Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar

Applications 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 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: 15-18 January 2018

Application deadline: 15 November 2017, 5pm

Teacher Experiences

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)


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)



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

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