Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 20 October 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
This learning event is right for you if you are a primary or secondary languages teacher interested in evidence-based classroom practices to enhance learning.
In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of, and interest in, evidence-based practices in the classroom. This webinar will focus on ways that allow students to learn more effectively and communicate meaningfully in the language they are learning, rather than just learning for the test and not being able to use the language again in the future. At the same time, participants will explore planning strategies and how they can use technology to make the best use of class time.
understanding what cognitive science and second language acquisition research shows
practical ways to incorporate more retrieval strategies into the languages classroom
sample retrieval practice activities.
Rowena Bata has been a French and EAL teacher for over 25 years and has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various leadership positions and has taught students of all ages. Rowena has a Master’s Degree in Linguistics, with a focus on second language acquisition. She works with her students to develop language learning activities that engage and build conﬁdence. Rowena’s current interests include languages advocacy, the use of technology in language learning and bridging the gap between the linguistic theories of second language acquisition and what happens in a classroom.