The Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education (MCJLE) was established in 1996 with a grant to Monash University from the Nippon Foundation in Japan. The MCJLE is committed to improve the teaching of Japanese in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Its activities include the organisation of in-service training programs, lectures and workshops, study scholarships for teachers of Japanese, the development of teaching materials, research, the publication of a newsletter, and the MCJLE Collection.
The MCJLE Collection was established in July 1997 as one of the major projects of the MCJLE, in collaboration with the Monash University Library. Teaching and other materials are available for loan to teachers who hold resource cards issued by the MCJLE. The Collection includes a range of materials suitable for use in the classroom, such as kits, flash cards, story books, cultural information, readers and workbooks, as well as audio-visual materials and CD-ROMs.
Japanese language teachers can arrange borrowing rights to the collection by completing the print registration form available from the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education or the Library's Asian Collections staff. Teachers will then be issued a special users card from the Library's information point. Holders of an MCJLE users card can also borrow non-MCJLE materials from the Matheson Library.
The MCJLE Collection (Teaching collection: Japanese) is located at the Matheson Library, Clayton, within the Special collections area of Level 1.
- MCJLE materials are labeled with a prefix MCJ and the call number.
- Materials in audio-visual formats (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc) are located in the Music and Multimedia Collection in the Matheson Library.
For more information see the MCJLE library guide.