Visit the NESA website for full details.
NESA has released the exam timtable for the HSC oral examinations. The exam timetable period will run from 8 August to 14 September.
Visit the NESA website for full details.
New course prescriptions for the 2020–2024 Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Extension courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish have been published and are available to download from the syllabus section of the NESA website.
Implementation of the new course prescriptions will commence at the start of Term 4, 2019 for the 2020 HSC examination.
Schools are reminded that the study of texts prescribed for any Year 12 course may not begin before the completion of the Year 11 course and applies to the study of a prescribed text in any medium, including the film of a novel.
For more information, visit the website.
Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre is offering an online, self-paced course, Incorporating Intercultural Language Learning, an online version of the face-to-face seminar presented by Professor Angela Scarino in August.All language teachers in NSW are invited to attend. Completion of the course will contribute to 2 hours of NESA registered professional development addressing standards 1.3.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 towards maintaining accreditation at Proficient Teachers level in NSW.
Enrolment opened on 27 September 2018 and will close on 21 October 2018, for course completion between 22 October and 18 November 2018. The course cost is $25 and is a two hour, self-paced module.
For more information visit the website, or contact the facilitator, Tomoko Koyama at the Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre.
NESA has begun a public consultation on the NSW curriculum that will run from 3 September to 30 November 2018. Teachers may choose to participate in the consultation in a number of ways. They may choose to provide quick feedback, provide an online submission or attend one of 14 roadshows that are being held in regional and metro communities across NSW.
The September roadshows are as follows:
- 17 September: Coffs Harbour – Pacific Bay Resort, 4-6 pm
- 18 September: Tamworth – West Tamworth Leagues Club, 4-6 pm
For further information, please visit the website.
Stage 6 syllabus development – NESA seeking feedback on Language in Context/Language and Literature courses
NESA is reviewing the Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean in Context, and Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Literature Stage 6 syllabuses.
Have your say on the draft frameworks by completing a survey, attending a consultation meeting, and/or submitting a written response to the project manager. Consultation will be open from 23 July 2018 to 2 September 2018.
Complete the surveys
Language and Literature Stage 6 survey
Language in Context Stage 6 survey
Register for a consultation meeting
Meetings will be held from 4.00 to 6.00 pm with tea and coffee from 3.30 pm.
Thursday 26 July – Club Burwood RSL, Burwood
Monday 30 July – Kingsgrove RSL, Kingsgrove
Monday 6 August – Pymble Golf Club, St Ives
Completing a draft framework consultation meeting will contribute to 2 hours of NESA Registered PD (addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2) from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Submit a written response
When submitting a written response, please include your name or organisation’s name and contact details. Submit your response to the project manager – Lyn Sully, email@example.com, 02 9367 8152
Have your say! NESA is seeking feedback on the new K-10 draft syllabuses for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese
NESA is currently consulting on the draft K-10 syllabuses for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese.
If you teach one of these courses, please take some time to provide NESA with feedback by completing a survey.
The surveys are available on NESA’s syllabus development web page and close on 12 August 2018. Please set aside some time to send your feedback – you can send a written submission or complete the online survey.
Your feedback is a vital part of the syllabus review process.
Macquarie University's Department of Educational Studies, in conjunction with the Academy for Professional Development in Education (ACPDE), will offer a NESA-registered workshop on how to incorporate intercultural competence into your programs for the new K-10 syllabuses. The workshop will be led by Angela Scarino from University of South Australia and will be open to all language teachers in NSW.
Date: Wednesday 29 August
This workshop provides 2.5 hours of NESA-registered professional learning for languages teachers from all sectors.
Please see the flyer for more information.
NESA has released draft K-10 syllabuses for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Have your say by completing a survey, attending a consultation meeting and/or submitting a written response to the project manager.
Consultation will be open from 18 June to 12 August 2018.
The syllabus documents and feedback surveys can be accessed via NESA's website.
Draft syllabus consultation meetings will be held between 4-6pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 3 July Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, Canley Vale
- Tuesday 24 July Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Pagewood
- Thursday 2 August Liverpool Catholic Club, Prestons
- Monday 6 August Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown.
Draft syllabus consultation meetings contribute to 2 hours of NESA Registered PD. For more information, visit NESA’s syllabus development page.
The Sydney South West network will hold its second meeting for 2018 in Week 9 of Term 2.
Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Venue: Holroyd High School Library
Agenda: new K-10 Languages syllabuses and advice on programming
Registration via MyPL NR19050.
For more details please see the attached flyer.
All language teachers K-12, teaching or living in the area, are welcome to attend.
Networks are a great way to stay fresh, get new inspiration and be supported.
If you are interested in joining the network contact the network leader Suzanne Safi at Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
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