42nd Benkyoukai (Study Forum) Shunko Muroya "Online support for primary and secondary teachers of Japanese in Victoria, Australia"
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SenseiOnline presents 42nd Benkyoukai (Study Forum)
Shunko Muroya "Online support for primary and secondary teachers of
Japanese in Victoria, Australia"
March 24-25, 2004
March 25th (Tursday), 2004 at 10am Melbourne time
March 24th (Wednesday) 1pm Hawaii, 5pm CST, 6pm EST, 11pm London/GMT,
March 25th (Thursday) 8am Japan, 10am Sydney, noon New Zealand, if this
calculation is correct. To be sure, please go to
For about 50 minutes
Whos is the invited speaker?
Shunko MUROYA is currently the Japanese Adviser for the State of
Victoria, Australia, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. LOTE (Language
Other Than English) education in primary and secondary schools has been
significantly promoted in Australia since the late 80Õs and it has one
of the largest numbers of learners of Japanese in the world. As the
Japanese Adviser of Victoria, Mr. Muroya's job is to support primary
and secondary teachers of Japanese in various ways, such as providing
updated information, developing teaching resources, conducting
seminars, visiting schools and consulting teachers. He has been in the
Japanese teaching field since 1984 and has taught Japanese in China,
Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Hungary and the US. (Email:
Short description of the presentation
I'm the Japanese Adviser for the State of Victoria, Australia sponsored
by the Japan Foundation. My job is mainly to support primary and
secondary teachers here in Victoria and I find using the Internet very
useful and relevant especially for supporting teachers who are in
remote areas. In this session of Benkyokai, I would like to introduce
some of the online support work I offer and discuss pros and cons about
What is going to happen?
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