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Maximising Curriculum Time and the Art of Listening in the Languages Classroom

  • 04 Nov 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Catholic Education Conference Centre, 116 George Street, Thebarton
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Maximising Curriculum Time and the Art of Listening
in the Languages Classroom

Last day to register:    Wednesday 30 October 2019
(There are limited places so we encourage you to register soon)


Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) and the South Australian Association for Teachers of Italian (SAATI) invite you to register and attend a Professional Learning Day facilitated by Dr Gianfranco Conti.

The learning and teaching of languages in our schools often depends on the amount and quality of time students have with teachers. Being aware of the cognitive challenges that students face when learning languages and cultures, teachers must be aware of and teach a variety of vocabulary, structures and skills.

Dr Gianfranco Conti will address these challenges through practical, classroom-based contemporary strategies relevant for teachers of ALL languages.

The facilitator will

·         provide a concise research-based account of how the human brain processes, retains and retrieves L2 vocabulary and grammar. In the second (longer) section, he will proceed to suggest effective ways to maximize teaching and learning time by (a) embedding ILRs (Implicit Learning Routines); (b) teaching high-surrender-value functional chunks and (c) ‘smart’ recycling.

·         present and demonstrate his L.A.M. (listening as modelling) approach, a methodology which purports to provide extensive practice in the bottom-up micro-skills essential to effective listening comprehension: Decoding, Lexical Retrieval and Parsing Skills.

Further information

Monday 04 November 2019 - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Catholic Education Office - Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8

Car Parking is also available at the Queen of Angels carpark  

Standard 1 - Know students and how they learn
       1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
       1.2 Understand how students learn
       1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full                 range of abilities

Standard 2 - Know the content and how to teach it
       2.1 content and teaching strategies of the learning area
       2.2 Content selection and organisation

Standard 3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
      3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
      3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
      3.3 Use teaching strategies 
      3.4 Select and use resources
      3.5 Use effective classroom communication
      3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

Standard 6 - Engage in professional learning
      6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
      6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
      6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
      6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Registration is free for teachers of languages in CESA schools and for members of SAATI. A registration fee of $250 is applicable to all other teachers. Payment to be made directly to SAATI.

Please negotiate your attendance and release with your Principal.

Catering: Morning tea and lunch will be  provided with a vegetarian option only. If you have any other requirements you are encouraged to bring this with you. 

Dr Gianfranco Conti, an applied linguistics MA and PhD Graduate

For Further Information regarding registration:

Chris Virgin
 8301 6851

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