- AP Summer Institute 2018, Yo Azama sensei as the instructor (June 19 – 22)
- USJETAM (JET Alumni) webinar (June 21)
- FLAVA Fall Conference Registration opens (early bird by 9/16/18
- AATJ Fall Conference at ACTFL Registration opens (early bird by 7/11/18)
- Columbia Heights Education Center Job Announcement (Part-time)
- Fox Mill Elementary Job Announcement
- J.LIVE TALK (Submission period: September 1 – September 24)
1. AP Summer Institute 2018, Yo Azama sensei as the Instructor (June 19 – 22)
Please be advised that FCPS is offering an AP Summer Institute workshop this June. The instructor for this workshop is Azama Yo sensei, who was the winner of the ACTFL Teacher of the Year in 2012! Yo sensei is an extremely inspiring person, and his abundant knowledge and unique philosophy toward teaching will be very beneficial for sure. Please use the link below and register yourself now!
AP Summer Institute in FCPS
Place: Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030
Any questions?: Chris Powell (FCPS Instructional Service Dept.)
先生方、6月末にFCPSにおきましてAP Summer Instituteが行われます。このコースは高校レベルのAPクラスを教えるためのEndorsementのためのワークショップですが、2012年のACTFL Teacher Of The Yearに輝かれましたAzama Yo先生が講師としていらっしゃいます。Yo先生はカリフォルニアのNorth Salinas高校で教鞭をとられておりますが、APのコースに関してはもちろんの事、色々な方面で米国以外でも活躍されています。ユーモアに溢れた、目から鱗の非常に楽しい学びの多いワークショップになる事は間違いありませんので、是非この機会を逃される事のないようお知らせいたします！
The Value of Learning Language and Culture
Expansion of our personal family circle is critical to a future global world as Mother Teresa once stated: “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” The opposite of this phenomenon creates negative consequences as evidenced daily news. I believe the only way to expand this circle of family is by learning other family members’ languages and cultures. It opens a wide range of possibilities and realities that can only be attained by communicating with members who speak other languages and cultures. Furthermore, acquiring other languages and cultures enables us to connect with others at a deeper level by identifying with each others’ successes and struggles as well as providing us with insightful perspectives that strengthens our overall humanity. It is language and culture that binds us together as “family” and makes us understand and be understood with our personal or global family.
-from Yo Azama “The Value of Learning Language and Culture”
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USJETAA in collaboration with AATJ will have a webinar for current JETs and JET alumni on the topic of becoming a Japanese teacher. The webinar will also be recording an available on the USJETAA site for later viewing.
The following topics will be covered:
(1) The current state of Japanese language education (based on the most recent survey data);
(2) The shortage of Japanese language teachers and the resulting opportunities for JET alums who are attracted to the idea of going into the teaching field;
(3) The process of qualifying for teacher certification at the K-12 level and also for teaching at the college level (I’ll cover both the official routes and some new resources for alternate certification);
(4) Resources for finding job openings in Japanese language education.
Two JET alumni will also be speaking about their personal experiences becoming Japanese teachers after JET.
If you know anyone who might be interested in this webinar, or if you would like to attend yourself, you can find the event information at the following links:
3. FLAVA Fall Conference Registration opens (early bird by 9/16/18)
FLAVA’s Fall 2018 Conference will be held October 4-6, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Williamsburg, VA with the them “Languages Enlighten the World.”
Early registration is open through September 16, 2018. The scheduled speaker for this year's MAATJ special session is Yo Azama Sensei. Please stay tuned for more details
Please visit the following website to register;
4. Registration is open for the AATJ Fall Conference at ACTFL
The 2018 Annual Fall Conference, in conjunction with ACTFL’s Annual Convention and World Language Expo, will take place in New Orleans November 16-18. Registration is open; Early Bird rates end on July 11, so take advantage and register early.
Start the registration process at
As an AATJ member you are entitled to the member rate of $240. Select “Option 2: Convention Partner Organization Members” on the registration page, and be sure your AATJ membership is current for 2018.
5. Job opportunity: Part-time at Columbia Heights Education Campus (DCPS high school)
Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) announces the start-up of a new Japanese language program at its campus in the heart of Washington, DC. CHEC is a full dual immersion language DC public school (Spanish/English) for grades 6-12. Most students in the school are first and second generation immigrants. Other languages taught at CHEC are French, Chinese, Italian, and Arabic. We expect the Japanese teaching position to be part-time in SY2018-19, with a plan to grow to a full-time position the following year. CHEC will be the only public school (DCPS or charter) to offer Japanese in the city, and will benefit from strong community support from our partner, Globalize DC, as well as many local Japan-focused institutions.
Any interested candidate in learning background about the new Japanese program at CHEC should feel free to contact Sally Schwartz, Executive Director of Globalize DC, at firstname.lastname@example.org 202-251-1692. Applications should be submitted directly to the school, as directed in the attachment.
6. Fox Mill Elementary Job Announcement
Well-established Japanese Immersion school is seeking a Japanese/English bilingual teacher. The position is a full time classroom teacher position beginning August 2018.
Please see the job announcement for more info.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: https://tinyurl.com/yaf6br5p
Email: email@example.com（Noriko Otsuka）
7. J.LIVE TALK
J.LIVE Talk 2018より追加アナウンスメントをさせて頂きます。
今年より、新たにICUがスポンサー校に加わり、全カテゴリーにおいて、金賞受賞者の2019年夏期語学留学が可能となりました。さらに、ワシントン日本商工会より、30周年を記念し、本年度に限り、各カテゴリー金賞受賞者の指導教官にTeacher Recognition Awardが贈られます。皆様のご参加をお待ち申し上げております。
J.LIVE Talk 2018 application period begins September 1 and ends on September 24! The detail of application process can be found here. Please plan ahead and prepare your submission during the summer.
·J.LIVE Talk is the only national college-level presentation contest. You can polish your practical presentational skills and gain experience in publish speaking in Japanese.
·Gold award winners will have a chance to study abroad in Japan (a package of airfare, five- to eight-week intensive summer course tuition and a stipend --- up to $7000 value
·Cash awards ($100~$300) for all the finalists
· A travel subsidy of up to $500 will be provided to those who selected for the final round in Washington, DC, if his/her home institute is located more than 100 miles away by car from Washington, DC.
·Commemorating its 30th anniversary, JCAW will offer a special Teacher Recognition Award ($150) for the mentor of each Gold Award winner.
· An excellent networking opportunities!
Please visit our website (JLIVEtalk.com) for more details, including the video from the last year. We will look forward to receiving many applications!