The Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) is holding a seminar presented by Dr Louisa Willoughby on Heritage language education in Australian schools on Monday 22 October from 5pm -7pm. For more information and how to register refer to the attached flyer.
NESA is developing new syllabuses for the following community languages, including Life Skills outcomes and content.
Registration is now available for consultation meetings listed below.
Wednesday 17 October - Bankstown Sports Club
Tuesday 23 October - Fox Hills Golf Club, Seven Hills
Thursday 1 November - Parramatta RSL
Wednesday 7 November - St George Leagues Club, Kogarah.
Meetings will be held from 4.00 to 6.00 pm with tea and coffee from 3.30 pm.
Please note that the draft syllabuses will be released on 24 September 2018.
Contributes to 2 Hours of PD
Completing a draft syllabus consultation meeting will contribute to 2 hours of NESA Registered PD (addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2) from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
The National Italian Teachers' Conference will be held on Sunday 7 October 2018 at the Leichhardt Italian Forum. The conference, organised by the Italian Embassy, focuses on teaching Italian through digital pedagogies and blended language courses.
Registration is via email to Direzione.email@example.com and closes on 10 September 2018.
Please refer to the flyer below for more information.
Primary Italian teachers are invited to enter the 2018 competition 'Un viaggio tra i ricordi' hosted by Co.As.It.
Entries close on the 21st September 2018. For more information please contact:
Co.As.It (02) 95640744 www.coasit.org.au
GREEK LANGUAGE TEACHERS CONFERENCE
Call for papers/Call for presenters
The conference will provide teachers of Modern Greek a unique networking and professional development opportunity. K-12 teachers of Modern Greek in government and non-government schools are invited to present in workshops in Greek or English across a range of topics including support for the new K-10 syllabus, the use of ICT in the language classroom and innovative approaches to the teaching of Greek.
Suggested conference topics:
- Pragmatic varieties of Greek in the Australian context
- Quality teaching
- Use of ICT for teaching and learning
- Support for new teachers
- Support for the new K-10 syllabus
- Innovative approaches in teaching of Greek as a second / foreign language
- Distance education
- Certificate of Attainment in Greek and useful teaching resources
Concise paper, 4p incl. references
Concise papers are around work-in-progress for pilot studies, small-scale exploratory projects, reports on highly specialised topics, or conceptual papers on recent developments. Concise papers also encompass reviews of key new directions for developing practices for teaching the Greek language.
Discussion paper, 3p incl. references
Discussion papers describe thought-papers to reach-out for feedback, discussions, and connecting and collaborating with like-minded delegates.
Poster proposal, 2p incl. references
Posters offer visual representations of projects and development initiatives that provide opportunities for conference delegates to discuss the topic with presenters. Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities in an informal, interactive environment.
2p incl. references
Sharing practice, 1p incl. references
Sharing Practice abstracts and conference sessions will enable delegates to learn from each other. Your Sharing Practice session at the conference will enable you to share insights and exchange ideas and examples of best practice with conference delegates.
Please complete the relevant form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 13 August 2018.
For further information, please contact Maria Harissi via email.
NSW Cross-Sectoral Italian Conference will be held at the Italian Forum in Leichhardt on Friday 21st September 2018.There will be a special Keynote address by Associate Professor John Kinder of the University of Western Australia, a Languages update from NESA, a range of workshops aimed at K-6, 7-10 and 11-12, a long lunch and the opportunity for networking and collaboration. It will also be the celebration of 50 years of Co.As.It. support for the Italian language and culture in NSW.
Participation in the conference will provide you with 6 hours of NESA accredited professional learning at the Proficient level.
Click on the postcard below to be taken to the registration page.
Sadleir Public School is seeking a casual teacher of Arabic.
For detailed information, please contact Matthew Ralph, Principal, on 9607 8201 or via email MATTHEW.J.RALPH@det.nsw.edu.au.
NESA is currently consulting on the draft K-10 syllabuses for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Attending a syllabus development consultation meeting will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered Professional Development (PD).
Consultation meetings are happening in Term 3:
Tuesday 24 July 2018 – Bonnie-Doon Pagewood – 4-6pm
Thursday 2 August 2018 - Liverpool Catholic Club – 4-6pm
Monday 6 August 2016 – Bankstown Sports Club – 4-6pm
Please click on the link below for detailed information.
Languages K-10 (Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese)
Your feedback is a vital part of the syllabus review process.
Randwick Public School is seeking a temporary teacher of Italian, one day a week, from Term 3, 2018.
Punchbowl Public School is seeking a temporary teacher of Arabic commencing immediately until Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3).
For further information, please contact Khaled Elhage, R/Deputy Principal, on 9750 5466.
Community Languages Program K-6
There are 30 languages taught through this program. Arabic, Auslan, Assyrian, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maori, Nepali, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Implementing a Community Languages Program
For information about organising and implementing a Community Languages program at your primary school, download the following document:
Schools in NSW with a Community Languages Program K-6
For a list of primary schools that offer a community languages program, click on the following file:
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