Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria, Inc. (MLTAV)
Online T&L PDF Print E-mail

The MLTAV Committee is in the process of planning ways for which to support members in a time when we are nevigating an unprecedented education setting dominated by online / virtual teaching and learning platforms.

To ensure this planning process is informed by members voices, we encourage you to complete the following brief online member survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLTAV_Member_Survey_April_2020 

First and foremost we hope you, your family, your friends, your school and wider community are well and safe in this unprecedented time. As a Professional Teacher Association, we also see this as a time of great opportunity for teachers to explore new ways in which to engage with students.
 

It is imperative, as Language Educators, that we support each other through this period of change by sharing experience, knowledge and communicating constantly about challenges and opportunities that we experience as we all navigate the necessity to embrace and learn from online / virtual teaching and learning platforms and practices.

We will continue to communicate with members via MLTAVs newsletter, LanguagesConnect (LC). We plan to produce regular editions of LC throughout 2020 to keep members informed of MLTAV professional learning activities and useful and informative information and resources.

Below are categorised links to a fantastic array of Online Teaching & Learning Resource currently being shared via the MLTAV Facebook Page - Follow MLTAV on Facebook @MLTAV2071:

MLTAV hosted Webinars
Online Applications / Platforms / Programs
Methodology
Keeping Well
Motivation
Advice & Policies
Logistics (Time Management)
Bookshops & Publishers



 

 
VIT video clip showcasing the MLTAV Mentoring Project PDF Print E-mail

MLTAV Mentoring Project

 

The MLTAV Mentoring for Beginning Teachers of Languages Project, supported by the Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training, has been helping new language teachers since 2005.

 

The Mentoring Project facilitates the mentoring of beginning teachers of Languages by an experienced teacher of the same language. This 18-month project is an excellent mechanism for supporting new teachers of Languages but also offers experienced teachers of Languages leadership opportunities in their role as a mentor. Mentoring project participants attend a workshop at the MLTAV Conference each year, engage in collegiate classroom visits and have regular online contact to respond to the needs of the beginning teacher.

 

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) showcased the program in the June edition of VITs eNews. VIT visited MLTAV’s latest Mentoring Project workshop, held at the MLTAV Annual Conference  in May, and spoke to a mentor (Kathleen Duquemin) and Mentee (Nicole ) about how the project has helped their practice. Click here to view the video clip.

 
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









 
Digital Stories Showcasing Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) PDF Print E-mail

The MLTAV was supported by DET to create 3 film clips showcasing CLIL. The clips include both student and teacher reflections as well as a Year 7 Science CLIL lesson in Japanese.
These clips complement the CLIL Unit of Work and associated resources all now available on FUSE in French, Indonesian and Japanese.  Resources in other languages will be available in term 4.



This project is supported by the Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training


 
ICT Blended Learning FREE Webinars for Languages Teachers PDF Print E-mail
Blended Learning: Technologies transforming the Languages classroom 

FREE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

The MLTAV was pleased to be supported by the Victorian Department of Education to develop an eBook to support Blended learning in languages education. This free resource provides teachers with step-by-step instructions on how to use a broad range of ICT Tools and Resources for the languages classroom. The resource is available via:

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/View.aspx?pin=SB9L8N

MLTAV has also run a series of webinars to support teachers in the use of ICT in the languages classroom. Recordings of the webinars are available below:(All webinars, both live and archived versions, are FREE to participate in and access!!)

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The MLTAV is pleased to have worked with the Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training to offer ICT Blended Learning FREE webinars for teachers of Languages. This collaboration has been ongoing since 2013. Teachers were invited to participate in the live version of the webinars with the archived version links also made available for tachers to engage with in their own time (flexible learning). Certificates of participation are offered to teachers who engage with the live versions and/or the archived versions.

Webinars:

2018:
Getting started with One Note (Presenter: Rowena Bata), held on Monday 10 September. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBSbrqitX_4 

Virtual Reality (Presenter: Nathan Lane), held on Tuesday 30 October. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq26ZT4etvM 

Documenting student learning with Seesaw (Presenter: Jess Sartori), held on Thursday 22 November. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link:  https://youtu.be/H-zJx8TajZI 


2017 and 2016:
Google Classroom (Presenter: Mari-Anna Reiljan-Dillon), held on Tuesday 22 November. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p867ksn6mtg/  

Enhancing Language Learning using Kahoot (Presenter: Jade Cleave), held on Monday 30 October. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p3fpkfympky/ 

Providing Feedback (Presenter: Catherine Spurritt), held on Monday 21 November. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p70dsbe8a3n/
 

Creating Interactive Presentations with Keynote (Presenter: Jade Cleave), held on Wednesday 23 November. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p4jrjwh5sdm/ 

My iJourney: Creating valuable learning experiences through integrating iPads into the learning workflow (Presenter: Brianna Winsor), held on Thursday 8 December. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p6jd9f6hnvt/ 

Are you using Quizlet to its full potential?! (Presenter: Rebecca Gregory), held on Thursday 15 December. To access the archived version of the live webinar, go to the link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p45xvjtbbpf/ 

The future-focused Languages Classroom (Presenter: Pip Cleaves), held on Tuesday 6 September. To access the archived version of the live webinar, click here* Unfortunately we experienced some wifi difficulties during this session so there are some disruptions to this presentation but you can fast forward through these on the recording to hear some of the innovative ways technology is being used by Pip to engage and enrich the language learning experiences of students.

Multimodal Text Magic - Scratch (Presenter: Jaclyn Curnow). To view the recording, please click here.
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ARCHIVED Webinar Opportunities from throughout 2015!

1. Tuesday 25 August 2015 - 4pm - 5pm: Enhancing Langauge Learning through Online Technologies

Presenter:
CHRIS HARTE (Language Teacher, John Monash Science School, Google Educator)

This webinar explored the power of online technologies in enhancing language learning, particularly focusoing on technologies for enhancing listening, reading, writing and speaking and encouraring learners to engage with authentic target language material.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


2. Wednesday 2 September, 2015 - 4pm - 5pm: Enhancing Language Literacy through Technology

Presenter:
KATHLEEN DUQUEMIN (Japanese Teacher, Gardenvale Primary School)

In this webinar, participants will explore ways in which to integrate technology into the teaching of language, with a focus on Web 2.0 Tools and iPad apps that have been proven to enhance language literacy, engagement and learning. Participants will discover how to create digital resources that complement the language content of their own language program and how easily these resources can be adapted to align with different topics and skills levels.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


3. Monday 23 November, 2015 - 4pm - 5pm:Enghancing Language Literacy through Technology
Presenter:
JILL WILSON (Project Manager, Education Services Australia) 

FREE Resources available to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum: Languages
This webinar will introduce teachers to the huge collection of FREE resources available through Scootle and the Language Learning Space to support teachers in the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum: Languages. All Government and Catholic schools will be expected to implement this curriculum from 2017 so it is an ideal time to begin preparing for this in 2016 and to become familiar with the resources available to support this implementation.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


4. Tuesday 8 December – 4pm - 5pm: Languages Online - STUART MILLER (Victorian School of Languages)

Resources to support the delivery of Language programs through the use of ICT
Languages Online is now available as an app for Windows, iOS and Android (Mac OS X coming soon). The session will introduce the app and the Japanese and Indonesian activities currently available.  We’ll also have a brief look at the other resources available through the Languages Online website.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.

Once you have participated in a live or archived version on the webinars above, you can obtain a certificate of participation for this time attributed to formal PL. Certificates will be emailed within 7 working days of completing the survey. To received a certificate, you must complete the details on the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLTAV_PL_2015_Blended_Learning_Webinar_Series



2013 Webinars - All Sessions are Designed for Beginners


The MLTAV is pleased to offer archived recordings of the 10 Webinars conducted over the period 
April 2013 - August 2013:

- Tuesday 16 April - What is Blended Learning? An introduction to Video Conferencing

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Wednesday 24 April - Cartoon Dialogues - writing/speaking activities Languages Online
This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Tuesday 30 April - Early Years Resources - bee bots/voki/voice recorders/digital books

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Wednesday 15 May - Voice recording - Creating digital stories with students

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Tuesday 21 May - Creating Podcasts (Audacity)

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Wednesday 29 May - Games - creating games, ready-made games Web quests

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Wednesday 5 June - Using Socrative

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Tuesday 16 July - Creating blogs/wikis

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Tuesday 23 July - Screen Casting, sub-titling videos - Vocabulary & Pronunciation tools

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Wednesday 7 August - Online Professional Networking - twitter, NINGs

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

Once you have listened to an archived version (above) you can still obtain a certificate of participation for this time attributed to formal PL. Certificates will be emailed within 7 working days of completing the survey. To received a certificate, you must complete the details on the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MLTAV_2013_Webinar_Series


To receive a certificate of participation for your engagement with either the live or acrhived versions of these webinars, please complete a brief online survey via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLTAV_2018_Webinar_Series once completed, a customised certificate of participation will be emailed to you.

 
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