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Retrieval strategies and metacognition in the languages classroom is a Course

Retrieval strategies and metacognition in the languages classroom

Starts Aug 19, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 20 August 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


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 one-day seminar will focus on ways that allow students to learn more effectively and communicate meaningfully in the language they are learning, rather than just studying 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.

This is a hands-on workshop and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities, as well as teaching materials that they will develop during the workshop. Please note that participants will will need to bring a laptop in order to participate fully throughout the day.

Key takeaways                

  • understanding what cognitive science and second language acquisition research shows
  • practical ways to incorporate more retrieval and metacognitive strategies into the languages classroom.

Presenter information

Rowena Bata                     

Rowena Bata has been a French and EAL teacher for 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.