Welcome to Term 3 and the JLTAV Winter Newsletter. I hope everyone had a great Semester 1 and an enjoyable holiday break. I hope the holidays provided an opportunity for you to relax and unwind, and you are refreshed and re-energised for Term 3.

2023 JLTAV Practice Exams

To further support VCE teachers we have created two practice exams. Please click on the link below for information on how to purchase these resources. The resources will be sent to those who have purchased them during the week beginning Monday 31 July.

Practice exams from 2020, 2021 and 2022 are still available for purchase. Please email for information on how to purchase these resources.

We wish all Year 12 students success as preparations for their end-of-year exams increase in Term 3. 

Year 12 Morning Survey

Teachers may remember in the past we used to run the Year 12 Morning face-to-face in Ballarat and Melbourne. We would like to survey our members and find out their preferred format for the Year 12 Morning. We ask our colleagues to spend a few minutes competing the survey in the link below.

Model UN in Japanese

On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July our 2023 Model UN Conference in Japanese was held. Many thanks to Thi Nugyen and Satoshi Sanada from the Department of Education and Training, and Dr Sally Northfield from the United Nations Association of Australia Victorian Division for their support in organising this event.

2023 Junior Speech Competition

Later in Term 3, on Sunday 27 August, we will be holding the Junior Speech Competition at the Hawthorn Town Hall. Details of this competition have been included in this newsletter and on the JLTAV website. We extend our best wishes to all participants in this competition and congratulate them all for their participation.

2023 Calligraphy Competition

Our highly successful calligraphy competition will again be held during Term 3. Details of this competition have been included in this newsletter. Many thanks to the schools and students who will support this competition.

Looking Ahead – Dates for your Diary

From Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 January 2024, we will hold our highly successful Immersion Seminar at the Foothills Conference Centre in Mooroolbark.

Our 2024 JLTAV Annual Conference will be held on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

JLTAV Certificate of Merit

In 2016, the JLTAV launched the JLTAV Certificate of Merit. We encourage members to read the information about this certificate on the JLTAV website (available here) and to nominate their colleagues for their outstanding contribution to Japanese language teaching in Victoria.

The JLTAV Committee continue to work hard to organise events throughout the year and I thank them for all their hard work, generosity and commitment to the Association. Contact details of the 2023 committee have been included in this newsletter.

Our events for the JLTAV will be advertised through the following channels:

Term 3 is the time when secondary students make decisions regarding their subject choices for the following year. As a way to support teachers during this time, links to advocacy resources have been included on the JLTAV website. We hope you find these resources useful. I wish everyone a successful Term 3 and thank you for your support of the JLTAV Inc. Keep warm and healthy over these winter months!

Nathan Lane

President, JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)