The Japan Foundation, Sydney Seminar

Applications are currently closed 


Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages in partnership with The Japan Foundation offers places for New Zealand teachers of primary levels Y1-8 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.

For more information and details on how to register, visit The Japan Foundation.

There is no fee for the seminar, and NZ Domestic flights and international flights from Auckland to Sydney return, as well as accommodation in Sydney will be arranged and paid for by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages.

Key dates

Due to Covid-19 this programme is not currently available for teachers based in New Zealand to participate.

The September 2022 Intensive Seminar in Sydney may become available for teachers to apply for a place however, at this point in time it is not confirmed and we will update this page as soon as there is new information.


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Simon Richardson(Left) and Steven Woollaston(Right) with their completion certificates at Japan Foundation Sydney, January 2020
Teacher Experience

The Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar was some of the best professional development I have ever attended. Saito-sensei and her team were able to expertly equip us with accessible and fun cultural and language knowledge we will be able to readily utilise in our own classrooms. It was also a great opportunity to connect and share resources and ideas with other Japanese primary teachers from a variety of different contexts. I highly recommend this opportunity to all teachers of Japanese.

Steven Woollaston
(January 2020)