Information and resources for Japanes teachers including curriculum support, pedagogy, professional development opportunities and online teaching resources.

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
  • resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10.


Approaches to languages education  – information about the types of languages programs in Victorian schools.

Teacher professional learning

2019 Language maintenance course for teachers of Japanese 

We have commissioned The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre, to deliver a Japanese language maintenance course for teachers of Japanese.

The 40 hour face-to-face course will enable teachers to refresh and develop their Japanese language skills in a supportive and encouraging environment through the exploration of contemporary topics and resources. The course will focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and is suitable for primary and secondary school teachers of Japanese with a proficiency level equivalent to N5-N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. All course materials will be provided.

The course is funded by the Department, however a registration fee of $150 applies to successful participants. A small number of places will be available to non-government school teachers of Japanese.

When: term 1 holidays, 8-12 April 2019, 9am - 5pm daily

Where: Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins St, Melbourne

Apply for the Language maintenance course for teachers of Japanese.

Applicants must also complete a language checklist.

Applications close 1 March 2019.

For further information contact The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre on 9905 2313 or at anne.dekretser@monash.edu

Activities for students

Japanese Film Festival (JFF) school screening

JFF school screenings are exclusive screenings for school groups showing as part of the annual Japanese Film Festival. This year’s school screening is My Love Story!! at ACMI on Friday 30 November. A unit of work about the film will be provided to teachers in advance.
For more information on the school screening, including how to book see JFF School Screenings.

Educational kits

National Gallery of Victoria Bushido: Way of the Samurai- educational kit for junior and middle years students and teachers of Japanese.

National Gallery of Victoria Pictures of the Floating World  – interactive animation for students to create their own stories using the characters and backgrounds of the pictures of the floating world.

National Gallery of Victoria Asian Art - Japan – collection of PDF and multimedia resources about Japanese art.

Online resources

Japanese Classroom resource page - developed by the Japan Foundation, Sydney offering a collection of 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. 

​Key contacts


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

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