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.

  • 30 November, 2013
    "Create high quality multimedia content for iPad? Who? Me?" Elisabeth Rosinel was doubtful but inspired and willing to try something new. Elisabeth used iBooks Author to create iPad resources for Year 9 students of French. Read more

    • Building sustainable language programs
    • Promoting Languages
    • Teacher professional development

  • 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

  • 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

  • 3 September, 2013
    AISWA staff has created two literacy support documents in order to improve AISWA’s consultancy to schools. We hope these two documents offer a coherent message regarding what is meant by literacy, debunk some myths about languages learning and give some simple strategies to support the teaching of literacy. Read more

    • Promoting Languages

  • 3 September, 2013
    “One of the many challenges for languages education in Australia and other English-speaking countries is the impact of the so-called monolingual mindset - where English dominates and demotivates. It feeds in to the way we view the world, ourselves and language education..” Taken from John Hajek’s abstract for his Speech at the AFMLTA Conference 2013 Read more

    • Promoting Languages
    • Teacher professional development

  • 1 March, 2013
    At Spirit Of Play Community School in Denmark, Noongar language and culture are woven through all learning activities. Read more

    • P-10 Languages Curriculum
    • Promoting Languages

  • 19 February, 2013
    Do you want an effective and simple way to reward your students for continuing with their language studies? Read more

    • Promoting Languages

  • 19 February, 2013
    Get media coverage for your Languages program! Read more

    • Promoting Languages

  • 21 August, 2012
    Woodchips aren’t the only wealth that Albany sends to Japan. Great Southern Grammar regularly offers students of Japanese two different educational visits to include in their curriculum. Read more

    • Promoting Languages

  • 13 July, 2012
    Between 2009 and 2011 the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) selected twelve schools to receive grants from the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Project (NALSSP) to trial innovative approaches to learning and teaching Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean. Read more

    • Promoting Languages
    • Teacher professional development

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