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The Fundamentals of Language Acquisition and Implications for Teaching Languages in the Australian Context

  • 25 Aug 2021
  • 28 Oct 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 25 Aug 2021, 3:30 PM 6:00 PM (CAST)
  • 28 Oct 2021, 3:30 PM 6:00 PM (CADT)
  • Online via Zoom


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The workshop will consist of two parts: in the first part we will touch on the fundamentals of Curriculum Design, on how to design a unit of work and 'chunk' the linguistic content of a said unit. In the second part, we shall focus on Listening and Reading as Modelling; in other words on how to prime students for speaking and writing, using a synergy of listening and reading-for-learning, thereby facilitating learning, building students' self-confidence and self-efficacy, whilst creating durable retention. A listening/reading-for-learning sequence will be outlined in detail.

By registering now, you are committing to attend both sessions (25 August and 28 October 2021) and no further registration is required.

Core FOCI and Priorities

  • Languages curriculum design

  • Chunking linguistic content

  • Listening and Reading as Modelling and for learning

  • Students’ self-confidence and self-efficacy

AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers Include

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

Intended Audience: Teachers of all languages in CESA schools and Teachers of Italian in DfE schools that are members of SAATI

Facilitator: Antonella Macchia (DfE) and Ludgero Rego (CESA)

Enquiries: / T: 8301 6839

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Deadline for Registration: COB Monday 25 October 2021

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