Curriculum support

  • Victorian Curriculum Japanese contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Japanese including the Rationale and Aims, Structure, Scope and Sequence and Resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Resources and Support and Curriculum Planning Resources.


Teacher professional learning

Japan Foundation Intensive Seminar for Teachers
The Japan Foundation’s Intensive Seminar enables teachers to develop their language skills and language teaching strategies with a focus on contemporary curriculum and ICT-based learning. Participants will be immersed in a Japanese language environment suited to their proficiency level and will have ample opportunity for resource sharing and networking.
Dates: January 14-17, 2019
Venue: Japan Foundation, Sydney
Cost: There is no participation fee, however, participants will be responsible for their own  travel, accommodation and some meals. Travel subsidies of $250 are available through JLTAV for up to eight Victorian government school teachers selected to participate in the course. Successful candidates should contact JLTAV directly to apply for a subsidy. 
Application deadline: 8 October 2018
For further information and to apply, see: https://jpf.org.au/language/for-teachers/professional-development/intensive-seminar/

National Symposium on Japanese Language Education 
Primary, secondary and tertiary educators are invited to attend this national symposim jointly hosted by Japan Foundation Sydney and the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education to be held in Sydney on 2-3 November 2018.

For more information, see: National Symposium on Japanese Language Education

Educational kits

Online resources

  • JF Japanese e-learning Minato- - developed by Japan Foundation, a new e-learning platform providing a variety of Japanese language courses of different lengths and levels
  • Language Learning Space - web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese language classrooms.

  • FUSE - Japanese resources aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

Language and culture

  • Artsinspire  – Wadaiko (Japanese drums) shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) workshops and concerts. 


For queries relating to Japanese language education, contact: languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au


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