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NSJLE 2024

  • Date: November 15-16, 2024 (Fri-Sat)
  • Venue: University of Technology Sydney
  •  Address: Building 6, 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007

2024 Theme

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.

Keynote Speakers

【Nov 15 Keynote Speaker】
Mr Joe Dale
   Independent Languages Consultant, UK

【Nov 16 Panel Speakers】
Dr Gary Bonar
   Senior Lecturer in Languages & TESOL, Monash University, VIC
Ms Katherine Brownlee
   President, JTAN, NSW
   Japanese Teacher, Gosford High School, NSW
Ms Sherryl Saunders
   Former Treasurer, AFMLTA, QLD
Mr Andrew Scrimgeour
    Adjunct Research Fellow, University of South Australia, SA

See further details on Keynote Speakers page.

Symposium Registration

  • Early Bird Rates: April 1, 2024 (Mon) – October 3, 2024 (Thu)
  • Full Rates: October 4, 2024 (Fri) – October 25, 2024 (Fri)
  • Student Rates: April 1, 2024 (Mon) – October 25, 2024 (Fri)

* Registration and Travel Grant from Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre (MJS Centre) is available*

See further details under Registration page.

Symposium Reception

  • Date: November 15, 2024 (Fri)
  • Time: 6pm-8pm (Venue open from 5:30pm)
  • Venue: Aerial UTS Function Centre
  • Registration Open: April 1, 2024 – October 25, 2024 

Sake Seminar

  • Presenter: Yukino Ochiai / Director of Deja vu Sake Company
  • Cost: Included in the reception

See further details under Registration page.

TFE Hotel Deals

TFE Hotels kindly offers NSJLE special rates (15% off rates from Fully Flexible Rates)

See further details under Registration page.

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If you are interested in holding a stall, please contact us on for further details.

Application open: April 8, 2024
Application deadline: May 26, 2024extended till June 14, 2024 


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.

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