I taught Japanese in Australian primary and high schools for more than ten years. During this time I managed website for teachers to share their advice and ideas. I also delivered professional development for teachers across the state of Queensland on teaching reading in Japanese, and in integrating language and literacy goals in the school curriculum. I now teach pre-service teachers in Japan, some of whom will go on to teach English in Japan, and others who wish to pursue a dream to teach Japanese across the world.
***Communicative Language Teaching ***Comprehensible input ***Guided and modelled reading ***Top-down and bottom-up strategies ***Language Learning Strategies
***2014 MLTAQ Awards for exemplary practice in languages ***2009 MLTAQ 50th anniversary Langueage teaching award.
***Bachelor of Education (Languages Other Than English) ***Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) ***PhD (Applied Linguistics)
Ideas and resources for language teachers https://languagesteachersupport.wordpress.com