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Top 20 Japanese Schools in Melbourne

If you're a parent looking for the best Japanese school for your child in Melbourne, you'll want to look at this list. We’ve compiled the Top 20 Japanese Schools In Melbourne based on our latest research. 

So whether your child is just starting in their Japanese language studies or is already a pro, there's sure to be a school on this list that's perfect for them!

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    Ultimate List of Top Japanese Schools in Melbourne

    JAPANEASY Japanese Language & Culture School Melbourne

    japaneasy japanese language & culture school melbourne
     

    japaneasy.com.au

    0422 266 374

    EXPERIENCE JAPAN IN MELBOURNE

    JAPANEASY is everyone’s home

    People hang out, people come back, and others visit.

    The teachers and students welcome each other like a real family.

    Here, everyday people study the Japanese language and culture and have fun simultaneously.

    We would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our friends who helped to establish this school back in 2008,

    as well as the people who have supported us along the way, sharing and caring with lots of smiles.

    Once you join JAPANEASY, you become a part of our family too!

    We are so proud of the passionate, positive atmosphere that has thrived from the start.

    You can see and feel the wonderful energy amongst the teachers and students.

    It makes JAPANEASY an amazingly passionate and fun environment to learn Japanese.

    OUR COURSES

    WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT COURSE REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEARNING STYLE

    GROUP LESSONS

    LEARN IN SMALL, INTERACTIVE & ENGAGING CLASSES

    LEARN TOGETHER

    Our group lessons provide a small, friendly and engaging atmosphere to facilitate your learning. You will get to know your teacher and classmates well through activities and group practice. After a term ends, most groups will continue onto the next level on the same day and time, with similar group members. You’ll be able to learn not only from your teacher but also from your classmates. The General course will suit most students' needs, and we also offer a JLPT course and Focus on Communication course for those who wish to focus on those specific areas.

    WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP LESSONS DIFFERENT?
    MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD

    WE TAKE A FLIPPED TEACHING STYLE – YOU WATCH THE LECTURE VIDEOS BEFORE YOUR CLASS, THEN IN THE CLASSROOM, YOU CAN FOCUS ON MORE PRACTICE AND ACTIVITIES, WHICH IS EASY TO FOLLOW AND SPEEDS UP YOUR LEARNING.

    “THESE PRE-LESSON VIDEOS ARE A GREAT INITIATIVE. AN INITIATIVE THAT HAS TAKEN MUCH TIME AND TROUBLE TO PREPARE.”

    A CLEAR GOAL FOR EACH LESSON

    WHY SET A CLEAR GOAL FOR EACH LESSON? BY DEFINING THE GOAL, YOU HAVE A MUCH CLEARER IDEA OF WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE BY THE LESSON END. THAT MEANS YOU CAN PRACTISE WITH A CLEAR MIND, WHICH LEADS TO MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING, AND ENCOURAGES YOUR LEARNING

    ENJOY LEARNING AND BOOST CONVERSATIONAL SKILL

    LEARNING SHOULD NEVER BE BORING! OUR TEACHERS ENSURE THAT EVERY LESSON IS FILLED WITH INTERESTING TAKEAWAYS AND GOOD LAUGHS! OUR SMALL, INTERACTIVE LESSONS ENSURE EACH STUDENT GETS PLENTY OF SPEAKING PRACTICE.

    GENERAL

    ABOUT

    Our most popular course with an all-rounded curriculum covering everything, including speaking, reading and writing.

    KEY FEATURES

    – Develop all-rounded skills for a variety of situations

    It– Great for all levels, including beginners who have never studied before

    – Flipped teaching: Flipped lecture and practice time by watching a tutorial video that delivers grammatical explanations before lessons.

    – The course covers JLPT contents

    TEACHING METHOD

    The lessons are conducted mainly in Japanese. The direct method focuses on full immersion in the classroom environment.

    FEES

    $374.00 (inc GST)

    16 hours (2 hours/week for eight weeks)

    FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION

    ABOUT

    In this course, you can focus on more communication (Speaking & Listening) to learn both language and culture, features real-life communication in lessons, and allows students to experience the lifestyle and culture behind this communication.

    KEY FEATURES

    – Focus on speaking, listening and communicating.

    – Learn both language and culture

    – Suitable if you want to learn simple conversation in the short term

    – Travel conversations

    TEACHING METHOD

    The lessons are conducted in both English and Japanese to fully understand what is taught in the classes.

    FEES

    $198.00 (inc GST) for 8 hours course (Travel & Advanced)

    $374.00 (inc GST) for 16 hours course

    JLPT

    ABOUT

    The essential course for those planning to take the JLPT. Recommended for students who have completed the general class or want to review before the exam.

    KEY FEATURES

    – Useful exam tips for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

    – High success rate – more than 80% of our students pass every year.

    – Japaneasy teachers are JLPT exam proctors/assistants

    It– Good to have certification for working in Japan

    FEES

    $385.00 (inc GST)

    16 hours (2 hours/week for eight weeks)

    JAPANEASY METHOD

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    A CHOICE OF THE DIRECT OR INDIRECT

    WE OFFER 2 COURSES; THE GENERAL COURSE IS CONDUCTED IN JAPANESE IN THE CLASS, AND THE FOCUS ON THE COMMUNICATION COURSE IS USING ENGLISH WHEN WE EXPLAIN OR INSTRUCT. HOWEVER, WE USE AS MUCH AS JAPANESE – WE BELIEVE THAT MAXIMUM EXPOSURE TO THE LANGUAGE HELPS YOUR BRAIN SWITCH INTO JAPANESE MODE – YOU THINK AND RESPOND IN JAPANESE, ENABLING MORE NATURAL-SOUNDING COMMUNICATION.

    FLIPPED TEACHING

    TRADITIONALLY YOU LISTEN TO A LECTURE AND PRACTICE IN CLASSROOMS, THEN ATTEMPT HOMEWORK AT HOME, WHILE “FLIPPED TEACHING” IS YOU WATCH THE LECTURE VIDEOS BEFORE YOUR CLASS. IN THE CLASSROOM, YOU CAN FOCUS ON MORE PRACTICE AND ACTIVITIES, WHICH SPEEDS UP YOUR LEARNING. IT’S EASIER TO FOLLOW THE CLASS; YOU CAN REVIEW & CATCH UP WITH THE VIDEO BY WATCHING IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. 

    A CLEAR GOAL WITH SITUATIONAL BASED EXERCISES

    BY DEFINING THE GOAL, YOU HAVE A MUCH CLEARER IDEA OF WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE BY THE LESSON END. YOU CAN PRACTISE WITH A CLEAR MIND, WHICH LEADS TO MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING. OUR CURRICULUM REVOLVES AROUND SITUATIONAL BASED TOPICS. JAPANESE LANGUAGE IS VERY CONTEXT-SPECIFIC, SO WE WANT TO PREPARE YOU WITH THE BEST SKILLS TO DEAL WITH REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS.

    PRACTICAL VOCABULARY

    BUILDING YOUR VOCABULARY IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF LEARNING ANY LANGUAGE. OUR NATIVE-SPEAKING TEACHERS FROM ALL OVER JAPAN INTRODUCE AND EXPLORE A MORE NATURAL RANGE OF VOCABULARY. THEY SUPPLEMENT THE CONTENT IN TEXTBOOKS WITH MORE NATURAL SOUNDING, PRACTICAL VOCABULARY – TAUGHT IN A FUN WAY TO HELP YOU REMEMBER IT EASILY.

    TAILOR-MADE LESSONS

    WE DISCUSS YOUR GOALS IN-DEPTH SO THAT WE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE. THESE GOALS ARE PRIORITISED BY THE TEACHERS, WHO THEN FORMULATE THE LESSONS TO HELP YOU REACH THOSE GOALS SOONER. EACH LESSON IS THOROUGHLY REVIEWED, AND ONGOING ADJUSTMENTS ARE MADE TO ENSURE THAT YOU STAY ON TARGET.

    RELAXED, COZY AND FUN CLASSES

    WE BELIEVE PEOPLE PERFORM THEIR BEST WHEN THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, WHICH IS WHY WE PLACE SUCH A STRONG EMPHASIS ON ENSURING THAT EVERY STUDENT FEELS AT HOME. LAUGHING IS A GREAT TONIC FOR LEARNING LANGUAGES!

    PROFESSIONAL AND SUPER FRIENDLY TEACHERS

    OUR TEACHERS ARE ALL HIGHLY TRAINED, EXPERIENCED AND ABOVE ALL, ARE ALWAYS PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING – KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH THE MOST EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS. THEY WILL BE LIKE YOUR FRIENDS – WANTING TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND ALWAYS HAPPY TO CHAT BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.

    CULTURAL AND CUSTOM RICH CURRICULUMS

    IT MAKES NO SENSE TO TEACH A LANGUAGE WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE CULTURAL CONTEXT. Therefore, YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO MANY JAPANESE CULTURES AND CUSTOMS AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE LESSONS, WHICH IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND AND COMMUNICATE WITH JAPANESE PEOPLE. CULTURE ALSO MAKES THE LESSONS MORE INTERESTING AND EXCITING.

    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN JAPAN

    YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF IMMERSED IN JAPANESE ONCE YOU START WITH US. ALL TEACHERS ARE NATIVE JAPANESE SPEAKERS; OUR SCHOOL HAS JAPANESE THEMED ROOMS, WE RUN LANGUAGE EXCHANGES EVERY WEEK HOST MANY CULTURE AND LANGUAGE-RELATED EVENTS. Therefore, we guarantee that your LEARNING PATH WILL BE FILLED WITH FUN, KNOWLEDGE, and LOTS OF VALUABLE EXPERIENCES.

    Melbourne International School of Japanese Inc.

    the melbourne international school of japanese
     

    misj.org.au

    0425 881 641

    WELCOME TO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL

    The Melbourne International Japanese Language School was founded in 1986 with the strong enthusiasm of parents to help children learn and maintain the Japanese language and culture to educate Japanese children.

    Since then, in 33 years, the enthusiasm and ideas have not changed. The steering committee consisting of the representative parents manages the school together with the managers and supports the school events. In addition, the faculty and staff who aim to provide high-quality Japanese language education are working together to support the school.

    Our school is a school that provides children who inherit multiculturalism with the opportunity to experience and learn the Japanese language and culture while living in Melbourne, Australia, where many ethnic groups live. Language acquisition requires continuous learning, and Saturday classes are not enough, so home support is a big key to language acquisition. Therefore, parents' great understanding and cooperation are indispensable for our education.

    The efforts of the children who attend our school and the parents who support them, spending 40 times a year on the important Saturday, which is a holiday, are wonderful and can be said to be a treasure of our school. Also, faculty and staff who support students and parents are a great asset to the school organisation. We believe that the children of our school will be able to learn "Japanese language and culture", which will be a wonderful treasure for them in the future because we have a school environment that respects and respects each other. Thank you more.

    Finally, for our education, we include the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foundation for the Promotion of Child Education Overseas, the Consulate General of Japan in Melbourne, the Japanese School of Melbourne, the Ministry of Education of Victoria, and the Association of Ethnic Schools of Victoria. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the great support and cooperation from various organisations. Thank you for your continued support.

    Principal of Melbourne International Japanese Language School

    Takako Sano

    SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

    OPERATION FORM

    The Steering Committee, elected by parents, is generally responsible for the operation of the Melbourne International Japanese Language School. Its basic philosophy is based on the self-help efforts of parents. Its operation aims to fully demonstrate its function as a non-profit private school and enhance children's academic ability and emotions.

    STEERING COMMITTEE

    In addition to the steering committee members elected at the annual parent general meeting, the steering committee consists of parent association representatives, school principals, vice-principals, and office managers. The committee is responsible for overall school operations, including securing faculty and staff, raising operating funds, executing budgets, settling accounts, and securing and renewing equipment. As a general rule, the steering committee meets once a month. The steering committee members are active without compensation except for faculty and staff.

    Main positions of the steering committee

    • Steering Committee Chair: On behalf of school corporations and committees, organise a general meeting of parents.
    • Vice-chairman: Assists the chairman and takes over the duties of the chairman is absent.
    • Accounting: Performs financial reporting and budget management and supervises accounting affairs.
    • Public relations: Responsible for various advertisements and document issuance management.
    • Secretary: Organise and keep details of resolutions, minutes of general meetings and committees, records of attendees, and materials.

    In addition, the prescribed procedures for holding the general meeting will be carried out.

    OPERATING FUNDS

    OPERATION OF OPERATING FUNDS

    The management of operating funds is carried out with the approval of the general meeting of parents after a budget is drafted by the steering committee every year. In addition, the settlement of accounts will be approved at the general meeting of parents after undergoing a certified accountant and accounting audit.

    [income]

    As a general rule, tuition income paid by parents, entrance fee income, bank interest, subsidies from the Government of Japan and the Government of Victoria, etc., will be applied to operating expenses. In addition, we receive donations from the activities of the Parents' Association to educational facilities. Since 1998, it has been certified as a Japanese language supplementary school by the Government of Japan. Since 2008, it has been certified as a community language school by the Ministry of Education of Victoria. I am.

    [Spending]

    Operating expenses consist of personnel expenses such as salaries for faculty and staff, school building rent, insurance premiums, office expenses, stationery, teaching materials, etc.

    PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

    GREETING

    I would like to say hello to the officers of the Parents' Association.

    The Parents' Association works in cooperation with faculty members and the steering committee. Children who are working hard to learn Japanese on precious Saturdays can concentrate on learning and enjoy going to our school as much as possible through cultural experiences. Doing. An environment where parents, who are also members of the steering committee, collaborate with class representatives and class representatives collaborate with parents of each class, making it easier for parents to communicate with the school even if it is a trivial matter. It is in place. You may feel that parents have many roles to play at our school, such as parents' association officers, steering committee members, class representatives, and library staff. As a result, I think we can provide a better learning environment for our children. We would like to thank all the parents and their parents for their cooperation and support so that the students, children and parents can spend their time happily and safely.

    COMPOSITION OF PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

    The Parents'Association comprises parents' association officers, class representatives, and other parents of our school children and students. It consists of 10 people, including the chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, accounting, public relations, finding lasing, and books.

    THE ROLE OF THE PARENT ASSOCIATION

    • Planning and presiding of school events (flea market, fundraising activities)
    • Library management and operation
    • Summary of opinions and requests from parents and proposals to the steering committee

    THE ROLE OF THE CLASS PRESIDENT

    The class committee's activities aim to connect the school with parents. We will collect the intentions of each class and communicate with the school. We also support school events.

    CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

    Class representatives plan and carry out events in the class or grade and support school events. It may also act as a coordinator between the homeroom teacher and the parents of the class.

    FLOW FROM ESTABLISHMENT

    BACKGROUND OF SCHOOL ESTABLISHMENT AND ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION

    When it was decided in 1985 that the Japanese language supplementary school at that time would become a full-time Japanese language school, the Melbourne International Japanese Language School (MISJ) secured opportunities to learn Japanese while receiving education at the local school as before. The desire to keep the Saturday school alive has increased, and it was established on April 12, 1986, with the agreement of parents of about 70 households.

    PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHMENT

    We hope that the children who will lead the next era will grow up to be truly international people, overcoming the political barriers of borders and the cultural barriers to the living environment. Through the experience at the local school, Japanese children will know that they have different values ​​from Japanese people, and they will be able to reconsider Japan itself. Children who will eventually return to Japan feel anxious about their school life after returning to Japan, but I would like to alleviate that anxiety and make life at the local school more fruitful. In addition, we established our school with the hope that children who live permanently here and Australian children will deepen their understanding and sympathy for Japan through learning Japanese. The name of the Melbourne International Japanese Language School was decided by the General Assembly of Parents, who resolved to establish it, and the two letters "international" contain such a wish.

    AUTHORISATION

    (1) From the Government of Japan: In 1989, it was approved as a Japanese language supplementary school, and a part of the operating funds (mainly school building rent and teacher salary) can be received as a subsidy.

    (2) From Victoria: Since 2008, we have been approved as a community language school, and we are now able to receive a part of the operating funds (mainly salaries and training for teachers, expenses for purchasing teaching materials and teaching materials) as a subsidy.

    25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION

    In 2010, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our founding and held the following events.

    Open call for school emblem (logo mark). An iPad will be presented to the employers as a prize.

    November 13: Exhibition of works (exhibits of works by kindergarten children, children, and students produced in class)

    November 20: MISJ Kakushigei Taikai (performances such as singing, playing musical instruments, and dancing)

    December 4: Chorus festival. Sing one song in each grade. Faculty and staff also participate.

    March 12, 2011 "Saturday School Orchestra and Concerts with Fun Friends"

    30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION

    In 2016, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our founding and held the following events.

    Aerial photography (June) Parents' Association created a commemorative folder. Distributed to all students.

    30th Anniversary Ceremony (September 3rd)

    School song announcement by faculty and staff

    All-school chorus "Ozora Sanka"

    FEATURES OF MISJ

    Melbourne International Japanese Language School (MISJ) is a Japanese language supplementary school approved by the Government of Japan. I am studying two subjects, Japanese language and mathematics, using a textbook approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

    From the middle grades of kindergarten to high school, we have a horizontal connection and also a vertical connection.

    CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR SCHOOL'S EDUCATION

    • Student-centred lessons
    • Promotion of active learning
    • Teacher class training
    • School, grade unified approach

    Providing opportunities for extracurricular learning to experience Japanese school activities other than Japanese language and mathematicsDSC_0625

    School events (entrance ceremony, opening ceremony, closing ceremony, flea market, kindergarten athletic meet, reading month, evacuation drill)

    Student Organization Inside School (Fostering student independence. Students participate in building a better school and plan and carry out annual exchange events.)

    Chorus (While performing a grade chorus or a school-wide chorus, you can experience the beauty of Japanese and experience the joy of singing together.)

    Kanji Kentei: Once a year for applicants (Our school is a quasi-venue for the Kanji Kentei)

    Summer class (January): With a special timetable, you can study subjects other than Japanese and arithmetic. For those who wish.

    Flea Market (sponsored by Parents' Association)

    Lunch box sales, sweets sales, etc. (Parents' meeting planning and execution)

    Grade event (planned and executed mainly by class representatives: curry party, athletic meet, fun party, etc.)

    Library (Books are rented and managed by the Parents' Association)

    Vocational Language Learning Centre

    vocational language learning centre japanese tutors melbourne

    vllc.com.au

    03 9602 1631

    What does VLLC do?

    VLLC has been a language school since 1989. We specialise in teaching 13 languages for personal and professional purposes all around Australia.

    Why is the VLLC method unique?

    It is a structured program based on visualisation and association where you learn to 'think' in your new language rather than translate. Your course is tailored for you. It is a combination of up to 3 deliveries, including online lessons and one to one tutorials with native speakers on a regular basis.  

    Why is the VLLC method so successful?

    Flexibility and monitored lessons are the keys to enjoying your language journey and reaching your language goals. You will be speaking from day one. ​With a success rate amongst the best in Australia, 97% of our students have successfully completed their Certificates and gladly recommend VLLC.

    The VLLC Story

    VLLC is a language school with a difference. Our team provides students with a personal approach, using a holistic model to enable the development of second languages through the picture, sound association. Students are taught to ‘think in their new language’ from day one rather than translate back to their mother tongue. There is also a strong focus on pronunciation so that when students speak their new language, they sound like a native speaker. 

    VLLC staff want students to reach their goals. Our student coordinators monitor all student programs to keep students on track and help them achieve the results they are looking for. 

    The VLLC system involves completing a series of individual lessons along with one on one tutorials in order to foster confidence and fluency. 

    Vocational Language Learning Centre (Aust) is a Registered Training Organisation (0773) and was established in 1990 in response to the need within the community for competency-based language tuition that was not only fast and effective but which also directly related to the vocational and personal needs of both individuals, government and organisations. 

    VLLC has been teaching languages for more than 30 years.

    "Experience the transformative power of learning a language with VLLC's personal development guide. Whether it leads you to a new life overseas, gives you the confidence to visit new people, learn how to fully embrace change during your language journey."

    Language Tutors in Australia

    When you learn a language at VLLC, you can be assured you will receive the best possible tuition in your chosen language.

    Our friendly, highly experienced, and specialised tutors will ensure you receive the support you need to get the most out of your learning experience. 

    Learn to speak Japanese

    Japan has one of the biggest economies in the world and is your gateway to the Asian culture. Enjoy the experience of learning about new cultures, new foods and lifestyles.

    What will I learn?

    All Japanese courses are designed to develop your competency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

    Courses are delivered by blended learning and can be a combination of: 

    • online learning with individual tuition, 
    • regular chats with the Tutor and Student Coordinator,
    • homework tasks.

    What Japanese courses are available?

    VLLC has:

    • a Certificate II in Applied Language,
    • ​a Certificate III in Applied Language,
    • a Certificate in Social Proficiency,
    • a Certificate in Intermediate Proficiency and
    • a Certificate in Vocational Proficiency.

    Available both online and in our schools.

    ​Whatever your capabilities, there is a learning style available to suit you, and our course co-coordinators will tailor the course to meet your personal requirements.

    Where is Japanese spoken?

    Japanese is a language spoken by over 125 million people. Until the 5th or 6th century AD, when Chinese characters were introduced, the Japanese had no writing system. Japanese is one of the world's major languages, ranking ninth in terms of the number of speakers.

    ​It is primarily spoken throughout the Japanese archipelago, but there are also some 1.5 million Japanese immigrants and their descendants living abroad, mainly in North and South America, who have varying degrees of proficiency in Japanese.

    VLLC Melbourne Centre - Victoria

    Melbourne in Victoria, the multicultural city of Australia, has over 4 million people - all of differing cultures and backgrounds. This multiculturalism gives countless opportunities to interact and learn.

    ​VLLC Melbourne Language School is located on Swanston Street, situated just near Melbourne University (Tram Stop: Queensberry Street). Our 13 languages are available, in house and Online. Our flexibility allows you to combine both methods to fit into your schedule. 

    Japanese Schools in Melbourne FAQ

    Japanese students study very hard in high school, so they can pass the entrance exams to get into a reputable national or private university. Once they get into their dream college, things become more relaxed as they are almost guaranteed to graduate.

    Education In Japan. Dating is forbidden at all of the junior high schools, and most parents and teachers believe that few junior high school students date. Parents, teachers, and students alike agree that dating does not play a part in the lives of the vast majority of junior high students.

    The Japanese school year begins in April and ends in March and is divided into three semesters. The school year starts in April. So the first semester begins in April and ends around July 20. For most elementary, junior high, and high school students, summer vacation lasts from July 20 through August 31.

    Students in Japan have a strong sense of belonging in school, they don't feel like outsiders, nor do they feel left out. Students in Japan actually feel happy in school (85 percent of them). Around 91 percent of Japanese students reported that they never, or only in some classes, ignored what the teacher lectured.

    In a split ruling, a court in Osaka ordered the school to pay some damages for emotional distress, but it said the rule that students' hair must be black did not violate regulations.

    Melbourne Grammar School - Japanese School Melbourne

    melbourne grammar school

    mgs.vic.edu.au

    03 9865 7573

    ABOUT

    Melbourne Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent schools, with a tradition of excellence extending over more than 160 years.

    We believe in the holistic development of young people: intellectually, physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually.

    Ours is an inclusive, community-focused culture in which both student effort and achievement are recognised and celebrated.

    Our culture is further enhanced by an involved network of staff and parents, the knowledge and experience of our alumni, and the depth of our connections with the broader communities around us.

    OUR SCHOOL STRUCTURE

    Melbourne Grammar is an Anglican school founded in 1858 by the first Bishop of Melbourne, Charles Perry. Today, we remain proud of our Anglican heritage and retain our strong Anglican traditions while also warmly welcoming families from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.

    From Prep to Year 6, we provide coeducational classes at our Caulfield Junior School, Grimwade House.

    Year 7 and 8 boys attend Wadhurst, our Middle School based at St Kilda Road in South Yarra. Students in Years 9 – 12 learn at the adjoining Senior School.

    Our Year 7 - 12 students attend as both day students and boarders.

    Every student’s learning is supported by dedicated pastoral care programs along with our exceptional learning facilities.

    OUR HISTORY

    Melbourne Grammar School has grown from humble beginnings into one of Melbourne’s leading educational institutions.

    HOW MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL HAS GROWN

    Melbourne Grammar School opened its doors on 7 April 1858. Its 77 students were to study at a fifteen-acre site then thought to be ‘too far from the city’. The School remains in its original location – now known as St Kilda Road, South Yarra. Early photographs show the Senior School building surrounded by bare fields.

    A library was established in June 1875, with Wadhurst following in 1878 to accommodate an overflow of borders. The gift of Harleston came in 1918, establishing Grimwade House as a junior school.

    Since then, the buildings, grounds and facilities have evolved to support the exceptional education Melbourne Grammar School offers today. These include first-rate boarding, sporting and outdoor education facilities, the Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, and the Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub.

    OUR EVOLVING COMMUNITY

    The history of the Melbourne Grammar community reflects both our respect for tradition and our enthusiasm for adapting to change.

    The School faced economic challenges during its first 40 years, prompting former students to found The Old Melburnians Society – an alumni community that remains a crucial source of knowledge and support for the School.

    The School grew rapidly during the post-war period, leading to a far-sighted building programme aiming to make the best use of the relatively small campus grounds. In the 1970s, a junior school restructure transformed Grimwade House into a coeducational campus and established Wadhurst as a boys’ school for Years 7 and 8. 

    Those who have studied at Melbourne Grammar School include Prime Ministers, explorers, Anglican clergy, artists, academics, industrialists and farmers, and many other Australians who have made invaluable contributions across the globe.

    Today, we are proud of the diversity and inclusivity of the Melbourne Grammar School community and its celebration of excellence in all fields.

    LANGUAGES

    Studying languages enables boys to learn about new cultures and gain essential language skills. In learning a second language, students are able to compare and reference across cultures to understand how language works and how it shapes and reflects experience and identity. Students become inter-culturally aware citizens as they discover how effective communication requires the learner to take risks and move outside the norms, practices and acquired behaviours of their first language.

    Students at Wadhurst choose languages from Latin, French, Chinese and Japanese. All of these languages can be continued at the Senior School through to the VCE level. The opportunity to learn both Asian and European languages is one that students may find increasingly relevant as they move through a rapidly evolving global society.

    YEAR 7

    All students in Year 7 will study two languages, Chinese, French, Japanese and Latin, and the main focus is on the use of language as a communicative tool.

    YEAR 8

    Most Year 8 students study only one language, selected from the two they have studied in Year 7. However, those students who have demonstrated they are particularly capable in this area can continue with two languages if they wish to do so.

    CONTEXT

    Our intellectual, social, spiritual and physical surroundings inform our educational strategy, support student wellbeing and encourage positive and supportive relationships across the School.

    LEARNING IN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY

    We teach and learn in a diverse, evolving society, so we are driven to engage with social issues in our classrooms and through our co-curricular activities in age-appropriate ways.

    At every year level, we ensure students learn in relationship with a broader community to gain experience outside School boundaries. Our students participate in interstate and overseas study, sporting and musical tours, intercultural visits and exchanges to locations as varied as South Africa, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Europe and the UK.

    OUR CAMPUSES AND SURROUNDINGS

    The purpose-built facilities across our three campuses reflect our intentional approach to meeting students’ learning needs. Each is designed to encourage the holistic development of specific student groups and to support flexible, responsive teaching. Our learning spaces extend to include Melbourne’s major cultural and sporting institutions, many of which are a few minutes by tram from our St Kilda Road location.

    Caulfield Primary School - Japanese School Melbourne

    caulfield primary school

    caulfieldps.vic.edu.au

    03 9523 7934

    Welcome to Caulfield Primary School

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website.

    On behalf of the students, staff and School Council, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all children and parents who are beginning an association with Caulfield Primary School. I am extremely proud to be the Principal of a school with a rich history of working to support and develop the academic, social and emotional needs of our children.

    We are one of only eleven bilingual schools in Victoria and one which has successfully combined this unique educational approach with a commitment to academic success underpinned by a holistic approach to student wellbeing and engagement.

    Our School Values encapsulate our approach to education. Together we pursue Excellence, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness and Diversity. We are committed to making every day a unique, engaging learning opportunity to support our students to become active, global citizens.

    I am extremely proud of our reputation for providing a comprehensive and challenging bilingual curriculum. Our core purpose is to provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment that develops all students to their full potential with a well-rounded approach to ensure every child is developed and nurtured during their time with us.

    It is our aim to create and build upon our school community and work closely with our families and the local community of Caulfield to ensure we are providing a learning experience that is student-centred and caters for the unique needs of every child.

    I am proud to be the Principal at Caulfield Primary School and a part of the highly motivated and caring staff that provide learning opportunities that develop excellence, initiative, cooperation and independence as we prepare our children for their future. I welcome the opportunity to talk to current and prospective parents and encourage families to visit our school throughout the year.

     

    I look forward to meeting you personally and welcoming you to our great school.

    Yours sincerely,

    Edward Strain

    Principal

    Benefits Of The English-Japanese Bilingual Education @ CPS

    Since becoming a bilingual school in 1997, Caulfield Primary School has established itself as a school of choice, especially for those wishing to provide their children with bilingual education.

    We don’t teach a language; we teach in a language!

    Research and experience suggest that children who have a bilingual education have enhanced literacy skills in their first language as well as generally more highly developed thinking skills.

    Many of our children leave us with highly developed skills in reading, writing and speaking Japanese, often at a standard equivalent to Year 9 of 10

    Our bilingual education provides our children with many unique opportunities and experiences, developing not only a strong awareness of the Japanese language and culture but also of global citizenship.

    As one of only 11 bilingual schools in Victoria, Caulfield students receive a unique education.

    The immersion of our children in an environment in which Japanese is spoken by native speakers ensures their language development is authentic.

    What Does Bilingual Education Look Like @ CPS

    We are one of the few bilingual schools fully implementing DET’s preferred model for bilingual education in which 100% of children participate and in which 50% of teaching is done in the target language (Japanese), and 50% is done in English.

    Our children experience 12 hours per week of teaching in both English and Japanese. This comprises:

    • 12 hours of Literacy (8 hours in English and 4 in Japanese)
    • 5 hours of Numeracy (in Japanese)
    • 3 hours of Inquiry, including History, Science, Geography, etc. (in English)
    • 1 hour of Physical Education (in English)
    • 1 hour of Visual Arts (in Japanese)
    • 1-hour of Performing Arts (in Japanese)
    • 1 hour of Library (in Japanese)

    It is important to note that while half of our curriculum is delivered in Japanese, it is all based on the Victorian Curriculum as it is in all government schools.

    Our teachers use a “mirrored” approach to the teaching of Literacy. English and Japanese speaking teachers plan together to ensure that the curriculum is fully covered whilst deciding which aspects will be delivered in English and which in Japanese.

    We use a “co-teaching” model in which all our children are taught by 2 “homeroom” teachers – one English speaking and one Japanese speaking. Both teachers are responsible for the overall well-being and learning of their students.

    Generally, each co-teacher has his or her own classroom, with the children moving between the two classrooms and two teachers.

    Where an Area of the school has an odd number of grades, the third or fifth class is shared by two part-time teachers, one English speaking and one Japanese speaking, in which case the children stay in one classroom with one or other of the teachers being present at any one time.

    In addition to our teaching staff, we also employ several Japanese Assistants who support the children and the teachers.

    We are also fortunate, at any one time, to have a number of Japanese volunteers supporting our bilingual education.

    Community Engagement

    Apart from being a key part of teaching and learning at Caulfield, the influence of our bilingual education is seen in many aspects of schools life:

    Sister school relationship – We have a formal sister school relationship with Nakagawa Elementary School in Ogaki, Gifu. Ogaki is the sister city of the City of Glen Eira.

    Whole school production – Every two years, all our children participate in a school musical production which is performed in Japanese. Recent productions were The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2019 and Puss in Boots in 2017  

    Year 6 Japan Trip – Each Year, our Year 6 children have the opportunity to travel to Japan for about 12 days, during which time they stay with host families, and attend school at, our sister school at Nakagawa.

    Fete – Our biennial fete has a very strong Japanese flavour to it, with many aspects of Japanese culture to be experienced and enjoyed

    Taiko Club – Year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to learn the Japanese art of taiko drumming and to participate in a range of public performances.

    Bilingual Choir – Our Choir, with its repertoire of English and Japanese songs, performs publicly at a range of occasions and events.

    School events – These take place throughout the year, a favourite being Undokai which is a traditional Japanese sports day.

    Community links – Our school has strong links with a range of organisations and events, including:

    • The Japanese Consul-General
    • The Melbourne Japanese School
    • City of Glen Eira Cultural Day
    • The Box Hill Japan Festival

    Monash Japanese Language Education Centre

    monash japanese language education centre

    monash.edu/arts/mjlec

    03 9902 6033

    Monash Japanese Language Education Centre

    The Monash Centre for Japanese Language Education (Previously The Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education) is committed to supporting Japanese language education at all levels in a variety of ways, including Advocacy. The Centre is funded by the Nippon Foundation.

    About

    The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre – previously Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education – was established in 1996 (Grant received 1995) and is housed in the Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

    The Centre provides a variety of activities and programs to teachers of Japanese in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. These activities and programs focus on developing teaching skills, creating teaching materials and encouraging the enhancement of professionalism among teachers. The Centre, which cooperates with the Departments of Education in three states, is now known as ‘the MJLEC’.

    The MJLEC works cooperatively with teachers of Japanese to them well informed about the Centre’s programs and provides professional support and information, which allows them to work effectively in the area of Japanese language education.

    The Nippon Foundation Endowment

    In March 1995, Monash University received a generous endowment of two million Australian dollars from the Nippon Foundation. It was agreed that the funds of the Endowment be allocated to support Japanese Language Education in the Australian states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

    Mission Statement

    The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre is committed to improving the teaching of Japanese in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Support is provided primarily by assisting Japanese language teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications by promoting the development of curricula designed to meet the specific need of Australian students.

    Day-to-day management of the Centre

    In February 1996, the first Director of the Centre, Ms Anne de Kretser, was appointed. Programs of the MJLEC are organised and run by the Director.

    Major programs of the Monash Japanese Language Education Centre

    The MJLEC aims to support teachers of Japanese through a variety of programs that are specifically designed to address the needs of Japanese language teachers in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

    Scholarships

    The MJLEC Scholarship for research related to the Acquisition of Japanese Language and Cultural Literacy

    The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre offers:

    • the MJLEC Scholarship for research related to the Acquisition of Japanese Language and Cultural Literacy, and
    • Each year, the Centre will normally offer the Scholarship for Japanese Language Education and Cultural Studies for research towards a PhD

    The scholarships are designed to promote research into teaching and learning the Japanese language and various aspects of Japanese society and culture.

    Learn Japanese and a New World Opens Project

    日本語を知る。世界が広がる。

    The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre is committed to supporting Japanese language education at all levels in a variety of ways, including Advocacy. Our latest endeavour to encourage students to take up and /or continue their Japanese language studies is the ‘Learn Japanese and a new world opens’ project. This project will showcase a number of easily accessible short videos of people who have used or are using the Japanese language as part of their career, job, life or experiences. We aim to showcase a diverse group of people who have interacted with the Japanese language in a range of ways.

    Realia boxes

    The MJLEC has a collection of 12 realia boxes available for teachers to borrow for up to one month. The boxes provide teachers with cultural artefacts and lifestyle based objects that can be handled by students to give them a concrete understanding of each item. Each box has a theme to suit the topic that teachers might cover – ‘home’, ‘school’, ‘food’, ‘clothing’ amongst them – and provide a welcome resource to teachers trying to bring authenticity to the classroom.

    Listen & Learn Australia

    listen & learn australia

    listenandlearnaustralia.com.au

    03 8652 1330

    DEVELOP A NEW AND RESPECTED SKILL FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

    Challenge yourself with our online courses in more than 100 languages! Reach out to us, and we will prepare a fun and interactive programme just for you.

    1. SAFE. CONVENIENT.

    Study with your expert teachers via Skype and Zoom and gain valuable new skills.

    STUDY ONLINE WITH OUR LIVE ONLINE JAPANESE LESSONS.

    Our Japanese speakers, fully qualified to teach their native tongue, can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable to you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place on the day of your choosing—even at weekends—whenever you want, whether it be morning, afternoon or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is not available, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided for you.

    ONLINE JAPANESE LESSONS

    Japanese can be a challenging language to learn, especially for English speakers. Not only does it use completely different writing, but also it uses complex pronunciation and a grammar system that bears no resemblance to that of English. But don’t worry! Study Japanese with us at Listen & Learn, and you’ll achieve fluency in a short time while also having fun in the process! Our native-speaking instructors have a flexible approach, so they will design a Japanese online course to consider your needs and preferences.

    Who can study Japanese with us?

    You can start a Japanese online course with us regardless of your current language level. For instance, advanced students can fine-tune their pronunciation and increase their vocabulary with our tailor-made lessons. Your tutor will always take into account your preferences when planning the classes, so you can acquire the language by watching Anime or great Japanese movies, listening to J-pop or even reading manga. Whatever you want!

    What will you learn with us?

    Meanwhile, if you have never studied Japanese before, you can begin with our Survival course, where you’ll learn all the basics and skills you need to hold simple conversations. Plus, you’ll start getting used to the cadence and sounds of the Japanese language. Contact us today and get started with a fun and motivating Japanese online course!

    Why take Japanese online lessons?

    Our online courses are much more flexible than our face-to-face sessions for one simple reason: nobody has to commute. Thus, you can reschedule your lesson with just one day’s notice.

    You can choose to study on your own or in small-group sessions with friends or family. Please note that the maximum number of people allowed per group is 8.

    You don’t need advanced equipment or complicated software. Just download Skype and get started with your Japanese lessons!

    The Japanese Saturday College of Melbourne Inc.

    the japanese saturday college of melbourne inc.

    jsc-mel.com

    inquiry@jsc-mel.com

    Melbourne Supplementary School is a school that teaches children Japanese and math (math) every Saturday using Japanese textbooks. In addition, the kindergarten department has a Japanese curriculum.

    GREETINGS FROM THE PRINCIPAL

    The Melbourne Supplementary School was opened in April 2011 as the second supplementary school in Melbourne to provide a place for waiting-list children and students living in Melbourne to study textbooks. Our school is a non-profit school corporation licensed by the Australian Government and receives financial support from the Australian Government, the Japanese Government and the Overseas Child Education Promotion Foundation. In order to overcome the difficulty of both temporary residents and permanent residents studying textbooks, our school offers classes according to the purpose of the national language from the 4th grade of elementary school to provide education according to needs.

    The kindergarten takes into consideration the five areas of kindergarten education in Japan (health, relationships, environment, language, expression) and incorporates various activities in a well-balanced manner within the limited time only on Saturdays. Through Japanese events, traditional play, and songs, you can talk with your friends in Japanese and learn through play. While living in Australia, it is very important for learning Japanese to cultivate the significance and motivation of learning Japanese during kindergarten.

    When you enter elementary school, you will finally start studying textbooks. Until the third grade of elementary school, temporary residents and permanent residents will learn together and acquire basic skills. In order to learn Japanese as the first language, it is indispensable for students, parents and teachers to cooperate with each other. The school provides various support so that permanent residents can continue learning Japanese for a long time.

    You can choose a purpose-specific class for the national language from the 4th grade of elementary school. By being able to study Japanese according to the purpose, students returning to Japan in the near future will be able to study Japanese, math, and mathematics at the Japanese level. In addition, permanent residents will focus on reading and understanding sentences according to their age, so they can easily learn from elementary school to junior high school. Permanent residents study in the four areas of "reading," "writing," "listening," and "speaking" in junior high school. You will also study Japanese social studies and will be able to understand the contents of Japanese sentences more deeply.

    All the faculty and staff will work together to guide children who attend the supplementary school on Saturdays while attending the local school so that they can spend a meaningful day focusing on learning. In addition, we are constantly striving to understand each student and provide detailed guidance.

    Our school will continue to meet the expectations of parents in the Melbourne area and pursue the ideal way of education for Japanese children as a supplementary lesson school. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Consulate General of Japan in Melbourne, the Victoria State Government, the Foundation for the Promotion of Child Education Overseas, Sandringham East Primary School, and the Japanese community for their continued support and guidance. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    Yukari Swan

    Principal of Melbourne Supplementary School

    GREETINGS FROM THE HONORARY PRINCIPAL

    Education has a time period. Especially for language acquisition, the appropriate age is clear. Adults generally take time to learn a second language. Pronunciation is difficult, and vocabulary is hard to establish. However, children who start attending kindergarten or elementary school will suddenly begin to speak words that their parents have never taught, with clear pronunciation. You will be amazed at how quickly your child learns the language.

    A linguist named Bley Vroman advocated a hypothesis called "Fundamental Difference Hypothesis (FDH)" in second language acquisition, with learners of children learning their mother tongue or second language. , Claims that the learning mechanism is fundamentally different from that of an adult learner who learns a second language.

    Ms Johnson, who conducted a long-term achievement survey of people of different learning start ages, said, "In a second language acquisition environment, acquire the same level of language (grammar) ability as a native speaker. To do this, you need to start learning a language by about seven years old. " The older the learning starts to age, the more individual differences will occur in the degree of achievement. ("Common and insane knowledge of learning English" 2004 Taishukan Shoten)

    Kazuko Nakajima, an immersion education expert, says that the appropriate age for bilingual education is from infants to the end of elementary school (“Language and Education” Overseas Child Education Promotion Foundation). Specifically, from the age of 2 to 6 years old, the emphasis is on the formation of the mother tongue, and from around the age of 7, when the spoken language of the mother tongue is solidified, and the basics of reading and writing are established, the emphasis is also on the development of a second language. She explains that it is appropriate.

    Speaking of 7 years old, I am in the second grade of elementary school. By this age, it will be effective to have students acquire the ability to hear and speak their mother tongue and then acquire a second language. Bilingual acquisition, especially literacy level acquisition, is long and rigorous, but it can be achieved early by successfully surviving the language-appropriate age. Of course, it goes without saying that the constant efforts of parents and the appropriate guidance of the supplementary school are the points.

    The Melbourne supplementary school will respond to the actual conditions and needs of children, aiming for a sustainable integrated education for 11 years, from kindergarten to junior high school, and will do its utmost to educate children in cooperation with parents.

    Last but not least, I would like to ask the Government of Australia, the Consulate General of Japan in Melbourne, and the Japanese community of Melbourne for their continued guidance and encouragement in order to foster the soundness of the Melbourne supplementary school.

    Kanyuki Fujiya

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Is English prohibited at the Melbourne Remedial School?

    A: Yes, English is prohibited in the school. When English becomes stronger than Japanese, you will start to use English on a daily basis. It is a natural phenomenon for children who grow up in an English environment to use English. Therefore, I want you to be prepared that "our school is a place where you can spend your time only in Japanese." It is a rule of bilingual training to decide the time and place to use the language properly, and it is very important for children with a weak Japanese environment. The ban on English is nothing but to improve your Japanese conversation ability.

    The Melbourne supplementary school teaches Japanese textbooks in Japanese, just like Japanese schools, so age-appropriate conversation skills are required. If you have a significant lack of Japanese conversation ability, you will hardly understand Japanese lessons. In order to continue the supplementary school education, please make sure that you fully understand the English ban in the school at home.

    Also, parents should spend their time in Japanese only at school. Please do not speak English to your child unless it is urgently necessary.

    Q: Is it okay for the Melbourne supplementary school to have insufficient reading and writing?

    A: In kindergarten, it is essential that you have the ability to hear and understand age-appropriate Japanese. It doesn't matter if you have insufficient ability to speak Japanese. You don't even need literacy. Please use Japanese intentionally and positively at home for two years in kindergarten. If you tie up at school and at home, you will acquire Japanese conversation ability (listening ability, speaking ability) by the time you enter elementary school. Teaching conversational skills is also the responsibility of the family.

    From elementary school, you need to have the ability to speak Japanese in "listening / speaking" and the ability to read and write to learn textbooks. Children who do not have enough of these cannot transfer to the school. While in elementary school, considerable effort is required at home, such as class review, homework, and studying for tests. If you neglect to do this, your Japanese conversation skills will decline, you will not be able to use English in school, you will not be able to understand the lessons, and you will not be able to read or write.

    If the reading and writing appropriate for the grade are insufficient, it will be difficult to continue studying at our school.

     Q: What is a promotion test?

    A: In order to continue studying textbooks, elementary schools hold a promotion test for Japanese every November. This promotion test does not measure the academic ability of the national language of the relevant grade. This is a test to confirm the very basic Japanese proficiency required to study Japanese textbooks such as the Japanese language, mathematics, and society.

    The promotion test is a written question and a personal interview. From April to October, we will conduct a written test on reading, writing, okurigana, the meaning of words and phrases, how to use, etc., learned in Japanese textbooks, and a personal interview test on reading aloud textbooks and asking questions about the contents. Comprehensively judge your Japanese ability from writing and interviewing.

    If it is determined that it will be difficult to study the textbook for the next year, a retest will be conducted in March of the following year. By the time you retest, you will have a thorough review at home to acquire the basic Japanese skills necessary for studying textbooks next year. Our school staff will do their utmost to support the retest.

    If you do not see any progress in the retest, you may not be able to advance. However, in the past, no student has failed the retest and was unable to advance.

     Q: Is there a test when I move in?

    A: Yes, kindergartens test their speaking ability (listening ability). If you do not understand the teacher's Japanese, you will not be able to enrol. Written tests are not available in kindergartens.

    For elementary school students and above, a written test and an interview test (reading aloud, content comprehension question, etc.) will be given for the transfer. If you do not have the Japanese conversation skills and literacy skills required to study textbooks, you will not be able to transfer. However, those who have graduated from our kindergarten will not be tested when they enter elementary school.

    There are some other conditions for admission to our school. It is necessary to meet certain conditions regarding a school-age, health condition, family environment, etc. Please contact the school for details. We strongly recommend that you enrol from kindergarten as our school provides the same integrated education as in Japan.

     Q: What is the difference between National Language I and National Language II?

    A: From the 4th grade of elementary school, select either Kokugo I or Kokugo II for the Japanese language subject. Kokugo I and Kokugo II do not have subjects according to ability but subjects with different learning purposes.

    Kokugo I teaches all the contents of textbooks as in Japan. The burden of learning will increase accordingly.

    Kokugo II teaches with the goal of understanding what is written by reading aloud the textbook, omitting the writing of Chinese characters and reading comprehension of the textbook. In addition, the contents of classics and Chinese writing may be briefly touched on or omitted. Those who have completed the Japanese Language II course at our elementary school can proceed to the Junior High School Japanese Language II course. Students other than our school will be required to take an entrance examination.

    iJapanese Language & Culture School Melbourne

    ijapanese tutors melbourne

    ijapanese.com.au

    0401 886 612

    Study Japanese in Melbourne with iJapanese

    In the Japanese language, the word “I” has the same pronunciation as the word for “love”. At iJapanese Language & Culture School, our Japanese tutors promote a love for this ancient culture through their teachings, ensuring you’ll leave our classes with a passion for the country we love so much. We pride ourselves on being the best Japanese language school for Melbourne students looking for a well-rounded experience. With us, you don’t just learn to speak Japanese – you also learn about the country’s culture, history and way of life. And because we have classes available for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, you can be sure that we’ll cater for you. IT’S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK!

    Our Courses  

    At iJapanese, you will learn from trained and skilled native Japanese tutors with many years of experience teaching in schools throughout Japan and Australia. Whatever your reasons for studying this language, our mission is to ensure you gain the maximum enjoyment and benefit from all of your lessons. Our Melbourne Japanese school offers language and culture courses in:

    • General language skills
    • VCE exam preparation
    • Language Proficiency Test preparation
    • Travel survival
    • Business

    Our students can study Japanese in groups or in private lessons, and there is even room to tailor your study timetable to suit your schedule and your needs. Just ask about this when you get in touch.

    General Japanese Lessons in Melbourne (Beginner-Advanced)

    iJapanese Language & Culture School offers general Japanese classes in Melbourne for those looking to hone their language skills and gain a better understanding of Japanese culture.

    This course is designed to improve your proficiency in:

    • Spelling and grammar
    • Reading and writing
    • Speaking
    • Listening

    We especially focus on speaking, providing you with the conversational skills to communicate with confidence in any scenario, from travel to business. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your speaking skills or require a basic Japanese course for beginners in Melbourne, you can rely on our friendly and professional tutors to provide assistance.

    JLPT Preparation Course in Melbourne

    Need help preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)? Let our friendly tutors give you the knowledge and skills to succeed. Our JLPT course has helped Melbourne students of all ages and skill levels tackle the test with confidence.

    The JLPT is the world’s most well-recognised Japanese language test and is an indispensable addition to your résumé if you’re planning to work or study in Japan. It is also a helpful benchmark for gauging your proficiency in the language, helping you to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie so you can concentrate on the areas where you need to improve.

    Our JLPT course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to pass the test, as well as provide you with some helpful strategies you can use when preparing to sit it.

    Course Details

    We offer the JLPT course at our Melbourne school over a 12-week term.

    Private Lessons – $55 per hour. Available once a week as 1-hour, 1.5-hour or 2-hour classes. Private tuition is more flexible and can be customised to suit the student’s needs in terms of content and attendance.

    Semi-Private Lessons – $45 per hour (per person) – Study with a friend for a fun and engaging learning experience!

    VCE Japanese Tutor in Melbourne

    Stressing about your exams? Call iJapanese Language & Culture School. Our friendly and experienced VCE Japanese tutors have helped Melbourne students of all abilities walk into their VCE exams with confidence.

    You’ll learn from native Japanese speakers who will help you with:

    • Writing essays
    • Listening skills
    • Reading skills
    • Oral preparation

    Each VCE Japanese tutor is patient, supportive, and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. They will work closely with you to ensure the lessons meet your needs – including your ability, your areas of concern and your individual objectives.

    Course Details

    Lessons are available either in groups or privately over a 12-week term.

    Private Lessons – $55/hour – These can be customised to your individual needs. These lessons are more flexible; you can have as many as you need, and they can go for as long as you like.

    Semi-Private Lessons – $45/hour – Designed for two people, this course is perfect for you and a friend to learn together. Price is per person.

    Japanese Travel Course in Melbourne

    iJapanese offers a comprehensive Japanese travel course in Melbourne for those planning to visit Japan for business or pleasure.

    Visiting another country is always so much easier and more rewarding when you can speak the language. Not only does it make it easier to communicate with the locals, but it also lets you become more immersed in the culture, leading to a better understanding of the people and a richer travel experience that you’ll always remember.

    As part of our Japanese travel course, Melbourne students will learn useful key phrases and expressions to make their travels go smoothly – as well as some important information on the culture and people of Japan. As with all our courses, we focus on teaching you the language within a wider cultural context, giving you a more well-rounded knowledge.

    Course Details

    Our Japanese travel course consists of 1.5-hour lessons that run for eight weeks.

    Group Lessons – These are $27 per hour and are available once or twice a week.

    Semi-Private – These are $38 per hour and are available to commence at your convenience, with a schedule that works for you.

    Private Lessons – These are $52 per hour and are available to commence at your convenience, with a schedule that works for you.

    Culture Courses

    Calligraphy Workshop

    This workshop is designed to teach the basics of Japanese calligraphy as well as create your very own piece of Japanese Calligraphy works. You will also have the opportunity to keep your calligraphy tools so that you can continue practising at home.

    You will learn basic skills of calligraphy writing techniques and practice balances, strokes, stops and splashes. In the end, you will create your own Japanese calligraphy art. Write your favourite word on a traditional Japanese fan or paper board!

    Needle Felting Workshop

    Needle felting is a popular fibre arts craft in Japan that is a technique for turning wool roving into 3-D objects.

    Cooking Class Workshop

    You will learn recipes and techniques and enjoy the food with green tea at the end of the class. Our classes offer unique Japanese food, both sweets and savoury.

    EVENTS

    We hold Language Exchange Meetings and End of Term Events regularly. You can mingle with Japanese people and classmates to practise your Japanese and share your experiences.

    Business Japanese in Melbourne

    iJapanese offers a comprehensive Japanese business course in Melbourne for those preparing to visit Japan for business or entertain Japanese business clients in Australia.

    We offer business, Japanese classes for individuals or small groups at our school in Melbourne. For larger groups, we can also organise for one of our experienced Japanese teachers can visit your business location.

    Our Japanese for business course offers a comprehensive education about doing business in Japan or with Japanese businesses. This includes learning the Japanese business language, phrases, customs & etiquette. However, as every group and student has different requirements and goals for learning business Japanese, we tailor our program to your needs.

    By the end of the course, you should feel confident in any business context, whether that is greetings, presentations, entertaining clients, conducting meetings and more. As with all our courses, we focus on teaching you not only the language but a wider cultural context, giving you a more well-rounded knowledge.

    Course Details

    Our Japanese business course consists of 1-hour lessons that run for eight weeks.

    Group Lessons – Please enquire about pricing for small or large business groups.

    Semi-Private – These are $38 per hour and are available to commence at your convenience, with a schedule that works for you.

    Private Lessons – These are $52 per hour and are available to commence at your convenience, with a schedule that works for you.

    What Will You Learn?

    Depending on the course you select, your Japanese tutor will cover:

    • Reading and writing skills
    • Spelling and grammar skills
    • Listening
    • Speaking and conversation
    • Exam preparation strategies

    Our friendly Japanese school tutors strive to make each class fun as well as educational, creating a supportive environment where you can learn to speak Japanese with like-minded people who share the same goal as you. Who knows, you may even find the perfect travelling partner!

    Contact Us to Book a Lesson

    Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan, you’re fascinated by the country’s unique culture, or you’re just interested in learning a new language, iJapanese is the best Japanese language school for your needs. Our tutors work hard to make every class a valuable experience. If you would like to learn to speak Japanese, our Melbourne CBD office is waiting to take your call. We look forward to meeting you!

    JIC Language School Melbourne

    jic language school melbourne

    jic.com.au

    (03) 9654 5100

    Learn Japanese

    JIC Language School was established in Melbourne, Victoria, in May 2002 with an aim to create an effective and enjoyable learning environment along with a high level of support for all our students. We provide a professional service that will increase your understanding of different cultures and communication in different languages. 

    Why our school is different

    Learning Quality

    We provide various language programs, and as far as we can, we endeavour to tailor-make lessons to suit individual learning needs. We assure all of our teachers are qualified, native speakers. The enthusiasm and professionalism of our teachers will support you throughout your language learning experience.

    On-Site Class

    We believe in small groups (3-10 students per class), flexible class times and friendly teachers. The benefit of small classes is you get a lot of opportunities to ask questions and get to know your classmates quickly to promote a relaxed but vibrant environment.

    Language Instructors

    JIC's instructors are all approachable and well prepared before the classes. They are always willing to assist if you encounter any problems. 

    Course Information

    Japanese Classes

    Japanese is available as Group and Private Lessons. Group Lessons are conducted using ‘the direct method’ (immersion), by which students are fully immersed in the Japanese language and culture. At JIC, classes are conducted entirely in Japanese. Learn the language using our original textbook and other valuable resources. Our unique textbook contains numerous practical expressions which you may apply immediately in daily life. Courses encompass all levels for general classes. VCE, JLPT support, and Kids classes are also available. This applies to our online classes as well.

    Japanese Australia Online Language School

    japanese australia online language school

    japaneseaustralia.com.au

    0430 103 664

    About

    It all started with an IKEA table.

    In 2006, our first classroom was the storeroom of a manga cafe, just enough to fit a white LACK table, four stools, a whiteboard with wobbly wheels, and a closet to store textbooks. 

    Fifteen years later, we now occupy the top level of a building with eleven classrooms, smack bang in the middle of Melbourne CBD. 

    We have taught families and students, Apple geniuses, ATO managers, council members, and even a Channel Nine news anchor. We are well-versed in engaging students from all backgrounds, culturally and geographically. 

    Thanks to (no sarcasm here) COVID-19, we moved our Japanese lessons online, and to our surprise, many students enjoyed it. 

    Particularly those who had to travel long and far. The students who hated coming into the city, the lack of parking, the introverts. Some even get to learn with their friends/families from different countries. Students who prefer to learn in their pyjamas, in the comfort of their own home. 

    And then we thought, hang on, if we can teach remotely to outer Melbourne, we can also teach to the whole of Australia. 

    Even the world.

    And thus, Japanese Australia was born. Our goal is to be the bridge between Japan, Australia, and the rest of the world. 

    The core value of our school is our students’ obsession with Japan.

    The bigger the obsession, the more eager they are willing to learn. 

    Not only do they want to get there ASAP, but they also want to be more than a tourist. They want to interact with the culture. The new, the old, the hidden, the shiny. They want to absorb all of it.

    So rather than pretending we’re in Japan, we try our best to prepare them for the real deal.  

    The benefits of learning with us:

    Speak with a real person. 

    Podcasts, online tutorials are useful, but real people in real life talk differently. Learn the slang and intonation, learn how to respond accordingly. 

    Instant response. 

    If you have any questions, your teachers and classmates can discuss and answer in real-time. 

    Having a lesson plan means learning even when you don’t feel motivated. 80% of success is showing up. Change comes from habit; we’re building muscle memory for you to learn the language. 

    All of our students have their own reasons to learn the Japanese language - to prepare for a holiday, a business trip, to impress the father-in-law in Fukuoka, upskilling, manga and anime, or simply because they want to try something new in life. 

    If any of the above sounds like you, rest assured we have the right course to get you on track. 

    We are professional, experienced and based in Australia.  

    The benefits of our online lessons

    Qualified Teachers.

    Our teachers have gone through at least 420 hours of Japanese government accredited training or passed a Japanese Teaching Competency Test or an equivalent degree.

    Beginner’s Starter Kit. 

    If you’re a beginner, we will send you a kit to help you practise Japanese before, during and after your lessons. At your own home, at your own pace.

    Free Level-Assessment. 

    If you have learnt Japanese before, we’ll provide a free assessment so you can start at the appropriate level and not waste precious time.

    Personalised Feedback. 

    Our experienced teachers will analyse your strengths and weaknesses and advice on what needs to be improved and customise your future Japanese lessons.

    Our main point of difference is that we are a physical language school in Melbourne focusing on teaching Japanese with over 200 students. 

    Call us right now, and you’ll be speaking to either Asami-sensei or Hellena-san. Not a diverted 1800 number. 

    Our teachers have the support, the resources and the expertise to make you excel. We look forward to meeting you (online). Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

    Our Online Courses

    Japanese Australia employs the direct teaching method (teaching Japanese in Japanese).

    We run online lessons with the aid of Japanese / international news sites, online magazines, blogs, images, and videos. Both teachers and students use search engines, digital libraries and share files with each other in real-time. 

    We are not saying it’s better than a traditional face-to-face lesson; they’re just different like Ringo and mikan. 

    Please see below for what we have to offer. 

    Beginner

    Everyone has to start somewhere. We will teach you how to read, write, speak and listen to the Japanese language. New vocabulary and grammar will be constantly introduced, and you will learn to communicate in a variety of situations, whether at work, school, college or in the Japanese community. After the completion of our beginner course, you will achieve the equivalent of the JLPT N5 level.

    Non-beginner

    If you have experience in learning Japanese, book a free level assessment at your convenience, skip the line and start immediately!

    JLPT Preparation

    The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the benchmark to evaluate and certify non-native Japanese's level of proficiency in the language. Want to work or study in Japan? Then you need to pass the JLPT. Click here for more information.

    Year 11 & 12 

    If you’ve chosen Japanese as a subject in your year 11 and 12 examinations, you need all the help you can get. We have teachers who are experienced in HSC, VCE, QCE and other equivalent examinations to ace your ATAR.

    Study in Japan.

    What is better than studying Japanese? Studying Japanese in Japan. We organise language courses, cultural activities, summer camps, even paid internships around Japan. Pick your city and BYO passport. (Don’t worry, we’ll help with visa, airport pick up, homestay … )

    The JLPT

    What is JLPT?

    The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is a standardised test to evaluate and certify Japanese language proficiency for non-native speakers.

    There are five levels: N5 being the lowest level up to N1, which even native Japanese struggle to pass. Each level gets exponentially challenging. 

    For example, all the characters you see here are the kanji (漢字) you need to master to pass N5. N4 has another 500 kanji, N3 has another 1500, and so on. This is only kanji; we still have listening, reading and grammar to tackle. 

    To work or study tertiary education in Japan, one needs an N2 certificate.

    A survey by the Japan Foundation reveals that 33% of applicants took the test just to measure their own level of proficiency. 

    In short, taking the JLPT is the only way to know if your Japanese is any good. 

    Where, when, how?

    In Australia, the test is held on the first Sunday of December every year. (Brisbane gets July too!) 

    Enrolling on the JLPT is the students’ own responsibility - we are not allowed to apply on the students’ behalf. Be aware that enrolments for the JLPT are only accepted during a strict time period each year between July-September. The test fee is usually around $100. 

    So, how long does it take to pass the JLPT? 

    If you are a total beginner and learning part-time, you’ll need to set aside at least one year to pass the N5 level.

    It really, really depends on your ability, habit, and determination. The best time to start is last year. The next best time is today. 

    We run a JLPT preparation course all year round. 

    We start with grammar between February to June, listening and reading from July to September, and mock exams from October to November. Kanji and vocabulary will be drilled constantly during the whole year.

    Our October mock exams are a good way to assess your Japanese language skill against the official levels. We will test you just like JLPT – each component will take 25 to 30 minutes, and we will provide feedback after to help you tackle the official test.

    Huntingdale Primary School - Japanese School Melbourne

    huntingdale primary school japanese school melbourne

    huntingdaleps.vic.edu.au

    03 9544 2313

    Meet our Principal

    Welcome to Huntingdale Primary School! I am proud to be the Principal of this wonderful Victorian Government school which provides an extraordinary education for all our students. Huntingdale Primary School is a vibrant place that encourages learning, laughter and plays in a friendly and warm environment. Our school is widely recognised both in Australia and internationally as a leader in bilingual education through the success of the outstanding Japanese Bilingual Language Immersion Education.

    Learning a language is the greatest gift we give our children at Huntingdale Primary School. Through our exceptional bilingual learning, all our children are immersed in the Japanese language. Research has long recognised immersion as the most natural way for young children to learn the language.

    Our school motto is- Engaging Minds Together.

    ‘Engaging’ children each and every day in a safe and secure environment is a key focus. We know that without children feeling safe, they are unable to engage fully with their learning. The key to engagement is curiosity and creativity, and these are key elements in the children’s explorations and learnings each day at school.

    ‘Minds’ are what benefit from our unique bilingual education. The academic rigour and the power of how we work at Huntingdale are in the careful curriculum planning that underpins the learning as one whole. Research shows that learning another language stimulates brain development, enhances English literacy skills and improves memory, concentration and numeracy skills.

    ‘Together’, we achieve more. The students in isolation will explore but require guidance and scaffolding to excel. More can be achieved with a partnership between the child, teacher and parents, which truly achieves the greatest outcomes.

    Through our bilingual education, each day, our students develop critical and creative thinking, personal and social skills and intercultural understandings. Our students are challenged to see their world using an ‘international lens’, and the experiences offered at the school support this.

    As a teaching team, we are committed to providing all children with the opportunity to achieve through our highly differentiated curriculum. Extensive use of technology, thinking tools and a wide range of extra-curricular activities extend and enrich their learning.

    The culture of our school is underpinned by our deep belief that childhood is a precious and unique moment in time. Children need to be nurtured in a quiet yet stimulating environment. Childhood is a time to be exposed to a wide range of cultural and artistic experiences to discover talents, ignite curiosity, passion and optimism. The ‘Early Years’ of schooling are when a child develops their self-esteem as a learner, and this growth needs to be nurtured and developed with care and dedication. This crucial time is also when strong foundations in literacy and numeracy are built to ensure future success.

    School Vision & Values

    In defining our Vision and Values for our school community, it is essential we look to the future and the world and workplace our students will be entering as adults. Huntingdale’s vision is future-oriented, providing:

    • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
    • Authentic language competency in an additional language (Japanese) and deep intercultural understandings
    • Thinking skills to access, synthesise and transfer information in a 21st-century knowledge economy
    • High level personal and interpersonal skills to facilitate strong social connectedness and personal wellbeing

    The following values are central to the life of our school, and all members of the school community are required to demonstrate them:

    • Kindness
    • Courage
    • Personal Best
    • Creativity

    As a school community, we apply these attributes in our everyday interactions with one another and in the development of our programs and policies.

    Our School Motto ‘Engaging Minds Together’ underpins the quality of our teaching and learning. When these three powerful words come together, we have a way of working whilst also explaining why we all call Huntingdale ‘our school’.

    ‘Engaging’ the children each and every day in a safe and secure environment is a key focus for each and every one of us. We know that if the children are not feeling safe, they are unable to engage fully with their learning. The key to engagement is curiosity and creativity, and these are key elements in the children’s explorations and learnings each day at school.

    ‘Minds’ are what benefit from our unique bilingual education. Without the Japanese program, there is a monolingual education, but without the English program, there is also a monolingual program. The academic rigour and the power of how we work at Huntingdale are in the careful curriculum planning that underpins the program as one whole. The neuroscience that lies behind our wellbeing and academic programs and the benefits of our bilingual education bring the ‘mind’ element.

    ‘Together’, we achieve more. The children in isolation will explore but require guidance and scaffolding. The children with a teacher achieve more through a gradual release of responsibility stemming from modelling through to independent application in a real-life setting. The children, teachers, parents and families, however, are what truly achieve the greatest outcomes.

    Our commitment to preparing our students for success in a global 21st century through innovative teaching and learning programs attracts students from both the local neighbourhood and a wide range of suburbs. The educational experience provided for students is multi-dimensional, extending well beyond the physical parameters of the school. This is embodied in a diverse range of educational and cultural events in the broader community through excursions, in-school visits, family involvement, camps, overseas trip, international visitors and a range of individual, group and whole school performances.

    Our students are taught in two languages, English and Japanese and view the world through an international lens. Our school has a reputation for strong academic achievement, authentic bilingual education, happy and engaged students, dedicated, enthusiastic and professional staff and a highly supportive parent community.

    You can learn more about our school by reading our Statement Of Values And School Philosophy. The school has a Lighthouse vision which can be accessed here. This was developed with input from School Council, parents, teachers and students.

    Japanese Bilingual Immersion Learning

    Bilingual Education is the cornerstone of learning at Huntingdale Primary School. The school embarked on Bilingual Education in Term 3, 1997 and has grown over the last 25 years.

    The success of our Bilingual education is grounded in research into best practices in language immersion:

    • Immersion is the most natural way for young children to learn a second language.
    • In the Japanese classroom, students are only spoken to in Japanese. They can ask questions in English, but the response will always be in Japanese.
    • The Japanese speaking classroom teachers must have a native level of fluency and cross-cultural understanding.
    • The two classroom teachers (English and Japanese speaking teachers) plan together, so learning is supported in both languages.
    • Both languages (English and Japanese) and both cultures (Australian and Japanese) are valued and reflected in school performances and community events.

    In our Foundation to year three levels, the Japanese Bilingual Model is called 50/50, meaning 50% of the curriculum is taught in English, including Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Inquiry (Science / Humanities) and the other 50% of the curriculum is taught in Japanese including Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Mathematics, Dance and Drama. Well-being is taught in both languages.

    In Years 4 – 6, the English speaking teacher is responsible for the daily two-hour Literacy and the daily one-hour Numeracy teaching. The Japanese speaking teacher takes the class for four and a half hours across the week: two and a half hours a week of Japanese Literacy and two hours a week of Inquiry (Science and Humanities). Visual Art, Music and Physical Education or eLearning are taught in Japanese for one hour each week by specialist teachers. Assembly is presented bilingually in both languages.

    Innovation & Excellence Award

    In 2011, Huntingdale was awarded the Curriculum Innovation Award as part of the Victorian Education Excellence Awards for our work on Inward Reflection – Outward Connection.

    The award recognised the work done by all staff across our school. The focus of the Award was:

    ‘The highly innovative and reflective Bilingual teaching and learning at Huntingdale showcases best practices in second language learning. It provides students with skills, knowledge and understanding of learning in and through two languages. With a focus on English and Japanese bilingualism, the school is dedicated to supporting children to become global citizens by instilling a deep understanding of culture and fostering an international perspective in which children see similarities before they see the difference. This Award will enable us to further research Bilingual school systems and the underpinning teaching and learning and school organisation that optimise learning outcomes in two languages.’

    The award enabled us to explore effective literacy practice in bilingual and multilingual settings and participate in the Intercultural Understanding Field Trial. The whole school now has a shared understanding of intercultural understanding and awareness and how to cater for this at developmentally appropriate levels across the school.

    Sister School Relationships

    Senior students Japan Trip

    Traditionally, all Senior students are provided with the opportunity to travel to Japan in the odd year of their last two years of schooling at Huntingdale. This is funded by parents. The school has a Sister School relationship with Kuramochi Primary School, and this is a key location in our trip.

    During the visit to Japan, the children stay at authentic accommodation where they are immersed in traditional Japanese culture, including Japanese cuisine, traditional bathing and sleeping on tatami mats. The children also spend time at Kuramochi Primary School and stay with host families during that time. It is an extraordinary opportunity for our students.

    The school also has a long-standing relationship with Shioya Junior High. Each year the school visits Huntingdale Primary School. Their students participate in normal classes as well as participating in cultural activities. Each student also has a homestay experience with one of our families.

    International College of Melbourne

    international college of melbourne

    icm.edu.au

    03 9662 3343

    WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MELBOURNE

    International College of Melbourne (ICM) is a National VET regulator (NVR) Registered Training Organisation (RTO). We offer training and assessment in nationally recognised qualification courses. We are also registered for the provision of vocational education and training to international students studying in Australia. Our aim at ICM is to deliver courses and other learning experiences that will empower our students to learn fully, effectively, efficiently, and with great satisfaction.

    We continuously seek new ways to maximise the potential of our training environment to support students’ learning and to minimise those elements that may impede it. ICM aims to fulfil this mission with a commitment to deliver quality training programs for learners through established collaborations with industry and other education institutes across Australia. ICM’s innovative courses are delivered by our highly qualified staff, who have abundant experience and continuous involvement in their fields. Our campus is located in the Melbourne CBD, close to all public transport and other amenities.

    The ICM campus is equipped with modern facilities and has a trainer to student ratio that enable individual participation in learning. We provide a range of face-to-face support for all students. Students are provided with a caring, supportive environment by our multilingual staff. Students can also access professional support and advice to assist them or help them overcome particular problems.

    ICM is committed to providing and promoting non-discriminatory, inclusive practices and processes to provide equal opportunities for all students to achieve their learning outcomes. We strive to ensure that decision-making processes reflect a commitment to access and equity and treat all students or prospective students fairly and equally.

    About Us

    ICM MISSION

    The mission of the International College of Melbourne is to provide global educational opportunities that emphasise skills and knowledge that will allow the student to adjust through a lifetime of social and technological changes and thus become a part of the global workforce. We recognise that education is vital in developing skills needed for a productive society and essential in promoting the individual’s sense of worth, values, and high ethical standards.

    ICM is committed to offering quality education that meets the needs of its students and assisting them in clarifying and pursuing their professional and educational goals. In fulfilling our mission, the institution sets forth the following objectives:

    • To provide a varied selection of academic curricula in business and specialised areas enriched with instruction in general education.
    • Providing the students with a background of job skills will enhance their employability opportunities.
    • To provide the students with fundamental skills which contribute to success in their careers and in their personal endeavours.
    • To lead the student in the self-discovery process of clarifying and raising the individual’s goals and achievements commensurate with the student’s potential.
    • To provide a framework and atmosphere of learning which will enhance the student’s capability to demonstrate ethical and moral values in professional, personal, and business situations.
    • To strive for and maintain excellence in business, specialised, and general education by systematically reviewing classroom facilities, equipment, curricula, faculty, and staff.
    • To make available our student's activities and experiences, which foster personal growth and leadership qualities that will assist students in their social, vocational, and academic pursuits.
    • To maintain a process of communication with the community of employers to ensure relevant curricula to meet the developing needs of the industry.

    ICM PRINCIPLES

    Integrity

    We value responsible, accountable, ethical behaviour in an atmosphere of honest, open communication with mutual respect and caring for each other.

    Innovation

    We value creative risk-taking and the enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas.

    Continuous Improvement

    We value continuous improvement of our programs, services, and processes through employee empowerment and professional development in a team-based culture.

    Customer Focus

    We value commitment to students’ success and satisfaction by responding to customer needs.

    Diversity

    We value an educational environment that attracts, nurtures, and supports a diverse student and staff community.

    Continuing Education

    We offer a variety of training and professional programs.

    Promotion Of Cross-Cultural Understanding And Appreciation

    We will promote through instructional and social activities that contribute to cultural awareness and interaction.

    Academic Support Services

    We will provide students with Academic services that include a comprehensive learning resource centre and basic skills activities that complement instruction.

    Student Support Services

    We will strive to provide assessment, advising, counselling, tutoring, and social and cultural activities for all students, including those with special needs.

    The University of Melbourne - Japanese Studies

    the university of melbourne

    unimelb.edu.au

    03 9035 5523

    Australia's leading university

    Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.

    Our research helps solve social, economic and environmental challenges the world is facing today and in the future. We’re tightly connected with our communities, at home and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.

    The University of Melbourne has a rich and fascinating past spanning 160 years.

    Every building, every department and every period of time has its own story. While some of these stories have been recounted many times over, a great number remain to be written.

    Beginning as a cluster of buildings set in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students, the University now sits at the heart of a thriving international city.

    Today over 8000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of more than 48 000, including more than 13 000 international students from over 130 countries around the world.

    Japanese Studies

    Japan's position in Asia and the world is one full of apparent contradictions and unexpected outcomes.

    How did one of the oldest political and economic systems survive complete defeat in the Pacific War and rise to power again in the 1980s? Considering this influential economy, how do we explain rising figures of unemployment and retrenchment? In a frequently conservative society, how do we account for the radical and often ground-breaking achievements of Japanese artists in the field of popular and underground culture? How are these cultural forms translated into commodities consumed in other Asian and non-Asian societies?

    Japanese language classes for a range of competencies, from beginners level for students with little or no knowledge of the language to more advanced levels for students with prior experience. Students will receive a comprehensive grounding in the Japanese language with opportunities to focus on social and cultural areas of interest that include society, politics, media, gender, linguistics, and literature. The study of Japanese society gives the individual insight not only into a deep and diverse culture but also provides important contrasts when considering various nations' roles in the Asia Pacific region. An understanding of the Japanese language and society contributes to students' wider understanding of these complex and fascinating cultural, historical, political and economic flows in Asia.

    What will I study?

    Take on subjects from Introduction to Japanese Communication and Reading Japanese Literature through to Social Problems in Japan and Japanese through the Media. You will also develop a broad understanding of cultural, social and historical aspects of Japan. Japanese Studies subjects such as Social Problems in Japan help you understand the complexity and diversity of the society and challenge stereotypes.

    Your course structure

    The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time or the part-time equivalent.

    Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program; you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.

    COMPLETING YOUR MAJOR

    Students completing a major or minor in Japanese Studies will need to complete a certain distribution of compulsory and elective subjects based on their entry point. The core subjects in Japanese are organised in a progressive sequence from Japanese 1 through to Japanese 8. Entry and exit points are determined by the Japanese Studies program based on the student’s background in the language, placement testing or prerequisites. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order.

    BREADTH STUDIES

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of the arts, develop new perspectives and learn to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with language, communication skills or business expertise.

    Where will this take me?

    Career outcomes

    Completing a major or minor in Japanese Studies gives you a sound understanding of the Japanese language and society. Developing transferable and highly valued skills will enhance your career options in many fields such as government, industry and commerce, teaching, publishing, and translation.

    The University has long-established partnerships in student exchange and research with over a dozen of Japan's elite universities.

    Avivo Australia Japanese School

    avivo australia japanese school

    avivoaustralia.com.au

    0499 999 831

    About Us

    Avivo Australia is dedicated to tailored and vibrant tutoring. We engage students with a relatable tutor to deliver information in an easy to understand way.

    Our vision is to create an exceptional learning experience. We do this by listening to our students and working with them to achieve individual outcomes.

    We use innovative methods to understand each student’s learning style and goals. This allows tutors to engage students with techniques to either improve or strengthen core competencies or consolidate and extend developed technical skills. The use of mindfulness, study planning and effective time management are also encouraged for achieving peak learning performance.

    We work closely with education and health professionals to refine our service to deliver what matters.

    Avivo’s elite tutoring team constantly keeps up to date with the new curriculum, current issues confronting young people, monitoring student and parent expectations, implementing improvements and innovating the way we deliver our service.

    Avivo believes in working smarter, not harder and focuses on rewarding personal achievement rather than simply measuring academic success.

    Students

    • Tutoring In Melbourne
    • Our Relationship With You
    • Experienced Role Model Tutors

    Avivo works with you to create a tailored tutoring experience with a subject specialist tutor you can relate to on a one on one basis. We tutor all ages in all subjects, and we are VCE & IB specialists.

    Student Success

    We proudly celebrate the personal achievements of our students.

    Our Approach

    Your Wellbeing First

    We use an integrated approach to tutoring by encouraging you to fully understand the importance of mental and physical well-being for learning. We enhance your learning by providing a combination of highly personalised one on one tutoring sessions and, when necessary, help you embrace mindfulness and the practice of relaxation to relieve stress and anxiety.

    Managing Information Overload

    Working Smarter, Not Harder

    Feel like you’re drowning in information from school and the internet? At times, it can be overwhelming, and you can lose sight of what is necessary to learn. At Avivo, we simplify the information and process for consuming knowledge by showing you how to cut through the clutter and look at what’s relevant.

    Tutoring Mindset

    Tutoring is Not a Substitute for Study

    Making the decision to be tutored in your academic studies requires the same commitment as learning an instrument. Daily practice is essential to mastering an instrument, understanding new music and consolidating techniques.

    Tutoring should be viewed in the same way. The curriculum is delivered at school by your teacher. A tutoring session is the opportunity to ask questions and master skills and techniques. Tutoring is a commitment to enhancing your learning, not an alternative to daily study.

    Detuning Expectations

    Busting the ATAR Myth

    ATAR is a ranking, not an indicator of your ability to succeed at university.

    As experienced educators, we have first-hand experience of the university admission process within Australia and at many overseas institutions. In Australia, the ATAR provides tertiary institutions with a guide to academic ability, but it is not a true indicator of your ability to succeed at University.

    Tertiary Providers are also increasingly recognising the value of other personal attributes held by a student. Many courses now provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their suitability using a multi-selection process which can include an audition, portfolio, interview and/or aptitude test, as well as awards and achievements to date.

    Achieving your desired ATAR provides you with the path of least resistance to your first choice of course. However, your ATAR is only one way to gain entry to a tertiary course. There are now many other study pathways for a chosen career.

    Balancing Act

    Balance Work and Play

    We have a strong academic focus but also believe in downtime. That’s why we don’t know tutors on Fridays, as everyone deserves a break and the opportunity to do something different. Our tutors are happy to help you work through strategies such as study planning and time management so you, too, can balance study and play. Avivo tutors have all been where you are and have great tips and strategies for managing a balanced lifestyle as a student.

    BBI College - Japanese School Melbourne

    bbi college

    japaneselanguage.bbicollege.com

    02 9264 8810

    THE ROAD TO YOUR GOAL

    From Japanese Beginners to Advanced Japanese learners!

    Your Japanese study at BBICollege is tailored for your study goal. General Japanese is for broad purposes such as staying in Japan for a couple of months and studying/working in Japan, and Travel Japanese is an intensive course for your quick preparation for a trip to Japan. Japanese Private Lesson allows you to focus on what you want to improve. The Japanese Special Beginner course is a great chance to start your Japanese study!

    Why BBICollege?

    BBICollege Japanese Language School is able to help you not only to give them opportunities to learn Japanese but also to assist your journey to Japan as we are managed by BBI, which arranges all the things for study, stay and work in Japan for Australian.

    About BBICollege

    Learning Japanese at BBIC will be the bridge straight to your goal through Japanese lessons and uncompetitive contributions to Japanese schools in Japan.

    Japan Education Fair

    BBICollege has organised Japan Education Fair in Australia since 2011. Perfect opportunity to talk with educational organisations from Japan.

    Study / Work in Japan

    Learning Japanese in Japan is the most efficient way to improve your language skill. BBIC is able to assist you to go to Japan.

    Japanese Course

    BBIC Japanese Language School provides a variety of classes. General Japanese (Beginner/Upper-Beginner/Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate/Advanced), Travel Japanese, JLPT preparation, HSC Preparation, Private Japanese Lesson. Our Japanese group lesson and the private lesson can commit to your needs and goals of your Japanese study through intensive teaching methods at the most affordable price in Sydney.

    GENERAL JAPANESE

    • From Japanese Beginner to Advanced
    • Structured Japanese study with affordable fee
    • Continuous study for your goal and purpose of Japanese study

    TRAVEL JAPANESE

    • Intensive course for preparing communication with Japanese people
    • Learning useful phrases and expressions
    • Focusing on conversation rather than grammar

    JLPT

    • Exam preparation for JLPT applicants
    • Ten weeks program for finishing up your Japanese study
    • Study and exam tips will be introduced to answer the questions efficiently

    HSC PREPARATION

    • Exam preparation for HSC Japanese students
    • Flexible and tailored class to develop student’s strengths and improve weakness
    • Studying with an experienced and native Japanese teacher

    PRIVATE LESSON

    • Flexible and tailored class for student’s needs and goal
    • Affordable fee with an experienced and passionate teacher
    • You can re-schedule your lesson without a cancellation fee

    JAPANESE TRIAL

    • Cheapest group lesson ever!
    • Japanese Trial Class as Every Thursdays 6 pm-7:30pm
    • Learning useful expressions and phrases through a variety of activities

    A mixture of Indirect and Direct Methods

    Some schools use the Direct method, in which teachers use Japanese to teach Japanese. It is said that the Direct method leads students to understand more receptive languages. It is true, but the Direct method sometimes leads to misunderstanding. Therefore, we use both the Direct method and Indirect method so that the students are confident and ready to ask and answer questions, and they are more capable in class.

    Japanese Trial Class – ‘Thursday Class’

    If you would like to experience the Direct method, yes, we provide a Japanese Trial Class course on Thursday night. That’s why we call the class ‘Thursday Class’. The Thursday class is being run separately from other General Japanese courses. Teachers in this class will be an adviser (qualified and experienced Japanese teachers) and trainees who are taking Japanese teacher training courses. Mainly trainees would teach Japanese and Japanese culture with an adviser. Therefore, the course fee is cheaper than the normal Beginner course. However, again, it is a great opportunity to study Japanese with the Direct method to develop your Japanese through a variety of interesting activities.

    The course is 1.5 hours×10weeks in one term, and you need to complete two terms to finish the normal General Japanese Beginner1. After finishing those courses, you are entitled to continue the course from the Japanese Beginner 2 with the right assessment.

     

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