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NSJLE 2022

  •  Date: November 4-5, 2022 (Fri, Sat)
  •  Venue: State Library of Victoria 
  •  Address: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

NSJLE 2022 Program schedule with Bio and Abstracts available

Instruction to access Bio and Abstracts: Please click Schedule with Bio and Abstract below, then download the file. To view presenters’ Bios and Abstracts, open the downloaded file with your pdf software and then double click the paperclip icon.

Schedule with Bio and Abstract Online Program

Keynote Speakers

  • Nov 4, 2022: Mr Adam Voigt – Founder Real Schools & Real Learners, Speaker, Author, Mentor and Learning for Leadership & Organisational Culture
  • Nov 5, 2022 : Dr Claire Maree – Associate Professor and Reader at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

See further details under Keynote Speakers page.

2022 Theme: Be Inspired, Be Inspiring

Teachers of Japanese language all over Australia have a reputation for being passionate and innovative. The success of Japanese language education, in challenging times, has been in the most part due to our teachers and that passion and innovation. However, in the increasingly crowded curriculum with competing interests it is imperative that teachers continue to advocate for Japanese language education in an efficient and effective way. Leadership within the school, the teaching community and profession are imperative to further and continually improve Japanese language education delivery. Japanese language skills and knowledge are important and useful in the global context and we need to ensure that we, as Japanese language education professionals are vocal, visible and most importantly inspiring in ensuring this message is conveyed to our learning communities.
The theme of the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education 2020 is ‘Be Inspired Be Inspiring’. We have convened presenters lead by our keynote speakers to inspire educators to become leaders in their field or context to ensure that students and the wider school community connect with and highly value Japanese language and become aware of the pathways available for those with Japanese language skills as well as providing innovative, stimulating and relevant classes. One of the strengths of the Japanese language teaching community is its cohesive nature and willingness to network. This symposium aims to inspire the Japanese language teaching community to be inspiring in the classroom, educational institution, and the wider school community and within the Japanese language teacher network.

Symposium Dinner

  • Date:  November 4, 2022 (Fri)
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm (venue opens from 6:30pm)
  • Venue: Ian Potter Queen’s Hall  ⇒ Isabella Fraser Room
  • Registration deadline:  October 14, 2022 (Fri)

See further details under Registration page.

Dinner Guest Speakers

Mr Mat Bowtell

Founder & CEO of Free 3D Hands

See further details under Registration page.

State Library Victoria Accommodation Partners 

See further details under Registration page.

Mailing List

Stay up-to-date with the latest news about 2022 NSJLE? A mailing List is available from the NSJLE website. 


Monash Japanese Language Education Centre

Acknowledgment of Country and People

The NSJLE will be held at State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria acknowledges the traditional lands of all the Victorian Aboriginal clans, and their cultural practices and knowledge systems.

We recognise that our collections hold traditional cultural knowledge belonging to Indigenous communities in Victoria and around the country. We support communities to protect the integrity of this information, gathered from their Ancestors in the colonial period.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, who have handed down these systems of practice to each new generation for millennia.

Road to NSJLE Seminar Series Videos Available here

The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre together with The Japan Foundation, Sydney held the ‘Road to NSJLE Seminar Series’ in October and November 2021 as a lead up to the one year out milestone of the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education. The two seminars conducted were extremely well attended and due to popular demand we are making the recording of the seminars available. Please see the links below.

[Seminar 1]

“Transformational Change in Primary Years’ Language Programs”

Dr. Kathryn Macfarlane
Director from Reading’s a Breeze! Ltd (NZ)

(held on October 23, 2021 via Zoom)

Seminar 1

[Seminar 2]

“Introducing and Understanding Non-standard Script Use in Contemporary Japan”?

Dr. Wes Robertson
Lecturer in Languages & Cultures, Macquarie University (NSW)

(held on November 4, 2021 via Zoom)

Seminar 2

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 National Symposium on Japanese Language Education in Melbourne November 4 and 5 2022. Please see this website for more details and to register your interest.

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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