In 2023, to support you with planning and preparing for teaching with the new syllabus from 2024, we will be designing new professional learning.
You can access the new syllabus via the NSW curriculum website.
Some key information for you:
- 1. In 2023, teachers familiarise themselves with the syllabus, and plan and prepare for implementation of the curriculum.
- 2. In 2024, implementation commences in schools, with:
- - K-6
- - mandatory 100 hour courses
- - new 100 and 200 hour elective courses (note - classes which commence a 100 hour or 200 hour elective course in 2023 should continue to use the existing language-specific syllabus until the end of 2024).
- 3. NESA will be releasing 4 languages syllabuses as part of curriculum reform - Aboriginal Languages K-10, Classical Languages K-10, Modern Languages K-10 and Auslan K-10 (for release in 2023, with the same implementation timeline as the other languages syllabuses).
- The release of these new syllabuses is not designed to impact the language(s) offered in each school.
- - In K-6, languages continue to not be mandatory. As such, schools are not required to introduce a languages program in response to this or any other new languages syllabus. However, primary schools which do run languages programs are required to use the relevant syllabus.
- - In 7-10, students continue to learn one language over one continuous 12-month period, preferably in Years 7-8 (‘the mandatory 100 hours’).
Much of the department's support will be rolled out via our MS Teams spaces. If you teach at a NSW public school and are not yet a member, please join up.
- For K-6 teachers, join the Primary Languages Networks.
- For 7-12 teachers, join the Languages statewide staffroom.