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.

  • 1 November, 2013
    As she prepared to graduate, Headgirl of St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, Ms Lianne Leung spoke movingly and with humour and insight about life lessons learned from her studies of Italian, Japanese, French and German. Read more

    • Differentiated learning
    • Promoting Languages
    • WACE Languages Curriculum

  • 14 October, 2013
    Community perceptions are key to supporting your languages program. Does your community have access to up-to-date information about language learning today? Read more

    • Differentiated learning
    • Teacher professional development

  • 17 September, 2013
    Near Hall's Creek in Western Australia's Kimberley region, the Yiyili Community, and its Community School are working collaboratively to secure positive language and literacy outcomes in Kriol, in Gooniyandi and in Standard Australian English. Read more

    • Differentiated learning
    • Promoting Languages
    • Teacher professional development

  • 22 August, 2012
    There is a famous Chinese proverb that states "teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself". This is a lovely reminder that as teachers we endeavour to develop our students’ capabilities and inclinations to become independent learners. This can be quite a challenge and Phillipa Nock (Christ Church Grammar School) has risen to that challenge with the help of a NALSSP grant. Read more

    • Differentiated learning
    • Ideas for teaching

  • 7 June, 2012
    Often referred to as SACPacs or SAC-Pacs, Self-Access Centre Packages are organised collections of texts and tasks that are used by students to develop their language skills. Working within guidelines that outline minimum requirements and deadlines, individual students select tasks and determine the sequence of learning activities. Read more

    • Differentiated learning
    • Ideas for teaching