New directions for language learning in Australian schools

Are you interested in improving your children’s experience learning languages at secondary school?

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Seminar for families

This seminar answers parents’ questions about the benefits and opportunities of learning subject knowledge through the medium of a second language.

April 18th, 2013

7.30 – 9.30pm

Hawthorn Secondary College Auditorium

Cnr Burgess St and Tooronga Rd, Hawthorn

New directions for language learning at school

Effective second language learning is vital for students communicating with global counterparts. New directions in Victorian languages education provide exciting opportunities for learners embarking on their secondary education journey.

Language immersion or Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a model now favoured by Australian language educators. Queensland and ACT secondary schools already offer immersion programs. CLIL is a key strategy of the Victorian Government’s Vision for Language Education

Seminar for families

This seminar answers parents’ questions about the benefits and opportunities of learning subject knowledge through the medium of a second language.

Dr. Simone Smala is a lecturer in language, literacies and sociology of education. Drawing from a background as a middle years and secondary teacher, Simone now focuses her research on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in bilingual, immersion and TESOL settings.

Ms Maria Gindidis’ experience is across varied sectors of education, with a passion for Early Learning and current perspectives in Early Childhood, including learning technologies, disability, gifted programs and as a curriculum change consultant in schools integrating Multiple Intelligences and DeBono’s Thinking Skills.

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2 responses to “New directions for language learning in Australian schools

  1. Van TRAN

    I know this from Languages Action Alliance (FB Branch), it is too late.
    I would like to know if there is another time in future.
    thehe.school@gmail.com

    • Elizabeth Gunn

      Hi Van, Hopefully we will be holding another seminar like this in the future either this year or early next. We will definitely let you know when it is going to happen.

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