OCTOBER 2017    

Job Opportunity  

Associate Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam  

Please see the link below for the detail.  

Student Committee Members for Postgraduate Workshop at the Venice ICJLE 2018

JSAA is in charge of organising the Postgraduate Workshop at the 2018 International Conference on Japanese Language Education (ICJLE) in Venice, Italy. The conference will be held between 2nd and 4th August, 2018. For more information see here.

We are seeking 2 or 3 postgraduate students from Australian universities who would like to get involved in organising the workshop. As committee members, these students will work with postgraduate students and scholars in Europe and support organising and running the workshop (2nd August from 2pm to 5pm) whilst attending and presenting at the conference.

Priority will be given to the students who

  • are presenting their own research at the Venice-ICJLE 2018
  • have experience in organising similar workshops or conferences
  • are at early stages of HDR candidature
  • specialise in Japanese Language Education, Educational Linguistics or a relevant field to ICJLE


  • are interested in developing the network of postgraduate students.  

JSAA will seek funding for scholarships for postgraduate students participating in the conference as committee members. The scholarship would likely include conference registration fee, conference dinner fee, airfare and accommodation cost.  

Students who are interested in becoming a part of the committee should email Takuya Kojima () before 31st October.   


Postgraduate Workshop of Japanese Language Education at Japan Foundation in Sydney 
Postgraduate students, their supervisors and researchers of Japanese language and language education are invited to present/participate in the UNSW-Japan Foundation Postgraduate Workshop of Japanese Language and Language Education. The workshop provides the participating postgraduate students with a venue to share their research and receive comments and to network with each other, while being supported by experienced researchers. The workshop will be held on 31 Oct, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. 
Registration is 
FREE, but essential for catering. Please register by October 16 via 
Up to 15 presentations by postgraduate students in 
Japanese or English will be accepted in order of application. A 10-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q&A is envisaged. The length of the session will be adjusted according to the number of presenters. 
A small number of scholarships to cover flight/coach and one night stay in Sydney is available for presenting interstate postgraduate students. Please indicate your interest in the scholarship in the registration(above). The scholarship will be awarded in order of application. 
Interstate participants may join via 
The Japan Foundation, Sydney Level 4, Central Park 
28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW2008 
Workshop Dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant following the workshop. Participants are encouraged to join the dinner to network with each other, at their own cost. 
Please direct your enquiries to 

Call For Research Participants: Use of Asian Languages in the Workplace 

Dr Rowena Ward from the University of Wollongong is seeking graduates who undertook a major or a minor in an Asian Language between 1997 and 2016 for research regarding their use of their language skills in the workplace. 

To participate in the survey, please fill in the online questionnaire available 
The survey takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
This research has received University of Wollongong ethics approval (UOW HREC 2017/ 308). All data collected will be strictly confidential and accessible only to members of the research team.

If you need any further information about the project, please contact Dr Rowena Ward at






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