Full course description
Date and time
Friday June 19 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a department head or secondary languages teacher looking to innovate and embrace contemporary practices
There are many ways to provide students with authentic, supportive and meaningful experiences in languages learning. New technologies can give students opportunities that weren't previously possible, and research-based practices on how students learn a language are driving change. In this workshop, we'll explore developments in languages teaching and examine blockers to change and how to overcome these.
‘We are living in a time with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with others in authentic and compelling linguistically and culturally contextualised domains. In fact, language teachers today are faced with so many fascinating options for using technology to enhance language learning that it can be overwhelming.’
– Technology and the Future of Language Teaching, Greg Kessler (February, 2019).
- multiple strategies to create authentic languages learning experiences
- the role of technology to enhance student learning
- ways to innovate default teaching practices.
Chloe Briand is Head of Languages at Methodist Ladies' College in Kew, Melbourne. The Languages Department has recently started to deliver the VET Certificate II in Applied Languages at years 9 and 10, and the staff has been redesigning curriculum from Year 7 onward, embedding a virtual reality language learning tool at the heart of its syllabus. Evidence-based academic research in second-language acquisition is also at the core of the department’s approach to pedagogy, and it drives all innovations in the delivery of languages.