News and Upcoming Events
Date: 4/2/2022 (Saturday) from 3:00 p.m PCT/6:00 p.m. ETS
Helping with Students Developmental Disabilities in The Japanese Language Classroom
Abstract: In this webinar, the panelists will discuss strategies to accommodate K-16 students with developmental disabilities followed by small group discussions on how teachers can better support Japanese language learners.
Takami Taylor: University of West Florida
William Matsuzaki: All Saints’ Episcopal School
Mariko Moroishi Wei: Purdue University
Kimiko Suzuki, Haverford College
Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, AATJ PD Director, California State University Monterey Bay
Register in advance for this meeting:
2022 Online Contests
Due to COVID-19, AFTJ has decided to have all the contests on online this year again. Please find the details in the attached PDF document. If your student is a minor, please have them submit a signed Parental Consent and Media Release Form via google entry from.
In order for your student to participate the contests, you must be an AFTJ member. If you have not renewed your membership for 2022 year, please review your membership status at AATJ webpage or AFTJ webpage.
AATJ Membership Information
AFTJ Membership Information
I hope we have many participants for this year's contests!
October 2 (Sat) 6pm EST
"The Seal of Biliteracy, Our Programs, and Me"
Join our panel of teachers and administrators on October 2 to learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy, its potential impact on language teaching and learning, and how it can be used to promote language, intercultural, and global education, as well as to recognize the achievements of our students for their language skills and achievements.
Pam Delfosse, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Ann Jordan, AATJ President; Los Gatos High School, CA (retired)
Kazumi Yamashita-Iverson, Former AATJ Advocacy Director; Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School, CT
Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, California State University, Monterey Bay; AATJ Professional Development Director