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 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

  • 4 February, 2013
    In November 2012, Tracey Herridge attended the National Symposium for Japanese Education at the University of Melbourne. Read more

    • Teacher professional development

  • 27 November, 2012
    Language teachers and assistants from AISWA and CEOWA schools collaborated to plan, film, edit and share video resources at a recent workshop organised by Cherie Hess, Consultant for Languages from the Catholic Education Office of WA. Read more

    • Teacher professional development

  • 23 August, 2012
    At St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, Languages teachers use the interactive whiteboard to encourage active student participation in their learning. Read more

    • Ideas for teaching

  • 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

  • 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

  • 29 June, 2012
    Whose opinions matter more to secondary students? Their parents’? Their teachers’? We’d like to think so, but it’s often the opinion of peers that is so influential. That’s why Linden Davis (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School) and Kate Reitzenstein (Scotch College) enlisted former students to tell their stories of studying and getting great jobs using their Indonesian language skills. Read more

    • Promoting Languages

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