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Fri, 24 May


Alice Springs

2024 Northern Territory Japanese Professional Development Day

LTANT is proud to announce that the hybrid (in person and online) one-day Professional Development for Japanese Language teachers supported by Japan Foundation, Sydney will be held on Friday the 24th May 2024, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Traegar Campus), Alice Springs.

"The registration for this event will be closed on Monday 20th May 2024".
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2024 Northern Territory Japanese Professional Development Day
2024 Northern Territory Japanese Professional Development Day

Time & Location

24 May 2024, 8:45 am – 3:00 pm

Alice Springs, Traeger Ave, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia


About the Event

8:45-9:00 Registration 

9:00-9:10 Welcome by LTANT 

9:10-10:10 Classroom Resources (Primary & Junior Secondary) 

Using a variety of materials to match a topic or unit is very important for effective learning. In this session, participants will explore teaching and learning resources from The Japan Foundation and develop ideas on how to use them in the classroom. Please bring your smartphone, tablet etc., if you would like to view them on your own device.

10:10-10:40 Morning Tea (provided)

10:40-11:40 Key to Japanese Text Comprehension (Senior Secondary)

In this session, participants will be introduced to a number of effective strategies to help students to read longer and more complex Japanese texts. They will then be given the opportunity to explore and practice the strategies and consider how they can be applied with their students.

11:45 - 12:45 What's New in Japan?

12:45-13:45 Lunch (provided)

13:45-14:45 Methods of assessing Japanese in the classroom

In this session, participants will start by exploring the essentials of assessment and what to look out for. Participants will then reflect on common methods for measuring learners' reading comprehension, learn about the current evolution of "reading" instruction, and brainstorm new assessment approaches together. Finally, participants will be introduced to an innovative attempt to evaluate writing using AI and engage in discussions about future possibilities.

14:45-15:00 Evaluation + Certificate Northern Territory

Presenters’ Bio:

Joji Ikezu

Joji has been working as a Senior Language Consultant at the Japan Foundation, Sydney since November 2023. As a language education specialist dispatched by the Japan Foundation, he has undertaken 10 different postings in locations across Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe over the past 35 years. During this time, he has also visited 35 countries to conduct professional development.

Shoko Adachi

Shoko Adachi is currently working as a language consultant at the Japan Foundation, Sydney. Prior to this role, Shoko taught Japanese to diplomats, researchers, and university students from various countries. Furthermore, she engaged in the development of e-learning materials and online courses for Japanese learners at The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.

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