Steps to Success I – Japanese Continuers (Early Career Teachers)

This workshop aims to equip early career (up to 5 years experience) and pre-service teachers with some of the essential knowledge and skills required to teach the Stage 6 Continuers Course. Experienced teachers will lead sessions covering administration requirements, assessment (task ideas, marking), speaking skill development and how to prepare students for HSC-style oral examinations.

Note although this workshop primarily focuses on the Continuers course, teachers new to teaching Beginners may also find it useful

This workshop will be held via Zoom – the link and course materials (digital) will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Schedule of the day (scroll down for session details)

09:15 – 09:25   Registration
09:25 – 09:30  Welcome / Introduction
09.30 – 10:10   Session 1 – Administration
10:10 – 10:30   Morning Tea
10:30 – 12:30   Session 2 – Assessment
12.30 – 13.10     Lunch
13:10 – 14:10     Session 3 – Exam Skills
14:10 – 15:00     Session 4 – Proficiency
15:00 – 15:15     Q&A
15:15 – 15:30     Evaluation, Closing


  • December 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 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.)

Details Price Qty
The Non-JTAN Member ($100.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Metro Member ($50.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Regional Member ($50.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Pre-Service Teacher Member ($30.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. On Sale
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Completing this workshop will contribute 4.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 in the Australian in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. This workshop also accommodates Graduate Teachers and pre-service teachers.

Session 1:    Administration and Organisation: Making it Manageable (40 minutes)

 An overview of the administrative requirements for teaching Stage 6 (NESA) and tips for staying organised and planning ahead to minimise stress and maximise learning. 

Session 2:    Effective Assessment: Ideas, Marking & Feedback (2 hours)

This session will provide ideas and examples of assessment of, as and for learning tasks in line with the new requirements for a wider variety of task types for Stage 6. We will also discuss a variety of effective strategies and formats for scaffolding speaking and writing assessments and providing quality feedback. 

Mini-workshop: corporate marking - how to apply marking criteria consistently 
Session 3:    Developing Exam Skills: Preparing Students for HSC Oral Examinations (1 hour)

What strategies are effective in developing student competency and confidence for the HSC Oral Examinations? What skills do we need to develop as teachers to ensure our students are well-prepared? 

Mini-workshop: practise conducting Continuers HSC-style exams with other participants
Session 4:    Developing and Maintaining Language Proficiency (50 minutes)

Limited opportunities for practice are a challenge facing both our students and ourselves as teachers in many contexts. How can we develop our students' proficiency with limited contact hours each week, and also maintain our own amongst the time-consuming administrative tasks that demand our time as teachers?