• Languages

Promoting Languages: a whole school approach

PL # 12443.
Starting on 20 Nov 2019
Cancellation permitted until 15/11/2019

Event registrations closed on 15/11/2019


An information session for school leaders and language teachers on ways to promote language learning through a whole school approach.

Developing an awareness of the benefits of learning additional languages can indeed be a challenge in our predominantly monolingual society. A common reaction is to promote the study of an individual language for its economic and career benefits to increase enrolments. Discussion during this session will argue for a broader and planned approach to promoting the learning of languages that impacts students, parents and the wider community.

The aim of the session:

  • Discuss current trends and emerging attitudes towards multilingualism in schools and the wider community
  • Dissemination of information about the benefits of language learning 
  • Goal setting for a whole school approach to promoting Languages

We encourage language teachers and school leaders to attend this session together.

More Information


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: 15:30
Finishes: 17:30


Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
5 Allen Road

Learning Area

  • Languages

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

AITSL Standards