• Languages

Creating Rich Tasks in Languages

PL # 12341.
Starting on 13 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 09/09/2019

Event registrations closed on 9/09/2019


A whole day workshop for primary and secondary language teachers, during which to create a rich language task designed to maximise student engagement. 

This professional learning session explores the characteristics of rich tasks in language learning and will get participants started in designing their own task to be implemented in the near future for a specific group of learners. Rich and culminating tasks, combined with an inquiry approach, help to build confidence, connect students to the rest of the world, maximise engagement and allow for deep learning. Teachers will be encouraged to ‘think outside the box’ and their own discipline and decide on suitable assessment strategies for the task, which are more often complex than the sitting of a test.

AISWA language teachers who participate in this professional will be provided with ongoing support and advice by the Languages Consultant to develop and refine the task and assessment strategies.  

Participants will be required to bring their laptop/device and a hard copy of the Achievement Standards relevant for the year group for whom they are designing the task.

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Kate Reitzenstein (AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant - Languages

Kate Reitzenstein has worked as Consultant for Languages of the Association of Independent Schools of WA since 2014. She organises professional development activities and provides advice to schools and teachers on policy, curriculum and resources. Prior to this role, Kate worked as an Indonesian language teacher for fifteen years at three secondary schools, with experience using the Curriculum Framework and the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. She has worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Australia and abroad, and has had experience as an International Student Coordinator and at establishing overseas school partnerships and in-country study tours. Kate places importance on effective language teaching methodology and the need to link theory to practice in the Languages classroom.



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)
Suite 6, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Languages

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards