Stage 6 Japanese Extension – Textual and Literary Analysis Teacher Workshop (Kimi No Na Wa)

Teaching the new Extension course for the first time in Term 4/2021?

This collaborative workshop will enable teachers to better understand and explain the linguistic nuances in all 9 prescribed extracts of ‘Kimi No Na Wa’. A number of prompt questions for each extract will be provided for discussion and as examples for teachers to use in lessons when analysing the language in the extracts.

Teachers who wish to attend are expected to be familiar ALL extracts (have read through at least once) and be open to contributing their ideas and questions in groups on the day. 

No availability for pre-service teachers. Maximum of 25 participants. 

Note this is a REPEAT of a workshop held in April this year – at a reduced cost as printed materials will not be provided this time (available digitally)

This workshop will be held ONLINE via Zoom

  • November 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


ONLINE using licenced Zoom video conferencing account with full security measures enabled. (Access details will be provided to participants upon registration. Participant’s Zoom account details must match the details provided during registration to be given access.)

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Facilitator: Mr Benjamin Gibb
Materials to bring

A pen and paper, as well as any questions you have about the film. Resources provided at the workshop, including a script, will be available on the day in printed form. Teachers are asked to view and read Extracts 1-9 (script available online) before attending.

Session 1 - Introduction

Teacher-produced resources used in the workshop will be introduced and reviewed by participants. The rationale of the workshop style will be explained with possible teaching methods introduced by the facilitator.

Session 2 - Groupwork (Text Analysis)

Teachers will be given sample prompt questions for each extract in groups to analyse. The facilitator will be on hand to answer questions during this groupwork time as well as during presentations

Session 3 - Text Analysis 1-2

The presenter will model analysis of Extracts 1-2 (27% of all extracts)

Session 4 - Text Analysis 3-9

The group will view and discuss the language in Extracts 1-9, with each group contributing their answers to prompt questions with facilitator guidance. Participants are encouraged to contribute further questions during the analysis, within time constraints.

Session 5 - Song Analysis & Style

The group will view and discuss the language in the three songs referenced in the film (Radwimps): 'Dream Lantern', 'Zenzenzense', and 'Sparkle'. This will be followed by a discussion about stylistic considerations for analysis of the film in English and for texts written from the point of view of characters in Japanese.

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Completing this workshop will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. This workshop also accommodates Graduate Teachers and pre-service teachers.