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.

  • 23 October, 2013
    How is successful language learning achieved? Dr Lindy Norris from Murdoch University developed a visual representation of six factors that, her research indicated, enabled successful language learning in a school context in Australia. Read more

    • Teacher professional development

  • 17 October, 2013
    As teachers and advocates of language learning, all of us are leaders and all of us can be better leaders. The 2013 cohort of AISWA languages leaders shows how much can be achieved in a short time. Read more

    • Teacher professional development

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1 September, 2013
    Parklands Primary School in Albany is bursting with creative energy, especially in its Italian program for young learners. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching

  • 16 July, 2013
    Special correspondent Caroline Winwood reports on a immersion course in France, as part of an AISWA grant. Read more

    • Teacher professional development

  • 5 July, 2013
    Zapp, Sizzle, Pop, Buzz! The air was electric with creativity, fun and productivity when Joe Dale revisited WA for a series of workshops on using ICT to enhance teaching and learning in the languages classroom. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching
    • Teacher professional development

  • 27 June, 2013
    AISWA scholarships enabled nine teachers of French to undertake professional learning in Lyon and Paris in April 2013. Read more

    • Teacher professional development
    • WACE Languages Curriculum

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