SLIC Annual Conference ~ October 29 and 30, 2010 ~ Edmonton
This year’s conference will explore the use of emerging technologies and how they can enhance second language instruction. Ideally topics would relate to this theme, but are not limited to it. Our primary goal is to create a rewarding professional development opportunity for second language teachers across Alberta. The conference will take place at Grant MacEwan University in the Robbins Health Learning Centre.
ANIME FESTIVAL 2010!!! October 16th, 2010 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m)
The Bellerose Student Anime Festival is a fundraising activity held by the dedicated alumni and students of Bellerose Composite High school.
The Bellerose Festival, also known as the Alberta Student Anime Festival, have been running since 2004. Supervised by the school's Japanese teacher Scott Coffin, the festival is ran by current enrolled students, alumni's, and interested parties alike. Our festival caters to the connoisseurs of Japan's exotic taste from anime to fashion. The proceeds raised during the festival are donated to Dogs with Wings charity.
To date, we have donated over $10 000!! Please keep supporting us by coming out to the festival! Play, eat, socialize, and enjoy a great time while knowing you are donating money to a great cause, We hope to see you again this year!
1. The NEW JLPT site is now available in English as well. Please find details and try sample questions at:
2. The information session held at York University on August 25, was led by Ms. Michiko Yachi, a researcher from the Japan Foundation's Japanese Language Centre, and reviewed the changes that will take effect this year, including explanations based on actual exercises used in the new JLPT.
You can view a broadcast of the session on the internet, thanks to Dr. Norio Ota, with the kind assistance of Dr. Noriko Yabuki-Soh and Dr. Kumiko Inutsuka as translators:
ii) Click on “WATCH THE SESSION ONLINE”
3. The JLPT will be administered on Sunday, December 5. As there are three (3) testing centres in Canada (many thanks to Dr. Kabata & Ms. Xiao, Dr. Mito and Dr. Ota who are in charge of the centres for their hard work!), choose a site, check out details and apply by October 1:
(Alberta) University of Alberta (Prince Takamado Japan Centre)
(BC) Capilano University
(Ontario) York University