Request for help via the ACICIS secretariat: A delegation of Indonesian journalists (accompanied by a staff member from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta) will be visiting Sydney later this month. Their itinerary involves attending the Sydney vs. Collingwood AFL game on Saturday 29 March (7:40pm bounce down at ANZ Stadium). They will, however need help from someone with good Bahasa Indonesia skills and an understanding of Australian Rules Football to explain what is going on.
Is there anyone in Sydney who:
a) Speaks Indonesian
b) Understands Australian Rules Football
c) Is willing and able to accompany the delegation to ANZ Stadium, and explain the game, in Bahasa Indonesia?
If you are able to help out or have any questions, please contact Chris directly. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I teach Year 9 Indonesian at a small country school in Victoria, and I would like to develop an online collaborative project with another Year 9 Indonesian
I would love to develop a two week project focusing on "Our place in the World" and hopefully resulting in a skype session and other forms of online collaboration.
If this is something you are interested in, please contact me via email at email@example.com
I look forward to working with you.
MEDIA RELEASE Friday 1 Nov 2013 Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Melbourne
Deakin University today presented outstanding achievement awards to Indonesian language student Jay Edwards from Vincentia High School, NSW, and Indonesian language teacher Jonathan Petersen from Coffs Harbour Christian Community School, NSW.
Edwards and Petersen were selected from nominations submitted from every state and territory in Australia to Deakin’s Centre for Teaching Asian Languages and Cultures (CTALC). The nominations were critically assessed for winning selection by Associate Professor Ismet Fanany, lecturer in Indonesian at Deakin University.
Professor Gary Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, who presented the awards, said that the study of languages “has the power to connect”, influencing and changing the individual to create a more complex person, which benefits in personal and professional life.
Professor Christine Ure, Head of the School of Education, defined the role of CTALC, within the School of Education, as providing support specifically for LOTE teachers, providing initiatives that support LOTE teaching and improve the social and economic growth of Australia.
CTALC’s charter is to encourage language teaching and learning in Australia, building effective partnerships to increase teacher supply and to enhance the quality of languages education. It will foster Deakin’s expertise and leadership in language teacher education programs.
“We are building capacity in schools to deliver languages and building demand from students for languages”, Professor Ure said.
“Continuity of education is important, from primary through to secondary to tertiary. The one thing that facilitiates and enhances learning Indonesian is friendship with Indonesia”, said Mr Petersen, who won the Indonesian Language Teacher of the Year 2013 award.
Dr Michiko Weinmann, Co-Director of CTALC said, “The Centre is at the nub of languages education, supporting LOTEteachers. We bring teachers together for networking, and encourage and support innovative practices in languages education including in-country experiences and initiatives such as those outlined in The New Colombo Plan“.
Photo (left to right): Professor Christine Ure, Professor Gary Smith, Jay Edwards (Indonesian Language Student of the Year), Jonathan Petersen (Indonesian Language Teacher of the Year), Associate Professor Ismet Fanany, Dr Michiko Weinmann. (Photo credit: Nick Murphy)
Listen to former Macarthur Anglican School student and current President of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association NSW, Nicholas Mark, discuss the CAUSINDY conference on SBS Radio....in Indonesian!
In Term 4, the Board of Studies NSW is conducting public consultation on six proposals for a broader, more inclusive languages education for all NSW students. The proposals were developed following analysis of the research literature and best practice both in Australia and overseas, and initial conversations with key stakeholders.
Make sure you have your say on the future of Languages Education in NSW by participating in the online survey and consultation process.
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Have you explored the Our Asian Stories website? Among others, you can find 10 new IWB resources for Indonesian by going to Resources: NSW DEC > Search NSW DEC resource gallery, then using kelas mayaku as your keyword search.
The Kelas Mayaku resources include topics such as Ayo, makan, Bagaimana orang itu, Mau ke mana? and are suitable for Stage 3 and 4 learners.
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