning Opportunity – Saturday 4 November 2017

Professional Learning Opportunity – Saturday 4 November 2017

JLTAWA invites all members to a one-day Walk the Talk Japanese Language Specific Professional Learning event designed to:

  • Share resources that support the implementation of the Year 3 and Year 4 Western Australian Curriculum: Languages- Japanese.  
  • Further knowledge and understanding of the WAC Languages for Japanese
  • Focus on resources and program templates
  • Assist with support for deciding on specific Japanese language content
  • Discuss the Achievement Standards, and support for implementing assessment tasks and reporting for Japanese


DATE: Saturday 4 November 2017

VENUE: Yuluma Primary School

21 Ambrose Street, Innaloo, WA 6018

TIME: 8.30am – 3.30pm

COST: $100 for JLTAWA members (must be a JLTAWA Member to attend). Morning TEA and LUNCH provided

This is a repeat of the recent DoE Walk the Talk PL – preparation for the implementation of WA Curriculum Languages in 2018 (focus is on Years 3/4 however anyone can attend).  It is open to any JLTAWA teacher from any sector. The PL was written by the MLTAWA under contract to the DoE and specifically targets teachers of Years 3 and 4, however the PL would be of high value to all teachers in implementing the new WA Curriculum as it rolls out over the next few years.

See flyer for registration details: JLTAWA Nov 4 Walk the talk 2017 Flyer

Year 12 Japanese Kaiwa Day 2017

Year 12 Japanese Kaiwa Day 2017

To assist the Year 12 students with their preparation for Semester Two and WACE practical exams, JLTAWA will be running a Kaiwa Day at Willeton Senior High School, Willeton, on Saturday 16 September from 1.00pm – 4.20pm.
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Japanese Teacher Information Pack 2017

Japanese Teacher Information Pack 2017

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is the Australian arm of The Japan Foundation, which was established by the Japanese government to promote cultural and intellectual exchange between Japan and other nations. It runs a diverse range of programs and events, including exhibitions, talk events, grant programs and Japanese language courses for all levels from beginner to advanced. The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 in Tokyo and has expanded to a global network of 24 offices in 23 countries. The Australian office was founded in 1978.


A Primary School Calligraphy Contest 2016

A Primary School Calligraphy Contest 2016

Open to students of current JLTAWA members

Prizes include fudepens and $20 App giftcards

Teacher information:

Each school may send in one entry per category

to the JLTAWA judging committee:

Years 1-3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Entries must be received by August 31, 2016

Ice-Shaving Machines

Ice-Shaving Machines

JLTAWA has purchased two ice-shaving machines, to lend out to JLTAWA members, at no charge.  If you have an upcoming Japanese cultural activity day, what could be better than a delicious and refreshing kaki-gori to top off the day?  JLTAWA members may book either one or both machines for a week at a time, by contacting Anne Ashby at aashby@mlc.wa.edu.au.  All you need do is pick up and drop back the machines, but the hire is free.
We hope this purchase will benefit many members.
Letter to Principals: P-10 Languages WA

Letter to Principals: P-10 Languages WA

Western Australian school principals have been have sent a letter of clarification regarding the provision of P-10 Languages education in Western Australian schools. The letter from Chair, Patrick Garnett, and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Blagaich of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, sets out the timeline for implementation of the P-10 Languages syllabuses as part of the Western Australian Curriculum Outline, commencing in 2018 and also states the minimum provision that schools must offer in terms of Languages education. The letter and FAQ’s about the Authenticity’s position can be accessed from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.

WA Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017

WA Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017

WA Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017

 Saturday, 9th September, 2017

University of Western Australia

The aim of the WA Senior School Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017 is to encourage students of Japanese to showcase their language skills in a challenging environment. Winners from the WA competition will progress to the Australian final on Saturday, October 7th 2017 which will be held at the Japan Foundation, Sydney.

The 2017 competition is generously sponsored by the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and supported by the Department of Education, Consulate-General of Japan in Perth, and Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre.

The WA competition is for students in Years 11, 12 and individuals’ aged 17 or above who are no longer high school students. It has four categories:

  1. High School Senior Division
  2. Open Beginner Division
  3. Open Division
  4. Background Speaker Division

Up to two students per school per category will be accepted in the High School Senior Division. All contestants will receive a participation certificate. Prizes will also be awarded in each division.

Participants are required to submit an English summary of their speech with their application form and a copy of their full speech in Japanese and English one week prior to the contest.

Application forms:

High School Division – 2017 WA JP Speech Contest applicationform updated

Open Division – 2017 WA JP Speech Contest applicationform_OPEN

Judging criteria will follow the Japan Foundation National Guidelines.

Please read the Contest Guide carefully: 2017 Guidelines[1]