The proceedings are a collection of papers presented at NSJLE, highlighting best practice and innovative research in the field of Japanese language education in Australia. Contributors range from primary school teachers and PhD candidates, to internationally-acclaimed academics.

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Are the proceedings peer-reviewed?
NSJLE proceedings are peer-reviewed before publication by a panel of academics and experienced teachers.

How can I read them?
All papers from past proceedings are available to read and download online, free of charge.

Is there a physical copy?
If you are a library and would like a physical copy of the proceedings, please contact us.

Creating the Future

The inaugural National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) was held 1–2 November 2012 at The University of Melbourne. It was a wonderful event, celebrating the commitment, expertise, innovation, dedication and generosity of educators and stakeholders in Japanese language education. It was the culmination of a great deal of hard work from a wide range of people and organisations. It was exciting, it was successful and it led to greater national cooperation and collaboration.

2012 All Proceedings

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Editor’s Introduction

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Cutting-edge language education

Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Japanese language education in the global era: new perspectives and advocacy

Angela Scarino
The development of the Australian Curriculum and implications for Japanese language education

Hiroko Kataoka
Differentiated instruction in Japanese language classes

Japanese language education in Australia: now and the future

Robyn Spence-Brown, Matthew Absalom, Anne de Kretser, Kathe Kirby, Carolyn Stevens, Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson, Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, Kent Anderson
Plenary Panel Discussion

Innovative practices

Wendy Venning
Wiki wonderland: a tool for learning and advocacy

Mariel Howard
Japanese speech night at the primary school level: advocacy through language learning

Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Masae Uekusa, Mari Morofushi
初級日本語コースにおけるタブレットPCの使用: インキング機能を使用した授業運営の利点と課題

Aya Kondoh, Hyogyung Kim
グローバル時代における日本語教育: プロセスとケースで学ぶビジネスコミュニケーション

Food for thought

Noriko Shimada, Paul Moore
Japanese heritage language learners and the NSW high school curriculum: eligibility criteria and other hurdles

Tetsushi Ohara, Kaori Shimasaki, Yuji Okawa
Lost in research: an attempt to create a learning community for research students at an Australian university

Local Connections, Global Visions

The second National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) was held on the 10–11 July 2014 at the University of Technology, Sydney. Thank you very much to all presenters and participants for making the symposium a success.

2014 All Proceedings

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The Big Picture

Kent Anderson
Does making Japan still matter: teachers, study-abroad and relevance

Robyn Spence-Brown
Japanese language education in Australia today: an overview

Global and Local Best Practices

Global Best Practices

David Nunan
Beyond the classroom: a case for out-of-class language learning

ICT-Enhanced Best Practices

Wendy Venning
Funk up your Japanese with a flashmob!

Kathleen Duquemin
Increasing reading fluency in year 5 students learning Japanese as a second language

CLIL-Based Best Practices

Hiroki Kurihara
Exploring the potential of CLIL to energise a Japanese class for middle year students

Caitlin Lee, Maya Asano, Hiroko Koga
Japanese beyond the classroom: learning about the Tohoku disaster to connect Japanese language learning to the real world

Mariel Howard
Experiencing CLIL from the learner’s seat


Nathan Lane
A whole-of-school approach to promoting Japanese involving students, teachers and parents

Shoko McInerney
Being mindful: how the PYP approach enhances learning Japanese


Rowena Ward
Employment of graduates of Japanese language

Visible and Valuable

The third National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE2016) was held on the 4–5 November 2016 at the University of Melbourne, Law Building. We heartily encourage presenters at the symposium to submit a paper to be screened for the 2016 Proceedings. Please find information below.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2017.

2016 Call for Papers

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Cover sheet

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Paper template

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Paper Preparation (English)

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Paper Preparation (日本語)

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