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 2012 or 2014 proceedings, please contact us. From 2016 the Proceedings are available online only.
Creating the Future
The inaugural National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) was held November 1-2, 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.
● Cutting-edge language education
The development of the Australian Curriculum and implications for Japanese language education
● 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
Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Masae Uekusa, Mari Morofushi
● Food for thought
Noriko Shimada, Paul Moore
Japanese heritage language learners and the NSW high school curriculum: eligibility criteria and other hurdles
Local Connections, Global Visions
The second National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) was held on July 10-11, 2014 at the University of Technology, Sydney. Thank you very much to all presenters and participants for making the symposium a success.
● The Big Picture
● Global and Local Best Practices
・Global Best Practices
・ICT-Enhanced Best Practices
Increasing reading fluency in year 5 students learning Japanese as a second language
・CLIL-Based Best Practices
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
A whole-of-school approach to promoting Japanese involving students, teachers and parents
Visible and Valuable
The third National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE2016) was held on November 4-5, 2016 at the University of Melbourne, Law Building.
Addressing the Challenge of Languages Education in Australian Schools: using Promotion and Popular Culture to Make Japanese Visible and Valuable
45 Minutes per Week
How the Australian Curriculum is working in a Government Primary School
Taku Hashimoto & John Webster
について (The Wellers Hill State School Japanese Bilingual Program: implementation and results)
Bigger, Broader, Better
The fourth National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE2018) was held on November 2-3, 2018 at the University of Technology Sydney.
Nicholas Creed, Mandy O’Mara, Teresa Marnik & Steven Miyazawa
Establishing a high-quality Japanese program
Oh what a feeling! Using Toyota as a case study to teach Year 9 CLIL Economics and Business
Yuji Okawa & Takuya Kojima
Parental involvement in their children’s Japanese learning: language course for parents at a high school
Shinji Okumura & Masae Uekusa
(Using telecollaboration to connect Australian and Japanese children: a case study)
日本語学習者のための hands-on 体験型教材: 「発見」体験を創出する教材をめざして
(Developing hands-on materials for Japanese language learners: boosting motivation by creating ‘a-ha’ moments with teaching material)
(Using voice samples in Japanese classes: a proposed teaching method)
Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson & Nagisa Fukui
Supporting mixed-group language learning through Communities of Practice and Boundary Crossing
Akiko Hiratsuka, Shoko Ono & Hirofumi Yada
(Bringing the library into the Japanese language classroom: enhancing students’ information literacy)