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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 22 December, 2011
    At Ocean Forest Lutheran College in Dalyellup, Hilary James, Brooke Gray and Yumiko Schindler faced that perennial problem, How to get kids to practise at home? We have all thought of the obvious answer: get parents to help. But how? The way these dynamic teachers got parents onside has lessons for all language teachers. Read more

    • Promoting Languages

  • 15 December, 2011
    The Leading in Languages Youth Summit brought together teams of students from schools across Western Australia to share their experiences learning Asian languages and to plan related projects in their schools. Read more

    • P-10 Languages Curriculum
    • Promoting Languages