JTAN Mini-Conference & AGM 2022

The annual JTAN AGM and mini-conference will be held on Saturday 26th November. Participation is free for financial members of JTAN.

The JTAN AGM & Conference will be held in-person AND online at the Japan Foundation Sydney (Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008) and Zoom. Registrations will open at 8:45am and the event will conclude at approximately 2:30pm.

The Annual General Meeting will be accompanied by a keynote speaker, Machiko Naito via Zoom from Japan, who will be presenting on Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Machiko is a certified independent consultant, presenter and trainer with Lyn Erickson and Lois Lanning in Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. She taught Japanese from Years 5 to 12 for NSW and IB curriculum at SCECGS Redlands in Sydney for 18 years, and was involved in HSC Beginners, Continuers and Extension examinations. In 2006, she was given an opportunity to return to The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute in Urawa, Japan as a Japanese Language Education Fellow. In 2007, she began working at The American School in Japan as a Japanese curriculum facilitator. Since 2018, she has been teaching at ICU (International Christian University) as a part-time lecturer. Machiko has been involved in IB as a member of curriculum development committee, an examiner responsible for DP examination, a workshop leader, and a global contractor.

Machiko holds a BA from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, a MA in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, USA, and a Certificate of International School Leadership from PTC (The Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership). She completed her Japanese language teacher training at The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute in Urawa, Japan: Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language in 2005, Certificate of Japanese Language Teaching in 2001 and 1990.


8:45 – Registration (face to face and Zoom)

8:55 – Welcome

9:00 – Machiko Naito – Concept-Based Instruction (with 30 min Q&A time)
1) Introduction of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI)
2) CBCI in Japanese language education
3) Concepts in Japanese language education
4) A sample unit of work 

11:00 – Morning Tea Break [fully-provided]

11:20 – AGM

12:20 – Lunch Break [fully-provided]

1:00 – Challenges Japanese Teachers face

2:15 Door prizes, Survey and Closing

2:30 – Close 

There will be NO FEE to participate in this event to further support our members.

Interstate participants who are members of their state Japanese Teachers’ Association are also welcome to attend. Please email enquire@jtan.org.au with proof of membership and your details to be added to the list of of participants.

JTAN Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to attend the JTAN Annual General Meeting. If you are unable to attend the AGM, you may participate in the decision-makings by completing the Proxy form (click here to download).

Special resolution: The JTAN committee will conduct a special resolution meeting to propose changes to the constitution (click here to download). If you are unable to attend the special resolution meeting, have not assigned a proxy already for the AGM attendance and would like to vote on the changes, please complete the proxy form (click here to download).

Committee positions available: Several committee positions will become available at this year’s AGM, as outlined below. We encourage all members to step up and be part of the committee – without members stepping up to become part of the committee we cannot continue to provide the level of professional learning and support we currently do.

Please express your interest in joining the JTAN Committee 2022-23 by completing the relevant nomination form before the AGM (click here to download). You do not need to be Sydney based to join our Committee! If you would like further information about any position please contact enquire@jtan.org.au


  • Knowledge of and commitment to supporting the aims of Japanese Teachers’ Association of NSW
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills required to lead the organisation and act on behalf of president when required
  • Capacity to build relationships and liaise with a range of stakeholder groups
  • Ability to plan and manage professional development workshops and events
  • Ability to manage and support JTAN sub-committees as determined by the committee
  • Attendance at core JTAN events including exam writing and HSC speaking days (Beginners and Continuers)
  • This position attracts a $2700 honorarium and $600 allowance. 

Ordinary committee member (2 positions available) 

  • Commitment to supporting the aims of Japanese Teachers’ Association of NSW
  • Assistance with the running of JTAN events/activities as determined by the committee
  • Attendance at core JTAN events including exam writing and HSC speaking days (Beginners and Continuers)
  • This position attracts a $1000 honorarium.

Unless otherwise advised, all JTAN workshops in 2022 will count as “Elective PL” for NESA purposes.

  • November 26, 2022
    8:45 am - 2:30 pm

Venue Website:

Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway


Get off at Central Station. Walk approximately 5 minutes south along Broadway and enter the Central Park building. Opposite UTS Tower. Access by elevator only – Level 4

There is no parking available at the venue; participants are highly encouraged to use public transport to travel to and from this event.

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