The 2016 HSC languages oral examination timetable is now available at: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/key_dates/languages-oral-exams-timetable.html
The Department of Education is conducting state-wide consultation for DoE teachers on the NSW Languages K-10 Draft Framework released by BOSTES.
Teachers are invited to participate through a range of dates and options:
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If you'd like to be part of our consultation, here's what you need to do:
1. Download the NSW Languages K-10 Draft Framework from the BOSTES website:
2. Read through the draft framework carefully.
3. Attend one of our information sessions (listed above).
4. Complete the online survey by 14 March https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/k10langframeworkconsult
Teachers are encouraged to participate in BOSTES-led consultation opportunities in addition to Departmental consultation. Full details are available on the BOSTES website.
Contact details: Elisabeth Robertson, 02 9244 5385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by Professors Joe Lo Bianco and Fazal Rizvi, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne is conducting a survey of teachers of Chinese in Australia and of English in China.
The survey is designed to investigate the potential and challenges of using digital technologies in the teaching of languages. We want to find out, in particular, the extent to which these new technologies might enable conditions for peer learning of languages across national borders.
If you are a teacher of Chinese or have had experience teaching English in China at any level of schooling, we would be most grateful if you could take some 15 minutes from your valuable time to complete this survey by clicking the URL below and following the prompts: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ibpeerlearning
The survey is completely anonymous. The report from our work will be published in mid 2016, and circulated widely.
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