- Chief Examiner – closing date Wednesday 14 July 2021.
- Committee member – closing date Friday 13 August 2021.
- Assessor applications – closing date Friday 12 November 2021.
NESA's 2022 HSC exam development application is still open – you can find more information on the NESA website.
New units of work for Stage 5 are now available on the NESA languages website. Each unit has a different focus:
- German – 'How do I get there?' – improve student engagement through collaborative and experiential approaches, including the escape room methodology.
- Italian – 'There was a time' – present an integrated approach to the teaching of culture through narrative.
- Spanish – 'Will you buy it?' – strategies on how to use authentic advertising materials in the teaching of language.
NSW is now consulting on the national Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages (CCAFL). The CCAFL is a national curriculum and assessment framework for small candidature language courses at senior secondary level. It outlines essential information that will be common to all CCAFL languages developed using the framework.
Have your say on the CCAFL Framework for Consultation. Consultation is open until 11 April 2021. Please note that the CCAFL Framework for consultation is NOT part of the NSW Curriculum Reform.
For more information visit NESA's website.
On Wednesday, we presented our first statewide staff meeting for 2021. Thank you to those teachers who joined us live for the session on "Making adjustments for students with disability", presented by Marina Laing (Principal Project Officer, Diversity at NESA). For those who weren't able to make it, the recording is now live on our YouTube channel and the slide deck is attached.
Making adjustments ensures students with disability can access and participate in our lessons on the same basis as students without a disability.
Our first statewide staff meeting for 2021 will take place in on Wednesday 17 February. It will be presented by guest speaker Marina Laing, (Principal Project Officer, Diversity – NESA) and will focus on supporting students with disability.
The link to the meeting will be sent to you with your enrolment confirmation from MyPL. Please enrol prior to the event to ensure you receive the link in time.
Everyone is welcome! Can’t make the live session?
The link to the recording will be posted on the Languages NSW blog and our statewide staffroom.
For further information, contact Evia Kyriacou.
The HSC oral examinations for languages are taking place across a range of venues, face-to-face. Student Confirmation Sheets, with details of venues, are available on Students Online.
A small number of students who do not have a face-to-face venue available to them will be examined online.
If you have any questions regarding the oral examinations, please contact the Language Support Team at NESA on (02) 9367 8065 or via email.
We are circulating this information on behalf of our colleagues at NESA, who have received a number of inquiries this year regarding Languages Life Skills courses in Stage 6.
· Schools with eligible students can develop a School Developed Board Endorsed Course for a Stage 6 Life Skills course in any language.
· Applications for these courses are submitted to NESA via Schools Online. Applications should be submitted by the end of Term 1 in the year before the course is planned to commence.
· Objectives, outcomes and modules are pre-filled in the application form. Schools determine the topics they will deliver (in relation to the modules provided), and the content that will be taught in each topic (suggested content is provided in supporting documentation attached to the application form).
· The objectives and outcomes within the application are based on the Stage 6 Beginners Languages courses.
· Once endorsed, the course can be delivered by the school and count as 2 units towards a student’s pattern of study.
Further inquiries from schools can be directed to Marina Laing or Melissa Gould-Drakeley.
NESA has updated all Stage 6 course descriptions – they are now available on the NESA website.
Course descriptions are helpful for students making subject selections.
The 2020 HSC written exam and updated oral language exam timetables are now available on the NESA website.
The written and oral exam timetables will each start a few days later than originally planned to give students more face to face time with their teachers to revise, ask questions and seek support in the lead up to exams:
Results will be released on 18 December.
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