Maximising Student Talk: Functional language in action
What is functional language? How will it help our learners?
This hands-on workshop will explore the types of language we need to give students to empower them to speak together more often. Participants will discover the language students need to become active communicators and will discuss ways to ensure that their language is used actively and as often as possible in the classroom and beyond. Teachers will work in language specific groups to identify high-frequency words and phrases that will become the functional language their students need and use every day. Cost: MLTAV Member Rate $30 / Non-members $50 (includes catering)
This free webinar will focus on the what, how, and why of CLIL for teachers in the beginning stages of their CLIL journey.
It will provide the fundamentals of CLIL pedagogy and some practical ways to put them into practice.
Drawing on his own experience as a Japanese/Environmental Science CLIL teacher, Shu Ohki will also share the challenges and successes of doing CLIL, and why CLIL was effective in supporting students' language learning, engagement and motivation.
Gianfranco Conti workshop: Strategically designing learning and supporting students to experience success in Languages
Gianfranco Conti will facilitate a dynamic and practical full day workshop which will provide primary and secondary Languages teachers with the opportunity to: - learn about the Extensive Processing Instruction (EPI) Model in which teaching is strategically designed to support successful language learning - unpack the MARSEARS framework which provides a structure for sequencing learning in manageable and meaningful chunks - engage in practical strategies which build learner confidence to use language spontaneously.
The MLTAV PL team will co-facilitate some breakout sessions to support you to: - collaborate with colleagues at your level (primary/secondary) to explore how to apply these strategies in your own context - plan your next steps for implementing this into your practice.
Dr Gianfranco Conti is an experienced Languages teacher, CEO of the Language Gym, international presenter and is currently visiting professor at Reading University, UK.
MLTAV Member $165 Non-member $200 Full-time student $100 CECV teachers $0 *Please Note: Teachers in Catholic schools can register for this PL at no cost as places are being supported by the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV)
Venue: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Pde East Melbourne
In this podcast, Gianfranco shares his expertise, experience and the research around the approach as well as many practical classroom activities. If you are inspired by these ideas and want to find out more about how to apply this in your context, make sure you register for the MLTAV workshop with Dr Conti on Friday 9 September.