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									                 HUME REGION/SANDHURST DIOCESE
                                         MONDAY 19TH JULY
                                                         language. Participants will be provided with
WORKSHOP A                                               vocabulary and information sheets for use in
10.00 – 11.15AM                                          their classrooms. The drumming workshop
                                                         includes a short demonstration followed by the
                                                         opportunity for participants to play the drums
                                                         themselves. For a hands-on way to increase
FOR THE JUNIOR CLASSES                                   student motivation and involvement-look no
Viviana Golding                                          further!

This session will explore effective strategies for       About the presenter: Toshinori Sakamoto is a
teaching Italian in the primary classes; the             master Taiko drummer. He has founded ‘Rindo
session will include an overview of the book             Daiko’ in Kyushu as well as several Taiko teams
Primo 1, Nelson Cengage Publisher.                       in Melbourne since settling here in 1995. He is a
                                                         popular and regular performer at festivals and
About the presenter: Viviana Golding was born            in schools throughout Australia and Japan. His
and brought up in Italy where she obtained a             performances are highly energetic and visually
High Degree in Modern Languages and                      exciting and entertaining.
Literatures from the University of Padova. In
Australia, Viviana completed a Diploma of                A3 INDONESIAN: ACTLAN FOR
Education at the Australian Catholic University
and many other courses in Language Education
                                                         INDONESIAN TEACHERS
and Leadership. After a teaching career in               Chizuko Gomura
schools over 27 years, teaching Italian at all
                                                         Recent education promotes a pedagogy that
levels from Preps to Year 12, Viviana worked for
                                                         emphasizes flexible and critical thinking. The
CoAsIt as the Italian Network Leader for the
                                                         child-centered method asked teachers to
BSW Region and now works for the DEECD as
                                                         position each child at the center of the learning
the LOTE Project Officer in the BSW Region.
                                                         process by focusing activities around the
Viviana still teaches an Italian VCE Class at
                                                         interests of the pupil. The project method is an
Belmont HS, Geelong. In 2007 Viviana was
                                                         educational enterprise in which children solve a
awarded the Best National Achievement in
                                                         practical problem over a period of several days
Leadership in Education by the Australian
                                                         or weeks. This workshop provides teachers with
Government for her work in the area of language
                                                         practical applications of Project Method in
                                                         language teaching/learning-ACTLAN-; including
                                                         brain-compatible strategies, classroom activities
                                                         and real-life examples that create a positive
Toshinori Sakamoto
                                                         environment where students anticipate and find
Toshi’s presentation will incorporate                    success.
information about the history and cultural
                                                         About the presenter: Japanese Language
significance of the Taiko drum, as well as
                                                         Teacher in QLD (Birkdale State School), QLD
modelling classroom usage of the Japanese
                                                         District LOTE Coordinator, MLTAQ Japanese

Convener for 10 years, awarded the MLTAQ               Culture consultant as well as a practicing
Award in 2009, Indonesian language teacher in          teacher. I have worked with secondary students
Trinity Anglican school for 6 years. Founder of        and adults, in Country Victoria, Melbourne and
ACTLAN Methodology. Received the                       overseas, in public and private schools alike. I
inspirational teachers 2008 and excellent              promote an accessible, enjoyable and learner
teaching Awards 2007. Chizuko has presented            centered way to learn French.
workshops in QLD, Victoria, South Australia,           My teaching style is based on a balance of
New South Wales, New Zealand and Japan.                speaking, listening, reading and writing
                                                       activities. I also like incorporating Information
Address: 12 Canopus Street, Coorparoo, QLD             and Communication Technologies as a learning
                                                       and teaching aid.
Phone: 07 3324 8335

CLASSROOM                                              SHEPPARTON GOULBURN MURRAY
Megan Morgan                                           MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES
                                                       Sonali Jayasundera & Silver Keogh– Uniting
In this session we will look at games to enhance
                                                       Care Cutting Edge
learners’ enjoyment of language learning and to
engage a range of Multiple Intelligences.              Sonali and Silver will be discussing their work in
Reference will be made to computer games and           assisting recent arrivals to settle into the
some activities for use on the Interactive             community. They will be providing teachers
whiteboards.                                           with information about this process.

About the presenter: Megan has taught French           About the presenters: Silver came to Australia
and German at both Primary and Secondary               in 2008. She is a qualified registered primary
levels for many years and is also engaged as a         teacher, before her current job she worked as a
sessional lecturer in the Education Faculty            visiting teacher of the deaf in a Deaf facility at
at Monash University.                                  Guthrie Primary School for a year. She joined
                                                       UCCE about 7 months as Multicultural Youth
                                                       Worker. In her current role she works with
A5   FRENCH: USING THE INTERNET IN                     newly arrived youth who are 12-21, and
THE CLASSROOM                                          homeless or at risk of homelessness.
                                                       She addresses the problem of homeless by
Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey                            providing direct one-to-one support to young
                                                       people, practical support, group work and
Let's not call it new technology anymore. We all       improve their level of engagement with work,
use our mobile phones, computers and the               education, training and community. She also
internet on a daily basis, at work, at home and        gives information and supported referrals.
for many different purposes... why not to learn
French? As the internet is ever changing, with         Sonali came from Sri Lanka in 2005. She came
new resources being uploaded all the time, we          with her family, 2 daughters and her husband.
                                                       Prior to joining Uniting Care she worked in the
all need to update our knowledge and see what
                                                       library as a liaison officer. She also worked with
works for us and our students... and what              Shepparton Arts Festival. In her current role as a
doesn't. We will exchange and discuss different        Multicultural Project Worker, she helps settle in
websites. We will discover how students can            new immigrants through case work and
play and learn new vocabulary at the same time.        developing projects and implementing them.
We will watch some YouTube clips and see how
we can easily stay in touch. Please bring a USB        MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES IN
key and references to the most useful website to       VICTORIA: LEARNING BEYOND THE BELL
you.                                                   Soo-Lin Quek – Centre for Multicultural
About the presenter: I am a committee                  The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) works
member of the AFTV, a French Language and              with young people from migrant and refugee

backgrounds to address their concerns and to
promote understanding in the broader Victorian

CMY has been a leader in multicultural youth          WORKSHOP B
issues for over twenty years. We have
developed a national reputation for responding
                                                      11.30AM – 12.45PM
quickly to the shifting needs of our diverse
Australian community. All of our work is built        B1 ITALIAN: LITERATURE IN THE
on the following beliefs: Human Rights,               CLASSROOM
Diversity and Participation. Our work focuses         Matthew Absalom
on creating awareness and change on three
levels: young people, community and service           Poesia: pedagogia e pratica
systems.                                              In questa sessione pratica si proporrà una
                                                      rivalutazione della poesia come strumento
Learning Beyond the Bell (LBB) is a recent CMY        indispensabile della didattica. Esploreremo
initiative and funded by DEECD. The aim of the        insieme la poesia italiana per poi creare delle
program is to improve school engagement and           cose sorprendenti...
connectedness for newly arrived migrant and
refugee students by strengthening the capacity        About the presenter: Matthew Absalom is a
of out of school hours learning support               university teacher and researcher, professional
programs (homework groups).                           linguist, Italian language coach, translator and
                                                      published author. He is currently a lecturer in
The presentation will provide an outline of CMY
                                                      Italian Studies at The University of Melbourne.
and its approach to working with newly arrived
                                                      He holds qualifications in music, education,
migrant and refugee young people. It will also
                                                      languages and linguistics, and his research
focus on one of its education related programs,
                                                      interests cover Italian linguistics, computer
“Learning Beyond the Bell” and ways in which
                                                      assisted language learning, and languages
schools and communities can be supported by
                                                      education. A regular visitor to Italy over the last
LBB to support the educational needs of refugee
                                                      20 years, he has carried out research, led study
and migrant young people.
                                                      tours including the ELTF Italy, and negotiated
About the presenter: Soo-Lin has over 20              in-country study opportunities for his students.
years experience in the not-for-profit and            He is the coordinating editor and lead writer of
government sectors. She has managed                   Cengage’s Esplora! Senior textbook series. His
significant policy and program areas in state         university career in Australia spans 3
government as the Assistant Director in the           universities: the Australian National University,
Office of Women’s Policy and subsequently as          University of South Australia and the University
Assistant Director in Community Programs,             of Melbourne. Matthew is a passionate advocate
Department of Planning and Community                  for languages and has published opinions in the
Development. Her previous experience in the           national media. He is the current editor of Babel,
community sector ranged from managing                 the journal of the Australian Federation of
community based organisations to policy and           Modern Language Teachers Associations.
community development work in the youth,
multicultural, health, women, family violence,
human rights and public housing sectors.She is        B2 JAPANESE: ACTLAN FOR JAPANESE
currently the Policy & Research Manager of the        TEACHERS
Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), a               Chizuko Gomura
statewide organisation based in Melbourne.
                                                      Session details as for Workshop A Indonesian,
Centre for Multicultural Youth                        but of course the focus will be on using ACTLAN
304 Drummond Street,                                  in teaching Japanese.
Carlton Victoria 3053
Tel:             03 9340 3708
Fax:             03 9349 3766

                                                         to increase student engagement, especially at
                                                         Year 9. A participant in the Professional
B3 INDONESIAN: CLASSROOM-BASED                           Standards Project for Teachers of Languages, he
                                                         is currently writing a new textbook and
                                                         workbook series for students of German.
Prema Devethas
                                                         Catherine Gosling is an experienced secondary
This workshop will discuss the effectiveness of
                                                         teacher in the government system and, prior to
approaching LOTE study via a ‘cultural corridor’,
                                                         taking family, held a Leading Teacher
using a VELs compliant ‘patchwork quilt’ design
                                                         responsible for Curriculum. Catherine believes
juxtaposed with multiple tasks catering to
                                                         all kids can learn languages and is committed to
different student learning needs, levels and
                                                         celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity in all
styles. The workshop will also take teachers
                                                         communities. Always on the lookout for ideas
through formulating a student topic/theme
                                                         and connections to promote German, Catherine
inventory and developing a task-based language
                                                         spends far too much time on the Internet and is
& cultural unit of work. It is based on the
                                                         President of the Association of German Teachers
Participatory Action Research which provides
                                                         of Victoria (AGTV) in her spare time.
teachers with a critical grasp of the issues they
actually confront in their specific settings, and
then together with the students, explore the
                                                         B5   FRENCH: MUSIC IN THE FRENCH
possibilities of different classroom practices.          CLASSROOM
This approach demonstrates that students will            Sarah Pavy
take active responsibility for their own learning
if they have a ‘voice’ in co-constructing their          This workshop aims to provide teachers with a
world.                                                   range of ideas for working with authentic
                                                         French music in their classrooms. These
About the presenter: Prema teaches                       approaches aim to motivate students, to
Indonesian, English and Humanities at                    improve their language skills, to develop a
Heathmont College and is currently undertaking           greater understanding of French culture and to
her Masters Research. She has investigated and           enhance students’ overall experience of learning
implemented alternative approaches to teaching           French. Songs and ideas are appropriate for a
Indonesian to very challenging students. This            range of year levels and offer ways of enhancing
innovative cultural task-based approach has              different topic areas, revising vocabulary and
ensured the continuity of Indonesian studies to          focusing on grammatical structures.
the senior levels. Prema is also actively involved
in other DEECD-run language teaching and                 About the presenter: Sarah is a teacher of
                                                         languages (mainly French) and consults to
learning programmes.
                                                         schools in a range of areas related to languages
                                                         learning and teaching. Previously Head of
B4 GERMAN: ENHANCING GERMAN WITH                         Languages at a boys’ school, Sarah completed a
ICT                                                      Masters in Education focusing on engaging boys
                                                         in languages and teacher role in motivation.
Catherine Gosling & Michael Atkinson                     Sarah has recently completed a research project
                                                         with the Association of Independent Schools,
In this session Catherine Gosling and Michael            Victoria (Engaging Boys in Languages Learning).
Atkinson will present some                               Other interests include vocational language
ideas to promote German and language learning            learning, resource development, promotion of
through the use of ICT                                   Language programmes across school
(including Web 2.0 tools) to enhance learning            communities, implementation of partial
programs.                                                immersion programmes, teacher-student
                                                         rapport and its link to student engagement and
About the presenters: Michael Atkinson has               behaviour management, and focus on oral skills
                                                         and student use of target language. Sarah also
taught German in independent schools in
                                                         runs her own online business – The Happy
Victoria for nine years. Currently at Overnewton         Teacher - developing resources for teachers of
ACC, Michael is also a member of the AGTV                languages.
committee. During the last 3 years he has
introduced a range of ICT tools into his classes

B6MULTICULTURAL/ESL: NEW FROM                            and adapt my comments specifically for non-
                                                         metropolitan Victoria to explore ways in which
LANGUAGES ONLINE - CARTOON STORY                         rural and regional Victoria can use the principles
MAKER                                                    we know enhance second language learning to
Nancy Posterino                                          produce more effective and enduring second
                                                         language programs.
The Cartoon Story Maker is the latest free               * Report is downloadable at:
application from the Languages Online team. In 
this session teachers will learn how their               SecondLanguagesAndAustralianSchooling.pdf
students can create 2D screen-based cartoon
stories with their own text and voice recording.         About the speaker:
Cartoon stories can be made in any language.             Joseph Lo Bianco holds the Chair of Language
Choose from the library of cartoon characters            and Literacy Education and is Associate Dean
and backgrounds included, or import your own             (Global Engagement) in the Melbourne Graduate
images and graphics into the cartoon frames.             School of Education. In 2009 he was appointed
Finished Cartoon stories are in a file format that       President of the Australian Academy of the
can be saved and played on other computers.              Humanities.

About the presenters: Nancy Posterino works              He wrote Australia’s first National Policy on
as a writer for Languages Online and for the             Languages in 1987, the first multilingual
Victorian School of Languages. Prior to this she         national language policy in an English speaking
worked as a French and Italian teacher, and has          country. He was Director of the National
been a textbook author for secondary Italian.
                                                         Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia
Participants should bring a laptop with wireless
                                                         between 1989 and 2001. He has been an invited
internet capabilities.
                                                         consultant advising on language and literacy
                                                         planning, bilingualism, integration of indigenous
                                                         and immigrant children into mainstream
                                                         schools, anti-racist and multicultural education
                                                         in many countries including Australia, Canada,
KEYNOTE SPEAKER                                          New Zealand, Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa,
1.30PM – 2PM                                             Thailand, Italy, Vietnam, several Pacific Island
                                                         nations and Scotland.

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT LANGUAGES                          His recent books include: Australian Literacies
Joseph Lo Bianco, AM, FAHA, FACE                         (with P. Freebody, 2001); Australian Policy
Professor of Language and Literacy Education             Activism in Language and Literacy (with R.
Associate Dean (Global Engagement)                       Wickert, 2001); Voices from Phnom Penh,
President, Australian Academy of the Humanities          Development and Language, 2002; Teaching
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
                                                         Invisible Culture: Classroom Practice and
Australia is world famous for having ambitious
                                                         Theory (with C. Crozet 2003); and Language
language policies. We also enjoy a high level of
                                                         Policy in Australia, (Council of Europe, 2004),
interest in languages and count as one of the
                                                         The Emergence of Chinese (2007), China and
most multilingual societies on earth. Despite
                                                         English: Globalisation and Dilemmas of Identity
these ‘natural’ advantages we are beset with
                                                         (2009, with J. Orton and Y. Gao) and Second
continuing problems of delivery, high attrition,
                                                         languages and Australian Schooling (ACER,
low rates of proficiency achievement. These
                                                         2009). He has more than 120 refereed
problems are particularly acute in rural, remote
and regional areas, but they are true to some
extent of all parts of the country. In a wide-           For his research and policy work Professor Lo
ranging review published in 2009 for the                 Bianco was elected Fellow of the Australian
Australian Council for Educational Research              Academy of the Humanities, Fellow of the
(Second Languages and Australian Schooling) * I          Australian Council of Educators, was awarded
discussed several ways in which we can ‘get              the Order of Australia, the Centenary Medal, the
serious about languages’. In this talk I will draw       title of Commendatore nell’ordine di merito
on the information and arguments in that report          della repubblica Italiana and was awarded the

Australian College of Educators 2007 College            Participants should bring a laptop with wireless
Medal.                                                  internet capabilities.

                                                        C4FLEXIBLE LEARNING SPACES IN
                                                        Michelle Pitcher
                                                        In this session Michelle will guide you through
2PM – 3.30PM                                            ways of using flexible learning spaces to best
                                                        meet the needs of LOTE students. The session
                                                              The Open Learning Space - the setting,
Lili Cvetkovic                                                    using the space, resources
                                                              The way learning is organised…
Do you want to get the most out of your IWB? Do               Challenges…
you want to engage students through the use of                Added bonuses…
multi-media, free online resources and the                    How students work in the spaces…
enormous potential provided by interactive                    Teacher’s Perspective…
whiteboards? This session will share examples                 Students’ Perspective…
of good practice in the use of IWB's in the
teaching of LOTE. The top 5 functions of your
                                                        About the presenter: I have been teaching for
IWB applicable to the LOTE Classroom will be
                                                        8 years at Mount Eliza Secondary College, in the
demonstrated and discussed and some of the
                                                        subject areas of Indonesian and Psychology. I
possibilities for using Smart Board and a Smart
                                                        am the Daily Organiser and a Curriculum Leader
Board AirLiner wireless slate as a teaching tool
                                                        at MESC, but I have also coordinated the Student
in a secondary and primary LOTE classrooms
                                                        Leadership Program and I was a Middle School
will be demonstrated.
                                                        Coordinator for 2 years. I am also currently
About the presenter: Lili is a LOTE School              enjoying my role as the Indonesian Network
Development Officer at Eastern Metropolitan             Leader for the Peninsula sub-region.
Region. She is passionate about exploring new
                                                        One of my biggest challenges and achievements
approaches to implementing innovative LOTE
                                                        was co-authoring the new Indonesian Textbook
programs that integrate ICT and thinking tools
                                                        series Saya bisa! which was a great experience
into the teaching of languages. Her work as a
                                                        and provided more professional development
primary and secondary LOTE teacher and ICT
                                                        than I could have imagined!
coordinator has been centred on incorporating
ICT and Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
to motivate and engage students, promote                C5   ENGAGING BOYS IN LANGUAGE
language learning to students, staff, parents and       LEARNING
the wider community and extend students’                Sarah Pavy
language learning beyond the classroom.
                                                        It is an ongoing challenge for languages teachers
C2FEATURES OF AN ENGAGING AND                           to motivate boys in their classrooms. They
                                                        regularly comment that many boys can be
EFFECTIVE SECONDARY PROGRAM IN                          disengaged and show little interest in the
                                                        subject. This leads to difficult behaviour which
LOTE, YEAR 7-YEAR 10                                    impacts on entire classes.
Viviana Golding
                                                        The aim of this session is to gain an insight into
About the presenter: See Workshop A1.                   the way boys feel about foreign language study,
                                                        and to understand how this can be used to
C3NEW FROM LANGUAGES ONLINE –                           motivate boys in our classrooms. The workshop
                                                        will give an overview of ideas in the field of
CARTOON STORY MAKER                                     boys’ education, looking at research into boys
Nancy Posterino                                         and the way they learn, and boys’ own
                                                        perceptions of languages learning. There will be
Repeat of session B6                                    discussion of the role of the teacher in

motivation and of strategies to help engage boys         networks and will provide an overview of the
in their language learning. Ideas will be                Talking Faiths Project
explained in simple and practical ways that will
enable teachers to apply the knowledge                   Tim will outline how Building Bridges operates
immediately upon returning to classrooms.                and suggest ways in which Building Bridges
About the presenter: See Workshop B5.                    might operate in your region. Catherine will
                                                         outline how the Socratic Circles clusters operate
C6PRIMARY ESL STUDENTS IN YOUR                           and discuss how a cluster could be formed in
                                                         your region.
STRATEGIES                                               We will be looking for schools which would be
Laurie Hucker & Jennie Patterson                         prepared to attend a practical workshop in term
                                                         4 (possibly in Shepparton) with a view to
Laurie and Jennie’s session is offering exposure         establishing these projects for 2011. We will be
to a range of practical “hands-on” activities,           offering participating schools CRT cover for the
games, resources and strategies which they have          teachers who attend the term 4 workshops.
found useful when teaching ESL students in the
junior and senior classes. Jennie’s activities and
resources are ideal for beginning language
learners whilst Laurie caters for the more
advanced English learner. We aim to provide
you with tried and tested teaching tools which
you can use in your classes with a minimum of

About the presenters: This dynamic duo have
been actively teaching in primary classrooms for
almost 30 years each! Laurie has always had a
passion for senior classes whilst Jennie has
always loved teaching in the junior area. They
were both promoted this year and are now
running the Shepparton English Language
Centre in regional Victoria. Laurie and Jennie
have ESL and LOTE training and have taught
English in other countries. Both became
interested in furthering their involvement with
English as a Second Language students after
thoroughly enjoying teaching experiences with
students overseas and because of the ever
increasing numbers of ESL students appearing
in their classes in Australia.

Jan Molloy , Tim Mc Cowan and Catherine
Devine will take participants through the
processes of creating Interfaith dialogue

                                       TUESDAY 20TH JULY
                                                        inhibitions at the door and come in and
WORKSHOP D                                              participate. A booklet of games will be provided
9.20 – 10.35AM                                          at the end of the session, so you will not need to
                                                        take notes. We hope what you get out of this
                                                        session will be practical and useful.
Maria Rinaldi                                           About the presenters: My name is Jenny Hayes
                                                        and I have been an Indonesian teacher for 12
These dances originated in the north of Italy in        years. Prior to this I was a classroom teacher. I
the Trentino-Alto Adige region, bordering               learned Indonesian at Deakin University from
Austria. This workshop will include a little of         1998-2002 and then completed LOTE
the history of the dance group, costumes and the        Methodology in 2006. My school has relocated
region. This is a dance that is suitable for all        this year and become Point Cook P-9 College and
ages, Preps to adults. It is very enjoyable as it       therefore I am looking forward to the challenge
has the children listening and coordinating the         of middle years students and LOTE education!
moves. It is a great cultural and social
experience and should be fun for all.                   Hi, nama saya Anne MacKelvie. I teach with
                                                        Jenny at Point Cook P-9 College and have been
D2 JAPANESE: J MOVIES                                   teaching Indonesian for 5 years. I was thrust
Fumie Mori                                              into the world of Indonesian teaching a few
                                                        years ago when I knew nothing about the
Through movies learners can experience                  Indonesian culture or language! (The theory was
language in an aural and visual context which is        that, as a Spanish teacher, I would be able to
culturally rich and authentic. By becoming
                                                        transfer my skills across languages!!) Since then,
involved with the characters and their stories,
learners become engaged with language and               I have studied on-line through Deakin Uni and
culture in a natural and enjoyable way. This            travelled to Indonesia for the first time in
session will discuss ways to incorporate                November 2009. During January I attended an
Japanese movies effectively in the classroom.           intensive language and culture course in Darwin
                                                        through ELTF. I am eager to try out new skills
About the presenter: I’m a new Language                 learned in Darwin.
Consultant at the Japan Foundation Sydney,
taking up this position on the 30th March this          If you would like further information about what
year. However, my first experience as a Japanese        you hear today, we can be contacted at
teacher was at Rosebud Secondary College in the, or
Mornington Peninsula. Prior to my arrival in  
Sydney, I completed my Masters in Language
Education in Japan, and worked at the Japan             D4EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL AND
Foundation Japanese Language Institute Kansai.
                                                        MULTICULTURAL CITIZENSHIP:
I have also worked at a number of private
Japanese Language Schools and was involved in           RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS UPDATES
student exchange programs between Japan and             Judy Blyton
Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
                                                        Education for Global and Multicultural
D3 INDONESIAN: GAMES FOR THE                            Citizenship: A Strategy for Victorian Government
                                                        Schools, is the Department’s key strategy to
INDONESIAN CLASSROOM                                    assist schools in providing 21st century
Jenny Hayes & Anne MacKelvie                            education where all students explicitly acquire
                                                        the skills, knowledge and attitude to become
In our session, we will be demonstrating games
                                                        informed and productive local and global
we have used successfully in our LOTE classes.
As we believe the best way to learn a game is to
play it, we would like everyone to leave their

In this interactive session, participants will have       mainstream teacher can do to make their classes
the opportunity to examine a selection of                 “ESL friendly” to new arrivals – from the
professional learning programs and resources              delivery of verbal instructions, the construction
that assist schools to promote social cohesion            of worksheets to the modification of class texts.
and provide respectful and engaging learning              The session will help teachers to reflect upon
experience.                                               the types of language that new arrivals will find
                                                          most difficult, and present many practical
About the presenter: Judy Blyton is the                   suggestions for creating texts that ESL students
Languages and Multicultural Education                     will find easier to understand.
Resource Centre (LMERC) Head Librarian.
Having work closely with school community for             About the presenter: Rod Strong is the ESL
over 25 years, Judy brings extensive knowledge            Coordinator at Roxburgh College, a secondary
about local and international resources,                  school in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs.
strategies and research that promote respectful           He has taught at the school for eight years. In
and inclusive classroom and whole school                  response to the surging population of students
practices.                                                with refugee status, he established the college’s
                                                          ESL program in 2007. Since that time, he has
D5 ESL: SECONDARY ESL STUDENTS IN                         worked with various other educational
                                                          institutions and welfare agencies (such as
                                                          Foundation House and the CMY) to raise the
RESOURCES                                                 awareness of ESL-related issues in schools and
Jagdish Mahinder Singh                                    improve the delivery of ESL programs.

This session will focus on tying the ESL
                                                          D6   FRENCH: USING FILM IN THE
Continuum indicators with related activities. It
will also explore how students can be involved            CLASSROOM
in making teaching/learning materials.                    Helen Skinner

About the presenter: Jagdish K Mahinder                   The preparation of materials for classroom use
Singh is the CALD leading teacher at McGuire              both before and after screening a film, the use of
College, Shepparton. Previously she worked in             a selected "chapter" from a film, and the use of
the New Arrivals Program at the Shepparton                segments from the French (or any other
English Language Centre. Jagdish has taught ESL           language) news on SBS.
for more than 20 years and in a range of
                                                          About the presenter: Helen was educated in
educational settings in Malaysia and the USA.
                                                          Ballarat and then The University of Melbourne.
                                                          In a long career, she has taught extensively at all
                                                          secondary levels in both state and private
Rod Strong
                                                          schools and had one year teaching in England
Within the setting of an English Language                 and one in France (Toulouse). Her last school
Centre, ESL students constantly engage with               for full-time teaching was Eltham College.
teaching strategies that enable them to learn
                                                          She has been on the committee of the AFTV
vast amounts of new language and develop
                                                          since it began in the 1980's and has organised
confidence in their communicative ability. With
                                                          student screenings of French films since 1987
the transition to mainstream schooling, this
                                                          when the AFTV first began offering these for
confidence can quickly erode as they discover
                                                          Victorian schools. She is currently the AFTV
that, in most subjects, much less emphasis is
                                                          Film Convenor.
placed upon the explicit teaching of vocabulary,
grammar and language function. Instead, the
learning of subject content becomes paramount,
and ESL students are typically required to
process enormous amounts of content
knowledge in a formal, often academic language
that most are not ready to handle with any
surety. This session addresses what the

                                                            genuinely turn the DEECD Strategy into a whole-
                                                            school reality.
WORKSHOP E                                                  About the presenter: Michael Ring is a teacher
10.55AM – 12.10PM                                           qualified in LOTE and TESOL. He is the LOTE
                                                            Manager at Wallan Secondary College (WSC),
                                                            teaching Indonesian, Years 7 to VCE. Michael’s
                                                            teaching career spans six years’ secondary LOTE
                                                            and ten years’ ESL; he has devised, managed,
                                                            marketed and taught courses for sponsored and
PODCASTING IN LOTE                                          fee-paying overseas students, along with
Michelle Heintze                                            courses for migrants and New Arrivals, in
                                                            Victorian universities and government
In this workshop, participants will discover                secondary schools.
some of the many ways to use and apply                      Michael Ring regularly provides interpreting
technology within the Language classroom,                   services, bilingual presentations and project
including podcasting and social networking.                 management advice to the DEECD International
                                                            Division and WSC partner organizations. Other
About the presenter: I have been working as a               recent work has been as a member of the CAE
Language Teacher at Wodonga Middle Years                    Melbourne Steering Committee to revise and
College for the last 4 years, and have been                 reaccredit Certificates II-IV in Applied Language
heavily involved with the roll out of a one-to-one          (a VET LOTE course), and on the Malaysia
laptop program at the college. The use of laptops           Victoria Sister Schools Program pilot, locally and
and ICT are now an integral part of all Language            in Malaysia. In 2009, Michael received one of
Classes at Wodonga Middle Years College.                    three Victorian Multicultural Awards for
                                                            Excellence in Education, presented at
                                                            Government House.
Sarah Pavy                                                  E4RUNNING A MULTI-SCHOOL
                                                            LANGUAGE CAMP
This session will focus on ways of using visual
and tactile resources to engage students and                Franco Cudini
encourage active involvement in the language
learning process. There will be examples of                 The workshop will aim to give participants
activities that help students to develop                    information on: A rationale for having a
grammatical accuracy, memorise vocabulary                   language camp; an approach to organisation and
and become more confident speakers. All                     planning; suggested structures; possible
activities are appropriate for a range of year              language and cultural activities.
levels, from the primary years right up to Year
12, and ideas will be given to cover this range.            About the presenter: LOTE Convenor and
Teachers will go back to school with a range of             teacher of Italian at Galen Catholic College
interesting, easy-to-implement ideas that will
                                                            Wangaratta. I have been teaching Italian for 35
enhance their teaching and make lessons
enjoyable for students.                                     years and coordinating the Italian camp for the
                                                            last 25 years!
About the presenter: See Workshop B5
                                                            E5 THINKING TOOLS IN LOTE
E3   SCHOOL-BASED MULTICULTURAL                             Lili Cvetkovic
Michael Ring                                                Do you want to learn how to integrate thinking
                                                            strategies into your language lessons? This
At Wallan Secondary College (established in                 session will explore a number of strategies such
2006), a network of partnerships and contacts               as Thinker’s Keys, graphic organisers, Habits of
provides the impetus for exemplary practices in             Mind, Bloom’s taxonomy and other thinking
multicultural education, so that the knowledge              tools that can be used in languages classrooms.
and understandings required for global, 21st                We will look at the examples from LOTE practice
century citizens is accessible to all students. This        and you will create your own examples. You will
presentation aims to provide a model of how to

be able to take home a CD with thinking tools             reconceptualises and repositions multicultural
templates.                                                education in a global and citizenship context.
                                                          This session will explore international literature
About the presenter: See Workshop C1                      on the importance of developing intercultural
                                                          literacy and the knowledge, skills and
E6   AUSLAN: K-6 CURRICULA AND CLASS                      understandings our students need to be
PLANS                                                     successful global and multicultural citizens. It
Lee Bilby                                                 will also provide an update on implementation
                                                          of the Strategy.
Participants will be provided a seven year
curriculum and class plans for Auslan LOTE K-6;           About the speaker:
and an in-depth rational for the curricula.
This curriculum can be implemented as is, or              Lynn Pickles is Manager, Multicultural
modified to meet the independent needs of each            Education Unit, in DEECD and is currently
school. It is a curriculum already being utilised         leading implementation of the Education for
in over 100 schools nation wide.                          Global and Multicultural Citizenship strategy. She
The seminar will then tackle the day to day
                                                          joined DEECD in 2004 as manager of the Koorie
practicalities of teaching Auslan as a LOTE,
including:                                                Strategy Unit. Lynn has many years experience
     Teaching methods and strategies                     in education, having been Executive Officer of
     Books, Games and Resources Available                the MBA program and head of Business
     Online student learning support                     Management at RMIT. In this latter role she led
     Resource creation tools (in brief –                 change management across her Department and
         please refer to session F6 for more              developed a suite of TAFE courses that
         ‘hands on’ experience)                           embedded a global curriculum, utilising ICT, had
                                                          18 months credit transfer to undergraduate
Lastly the seminar will look at easy assessment
options that can be imbedded into daily teaching          courses and were attractive to the international
activities quickly and easily.                            student market. On behalf of RMIT, Lynn has
After completion you will have an                         undertaken international negotiations in China,
understanding of the techniques and strategies            Singapore and Hawaii. She has a particular
that make learning sign easier for child learners.        interest in the intersection between education
Participants will be introduced to the latest             and business.
research and technology to assist them, and be
trained in the “high motivation, high results”
principles and practice.

                                                          WORKSHOP F
KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                           1.45PM – 3.00PM
1.15PM – 1.45PM
                                                          F1 ITALIAN: IMPLEMENTING AUDIO-
INTERNATIONAL MOMENTUM FOR                                Alessandra Corbino
INTERCULTURAL LITERACY                                     Forza Italia classically express itself as an Italian
Lynn Pickles, MBus, GradDip Mment, Dip                    Concept Store boasting a vast range of Italian
Tchg                                                      products both rare and much sought after,
                                                          including DVD's, CD's, books, authentic Italian
The DEECD Education for Global and
                                                          Venetian masks, Murano glass jewellery, Sport
Multicultural Citizenship – A Strategy for
                                                          merchandise including Soccer, Ferrari, Valentino
Victorian Government Schools 2009-2013

Rossi, Lambretta watches, worldwide                        Kancil to Kartini’ and ‘Selamat Pagi Bu’ with an
memorabilia and much more.                                 accompanying CD of songs.

 Alessandra will provide an overview and                   F4 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION:
specific examples of how the following can be
used in the Italian classroom: DVDs, CDs                   WRITING AND USING MULTICULTURAL
(popular classic and contemporary artists),
books, realia.
                                                           Carole O’Neill
About the presenter: I am a qualified
secondary school teacher and have worked for 4             In her session Carole will explore using
years in the after hours program at Co.As.It               children’s literature to stimulate both written
(Italian Assistance Committee) in Melbourne                and oral language. Together the group will
teaching prep to year 8, adults and have been a            explore the relationship between texts and
private tutor since I came to Australia 16 years           images and how teachers can use picture books
ago. Also as the Sales Coordinator at Forza Italia,        as a springboard to better understandings of
one of my roles is to order all the DVD's, CD's            culture and place. She will use texts that relate
and Books from Italy.               to Australian place as well as arising themes
                                                           relating to multiculturalism. Carole will show
F2 JAPANESE : VIDEO MAKING IN THE                          that learning is strongest when experiences
                                                           include and involves the students own
JAPANESE CLASSROOM                                         experiences and ideas. A transferable
Fumie Mori                                                 framework for understanding and building
                                                           language in the classroom will be constructed.
This session will focus on Intercultural
Language Teaching and Learning (ILTL). In this             About the presenter: Carole has had a long
hands- on session, participants are encouraged             and varied career as an educator and has taught
to speak Japanese as much as possible as they              within the primary and early years systems as a
create and evaluate their own video works. We              homeroom teacher and a performing and visual
discuss how to use video making to improve and             art specialist. Her experience includes lecturing
maintain student’s motivation in your Japanese             at both Melbourne and La Trobe Universities
lessons. The Japan Foundation ‘Video Matsuri’              and training teachers in the arts and English.
competition will also be explained, and                    Carole spent a number of years in the private
strategies for implementing this into your                 system as a head of school and also as a director
Japanese classes shared.                                   of an early learning centre. Carole’s interest is in
                                                           ‘place based’ education which focuses on
About the presenter: See session D2
                                                           children’s ability to communicate what is
                                                           important to them about their environment and
                                                           consequently culture. She is most passionate
COME ALIVE                                                 about using children’s books to enhance
Carmyl Winkler                                             learning, particularly in enriching
                                                           communication and spoken language.
A hands-on hour (and a bit) of activities which
put vocabulary into context. Using lists of verbs          F5ALL LOTES: “TALKING ABOUT
or adjectives make a house plan, play detective,
enjoy a number game and sing along as you go.
                                                           LANGUAGES” DVD PRESENTATION
                                                           Marlene Dingle & Viviana Golding
About the presenter: Carmyl Winkler’s first
foray into Indonesian teaching was using the               This new DVD for schools and school leaders
                                                           focuses on matters related to languages
Bahasa to teach Physics at Universitas Syiah
                                                           education and especially on the pedagogy
Kuala. After that anything seemed easy! Over the           related to second language acquisition. It
last 20 years, she has taught Indonesian in North          provides examples of good practice in languages
East Victoria primary schools, to Australian               teaching and learning and contains interviews
Army officers and in a community context. She              with principals and academics about what
has written two teachers’ resource books, ‘From            contributes to the success, quality and

sustainability of languages programs in                  support both these sectors throughout the
Australia.                                               transition period.
Contents:                                                Participants will be provided the opportunity to
Principals talk about languages programs                 acquire hands on practical experience utilising
The languages classroom                                  these functions (participants are asked to bring a
Academics talk about second language                     laptop computer to this session)
acquisition, research and good practice - Joe Lo
Bianco, Michael Clyne, Angela Scarino, Margaret
Gearon and John Lando.
The session will provide an overview with
sections from the DVD to be shown, followed by
discussion.                                              NETWORK MEETINGS
About the presenters: Marlene Dingle has                 3.00PM – 3.30PM
been a German teacher and LOTE consultant in
Bendigo and in Melbourne for many years. She             ITALIAN
has worked as German Project Officer with the            Convenor: Franco Cudini
Victorian Department of Education and
Training, German Language Consultant at the              Speaker tbc
Goethe-Institut Melbourne and is currently the
LOTE Regional Project Officer in the Loddon              JAPANESE
Mallee Region.                                           Convenor: Peter Sunderland

For Viviana’s details, refer to session A1.              Mark Adams of Intext will give a short
                                                         presentation on resources
SUPPORT LEARNING                                         INDONESIAN
Lee Bilby                                                Convenor: Michelle Heintze

This is a practical, ‘hands on’ session, in which        Rina Hadi will give a short presentation on the
participant will be provided with in-depth               DVD resource Mantap!
training in the creation of resources that will
supplement and support an Auslan LOTE                    MANTAP! : A DVD FOR LEARNING INDONESIAN
This will include detailed training in the use of        Mantap Media is a new enterprise. Their Auslan Resource Creation                  primary objective is to create Indonesian
Functions, as well as other media.                       language learning resources that are both highly
Specific areas addressed with include:                   supportive of students’ learning while modelling
      Educational games and Activities that             authentic communication. To these ends, they
          supplement learning
                                                         have recently launched a multimedia resource
      Customised Book translations,
          Worksheet and Flashcard generator              (DVD with transcripts and activity sheets
      Customised Resource creation for the              available online) called Mantap!.
          classroom and school
      Searching tools                                   The target audience for Mantap! is Australian
      Quizzes, Tests and Online Tutorials for           junior secondary students (Years 7-10).
These sessions will provide participants with            The DVD features real-life interactions between
additional tools and training, outside the scope         Indonesians, shot on-location in Yogyakarta.
of SignPlanet, that specifically address the             Mantap! will be presented to you by its writer
support of both adults and children in learning          and co-producer, Rina Hadi.
sign language.
After completion participants will have a                About the presenter: Rina Hadi is a teacher
thorough kit of tools and techniques that will           qualified in LOTE and TESOL, teaching Years 7-
allow them to easily integrate Auslan into any
                                                         VCE Indonesian at Wallan Secondary College. An
school, family or early intervention setting.
They will have an understanding of the                   Indonesian national from Yogyakarta, Rina
techniques that make learning sign easier for            completed her undergraduate degree in the
both adult and child learners, as well as how to         English Language Department of Universitas

Negeri Yogyakarta, later gaining qualifications in        Eva Schulz from the Goethe Institute will give an
Child Care and a Graduate Diploma in Education            outline of the organization’s activities.
(at Monash) in Australia. She taught English for
several years in Yogya- mainly on specialist              AUSLAN
courses for tourism- has worked in Australian             Convenor: tbc
Child Care and taught Indonesian to adults at
CAE Melbourne. One of Rina’s ESL teaching                 Lee Bilby will give a presentation on further
practicums was at a high school in Korea. Rina            resources available from Bilby Publishing
was awarded an Australian Government
Endeavour Scholarship to participate in further           ESL
specialist Indonesian-teacher training in                 Convenor: Amanda Prescott-Smith
An accomplished communicator in four                      Convenor: tbc
languages- Javanese (1st), Indonesian (2nd),
English (3rd) and Spanish (4th)- Rina’s teaching          Immigration Museum – a resource for
practice is firmly based in a belief that everyone        Intercultural Learning
can learn a language and that languages                   Jan Molloy Programs (Co ordinator from the
genuinely provide a wealth of life opportunities.         Immigration Museum) and Tim McCowan will
                                                          discuss the ways in which the online resources
FRENCH                                                    of Museum Victoria can support intercultural
Convenor: Sandra Rosenbrock                               learning and the DEECD strategy : Education for
                                                          Global and Multi cultural Citizenship.
Speaker tbc

Convenor: Frank Kusch

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