Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar

Applications for July have closed.

ILEP, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, offers places for New Zealand teachers and pre-service teachers to attend this three-and-a-half-day professional development programme held at the Japan Foundation's Language Centre in Sydney.

Participants can expect to to develop language skills and build confidence by working in an immersive Japanese environment.
You will explore and share teaching ideas, strategies and resources and build new networks.


Programme dates: 9-12 July 2018 (NB These dates coincide with the NZALT 2018 conference.)

Application deadline: 14 May 2018

Teacher Experiences

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The hands-on experience from activity development, intensive language immersion, including testing and analysis of our own language, networking with Australian teachers, learning their curriculum as well as how and what they teach in the classroom, up to date knowledge of what is happening in Japan, the latest vocabulary, technology, and websites to use in the classroom will all benefit my students immensely. I am now a better equipped teacher with resources, strategies and language. Read more ...

Fleur Karasawa (January 2018)


The Japanese Intensive Seminar was such a fantastic learning experience!

My favourite parts were the Japanese calligraphy session and the furoshiki lesson. I also really enjoyed the 'sharing resources' session where we received copies of Japanese language resources from teachers all over Australia and New Zealand. Now I have so many new ideas for games and activities. 

Thank you, Japan Foundation, for an amazing time!

Veronica Hendrikse (September 2017)


I returned with many useful resources and many recommendations for websites which will help me to further enhance my teaching. I have met so many friendly and motivated colleagues.

I would recommend to attend this great seminar with a good mix of cultural and language activities to any Japanese teacher. You will come away from it buzzing. Read more ...

Julian Shoestring (January 2017)



Dr Kyoko Mikami, National Japanese Adviser: japanese@ilep.ac.nz 

Danielle Kerchmar, Project Coordinator: programmes@ilep.ac.nz