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

Teacher professional learning

2023 Japanese Language Maintenance Course

Teachers of Japanese in Victoria are invited to apply for a 37.5-hour language maintenance course funded by the Department of Education, organised, and delivered by the Monash Japanese Language Education Centre. The course will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online classes and enable teachers to refresh and develop their Japanese language skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Concentrating on listening and speaking skills, the course will focus on appropriate historical and contemporary aspects of Japanese culture and language. All course materials are provided.

Target audience: Currently employed primary and secondary government school teachers of Japanese with Japanese language skills equivalent to N4-N3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. A small number of places will be available to non-government school teachers of Japanese.

Course dates:

  • Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2023 (9am-5pm, face-to-face)
  • Tuesdays 11 July – 5 September 2023 (4:30-6:00pm, online)
  • Saturday 9 September 2023 (9am-5pm, face-to-face)

 *Attendance at all sessions is required

Venue: Monash University, 12 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton Campus (Japanese Studies Centre Building 54)

Cost: The course is funded by the Department of Education however, a registration fee of $150 applies to successful participants.

To apply: Complete the Application form and language checklist

Application deadline: Friday 26 May 2023 (Applicants will be notified by Friday 2 June 2023)

Further information: Contact Anne de Kretser, The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre, on 9905 2313 or email: anne.dekretser@monash.edu.

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.

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

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) and shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) workshops and concerts. 

​Key contacts


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

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