The HSC Languages oral examinations timetable for 2020 will be released in March. Important information for schools scheduling students' oral examinations is now available on the NESA website.
New examples of adjustments for supporting students with disability are now available on the NESA website. The examples include practical lessons, group work, physical activities and excursions.
NESA has published K-10 scope and sequences for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese. They are now available on NESA’s website. These identify concepts and show linguistic progression from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Sample Stage 6 formal assessment tasks are also available on NESA’s website for Year 11 and 12 Beginners and Continuers courses. Go to ‘Sample formal assessment tasks’ on individual syllabus pages.
NESA has published information on preparing Year 11 assessment programs for 2020. You can find advice on:
- developing school-based assessment programs in Stage 6, including checklists for teachers
- formal assessment schedules
- adjustments for students with a disability.
Check your syllabus "Assessment and Reporting" documents available on syllabus pages for course specific requirements.
The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report has now been released, with reform direction 4 including "learning a language other than English from primary school".
Public consultation is now open on the report, open until 13 December 2019.
Your feedback will inform the final recommendations of the review, and it's vital that language teachers continue to make our voices heard.
The NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report has now been released. Independent Review Lead, Professor Geoff Masters, has developed the Interim Report as a basis for further public consultation. The Interim Report includes 15 reform directions.
Reform direction 4 includes "learning a language other than English from primary school".
Public consultation on the Interim Report will help inform a final report, to be delivered to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood in early 2020.
Thank you to all the language teachers who participated in the consultation process, ensuring our voices were heard.
The new Hindi, Macedonian, Persian, Punjabi and Tamil K–10 syllabuses and Course Performance Descriptors are now available on the NESA website. The syllabuses are available to download as PDF and Word documents.
Schools will begin implementing the new syllabuses from Term 1 2020. Additional advice about implementation is available on the syllabus pages.
For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8152
The consultation for Chinese/Japanese/Korean in Context draft syllabuses ends 8 September (this Sunday).
NESA is seeking feedback on the Performance Band Descriptors on the following matters:
NESA appreciates your feedback so have your say and complete the survey online or submit a written response to:
- Belinda Munro-Laylim for Japanese and Korean in Context
- Gianna Pagni for Chinese in Context.
NESA has made minor amendments to the course prescriptions for French and Italian, for implementation with Year 12 from Term 4 2019. For full details, visit the NESA official notice.
NESA has published the 2019 oral examinations timetable:
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