Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria, Inc. (MLTAV)
Victorian Curriculum units of work in French & Italian now available on the Department FUSE website PDF Print E-mail

Victorian Curriculum Exemplar Units of Work for Languages 

Resources for FRENCH and ITALIAN, now available on the Department of Education and Trainings FUSE website, via the following direct links: 

 
Digital Stories - Best-practice in Languages Education in Victorian Schools PDF Print E-mail

THE EDUCATION STATE - Victoria State Government Education and Training initiative

The ‘Best-Practice in Languages Education in Victorian Schools’ are a series digital stories, accessible on FUSE, that showcase a range of innovative, whole-school approaches to the provision of high quality and sustainable Languages programs, delivered by a range of government primary and secondary schools. Each story features the principal and key staff outlining the unique features of their high-quality languages program, including how Languages education has become an integral part of the school’s curriculum.

CLICK HERE to view the 'Best-practice in Languages Education Digital Stories Fact Sheet'

To access the Best practice in Languages Education in Victorian Schools Digital Stories see:  http://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?98LH87


DIGTIAL STORY OUTLINES:

Bayswater South primary School - German

Bayswater South Primary School provides a German bilingual program in which all children have 50% of their instruction taught in German and 50% taught in English each week. The school uses the Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) framework to plan for language and content outcomes to be taught through German. They also include a focus on literacy in the German program and provide students with many engaging opportunities to apply their German language skills.

 

Bellaire Primary School – French

Bellaire Primary School uses elements of Content Language and Integrated Learning (CLIL), inquiry and visible thinking in combination with the innovative use of ICT in their provision of French across their school. All children from F- 6 have one hour of French per week, and other opportunities for extending language learning are maximised through collaborations between the French teachers and the music teacher. In line with the innovative year 5-6 program at the school, students in years 5 and 6 select the French workshops they want to participate in to align with their learning goals and interests.

 

Bendigo Senior Secondary College – Chinese

Bendigo Senior Secondary College engages a large team of Languages teachers to provide quality Chinese language programs to students from F-12 across the Greater Bendigo region. This is facilitated using Polycom and face-to-face teaching and responds to the needs of the schools and students involved. The 'Team China' program, which is part of this provision, also includes opportunities to host students from China, participate in school trips to China and many other cultural experiences to engage learners.


Coburg North Primary School – Italian

Coburg North Primary School involves all classroom teachers in the provision of the Italian program across the school. All students have one hour of Italian, taught by the Italian teacher each week. Classroom teachers actively participate in these lessons to build their own language skills and enable both teachers and students to use Italian throughout the week. The school provides many other opportunities to engage with Italian including in a Kitchen Garden program.

Dromana Secondary College – Indonesian and Japanese

Dromana Secondary College provides a virtual Languages program in Indonesian and Japanese to a number of schools in their cluster through the combination of teaching via Polycom and face-to-face visits. The program is offered to Years 5 and 6 students, and provides an introduction to language learning, which then continues into the Languages program offered in Year 7 at Dromana Secondary College.

Oakleigh South Primary Schools – Japanese

Oakleigh South Primary School uses a team teaching approach to facilitate the teaching of Japanese across the school. Two Languages teachers work with two classes of students at a time to provide all children from F-6 in this large school with 50-minute lessons in Japanese based on the 'literacy rotation' model. In years 2 and 5, students have 100 minutes of Japanese each week with classroom teachers involved in supporting the learning centres. ICT, including regular Skype sessions with the sister school, and a school trip to Japan are other elements, which contribute to strengthening students' Japanese language learning opportunities.

Point Cook P-9 College - Indonesian

Point Cook P-9 College provides all students from F-9 with a comprehensive and engaging Indonesian language program. In the junior years, this includes the use of the Teaching with Comprehensible Input (TCI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) approaches. Innovative use of ICT facilitates individualised learning, and engages learners along with many other opportunities, such as the school trip to Indonesia.

Westgarth Primary School - Spanish

Westgarth Primary School uses the Content Language and Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach in its provision of Spanish. All F-6 students engage in Discovery (Science and Humanities) and Visual Arts through Spanish. Junior students also participate in Music classes taught in Spanish. The school leadership and school community value the contribution that the CLIL approach provides for supporting student language development and engagement in learning.



 
MLTAV Member School Short-Film Competition - Why Learning Languages is Important - APPLICATIONS OPEN PDF Print E-mail

MLTAV Member School Short-Film Competition

Applications NOW OPEN!

Why Learning Languages is Important

The MLTAV is pleased to announce a Member School Short-Film Competition. Short-Film entries will creatively showcase the importance of learning Languages (other than English). How schools interpret and approach this is flexible. The film-making process will act as a reflection on the importance of Languages Education for the film-makers; the films themselves will become a valuable resource to support MLTAV advocacy with politicians, leading up to the 2018 State Election.

 

Conditions:

  • Entry is free;
  • Maximum of one entry per Language, per member school;
  • Entries will be judged by representatives from the MLTAV Committee and one other external film critic;
  • There will be one winner from Primary School entries and another from Secondary School entries;
  • MLTAV will have the right to use the winning entries for purposes of showcasing the short-film competition as well as ongoing advocacy for the importance of Languages education in Victoria;
  • Entries must submit standard permission slips to MLTAV for everyone appearing in the film - MLTAV can provide a template for this.

 

Criteria:

  • Entries must be no more than five minutes in length;
  • Students, teachers and school leadership must be involved in the film-making process;
  • All footage used in the film must be original work - no third party or copyright material.

 

Prizes will be awarded for the two winning school short-film entries. A certificate of participation will be provided for all other entries. Winners will be announced in the July edition of Languages Victoria, along with links to view them. Winning entries will subsequently be made available via the MLTAV website and used by MLTAV for advocacy purposes. MLTAV representatives will personally present the prizes to the two winning schools.

 

Competition submissions are now open and close Friday 15 June 2018. Entries will be submitted to MLTAV via a dropbox process. Please refer any questions about the competition to Kerry O’Connor, Office Manager, MLTAV - 0437 130 976 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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

 
MIFF 2018 Schools Program FREE TEACHER Webinars - LIVE & ARCHIVED VERSIONS & FREE TEACHER SCREENING PDF Print E-mail
This year's Melbourne International Film Festival dates are 2 – 19 August,
2018. Make sure MIFF is part of your calendar for 2018!

MLTAV Member Schools can make a booking to take students to see one of the
films in the 2018 Schools Program AT A REDUCED RATE of $9.50 per student
(GST free) with 1 teacher per 10 students FREE. The usual rate is $12.50.

To review all of the films in the MIFF 2018 Schools Program, session times and to 
secure a school booking, go to the MIFF Schools website page: http://schools.miff.com.au/films. For more information about MIFF Schools, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone MIFF on 03 8660 4888. This year the program was chosen, by MIFF, with a view to presenting high-quality, diverse films in some of the languages commonly taught in Victorian schools: French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and English.
EXCITING RESOURCE TO DEMONSTRATE TO TEACHERS HOW TO WORK WITH EACH OF THE MIFF SCHOOLS FILMS IN THE CLASSROOM - FREE TEACHER WEBINARS! Melbourne International Film Festival - FREE TEACHER WEBINARS with A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION!! MIFF, in partnership with the Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV), will present eight FREE webinars for teachers during term 2 of 2018. The webinars are designed to demonstrate to teachers how to work with each of the MIFF Schools films in the classroom, before and after viewing them as part of the MIFF program. Each webinar will comprise: a 20-minute presentation by a film analysis specialist a 20-minute presentation by a language specialist (linking the film to the Victorian Curriculum), as well as 20 minutes for questions. MLTAV will provide Certificates of Participation to recognise Professional Learning (PL) for all teachers who participate in the live webinars, as well as those who later access and engage with the archived versions. This Professional Learning evidence can be used to contribute to the PL requirements for teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The webinars are FREE and participating teachers who wish to view them live and interact with the presenters will simply need to have
the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your devices and access to the internet. It is free to download adboe flash player - to do so, click here WEBINAR SCHEDULE: Film Title: The Other Side of the Wall (SPANISH Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD ON Wednesday 9 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/pbj44rz7jyzg/
Film Title: Edhel (ITALIAN Film)
Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD ON Wednesday 9 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm

ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/rrxuRPz3FIY
Film Title: Mountain Miracles - Unexpected Friendship (GERMAN Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD ON Wednesday 16 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm
ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/pa1unju03hsp/
Film Title: The Girl Without Hands (FRENCH Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD ON Thursday 17 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p8raow5dxwyf/ Film Title: Lu Over the Wall (JAPANESE Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD on Wednesday 23 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm
ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link:
https://connect.vic.edu.au/pzf9ytojrgmc/ Film Title: Inventing Tomorrow (English, Spanish and Indonesian - Science Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD on Thursday 24 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm
ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: h
ttps://connect.vic.edu.au/pgy3oo8xp0kn/ Film Title: Speak Up (French Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD on Wednesday 30 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/pqhcxuf0n1bq/ Film Title: Big Fish & Begonia (Mandarin Film) Webinar Date / Time: WAS HELD onThursday 31 May 4.30pm - 5.30pm
ARCHIVED VERSION Webinar Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/p6wagrogurct/

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION: Whether you particate with the Live Webinars,
or engage witht the Archived versions, once you do that and then complete
the online feedback survey (via the link below) you will be emailed a
certificate of participation for one-hour of PL time to contribute towards
your PL re-registration requirements with VIT:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MIFF_2018_Schools_Program_MLTAV_Hosted_Free_Teacher_Webinars_Feedback_Survey How to access / join the Webinars: Go to the URL link provided for individual webinars, as detailed above, on the date of the webinars (approximately 5-10 minutes before the start time) to join the webinar live. Technical Details: The webinars will be run using Adobe Connect. It is easy to join: you will just need a good internet connection, a headset with microphone (or you can use your built-in speakers) and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to participate. To download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (free), go to: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ TO VIEW AND ARCHIVED VERSION OF THE WEBINARS In order to view a past webinar - at your own pace and in your own time, visit http://schools.miff.com.au/ - each webinar recording will be available to view approximately two days after the live date advertised above. These are films that are not available online, or on home entertainment. MIFF scours the globe to bring the best of contemporary cinema to Melbourne, especially for students. Participating in / accessing the webinars will help you decide if the film is suitable for your students and provide a valuable resource in working with your students before seeing the film and back in the classroom afterwards. If you have any questions about the webinars, please do not hesitate to contact me for further information / clarification. Kind regards, Kerry. Kerry O'Connor Office Manager, MLTAV Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.mltav.asn.au Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Office Phone - Mobile: 0437 130 976
 
The Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship 2018 PDF Print E-mail

Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship

Applications NOW OPEN!

The Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship 2018

The MLTAV is honoured to make a sum of $1,000 available in 2018 to assist a teacher of Languages to support further formal academic study* relating to her/his teaching of Languages in Victoria.

 

Click here for full details of how to apply for the 2018 Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-late-October 2018 with a formal scholarship award presentation planned for Tuesday 4th December, 2018 at the MLTAV AGM at Graduate House, University of Melbourne.

 

* the definition of ‘formal academic study’ for the purpose of this Scholarship is a University-based study program intended to upgrade existing knowledge and qualifications in the area of Languages education

 
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