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 qualification, by promoting the development of curricula designed to meet the specific need of Australian students, and by enhancing the opportunities for networking and exchanging information among teachers of Japanese in the above mentioned three states and around Australia.

Specific activities which promote those aims include the organization of in-service training programs, guest lectures and workshops, the establishment of study and travel scholarships for teachers of Japanese, the development of teaching materials, the establishment of a resource centre, the conduct of research on the needs and aspirations of Japanese language teachers and of students of Japanese, and the publication of quarterly e-newsletter.