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The NSW Department of Education’s Languages and Culture team presents the Languages K-10 Framework and Syllabus Familiarisation and Planning Workshops 2018.

NESA has released eight new K-10 language syllabuses for implementation from 2019: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

These registered professional learning events will support secondary school language teachers in NSW public schools to implement new K-10 language syllabuses* from 2019, and contribute five hours of professional learning addressing Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 2.2.2, 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 (proficient).

During the workshop you will learn about the structure of the new K-10 language syllabuses, focusing on new elements of the syllabuses and working with colleagues to understand the implications for planning and assessment.

Please bring the following items to the workshop:

  1. A copy of your relevant syllabus*
  2. A copy of your current scope and sequence, along with unit plan/s and assessment task/s to evaluate and modify during the workshop
  3. A fully charged laptop or other device.

The workshops will be presented by representatives from the Languages and Culture team.

Participation in this workshop is FREE.

*         Please note: Teachers of all languages are invited to attend these workshops.

Draft syllabuses for Arabic, Hebrew, Modern Greek, Russian, Turkish and Vietnamese have not yet been released for consultation, so teachers of these languages should bring a copy of one of the approved scripted language syllabuses (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) for reference. A copy of the Languages K-10 Framework may also be useful.

The new syllabus for Aboriginal languages is currently in development. More information about additional targeted professional learning for teachers of Aboriginal languages in NSW schools will be provided as it becomes available.

Workshop dates and locations:

Sign on for all workshops will open at 8:45am for a 9:15am start. The official workshop will finish at 3:30pm, but the venue will stay open until 4:30pm for teachers who would like to keep collaborating and networking with colleagues.

Penrith 7 May 2018

North Sydney 15 May 2018

Central Coast 16 May 2018

Sydney Central 18 May 2018

Campbelltown 21 May 2018

Hornsby 29 May 2018

Parramatta 31 May 2018

Bankstown 14 June 2018 - Fully Subscribed

Cronulla 15 June 2018

Liverpool 27 July 2018

Wollongong 16 August 2018

Brighton Beach 17 August 2018

Newcastle 28 August 2018

Muswellbrook 29 August 2018

Please note: Attendance numbers at all workshops are capped to ensure a quality professional learning experience. Three additional workshops may be offered in Term 3 (Weeks 8-9) for teachers who are unable to attend earlier sessions.

After registration you will receive a follow-up email with an information pack about the workshop, including the program, general information and links to syllabus documents.