Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria, Inc. (MLTAV)
MLTAV 2016 Annual Conference - FRIDAY 6 May - REGISTER NOW! PDF Print E-mail

Conference Title: '
Voting for Languages Nationally'


Date:         Friday 6 May, 2016
Venue:      Cliftons, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - FULL TO VENUE CAPACITY

DRAFT MLTAV 2016 Conference Program

PLEASE NOTE:

MLTAV obtained statements from the three Major Federal Political Parties to showcase at the Conference (during the afternoon Plenary with Andrew Ferguson, President, MLTAV), as well as to our full membership via the June edition of Languages Victoria.

Morning Keynote Speaker:
Maree Dellora, Languages Unit Curriculum Manager, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, speech title, ' An overview of Languages in the Victorian Curriculum including approaches to planning and assessment.' 

Click here for Maree's Keynote presentation

Unitl the day of the Conference (Friday 6 May), this program is considered a DRAFT as sessions can change due to unforeseen circumstances, outside of MLTAV's control, leading up to the event. However, any changes will be indicated on this online program if and/or when they occur.

Click on the link below to download the DRAFT Program (current as at 3 May 2016). 

2016 MLTAV Conference DRAFT Program

To view individual session blurbs and presenter biographies, please see detailed program below (names of presenters are linked to their biographies and session titles are linked to full session descriptions):

Conference Program and Individual Session Details

Registration from 7.45am - tea / coffee supplied


Session 1: 8.45am - 10.00am
 (Main Room 2.04 & 2.05 joined together)

8.45am - 9.00am - Welcome (and housekeeping) and introduction of the Keynote Speaker by Andrew Ferguson, President, MLTAV

9.10am - 9.40am - Keynote Speaker, Maree Dellora , Languages Unit Curriculum Manager, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, speech title, 'An overview of Languages in the Victorian Curriculum including approaches to planning and assessment'.

9.50am - 10.00am - Dr. Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management, National Gallery of Victoria, launching the 'MLTAV/NGV Language Support Educators 2016 Program'

10.00am - 10.10am - Launch of MIFF Next Gen 2016 Program - Cinema for Young People, sponsored by MLTAV: Thomas Caldwell, Storts & Next Gen Programmer


10.10am - 10.40am - Morning Tea & Opportunity to interact with Conference Exhibitors



Session 2: 10.45am - 11.35am
IMPORTANT - Click on the Session Title Names  (in bold) throughout the program information below to read a full description of the session title and associated presenter bio.

2.1 Room 2.01
Session Title:  CLIL Science

Presenter:    Nadine Fraize (International Presenter)
Target audience: Primary to Early Secondary
To view Nadine's session resources go to:

www.lfeeplatform.net 

username:    Nadine_MLTAV_conf2016

password:    MLTAV_conf2016


2.2 Room 2.02
Session Title:  Making Writing a Less Frustrating Activity (for Students and Teachers)
Presenter:  Rowena Bata
Target audience: Secondary
Click here for Rowena's session handout

2.3 Room 2.03- CLARE AND KRISIT HAD TO CANCEL THIS SESSION (Replaced with Jaclyn Curnow session 3.3 Multimodal Text Magic Scratch - this will be re-run in session 3.3 as well)
Session Title:  Web Tools and apps to Engage Students in Learning
** Note: bring own device to hands-on session (laptop/iPad/tablet)
Presenters:   Clare Rafferty and Krisit Usher - CANCELLED filled in by Jaclyn Curnow - "Scratch"
Target audience:
Primary and Secondary

2.4 Room 2.04
Session Title:  The VCE for Teachers new to Languages  
Presenter:  Maria Dikaiou
** Note: bring own VCE Study Design to this session
Target audience:
VCE

2.5 Room 2.05
Session Title:  Interactive Whiteboards for Language Learning and Teaching
** Note: bring own laptop or iPad to this hands-on session
Presenter:  
Kathleen Duquemin
Target audience: ALL

2.6 Room 2.06
Session Title:  What's Really Happening with Languages in Victoria
Presenter:  John Tuckfield
Target audience: ALL

2.7 Room 2.07
Session Title:  MLTAV Mentoring Project Workshop
Note: This is a CLOSED session for Mentoring Project participants only
Presenter:  Kylie Farmer
Target audience: CLOSED 

2.8 Room 2.08
Session Title:  Student Retention in Language Programs: A Need to Teacher Leadership
Presenter:  Dr. Teresa De Fazio
Target audience: ALL


Session 3:
 11.40am - 12.35am 
IMPORTANT - Click on the Session Title Names  (in bold) throughout the program information below to read a full description of the session title and associated presenter bio.

3.1 Room 2.01
Session Title:   Content and Language Integrated Learning: Re-engaging and Challenging Languages Learners
Presenter:   Dr. Margaret Gearon
Target audience: Primary and Secondary

3.2 Room 2.02
Session Title:  Creating Interactive Presentations with Keynote
** Note: bring own iPad to this hands-on session (not Android tablet) WITH 'Keynote' preinstalled
Presenter:   Jade Cleave 
Target audience:
ALL

3.3 Room 2.03
Session Title:  Multimodal Text Magic - "Scratch"
Presenters:   Jaclyn Curnow
Target audience:
Upper Primary to Secondary

3.4 Room 2.04
Session Title:  VCAA School Assessed Coursework Auditing Process for 2016  
Presenter:  Gabriella Bertolissi
Target audience: VCE

3.5 Room 2.05
Session Title:  Avant-Garde Pedagogy - Finding the Opportunities for Languages in the World: Linking Essential Learning Areas
Presenter:  Tammy Van Rossum
Target audience: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

3.6 Room 2.06
Session Title:  Using Comprehensible Input to Help Students Achieve Functional Classroom Fluency
Presenter:  Kathryn Macfarlane
Target audience: Foundation, Primary and beginning Secondary

3.7 Room 2.07
Session Title:  Intercultural and meta-linguistic Awareness: Improving Students' Language Abilities
Presenter:  Patrick Chin-Dahler
Target audience: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

3.8 Room 2.08
Session Title:  Developing Bi-Literacy Capacities Through our Second Language Program
Presenter:  Carlos Franco
Target audience: ALL


12.35pm - 1.35pm - LUNCH - Talk with Exhibitors at Stands & Network with other Languages Delegates



Session 4: 1.40pm
- 1.55pm 
 
Session Title: Afternoon Plenary - 'Advocacy for Languages Education'
Presenter: Andrew Ferguson, President, MLTAV


Session 5: 2.00pm - 2.50pm

IMPORTANT - Click on the Session Title Names  (in bold) throughout the program information below to read a full description of the session title and associated presenter bio.

5.1 Room 2.01
Session Title:   Engaging Students in the Foreign Language Classroom (kinesthetic activities)
Presenter:   Nadine Fraize
audience: Primary to Early Secondary
To view Nadine's session resources go to:

www.lfeeplatform.net

username:    Nadine_MLTAV_conf2016

password:    MLTAV_conf2016

5.2 Room 2.02
Session Title:  Enhancing Student Feedback
Presenter:   Catherine Spurritt
Target audience:
Secondary

5.3 Room 2.03
Session Title:   Amazing Apps!

Presenter:   Jaclyn Curnow

Target audience:
ALL

5.4 Room 2.04
Session Title:  Assessing Translating as a Communicative Outcome
Presenter:   Stanley Wang
Target audience: Secondary


5.5 Room 2.05
Session Title:   Strategies for Supporting and Managing Students with Special Needs
Presenter:  Sarah Pavey
Target audience: ALL
Click here for Sarah's session presentation

5.6 Room 2.06
Session Title:  CLIL: Taking the First Step
Presenter:  Dr. Andrea Truckenbrodt
Target audience: 
Foundation, Primary & Junior Secondary

5.7 Room 2.07
Session Title:  Intercultural and Meta-Linguistic Awareness: Improving Students' Language Abilities
** Note: PRACTICAL Session - Bring a textbook or unit of work to this session. A THEORETICAL Session preceded this Practical Session held in Session 4.7, Room 2.07
Presenter:  Patrick Chin-Dahler
Target audience:
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary


5.8 Room 2.08
Session Title:  Implementing the Victorian Curriculum through Art and Languages Education (mapping of Sub-Strands and Resources). ALSO MLTAV/NGV Language Support Educator Program 2016
SESSION HANDOUT: Click Here
Presenter:  David Menzies and Juliette Halliday
Target audience: ALL



Session 6: 2.55pm - 3.45pm
IMPORTANT - Click on the Session Title Names  (in bold) throughout the program information below to read a full description of the session title and associated presenter bio.

6.1 Room 2.01
Session Title:   Teaching Humanities with CLIL Approach: A Unit of Work on Ancient Egypt
Presenter:   Tong Lin
Target audience: Secondary

6.2 Room 2.02
Session Title:  
Teaching Languges Authentically in the Second Language
Presenter:   Jenna Lo Bianco
Target audience: Secondary

6.3 Room 2.03
Session Title:  Extension, Engagement and Culture
Presenter:  Megan McLaughlin
Target audience: Secondary


6.4 Room 2.04
Session Title:  How to deliver Language Programs Through Video-Conferencing: Best Practise Case Studies from Rural and Regional Victoria  
Presenter:  Dr. Yvette Slaughter
Target audience: Primary

6.5 Room 2.05
Session Title:  Implementing the Victorian Curriculum for Languages
Presenter:  Andrew Ferguson
Presenter: ALL
Click here for Andrew's session handout

6.6 Room 2.06
Session Title:  Flipping Your Classroom
Presenter:  Angela Minuzzo and Sarjit Ladd
Target audience: Primary & Secondary
Click here for Angela and Sarjit's session handout

6.7 Room 2.07
Session Title:  The Power of ONE
Presenter:  Kerry Law
Target audience: ALL
Click here for Kerry's session handout 1
Click here for Kerry's session handout 2
Click here for Kerry's session handout 3
Click here for Kerry's session handout 4


6.8 Room 2.08
Session Title:  Cross-Age Tutoring
Presenters: Bernadette Brouwers and Adam Camron
Target audience: Primary and Secondary









 
The VIC DET’s Assistants to Teachers of Chinese Program is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. PDF Print E-mail

ATCP CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF SUPPORTING CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN VICTORIAN SCHOOLS

A very successful initiative of the Department of Education & Training (DET) and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) is celebrating its tenth year in 2017.

The Assistants to Teachers of Chinese Program - ATCP - has been influential in introducing new students to the Chinese language and keeping those already enrolled engaged and determined to continue. Over the past ten years, DET has invited a growing number of young and enthusiastic native speaker volunteer graduates from China into Victorian classrooms to work alongside local Chinese language teachers. The ATCs assist in Chinese classes in both primary and secondary schools in the government, independent and catholic systems, and enjoy many opportunities to integrate into the broader school community to extend the language and relationships beyond the Chinese classroom

"The ATC Program has been pivotal in keeping our school children engaged and enthusiastic about learning Chinese," said Thérèse Mercader, Manager of the Languages Unit of the DET.  “Our students relate very well to the young assistants who are passionate about sharing their culture and language.  The ATCs are also a valuable asset in schools in providing a model of authentic language and contemporary culture.”

The ATCP will operate again in 2018 and interested schools, from the government, independent or Catholic system are welcome to contact DET, or WEP Australia which manages the program on behalf of the Department.  The rewards far outweigh any costs involved.  In return for the ATCs voluntary work, schools are responsible for the facilitation of homestay, usually with a local family, three meals a day and transport to and from school.

"There are currently 34 schools hosting ATCs in throughout Victoria this year and we anticipate that these numbers will continue to grow, as schools, and the wider community, appreciate the need to strengthen our knowledge of China and the Chinese language.”

WEP Australia welcomes enquiries from interested schools currently teaching Chinese or considering starting a Chinese program, who wish to participate in the ATCP.

Further information:

Carleen Wheeler

WEP Australia

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03 9598 4733

 

 
Enquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students - Report & Response PDF Print E-mail
Enquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students - Report and Response

Final Report

The final report for the Inquiry into education of gifted and talented students was tabled in Parliament on 20 June 2012.

The report can be downloaded from the link below.

pdf Final report on the Inquiry into the education of gifted and talented students (PDF, 1.93 Mb)

Government Response

The Government Response was tabled on 11 December 2012.

Download a copy of the pdf Government Response (PDF, 592.43 Kb)
 

2011 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students
The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV) was invited to respond to the 2011 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented students. The MLTAV welcomed the opportunity to make a submission as part of the Inquiry into this area which, whilst not ‘core business’ of Languages educators, is of high interest and importance to us. All submissions to the Inquiry are published online here: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/etc/article/1338.

In addition to the MLTAV response being available in pdf format, the MLTAV is pleased to share a doc WORD version. Please note that use of any parts of the text for not-for-profit, educational purposes is freely given with acknowledgment of the MLTAV and the author, Rita Felder.

Please also note the MLTAV Terms of Use for information from our website.
 
AFMLTA - News-in-Brief September 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Click here to view.
 
GET INVOLVED: MLTAV / NGV Language Support Educators Collaboration - 2017 PDF Print E-mail
The MLTAV is delighted to continue its exciting Language Support Educators Program collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, throughout 2017!
The following programs have been developed by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria (MLTAV). Sincere thanks to MLTAV’s Language Support Educators for their critical voluntary support of, and contribution to, this collaboration (refer to p.6/7 if you may be interested in training to join our wonderful team of voluntary Language Support Educators).
Van Gogh and the Seasons, NGV International, Ground Level, Temporary Exhibitions
28 Apr 17 to 9 Jul 17 - Open 10am - 5pm daily
The seasons had profound meaning for Van Gogh: they represented the circle of life within nature – birth, bloom, maturity and death. For the artist, this ongoing cycle represented the greatness of nature and the existence of a higher force. Van Gogh repeatedly painted scenes that richly evoke the sensory pleasures or deprivations particular to each season – spring-time, with its blossoming orchards and flowering meadows; summer, with fields of ripe wheat shimmering under the hot sun; autumn, with bountiful harvests and solitary figures sowing seeds as dusk approaches; and winter, with peasants digging potatoes out of frozen fields, or sharing a meagre meal by candlelight.
The exhibited works depict places that were the setting for many defining moments in the artist’s tumultuous life – the Dutch region of Brabant, where Van Gogh was born in 1853 and lived for much of his early life; Arles, where the artist experienced his most defining period of creativity; Saint-Rémy de Provence, where he was treated for mental illness in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum; and Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh committed suicide in 1890.
Van Gogh and the Seasons features works lent by leading international museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo which respectively hold the largest and second largest collections of works by Van Gogh in the world. Drawing extensively from Van Gogh’s letters and from research into his deep interest in literature and nature, Van Gogh and the Seasons explores the influences and themes that dominate much of this visionary artist’s work.

Student Programs
French connection
All levels
An introductory talk exploring the fascinating world and art practice of Van Gogh with particular emphasis on his connection with France, where he reached the height of his career. Twenty minutes of the talk will be presented by a Language Support Educator. They will focus on a Van Gogh work depicting one of the seasons to engage students in some simple French language activities appropriate to the level of the group.
Cost: $14 per student (60 mins followed by self-guided exhibition viewing)
Optional Language workshop
Inspired by themes in the exhibition, the workshop will include word games and an art activity designed to develop the students’ French speaking and listening skills. Language Support Educators will conduct part of the session in French language appropriate to the level of the group.
Cost : $8 per student (60 minutes)
A French language resource focusing on the exhibition will be available online.


NGV International Permanent Collection
Student Programs
Living Languages - language, culture and learning
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek , Spanish
All levels
Bring alive the history and culture associated with the students’ language of study in a Gallery tour including group analysis and discussion of related works of art from different times.
On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in the relevant language. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group.
Cost: $8 per student (60 minutes)

Optional Language workshop
All levels
Inspired by works viewed and discussed in the Gallery, the workshop will include word games and an art activity designed to develop the students’ speaking and listening skills in their language of study. Language Support Educators will conduct part of the session in the relevant language appropriate to the level of the group.
Cost: $8 per student (60 minutes)
BOOKINGS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS, CAN BE MADE VIA THE NGV WEBSITE,
 https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/education/programs/make-a-booking/
Language Support Educator Program Background
An exciting new collaboration between MLTAV and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) was forged in 2015 with a significant increase in demand throughout 2016.
The Languages Support Educators (LSE) Program was developed to offer Languages classes an opportunity to enhance intercultural understanding through participating in an Exhibition introductory talk. These sessions were presented by an NGV Educator together with an MLTAV volunteer Language Support Educator, using target language with students for part of the talk.
The opportunity to deliver part of the talk in a diverse range of Languages was made possible by the overwhelmingly positive response from part-time / retired Languages teachers.
This program offered benefits to: MLTAV Volunteers, by enabling them to integrate a love of Art with a passion for Languages as well as keeping them active in their profession; NGV Educators, who were able to expand their offering of tailored programs; teachers and students of Languages who could experience a dynamic and informative introductory talk which included a target language component focusing on a special selected work in the exhibition.
Everyone who participated in the 2015 and 2016 program bookings were delighted with, and inspired by, the wonderful experience.
CALL NOW OPEN for Expressions of Interest for
NEW Language Support Educators
Given the demand for Language Support Educator (LSE) bookings throughout 2016, the MLTAV and NGV are pleased to put a call out for part-time / retired Languages Teachers who are interested in becoming part of this wonderful program as a Language Support Educator.

We are planning an LSE Training Session at the National Gallery of Victoria on Friday 31 March 2017 from 1.30pm - 5pm.
If you are interested in being trained as an LSE and being involved in this program throughout 2017, please complete an online expression of interest form via the following link:
 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFVL2YX_2017_Language_Support_Educator_Program_Expression_of_Interest
Being involved in this program as an LSE, is a wonderful opportunity! If you are passionate about Languages Learning and Art (and a qualified Languages Methodology Teacher) who is either working part-time, retired, or training as a Languages teacher - we are very keen to hear from you!
 
 
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