Next week we welcome 9 Teaching Assistants to NSW, including Anik from IALF Bali. Anik will be hosted by Caddies Creek Primary School and Glenwood High School for the 2014 school year. Keep posted here for details of workshops, VCs and Adobe Connect sessions that Anik will be offering to all teachers of Indonesian throughout the year. Please add your ideas/comments/suggestions for the kind of PL you would like to see offered in the 'Comments' section below.
A dinner is being planned for Indonesian teachers to get together and welcome in the new year, catch up on news and farewell one of our retiring colleagues at Teras Bali restuarant in Sydney on Friday 28 February. Contact Heidi Lindgren at email@example.com for more details.
There are a number of scholarhips and conferences on offer for Indonesian teachers again this year.
The Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship applications open in May. You can register your interest in the 2015 program here.
If you are thinking about a trip to Indonesia, why not attend (or perhaps present) at the Australian Society for Indonesian Language Educators (ASILE) conference in Bali from 29-30 September? For more details click here.
The Asia Education Foundation's national conference is being held in Sydney from 16-18 June. Expressions of interest are open here.
Indonesian Language Teacher of the Year Award
The Centre for Teaching Asian Languages and Culture (CTLAC) at Deakin University coordinates a national Indonesian Language Teacher of the Year Award which last year was won by Jonathan Petersen from Coffs Harbour Christian College.
And don't forget the competitons and scholarships available to your students too. The MLTA of NSW, Australia Indonesia Association (AIA) of NSW and the Indonesian Consulate's Kompetisi Siswa is open to all students of Indonesian from Kindergarten to Year 10. Topics will be published in March. The AIA NSW offers 2 scholarships to senior students of Indonesian. Click here for details. The Centre for Teaching Asian Languages and Culture (CTLAC) at Deakin University also coordinates a national Indonesian Language Student of the Year Award which last year was won by NSW student Jay Edwards from Vincentia High School.
As always - I love hearing about what is happening in your schools. Please contact me if you have a story/idea/resource to share with your colleagues and I can post it on this blog.