To access the work samples click here.
ACARA has published work sample portfolios for Arabic for Foundation-Year 10. Each portfolio contains annotated student work samples in relation to 3 achievement standards – satisfactory, above satisfactory and below satisfactory. The samples have been drawn from a range of assessment tasks and are authentic samples of student work.
To access the work samples click here.
The Languages and Culture team is holding our first statewide staff meeting for Term 2 on Wednesday 29 April 2020.
Please join us on Zoom to discuss professional learning that is available for language teachers, tips for teaching online, technology updates and the latest news for languages. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have.
Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Places are limited to 100.
You will need a registered Zoom account to join the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
We are aware that many of you have questions concerning the HSC oral examinations for 2020. We encourage you to forward your questions and concerns to NESA, who facilitate these exams.
Through communicating directly to NESA, they will be aware of the types of concerns you have, as well as how many of you have these concerns.
For any questions related to COVID (including oral exams or school-based speaking assessments), email/call the COVID hotline email@example.com or call 1300 138 323.
Dear MLTA NSW members,
QUALITY STUDENT ASSESSMENT AT HOME PRESENTED BY MELISSA GOULD-DRAKELEY, LANGUAGES INSPECTOR, NESA
Melissa will present strategies for safeguarding authenticity in assessment while students are learning remotely. All teachers are welcome to attend this NESA-registered professional learning event.
Date: Thursday 30 April
Registration link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewnbKGr-qiHmR9iFNNjOtlN6sqaI5dFsek_4618WZpWBXDNw/viewform
Completing the webinar will contribute 1.5 Hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 5.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
The Languages and Culture team have been creating and collating support materials to assist with learning from home. With the additional SDD at the start of Term 2, we thought we’d summarise some of the things you can explore and/or get involved in.
Virtual statewide staffroom
Make sure you’ve joined our virtual staffroom in Yammer, where over 460 language teachers are asking questions, and sharing ideas and resources. We currently have over 150 resources which have been shared by language teachers 7-12. Yammer is accessed via your portal, under ‘My applications’ – add it to your essentials and join in the fun and collaboration. There is no better time than now to connect with your colleagues.
Teaching in class and online at the same time
As we move into Term 2, we will be teaching students with us in the classroom and students learning from home, at the same time. Attached please find a support document with advice on how to adapt your classroom practices and activities for delivery in this way.
Professional learning – LIVE
How to deliver a language lesson via Zoom – online session
This is an interactive session to show how you can conduct an online language lesson to your class using Zoom. It includes how to incorporate new learning, adaption of language learning games, group work through Zoom breakout rooms, a listening activity using Wizer and playing interactive activities such as Kahoot. Zoom is now available in your portal, under ‘My learning tools’. Please join Wizer prior to the session.
Three sessions are available:
SDD Monday 27 April 2pm – Zoom meeting password 9Zemk0
SDD Tuesday 28 April 9am – Zoom meeting password 1b6vx1
All network members Tuesday 5 May 3.30pm – Zoom meeting password 1usX7D
Professional learning – RECORDED
1. Teaching and learning in the virtual space in Languages (c. 20 mins) – enrol via MyPL, course code RG19100 (NESA-registered)
The Languages and Culture team has produced short professional learning videos on:
- Quality online assessment in the virtual space for languages 7-10
- Teaching and learning in the virtual space in languages.
You can access both professional learning recordings through the Learning on demand page of the department's website.
These professional learning sessions will each provide 30 minutes of registered professional learning.
To support schools and teachers during this challenging time, existing ALC users will be offered 50 free credits (25 students can sit both listening and reading).
The 25% discount for all schools in NSW is still available.
For queries, please contact the ALC team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Gianfranco Conti has released 7 new worksheets for Stage 5 Spanish level focusing on "Why I like my teacher", including vocabulary building, reading and writing activities – perfect timing! Would complement a unit on school life.
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