Welcome to JLTASA

Grant for School-Based Advocacy and Japanese Language Programme Improvement Projects – $1000 Grant

Advocacy for the teaching and learning of Japanese is an ongoing aspect of the role of a Japanese language teacher. Engaging with the broader school community is an integral part of the growth and success of a language-learning program.

We recognise that many schools do not have access to funds for the promotion of Japanese language in their schools. This one-off grant aims to assist with the costs.

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Welcome to 2018! An especially warm welcome to new teachers and teachers who have returned to the Japanese classroom after some time away. We hope you will all enjoy the benefits, support and professional networking opportunities through your involvement with the Association.

The JLTASA is coordinated by a committee of 12 teachers who enthusiastically organise student and teacher events for the benefit of you and your students. The Association aims to promote and support Japanese language teaching and learning in South Australia.
This is an objective we have been achieving each year since the establishment of JLTASA in 1973.

The symbol of our Association 「互」is more important than ever this year. It is 「たがい」which means “mutual, reciprocal”. We need you, as teachers, to support our Association so that we, in turn, can continue to provide support and valuable professional development for you and engaging activities for your students. Please join the Association.


Cindy Pitkin

SA Affiliations: MLTASA and CEASA
International Affiliations: We have an affiliation with The Japan Foundation, Sydney.