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Opportunities for teachers

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​​Online Japanese Language Immersion

Global Opportunities within DE International (DEi), in partnership with Osaka Promotion Bureau and Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute Kansai, is offering an online language immersion program for Queensland state school teachers of Japanese language or teachers interested in improving their Japanese language skills. The program will be held in the first week of the Queensland summer school holidays from 13 to 17 December 2021.​

This professional development course delivered over 5 days aims to improve Japanese language proficiency and deepen understanding of Japanese culture to support delivery of the curriculum to Queensland students in Prep to Year 12.

Course dates: 13–17 December 2021

Session times: Participants will be required to attend one 90-minute (1.5 hour) online session per day.

  • Morning session: 10.30–​12.00pm (Qld time)
  • Afternoon session: 3.00–4.30pm (Qld time)

Additional sessions: All participants will also be required to attend the following 2 sessions / activities:

  • One 90-minute orientation session – Wednesday 1 December 2021, 3.30–4.30pm (TBC)
  • ​One 60-minute Japanese home-visit (online session with Japanese students and parents) – date TBC (on one afternoon during the program).​

Delivery mode and technical requirements: Online delivery. Participants will need access to a reliable internet connection, computer, headphones, a webcam and be able to connect via Zoom.

Language proficiency: Teachers with basic to intermediate Japanese language profi​ciency or at least Level N4 or higher in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)​. Upon application, teachers will be required to complete the s​elf-assessment form.

Cost: DEi will fully fund the course costs for state school teachers.

Applications are now open.​ Registrations close on Tuesday 1 November 2021.​​


TGR Foundation Virtual STEM Studio

Virtual STEM Studio is a unique online program, fully-funded by Global Opportunities DEi, for Queensland state school teachers to collaborate with educators from around the world to make their classrooms active, student-centred environments.

Delivered by international partners, TGR Foundation, USA, this professional development program will:

  • focus on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the classroom
  • entail a three half-day online program presented via Zoom
  • engage in hands-on activities that promote inquiry-based learning
  • make connections and collaborate with teachers from around the world.

Course dates: 29, 30 September and 1 October 2021 (3 half-days during school holidays)​

Delivery mode and technical requirements: Online delivery. Participants will need access to a reliable internet connection, computer, headphones, a webcam and be able to connect via Zoom.

Online Sessions: Participants are expected to attend online sessions commencing at 9.00am and concluding at 1.30pm each day for 3 days.

Funding: The course is valued at $350, fully funded by Global Opportunities, DE International for Queensland state school teachers.

Applications are now open. Registrations close 5pm Friday 10 September 2021.

For more information download the flyer or contact Global Opportunities atglobal.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated 13 September 2021