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Fri, 31 Mar


Darwin Languages Centre

2023 Northern Territory Japanese Professional Development Day

LTANT is proud to announce that the one-day Professional Development for Japanese Language teachers supported by Japan Foundation, Sydney will be held on Friday the 31st March 2023, at Darwin Languages Centre. Lunch and Morning Tea will be provided.

" The application for this event will be closed on Monday 27th March 2023".
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Time & Location

31 Mar 2023, 8:15 am – 3:00 pm

Darwin Languages Centre, 1 Nemarluk Dr, Ludmilla NT 0820, Australia


About the Event

8:15-8:30 Registration 

8:30-9:00 Welcome by LTANT & Get to know each other 

9:00-10:00 Ohashi 

This session will focus on developing cross-cultural understanding for primary/ secondary students through the theme of Ohashi, chopsticks.  The session will provide participants to explore cultural diversity in their eating habits and compare these with Japanese by working through a series of classroom activities

10:00-10:30 Morning Tea

10:30-11:30 Developing speaking skills using skits and role plays (Primary) 

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to different types of skits and role plays, and discuss how to effectively use them in class

11:30 - 12:30 Kanji workshop (Secondary)

In this workshop, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of Kanji concepts and different strategies to teach/ learn Kanji through a series of activities.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 What's New in Japan?

14:30-15:00 Evaluation + Certificate Northern Territory

Presenters’ Bio:

Mayumi Mitsuya

Mayumi is a Senior Language Consultant at the Japan Foundation, Sydney.  Currently, she has been involved in teacher professional development around Australia and New Zealand, and resources development. Before joining the Japan Foundation. She taught Japanese in language schools and universities in various countries. She also worked for the Japan Foundation in Germany, Italy, and France.

Himiko Negishi-Wood

Himiko is a language Consultant at The Japan Foundation, Sydney.  She is a secondary school trained teacher in Australia, with over 25 years’ experience working in teacher training and resource development. She has been involved in teacher professional development at the Japan Foundation, Sydney since 1995.

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