A Teacher's Experience
Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar
Read about Paula's experience here
Further feedback from participants
"This was without a doubt the best language PD that I have ever had. It was engaging, informative, useful and highly motivating. The range of tasks types was excellent and the balance between sessions that improved our own language capability and those such as the ‘resource sharing’ and ‘Kinokuniya Book Store’ sessions that enabled us to share and develop teaching ideas was perfect. I came back to New Zealand excited about teaching and hungry to learn more! The whole process was smooth from start to finish."
- A teacher from Upper Hutt.
"My linguistic knowledge of Japanese certainly has improved from this seminar. Prior to this seminar, I would have been hesitant in giving a prepared presentation on familiar topics, however I had many opportunities to improve my skills. Now, after this seminar, I am able to give a clear, well-structured, prepared presentation of a complex subject without being hesitant too much."
- A teacher from Auckland.
"I felt that this is one of the most valuable professional development opportunities I have had in my 13 year teaching career. The sessions provided by the Japan Foundation were always relevant, challenging and enhancing our Japanese language skills. They were interesting and completely relevant to what we teach in the classroom. The resources we were introduced to / given are all easily incorporated into our classroom teaching and broadened our knowledge on topics we may have already been aware of or opened our eyes to new topics."
- A teacher from Christchurch.