A chance meeting between Jarrod Hoare and Jen Gilbert at Monarto Safari Park in August 2020 sparked an idea that finally came together in May 2021: A Japanese language immersion tour of Monarto. Most members of the JLTASA are familiar with Jarrod’s wonderful Japanese/English bi-lingual performances of Rakugo and kyogen, …

2020 Yuru-kyara Competition

Thank you to all the schools and students who submitted their entries for the 2020 Yura-kyara competition. The entries were all very high level. Our guest manga artist judge was very impressed with the talent and creativity from all entries. Based on the criteria of connection to the yura kyara theme, artistic style, creativity and language, the list of winners is as follows.

Year 3/4

1st Blackwood Primary School, 2nd Blackwood Primary School, 3rd Blackwood Primary School

Year 5/6

1st Blackwood Primary School, 2nd St Peter’s Woodlands, 3rd Blackwood Primary School & St Peter’s Woodlands

Year 7/8

1st Nazareth College, 2nd Blackwood Primary School, 3rd Gleeson College


Year 9/10

1st Nazareth College

2017 Year 6/7 Japanese Quiz Day Report

The JLTASA Year 6/7 Quiz Day was held on Tuesday 20th June 2017 at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh. 182 students from 16 schools across all three sectors participated in Japanese learning. The quiz categories included: numbers, geography, Hiragana, listening, Kanji, modern culture, traditional culture and vocabulary and grammar. Between …

2017 South Australia Japanese Speech Contest

Ten contestants participated in the 2017 South Australia Japanese Speech Contest on  Saturday 9th September at the Education Development Centre. This is the second year since the competition opened to not only senior secondary school students but also university students as well as members of the general public who satisfied the …