• Languages

Teaching Languages: Principles and Practice

PL # 11311
Starting from 9 Oct 2017 till 10 Oct 2017
Cancellation permitted until 01 Oct 2017

Event registrations closed on 01 Oct 2017

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed

Description

Are you starting out as a second language teacher or returned to the profession after a break? The two-day “Teaching Languages: Principles and Practice” professional learning workshop will introduce (or re-introduce) you to set of guiding principles to help you plan and deliver your Languages program. Principles explored include the importance of order and sequence of language acquisition, the role of language input and importance of creating meaningful opportunities for output and the role of a ‘language practice’ v’s ‘language use’ task for learning and assessment. Participants will have the chance to develop a  5-10 week learning module, and develop a rich learning task for assessment, for use in the short term in their individual school contexts. It is expected that teachers registering for this PL will attend both days (total 13 hours PL).

This professional learning workshop has been delivered annually since 2014 and here is what some participants had to say about it:

"I have learnt so much about programming, all with practical advice to help us through the process. My job ahead seems so much more achievable now, I will certainly be utilising the programming format that we were introduced to in the course."

"It was really well presented and possibly the best PL I have attended in years. It was very useful to have Kate attend to individual and group needs. It was useful to discuss and explore ideas with fellow Language teachers. The assessment tasks were fantastic."

"I found the workshop really useful, I valued the fact that was very dynamic and perfectly structured."

"It was fantastic to have explained how the language acquisition theory looked like in practice. I was able to integrate them into my existing program."

Presenters

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.

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Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

9 Oct 2017 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.50

Event Segment

Date / Time

10 Oct 2017 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Languages

School Area

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