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Intercultural Language Learning

PL # 13928

  • Starting on 24 Aug 2023
  • Cancellation permitted until 17 Aug 2023
  • Event registrations closed on 18 Aug 2023

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed

Description

The WA Curriculum is underpinned by an intercultural approach to language teaching. This approach moves away from the traditional approach, often typified by 'festivals, food and folktales'. Rather than treating culture separately, an intercultural approach highlights how cultural world-views and assumptions are continually enacted through language, and prompts learners to consider their own, as well as, the target language and culture. 

This workshop aims to:
• Present a rationale for an intercultural approach for the language program and the school,
• Enrich your current practice by providing strategies to weave intercultural learning into every lesson,
• Reflect on current programs and collaborate with colleagues on ways to deepen learners intercultural understanding,
• Suggest tools to take back to your school to share your learning.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their programs for review using an intercultural lens, and to share strategies and techniques to strengthen learners identity as global citizens.

Presenters

Clare Slyth (AISWA Staff)

Consultant | Teaching And Learning

Clare Slyth <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Clare is one of our Teaching and Learning Consultants for Languages.  She provides support, advice and professional learning to schools on teaching strategies, curriculum, and resources. Prior to this role, Clare taught Mandarin for 6 years in a primary context, with experience in using and training others in the WA Curriculum. Previously, she worked as an EALD teacher in Shanghai, China. Apart from Mandarin, she has learned to speak French, Thai and Romanian. Clare is passionate about sharing effective teaching practices and methodologies with teachers and seeing them succeed in their language teaching.

Kate Reitzenstein (AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant - Languages

Kate Reitzenstein <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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.

Terms & Conditions

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In Person event conditions

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  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
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Segments

Intercultural Language Learning

Date / Time

24 Aug 2023 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Valerie Gould Room

Address

Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Languages

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards