Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
The aims of the association この協会の目的
We provide a common voice for Japanese language educators in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions from all systems and sectors in Western Australia, on state and national issues. JLTAWA facilitates communication and cooperation between Japanese language educators and promotes study, critique, research and instruction in the field of language pedagogy, teaching methodology and linguistics.
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
Rosanne Jacobs has been President of the Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of WA since 2013 and a member for nearly 25 years. She has taught across both Primary and Secondary and is currently the Head of Languages at Mater Dei College.
Sarah Burrows is an experienced secondary Japanese teacher who has taught in both the public and private sectors over the past ten years. She currently oversees the Japanese Specialist Program at Leeming Senior High School and has served as a committee member for the Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of WA for a number of years.
I enjoy teaching Japanese to children from Pre-Primary 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.
JLTAWA Mini Conference
Date: Saturday, 28 May 2022
JLTAWA is celebrating 50 years in 2022
You may not be aware but JLTAWA was established in 1972 and therefore is celebrating it’s 50th birthday this year!
The JLTAWA 50th Anniversary Celebration event was held at Tsunami in March.
It was great to catch up with current and previous members.
We hope to see many members celebrate this great achievement of 50 years of supporting and promoting Japanese Language Education in WA by participating and attending events held over the year!
Next opportunity is JLTAWA mini conference on Saturday May 28.
JLTAWA members are invited to our End of Year Sundowner at Hyogo Cultural Centre, Tuart Hill, on Friday 26 November from 5pm. (more…)
Do you have a colleague who is worthy of recognition?? Please consider nominating them for JLTAWA Language Teacher Award. A prize of $300 kindly donated by the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre is awarded to the winner. Nominations close on Friday November 5 Download the nomination form to nominate a worthy colleague. JLTAWA 2021 Teacher of the Year AwardDownload The criteria is as follows: Excellence and innovation in Japanese language education.Support of Japanese language colleagues.Active member of the Japanese language teaching community.Length of teaching service (minimum of five years Japanese teaching experience).
JLTAWA Members are invited to purchase the 2020 WACE Good Answer Guide (more…)
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 4 September from 1.00pm – 4.20pm (more…)