- Date: November 15-16, 2024 (Fri-Sat)
- Venue: University of Technology Sydney
- Address: Building 6, 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007
Unleashing Potential, Expanding Boundaries
The theme of the 2024 National Symposium on Japanese Language Education, Unleashing Potential, Expanding Boundaries reflects a pivotal position for Japanese language education in Australia. In an environment of curriculum development and expansion, introduction of new technology tools, we need to unleash the potential of educators, students, teaching and learning to expand the boundaries of language education making links and connections with one another, subsequent levels of education and other curriculum areas. The 6th NSJLE will focus on the programs and opportunities available when we embrace the unlimited potential of language education and expand our borders into as yet untapped areas.
【Nov 15 Keynote Speaker】
Mr Joe Dale
Independent Languages Consultant, UK
【Nov 16 Panel Speakers】
Dr Gary Bonar
Lecturer in Languages & TESOL, Monash University, VIC
Ms Katherine Brownlee
President, JTAN, NSW
Japanese Teacher, Gosford High School, NSW
Ms Sherryl Saunders
Treasurer, AFMLTA, QLD
Mr Andrew Scrimgeour
Adjunct Research Fellow, University of South Australia, SA
See further details on Keynote Speakers page.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Phone: 02 8239 0055
The National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) is a biennial two-day conference for Japanese language educators at all levels and sectors from all Australian states and territories. It is organised by the Monash Japanese Language Education Centre and The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
NSJLE aims to provide a platform for teachers and stakeholders to discuss issues of national interest and network with their peers from around the country to encourage a stronger national network of Japanese language educators.
This symposium is a direct response to a recommendation in the 2010 report, The Current State of Japanese Language in Australian Schools and to the need for Japanese language educators to engage with important developments in language education policy under way at national and state levels, including the development of the Australian Curriculum – Languages.
NSJLE covers a wide range of topics related to Japanese language education, including sharing best practice, advances in classroom ICT, articulation, the Australian Curriculum and leadership and advocacy.