2017 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The third New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships was held on the evening of Friday June 16. This joint initiative between NZAJLT (New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers) and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand) attracted 103 teams from 50 schools eight regions (Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Otago and Southland). Numbers were up over 10% from 2016. We welcomed two new venues for the evening: King’s High School (Otago) and Nelson College for Girls (Nelson). CLICK HERE for photos from the event. Schools competed against others in their own region in a pub quiz style contest, pitting themselves against other teams across five rounds testing their knowledge of Japanese pop culture, […]

Applications open for NZ SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2017

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday June 16, 2017 6:30pm (Registrations start prior to this – approx 6pm depending on venue) Application Guidelines REGISTER HERE NOW! VIDEO FROM MANAWATU EVENT 2016   INTRODUCTION The third New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships follows the successful events held in 2015 and 2016. The event will be held at EIGHT venues in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. Teams from each venue will compete with other teams from their venue, with a winner from EACH venue. All regions will be sitting the exact same quiz at the same time. The evening aims to provide students an opportunity to […]

2017 New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships – June 16 2017

The 2017 New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships has been officially set for Friday June 16 2017. Please note this down in your diaries for next year. Applications together with event information will be released in early 2017. The 2016 event attracted 93 teams from eight venues across New Zealand. It would be great to see all schools back for another year together with schools that have not yet participated in the event.

Study in Japan for $500 with IPU New Zealand

Please read below about an exciting opportunity from Joe Rush and the team at IPU University for first year university students (current Y13s) to travel and study in Japan next year for just $500! ————————————————————— We at IPU New Zealand are always looking for new ways to inspire our students to become the best Japanese speakers in New Zealand and we think we have found it! We are excited to offer new students enrolled in our BCIS (Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies), Diploma of Japanese studies and the Diploma of Tourism and Travel studies for April 2017 an amazing trip to Japan for approximately three weeks to see Japan for themselves (From […]

2016 New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships

The second New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships was held on the evening of Friday June 17. This joint initiative between NZAJLT (New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers) and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand) attracted 93 teams from eight regions (Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury, Otago and Southland). We welcomed two new venues for the evening: IPU NZ Tertiary Institute (Manawatu) and St Margaret’s College (Canterbury). CLICK HERE for a video of the Manawatu event held at IPU NZ Tertiary Institute. CLICK HERE for photos from some of the regions. Schools competed against others in their own region in a pub quiz style contest, pitting themselves against other teams across […]

Video: Learn an additional language

At the International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP) Summit in September 2015 discussions were raised about increasing awareness about languages among parents during meetings and career counselling, and amongst the general populous (theme: awareness and advocacy). As an action to this, ILEP created a video accompanied by a document suggesting possible uses of the video. The document can be found HERE while the video is best viewed HERE on YouTube as it might take up to much space below.    

Registrations open NOW for 2016 New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships –

REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED The second New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships is a joint initiative between NZAJLT and JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aoteaora New Zealand). It will be held on Friday June 17, 2016 at 6:30pm. The inaugural event last year was a huge success with 87 teams competing throughout New Zealand. We expect over 100 teams to register for this year’s event so we urge you to enter as soon as possible to secure your entry as some venues (in particular large city venues) might not able to cater for all applicants. The event will be held at EIGHT venues in Auckland, Waikato, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. We […]

Funded Workshop for Teachers of Japanese in NZ

Hello all Exciting news: What, where and when? A Sasakawa/Japan Foundation/Massey University Workshop for teachers of Japanese. Will include programme planning, e-learning, resource sharing and collaborative ideas for working with Japanese assistants in the classroom. Wellington, Massey University (Wellington) Saturday 12 March Who for ALL teachers of Japanese at primary/intermediate level and above, including. Native speaker Language Teaching Assistants. Teachers working with ALTs Cost The workshop will be heavily subsidised through a Japan Foundation grant: No conference fee. Your travel and accommodation (Friday night) will be subsidised. The grant includes a sizeable amount for this purpose – the size of the subsidy you receive will depend on how many teachers […]

Opportunity to establish an exchange with a Sapporo high school

Hi everyone, my name is Mark Holloway. I work for a private high school in Sapporo, Hokkaido. We are looking for an exchange with a New Zealand High School for our students. We are hoping for a programme that we can send around 10 students for 2 weeks to New Zealand for a homestay, school visit and some cultural activities. Of course, if a New Zealand student or students wished do a homestay and be a part of Japanese high school life we could easily arrange it. If you would like to have a look at our school please visit the website at  http://www.hgs.ed.jp If you have any information or advice […]

Conditions of Assessment are now up online

The Conditions of Assessment are now up on line in relation to the required pieces of evidence needed for the portfolios.  The version number for the standards remain unchanged. Please click HERE. Our NAF Nigel Evans has been informed of some feedback made regarding the external exams. This will be followed up on further.