AISWA Languages Teachers' Stories

AISWA Languages is all about teachers sharing their stories to inspire, encourage and support the learning and teaching of Languages. We would love to hear stories on innovative programs and teacher and student achievement. Please contact our Languages Consultant if you would like to contribute an article or story below.

  • 22 May, 2020
    A summary of what works and what doesn't in language learning via distance. Early Childhood teachers shared their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic via an online meeting on 11 May, 2020. Read more


  • 22 May, 2020
    A summary of what works and what doesn't in language learning via distance. Primary teachers shared their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic via an online meeting on 12 May, 2020. Read more


  • 22 May, 2020
    A summary of what works and what doesn't in language learning via distance. Secondary teachers shared their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic via an online meeting on 13 May, 2020. Read more


  • 21 May, 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic has been the greatest disruptor to education in our lifetime. Some see this as a circuit breaker to complacency and out-dated ways of teaching; a time for new beginnings and opportunities. No-one could argue that teachers have been forced out of their comfort zones to try new tools, strategies and approaches without being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • P-10 Languages Curriculum
    • Teacher professional development

  • 24 March, 2020
    Covid19 has made online teaching an essential aspect of our profession. However, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the range of options out there. If you are new to online learning and teaching via remote means, here are some tips: Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • Teacher professional development

  • 3 December, 2019
    Gamification using Classcraft links well to task-based language learning/teaching (TBLT) and provides a classroom management tool that is suited young adolescent learners. One participant mentioned, "this PL has opened my eyes and I feel reinvigorated about teaching Year 7 students next year". Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • P-10 Languages Curriculum
    • Teacher professional development

  • 8 October, 2019
    Language awareness is an important part of language learning and is included in the aims of the Western Australian Curriculum. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • P-10 Languages Curriculum

  • 3 October, 2019
    AISWA recently ran two half-day workshops for early childhood language teachers. Participants included a mix of qualified early childhood teachers, as well as those who have been trained in primary or secondary and have found themselves teaching in the early years. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • P-10 Languages Curriculum
    • Teacher professional development

  • 17 June, 2019
    We congratulate the wonderful colleague Claire Leong for being nominated for the 2019 Australian Education, Department Head of the Year Award. Claire is currently Head of Languages at Wesley College and has been leading the way in Languages education throughout her career. In the new Wesley Languages Centre, the Wandjoo Miya, the Languages team are guided by Claire's leadership and vision to prepare boys to become 'world ready'. Read more

    • Building sustainable language programs
    • Promoting Languages

  • 9 April, 2019
    The VET Certificates II and III in Applied Languages are nationally recognised qualifications in the study of a language. These courses can be delivered in schools from Year 9 if schools establish an auspicing partnership with a Registered Training organisation (RTO). They are a great way of providing language pathways between the middle and senior years of school. Read more

    • Promoting Languages

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