Welcome to Term 2 and the JLTAV Autumn Newsletter. I hope everyone had a great start to the new school year and a relaxing Easter holiday break.

Towards the end of Term 1, we held our Annual Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf. The Annual General Meeting was held at the conclusion of Friday’s workshop program and I extend a very warm welcome to the new committee for 2024. The report on the Association’s activities for 2023 has been included in this newsletter. Details of the 2024 JLTAV committee can be found on the JLTAV website in the ‘About Us’ section.

As an Association, we are committed to supporting our colleagues and ensuring Japanese Language Education continues to flourish in Victoria. Throughout this year, we intend to organise a range of events for teachers and students including:

As we continue our plans for these events, we will share registration information via the JLTAV website, JLTAV membership email list, the Nihongo Victoria email group, the JLTAV and Japanese Language Teachers of Australia Facebook pages, and on the Department of Education and Training’s ARC platform.

I would like to acknowledge our corporate members of the JLTAV for 2024. Details of our corporate members can be found on the ‘Links’ section of the JLTAV website. We are pleased to be able to support our corporate members and include their advertisements in this newsletter.

At our recent conference, we awarded two life memberships of the JLTAV to Yuichi Deguchi and Takanori Hayakawa. The citations for their life memberships have been included in this newsletter.

I am pleased to launch the 2024 JLTAV Events Poster Competition. The winning entry will be included on the front cover of the 2024 Year 12 Morning booklet. Details of this competition can be found at:!event/2024/4/3/2024-jltav-events-poster-competition.

I wish everyone all the best for Term 2.

Nathan Lane


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