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DATES FOR 2019 FUNDING

JAPANESE TEACHER INFORMATION PACK 2019


THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY
jpf.org.au/languages/for-teachers/grants
JANUARY 14-17
MINI GRANTS
Intensive Seminar for Junior Secondary
Level Teachers Teaching Materials Grant
For schools looking to purchase or upgrade language
teaching materials.
MAY 10
Speech Contest Grant
Teaching Materials Grant - Application Deadline For organisations (local or state-level) seeking to host
a speech contest.
JULY 7 MAJOR GRANTS
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) In-country professional development opportunities are
(Brisbane, Canberra) offered at The Japan Foundation's Japanese language
institutes.
SEPTEMBER 16 Basic Training Program [6 months]
General Language Program [6 weeks]
Video Maturi Student Short Film Contest - Teaching Methods Program [6 weeks]
Entry Deadline Training on a Specific Theme [4 weeks]
Language Training for Specialists [2 or 6 months]
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3
Intensive Seminar for Primary Level Teachers STAY IN TOUCH
OCTOBER 5 or 12 (TBC) J-TEACHER AND J-LEARNER
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OCTOBER-DECEMBER
SENSEIS' VOICES
Japanese Film Festival - School Screenings
jpf.org.au/language/for-teachers/senseis-voices
DECEMBER 1 This blog is a place for teachers around Australia to voice
their opinions and to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
(Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney)
CONTACT US
DECEMBER 2 The Japan Foundation, Sydney (JPF Sydney)
Major Grant - Application Deadline Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
T . 02 8239 0055
E . coordinators@jpf.org.au W . www.jpf.org.au

(Please note all dates are subject to change.) japanfoundationsydney @JPFSydney


ONLINE RESOURCES STUDENT CONTESTS
WEB APPS AUSTRALIAN JAPANESE LANGUAGE
SPEECH CONTEST FINALS
CLASSROOM RESOURCES CHALLENGE WITH ERIN - JAPANESE LANUGAGE TEST -
jpf.org.au/languages/for-learners/contests/
jpfsyd-classroomresources.com app.erin.ne.jp/en/index.html speech-contest/
JPF Sydney curates a large collection of classroom Japanese language learners are encouraged to showcase
This app can be used to study beginner-level vocabulary and
resources for teachers, created over more than 20 years. their speaking skills in this contest. State winners
expressions in an engaging way through card games, manga
and quizzes. progress to the National Finals, and compete to win
ERIN’S CHALLENGE! I CAN SPEAK JAPANESE exciting prizes.
erin.ne.jp HIRAGANA / KATAKANA / KANJI MEMORY HINT
Learn Japanese expressions through TV drama-like skits, VIDEO MATSURI STUDENT SHORT FILM CONTEST
jfkc.jp/en/material/memoryhint.html
manga and more with Erin.
jfkc.jp/en/material/memoryhint-kanji.html jpf.org.au/languages/for-learners/contests/
video-matsuri/
MARUGOTO PLUS Download apps to study hiragana/katakana/kanji in a fun way
using mnemonic pictures. Students have the opportunity to create a 3 minute
marugotoweb.jp short film showing off their language skills and
The learning support website for Marugoto, the official technical prowess.
textbook of The Japan Foundation, which complies with
the JF Standard for Japanese language education.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CENTRE VISITS
HIROGARU INTENSIVE SEMINAR
jpf.org.au/languages/for-teachers/professional- jpf.org.au/languages/for-teachers/centre-visits-
hirogaru-nihongo.jp for-schools
development/intensive-seminar
Hirogaru is a new interactive site for learning about Japan
and the Japanese language through various topics of This course enables teachers to upgrade their language JPF Sydney offers authentic Japanese cultural and
interest to learners. proficiency, update teaching practices and network. language immersion workshops for school groups at
our centre.

MINATO PD SESSIONS
minato-jf.jp jpf.org.au/languages/for-teachers/professional- LIBRARY
'Minato' (literally meaning 'Harbour') is a place where you development/pds-near-you
can study the Japanese language with online courses, Our language consultants present at Japanese language jpf.org.au/library
and interact with people from all over the world via online teachers association conferences and seminars in your region. Residents of Australia can sign up for a free library
communities.
card (or paid Japan Foundation Membership) to borrow
resources such as Japanese language textbooks,
NIHONGO E な JLPT reference books and JLPT study guides. Postal loans
nihongo-e-na.com are available for paid members.
This is a great one-stop-shop for the best online jpf.org.au/languages/for-learners/jlpt
Japanese language resources. Also available on iOS Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an
and Android. internationally recognised qualification for benchmarking
the proficiency of Japanese learners. JLPT will be held in
JAPANESE IN ANIME AND MANGA July and December in selected cities around Australia.
anime-manga.jp
Learn Japanese expressions in a fun way through various
genres of anime and manga.