Information and resources for Japanese 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

Japanese Intensive Seminar

This seminar, held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney enables teachers to develop language skills, gain confidence using Japanese, and to develop language teaching strategies and skills which they can apply in their own classrooms. Specific focuses include Australian Curriculum and ICT-based learning. Participants will be immersed in a Japanese language environment suited to their level and will have ample opportunity for networking.

Target audience

Junior secondary level teachers of Years 7 to 9 (Years 5 to 6 and Year 10 teachers may also apply).

Course dates

27 to 30 September 2021


The Japan Foundation, Sydney


Nil participation fee. All travel costs (e.g. flights, accommodation and transport) will be the responsibility of the participants.

To apply

Complete the application form 

Application deadline 

9 August 2021

Further information

Contact coordinators@jpf.org.au or phone 02 9239 0055.

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) 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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