Are you visiting Sydney, or bringing students on excursion? Here is a map of my favourite places to go, all walkable distances from Town Hall/Central Station or Darling Harbour. (Art Gallery is a bit of a long, leisurely walk from Darling Harbour!) Just click on each location to learn more about each place.
Where are your favourite pieces of Japan in Sydney? Have you made a similar map for ‘pieces of Japan’ in your town/state? I would love to hear where I should visit when travelling interstate!
About the movie
あん is a story of a dorayaki baker, Sentaro and Tokue who has a magical recipe for sweet bean paste.
It is showing this weekend at Glenbrook Cinema in the Blue Mountains.
A magical and beautiful film about what it means to be Japanese in the modern era
Director Naomi Kawase has finally made a ‘real Japanese film’
A new competition launched by an SBS and Community Languages Australia (CLA) partnership is encouraging young Australians to learn a new language.
The competition is open to all CLA students in Australia aged four to 18. CLA is an umbrella body that unites over 1,000 community language schools, providing language maintenance in 69 languages to in excess of 100,000 school age children. CLA students aged four to seven are encouraged to draw a picture that illustrates what learning another language means to them, while the secondary primary and senior categories are to write their responses in language.
For more information, go to: sbs.com.au/nlc
The latest update to Mac operating software sees kotoeri automatically convert hiragana to kanji. Great if you want to type all in kanji, but not so great when we want to type in hiragana for our students. Luckily there is an easy fix. Watch the video to find out how.