JLTASA Grants

Overview

The JLTASA is committed to supporting teachers and schools to advocate for and be excellent practitioners in Japanese language education. To this end the JLTASA provides a number of opportunities for schools and teachers to receive funding towards Japanese Professional Learning, educational activities and resources.


Grants for Student Based Activities

Funding is offered for events supporting the teaching and learning of Japanese in schools.

Examples of events that are considered for funding:
1. School based cultural days.
2. Hub Group events such as Hiragana competitions.

Amount of funding:

Typically $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.
Frequency: Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

Applicant must be an individual or institutional member of the JLTASA. In the case of multiple applying schools (e.g. Hub Group) all participating schools must have staff who are individual members or the schools must be institutional members.

Complete Application Form


Teacher Professional Learning Grants

Funding is offered for teachers who wish to pursue learning to further their own knowledge and proficiency in Japanese or who wish to develop their own pedagogical practice.

Examples of Professional Learning:
1. Japanese Language Proficiency Test
2. Further postgraduate study (not undergraduate studies).
3. National Symposium of Japanese Language Education.
4. Events offered by the Japan Foundation, Sydney (or Japan).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate links in their professional learning to the AITSL standards for teachers. They must also commit to sharing their professional knowledge in one or more of the following ways:

1. Holding a workshop at the JLTASA Annual Conference.
2. Writing a short paper detailing the major learning points for distribution to our members and on our website.

Please note that funding is not offered for the JLTASA Annual Conference or other teacher events unless otherwise specified.

Amount of funding:

Typically $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.

Frequency: Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

The applicant must satisfy all of the following:
1. Must be a JLTASA Individual or Institutional member.
2. A registered teacher in South Australia
3. Must have taught Japanese at Primary or Secondary level in the last 12 months or commence teaching Japanese at Primary or Secondary level within 6 months of completion of the Professional Learning.

Complete Application Form


Travel to JLTASA Student Events

The JLTASA provides a wonderful range of activities for students from Middle Primary School to Senior Secondary School however we recognise that many country schools are disadvantaged in attending our events due to geographical location.

This grant aims to assist with travel costs to and from our student events.

Amount of funding:

Typically up to $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case by case basis.

Frequency:

Ongoing beginning Term 1 and concluding Week 5 of Term 4 each year.

Eligibility:

The applying school:
1. Must be a member of JLTASA either as an individual or institutional member.
2. Must be at least 25km from the Adelaide CBD.

Complete Application Form


JLTASA Grants for School Based Advocacy Projects

Advocacy for the teaching and learning of Japanese is an ongoing aspect of the role of a Japanese language teacher.

Setting up authentic Japanese style classrooms and gardens has become an active approach to advocate for Japanese language learning in a visual way to the school and local community. We recognise that many schools do not have access to funds that allow them to set up these spaces. This grant aims to assist with the costs.

Examples of projects that will be considered for funding include the purchase of:
1. items for a Japanese garden for example; bamboo screens, plants, paint for murals, lanterns, gravel, rocks etc
2. items for creating authentic Japanese style classrooms for example: screens, cushions, low tables, etc
3. materials for creating a mural eg paint
4. materials for creating school signage in Japanese
5. materials/items to create a display cabinet for the front office
6. materials/items to set up a Japanese style meeting room for guests/visitors

Applicants must commit to sharing photos and details of their purchases with the JLTASA members through the website and Facebook page.

Amount of funding:

Typically, $250.00 but applications for greater funds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility:

The applying school:
1. Must be a member of JLTASA either as a indivial or institutional member.
2. A registered teacher in South Australia currently working as a permanent or contract teacher in a school in South Australia.

Complete Application Form