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                                         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                                              COMMUNICATING CROSS-CULTURALLY
Megan Morgan                                           Sonali Jayasundera

In this session we will look at games to enhance       Details to be provided shortly
learners’ enjoyment of language learning and to
engage a range of Multiple Intelligences.
Reference will be made to computer games and
some activities for use on the Interactive

About the presenter: Megan has taught French
and German at both Primary and Secondary
levels for many years and is also engaged as a
sessional lecturer in the Education Faculty
at Monash University.
                                                       WORKSHOP B
THE CLASSROOM                                          11.30AM – 12.45PM
Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey
                                                       B1 ITALIAN: LITERATURE IN THE
Let's not call it new technology anymore. We all
use our mobile phones, computers and the
                                                       Matthew Absalom
internet on a daily basis, at work, at home and
for many different purposes... why not to learn        Poesia: pedagogia e pratica
French? As the internet is ever changing, with         In questa sessione pratica si proporrà una
new resources being uploaded all the time, we          rivalutazione della poesia come strumento
all need to update our knowledge and see what          indispensabile della didattica. Esploreremo
works for us and our students... and what              insieme la poesia italiana per poi creare delle
doesn't. We will exchange and discuss different        cose sorprendenti...
websites. We will discover how students can
play and learn new vocabulary at the same time.        About the presenter: Matthew Absalom is a
We will watch some YouTube clips and see how           university teacher and researcher, professional
we can easily stay in touch. Please bring a USB        linguist, Italian language coach, translator and
key and references to the most useful website to       published author. He is currently a lecturer in
you.                                                   Italian Studies at The University of Melbourne.
                                                       He holds qualifications in music, education,
                                                       languages and linguistics, and his research
About the presenter: I am a committee
                                                       interests cover Italian linguistics, computer
member of the AFTV, a French Language and
                                                       assisted language learning, and languages

education. A regular visitor to Italy over the last       innovative cultural task-based approach has
20 years, he has carried out research, led study          ensured the continuity of Indonesian studies to
tours including the ELTF Italy, and negotiated            the senior levels. Prema is also actively involved
in-country study opportunities for his students.          in other DEECD-run language teaching and
He is the coordinating editor and lead writer of          learning programmes.
Cengage’s Esplora! Senior textbook series. His
university career in Australia spans 3                    B4 GERMAN: ENHANCING GERMAN WITH
universities: the Australian National University,
University of South Australia and the University
                                                          Catherine Gosling & Michael Atkinson
of Melbourne. Matthew is a passionate advocate
for languages and has published opinions in the           In this session Catherine Gosling and Michael
national media. He is the current editor of Babel,        Atkinson will present some
the journal of the Australian Federation of               ideas to promote German and language learning
Modern Language Teachers Associations.                    through the use of ICT
                                                          (including Web 2.0 tools) to enhance learning
                                                          About the presenters: Michael Atkinson has
                                                          taught German in independent schools in
Chizuko Gomura
                                                          Victoria for nine years. Currently at Overnewton
Session details as for Workshop A Indonesian,             ACC, Michael is also a member of the AGTV
but of course the focus will be on using ACTLAN           committee. During the last 3 years he has
in teaching Japanese.                                     introduced a range of ICT tools into his classes
                                                          to increase student engagement, especially at
B3 INDONESIAN: CLASSROOM-BASED                            Year 9. A participant in the Professional
                                                          Standards Project for Teachers of Languages, he
INVESTIGATION                                             is currently writing a new textbook and
Prema Devethas                                            workbook series for students of German.

This workshop will discuss the effectiveness of           Catherine Gosling is an experienced secondary
approaching LOTE study via a ‘cultural corridor’,         teacher in the government system and, prior to
using a VELs compliant ‘patchwork quilt’ design           taking family, held a Leading Teacher
juxtaposed with multiple tasks catering to                responsible for Curriculum. Catherine believes
different student learning needs, levels and              all kids can learn languages and is committed to
styles. The workshop will also take teachers              celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity in all
through formulating a student topic/theme                 communities. Always on the lookout for ideas
inventory and developing a task-based language            and connections to promote German, Catherine
& cultural unit of work. It is based on the               spends far too much time on the Internet and is
Participatory Action Research which provides              President of the Association of German Teachers
teachers with a critical grasp of the issues they         of Victoria (AGTV) in her spare time.
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.
This approach demonstrates that students will             CLASSROOM
take active responsibility for their own learning         Sarah Pavy
if they have a ‘voice’ in co-constructing their
                                                          This workshop aims to provide teachers with a
                                                          range of ideas for working with authentic
About the presenter: Prema teaches                        French music in their classrooms. These
Indonesian, English and Humanities at                     approaches aim to motivate students, to
Heathmont College and is currently undertaking            improve their language skills, to develop a
her Masters Research. She has investigated and            greater understanding of French culture and to
implemented alternative approaches to teaching            enhance students’ overall experience of learning
Indonesian to very challenging students. This             French. Songs and ideas are appropriate for a
                                                          range of year levels and offer ways of enhancing

different topic areas, revising vocabulary and
focusing on grammatical structures.
                                                         KEYNOTE SPEAKER
About the presenter: Sarah is a teacher of
                                                         1.30PM – 2PM
languages (mainly French) and consults to
schools in a range of areas related to languages         GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT LANGUAGES
learning and teaching. Previously Head of                Joseph Lo Bianco, AM, FAHA, FACE
Languages at a boys’ school, Sarah completed a
                                                         Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Masters in Education focusing on engaging boys           Associate Dean (Global Engagement)
in languages and teacher role in motivation.             President, Australian Academy of the Humanities
Sarah has recently completed a research project
                                                         Melbourne Graduate School of Education
with the Association of Independent Schools,             Australia is world famous for having ambitious
Victoria (Engaging Boys in Languages Learning).
                                                         language policies. We also enjoy a high level of
Other interests include vocational language
learning, resource development, promotion of             interest in languages and count as one of the
Language programmes across school                        most multilingual societies on earth. Despite
communities, implementation of partial                   these ‘natural’ advantages we are beset with
immersion programmes, teacher-student                    continuing problems of delivery, high attrition,
rapport and its link to student engagement and           low rates of proficiency achievement. These
behaviour management, and focus on oral skills
                                                         problems are particularly acute in rural, remote
and student use of target language. Sarah also
runs her own online business – The Happy                 and regional areas, but they are true to some
Teacher - developing resources for teachers of           extent of all parts of the country. In a wide-
languages.                                               ranging review published in 2009 for the
                                                         Australian Council for Educational Research
B6MULTICULTURAL/ESL: NEW FROM                            (Second Languages and Australian Schooling) * I
LANGUAGES ONLINE - CARTOON STORY                         discussed several ways in which we can ‘get
                                                         serious about languages’. In this talk I will draw
MAKER                                                    on the information and arguments in that report
Stuart Miller & Nancy Posterino                          and adapt my comments specifically for non-
                                                         metropolitan Victoria to explore ways in which
The Cartoon Story Maker is the latest free
                                                         rural and regional Victoria can use the principles
application from the Languages Online team. In
                                                         we know enhance second language learning to
this session teachers will learn how their
                                                         produce more effective and enduring second
students can create 2D screen-based cartoon
                                                         language programs.
stories with their own text and voice recording.
Cartoon stories can be made in any language.
Choose from the library of cartoon characters            * Report is downloadable at:
and backgrounds included, or import your own   
images and graphics into the cartoon frames.             SecondLanguagesAndAustralianSchooling.pdf
Finished Cartoon stories are in a file format that
can be saved and played on other computers.              About the speaker:
                                                         Joseph Lo Bianco holds the Chair of Language
About the presenters: Stuart Miller is manager           and Literacy Education and is Associate Dean
of the Languages Online project, and has                 (Global Engagement) in the Melbourne Graduate
developed resources for the website since 2002.          School of Education. In 2009 he was appointed
He has a background in educational resource              President of the Australian Academy of the
design and production and is currently working           Humanities.
on web-based curriculum development for the
                                                         He wrote Australia’s first National Policy on
Victorian School of Languages.
                                                         Languages in 1987, the first multilingual
Nancy Posterino works as a writer for                    national language policy in an English speaking
Languages Online and for the Victorian School of         country. He was Director of the National
Languages. Prior to this she worked as a French          Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia
and Italian teacher, and has been a textbook             between 1989 and 2001. He has been an invited
author for secondary Italian.                            consultant advising on language and literacy
                                                         planning, bilingualism, integration of indigenous
                                                         and immigrant children into mainstream

schools, anti-racist and multicultural education       About the presenter: Lili is a LOTE School
in many countries including Australia, Canada,         Development Officer at Eastern Metropolitan
New Zealand, Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa,         Region. She is passionate about exploring new
Thailand, Italy, Vietnam, several Pacific Island       approaches to implementing innovative LOTE
nations and Scotland.                                  programs that integrate ICT and thinking tools
                                                       into the teaching of languages. Her work as a
His recent books include: Australian Literacies        primary and secondary LOTE teacher and ICT
(with P. Freebody, 2001); Australian Policy            coordinator has been centred on incorporating
Activism in Language and Literacy (with R.             ICT and Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
Wickert, 2001); Voices from Phnom Penh,                to motivate and engage students, promote
Development and Language, 2002; Teaching               language learning to students, staff, parents and
Invisible Culture: Classroom Practice and              the wider community and extend students’
Theory (with C. Crozet 2003); and Language             language learning beyond the classroom.
Policy in Australia, (Council of Europe, 2004),
The Emergence of Chinese (2007), China and             C2FEATURES OF AN ENGAGING AND
English: Globalisation and Dilemmas of Identity
(2009, with J. Orton and Y. Gao) and Second            EFFECTIVE SECONDARY PROGRAM IN
languages and Australian Schooling (ACER,              LOTE, YEAR 7-YEAR 10
2009). He has more than 120 refereed                   Viviana Golding
                                                       About the presenter: See Workshop A1.
For his research and policy work Professor Lo
Bianco was elected Fellow of the Australian            C3NEW FROM LANGUAGES ONLINE –
Academy of the Humanities, Fellow of the
Australian Council of Educators, was awarded
                                                       CARTOON STORY MAKER
                                                       Stuart Miller & Nancy Posterino
the Order of Australia, the Centenary Medal, the
title of Commendatore nell’ordine di merito            Repeat of session B6
della repubblica Italiana and was awarded the
Australian College of Educators 2007 College
                                                       C4FLEXIBLE LEARNING SPACES IN
                                                       Michelle Pitcher

                                                       In this session Michelle will guide you through
                                                       ways of using flexible learning spaces to best
WORKSHOP C                                             meet the needs of LOTE students. The session
2PM – 3.30PM                                                 The Open Learning Space - the setting,
                                                                 using the space, resources
C1 IWB IN THE LOTE CLASSROOM                                 The way learning is organised…
                                                             Challenges…
Lili Cvetkovic
                                                             Added bonuses…
                                                             How students work in the spaces…
Do you want to get the most out of your IWB? Do
                                                             Teacher’s Perspective…
you want to engage students through the use of               Students’ Perspective…
multi-media, free online resources and the
enormous potential provided by interactive
whiteboards? This session will share examples          About the presenter: I have been teaching for
of good practice in the use of IWB's in the            8 years at Mount Eliza Secondary College, in the
teaching of LOTE. The top 5 functions of your          subject areas of Indonesian and Psychology. I
IWB applicable to the LOTE Classroom will be           am the Daily Organiser and a Curriculum Leader
demonstrated and discussed and some of the             at MESC, but I have also coordinated the Student
possibilities for using Smart Board and a Smart        Leadership Program and I was a Middle School
Board AirLiner wireless slate as a teaching tool       Coordinator for 2 years. I am also currently
in a secondary and primary LOTE classrooms             enjoying my role as the Indonesian Network
will be demonstrated.                                  Leader for the Peninsula sub-region.

One of my biggest challenges and achievements            will give an overview of ideas in the field of
was co-authoring the new Indonesian Textbook             boys’ education, looking at research into boys
series Saya bisa! which was a great experience           and the way they learn, and boys’ own
                                                         perceptions of languages learning. There will be
and provided more professional development
                                                         discussion of the role of the teacher in
than I could have imagined!                              motivation and of strategies to help engage boys
                                                         in their language learning. Ideas will be
C5   ENGAGING BOYS IN LANGUAGE                           explained in simple and practical ways that will
                                                         enable teachers to apply the knowledge
LEARNING                                                 immediately upon returning to classrooms.
Sarah Pavy
                                                         About the presenter: See Workshop B5.
It is an ongoing challenge for languages teachers
to motivate boys in their classrooms. They               C6ESL: PRIMARY ESL STUDENTS IN
regularly comment that many boys can be
disengaged and show little interest in the               YOUR CLASSROOM - STRATEGIES AND
subject. This leads to difficult behaviour which         RESOURCES
impacts on entire classes.
                                                         Laurie Hucker & Jenni Patterson
The aim of this session is to gain an insight into
the way boys feel about foreign language study,
and to understand how this can be used to
motivate boys in our classrooms. The workshop            Details to be provided shortly

                                        TUESDAY 20TH JULY
                                                         As we believe the best way to learn a game is to
WORKSHOP D                                               play it, we would like everyone to leave their
9.20 – 10.35AM                                           inhibitions at the door and come in and
                                                         participate. A booklet of games will be provided
                                                         at the end of the session, so you will not need to
                                                         take notes. We hope what you get out of this
Maria Rinaldi                                            session will be practical and useful.
These dances originated in the north of Italy in         About the presenters: My name is Jenny Hayes
the Trentino-Alto Adige region, bordering                and I have been an Indonesian teacher for 12
Austria. This workshop will include a little of          years. Prior to this I was a classroom teacher. I
the history of the dance group, costumes and the         learned Indonesian at Deakin University from
region. This is a dance that is suitable for all         1998-2002 and then completed LOTE
ages, Preps to adults. It is very enjoyable as it        Methodology in 2006. My school has relocated
has the children listening and coordinating the          this year and become Point Cook P-9 College and
moves. It is a great cultural and social                 therefore I am looking forward to the challenge
experience and should be fun for all.                    of middle years students and LOTE education!

D2 JAPANESE:                                             Hi, nama saya Anne MacKelvie. I teach with
Japan Foundation                                         Jenny at Point Cook P-9 College and have been
                                                         teaching Indonesian for 5 years. I was thrust
Details tbc                                              into the world of Indonesian teaching a few
                                                         years ago when I knew nothing about the
D3 INDONESIAN: GAMES FOR THE                             Indonesian culture or language! (The theory was
INDONESIAN CLASSROOM                                     that, as a Spanish teacher, I would be able to
Jenny Hayes & Anne MacKelvie                             transfer my skills across languages!!) Since then,
                                                         I have studied on-line through Deakin Uni and
In our session, we will be demonstrating games           travelled to Indonesia for the first time in
we have used successfully in our LOTE classes.           November 2009. During January I attended an

intensive language and culture course in Darwin           the New Arrivals Program at the Shepparton
through ELTF. I am eager to try out new skills            English Language Centre. Jagdish has taught ESL
learned in Darwin.                                        for more than 20 years and in a range of
                                                          educational settings in Malaysia and the USA.
If you would like further information about what
you hear today, we can be contacted at                    MODIFYING WORK FOR ESL STUDENTS, or
                                                          Rod Strong
                                                          Within the setting of an English Language
D4EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL AND                                Centre, ESL students constantly engage with
MULTICULTURAL CITIZENSHIP:                                teaching strategies that enable them to learn
                                                          vast amounts of new language and develop
RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS UPDATES                            confidence in their communicative ability. With
Judy Blyton                                               the transition to mainstream schooling, this
                                                          confidence can quickly erode as they discover
Education for Global and Multicultural
                                                          that, in most subjects, much less emphasis is
Citizenship: A Strategy for Victorian Government
                                                          placed upon the explicit teaching of vocabulary,
Schools, is the Department’s key strategy to
                                                          grammar and language function. Instead, the
assist schools in providing 21st century
                                                          learning of subject content becomes paramount,
education where all students explicitly acquire
                                                          and ESL students are typically required to
the skills, knowledge and attitude to become
                                                          process enormous amounts of content
informed and productive local and global
                                                          knowledge in a formal, often academic language
                                                          that most are not ready to handle with any
In this interactive session, participants will have       surety. This session addresses what the
the opportunity to examine a selection of                 mainstream teacher can do to make their classes
professional learning programs and resources              “ESL friendly” to new arrivals – from the
that assist schools to promote social cohesion            delivery of verbal instructions, the construction
and provide respectful and engaging learning              of worksheets to the modification of class texts.
experience.                                               The session will help teachers to reflect upon
                                                          the types of language that new arrivals will find
About the presenter: Judy Blyton is the                   most difficult, and present many practical
Languages and Multicultural Education                     suggestions for creating texts that ESL students
Resource Centre (LMERC) Head Librarian.                   will find easier to understand.
Having work closely with school community for
over 25 years, Judy brings extensive knowledge            About the presenter: Rod Strong is the ESL
about local and international resources,                  Coordinator at Roxburgh College, a secondary
strategies and research that promote respectful           school in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs.
and inclusive classroom and whole school                  He has taught at the school for eight years. In
practices.                                                response to the surging population of students
                                                          with refugee status, he established the college’s
D5 ESL: SECONDARY ESL STUDENTS IN                         ESL program in 2007. Since that time, he has
                                                          worked with various other educational
YOUR CLASSROOM - STRATEGIES AND                           institutions and welfare agencies (such as
RESOURCES                                                 Foundation House and the CMY) to raise the
Jagdish Mahinder Singh                                    awareness of ESL-related issues in schools and
                                                          improve the delivery of ESL programs.
This session will focus on tying the ESL
Continuum indicators with related activities. It          D6   FRENCH: USING FILM IN THE
will also explore how students can be involved
in making teaching/learning materials.
                                                          Helen Skinner
About the presenter: Jagdish K Mahinder
Singh is the CALD leading teacher at McGuire              The preparation of materials for classroom use
College, Shepparton. Previously she worked in             both before and after screening a film, the use of
                                                          a selected "chapter" from a film, and the use of

segments from the French (or any other                    12, and ideas will be given to cover this range.
language) news on SBS.                                    Teachers will go back to school with a range of
                                                          interesting, easy-to-implement ideas that will
About the presenter: Helen was educated in                enhance their teaching and make lessons
Ballarat and then The University of Melbourne.            enjoyable for students.
In a long career, she has taught extensively at all
                                                          About the presenter: See Workshop B, French.
secondary levels in both state and private
schools and had one year teaching in England
and one in France (Toulouse). Her last school
                                                          E3   SCHOOL-BASED MULTICULTURAL
for full-time teaching was Eltham College.                PROGRAMS
                                                          Kim Forde, Michael Ring
She has been on the committee of the AFTV
since it began in the 1980's and has organised            The ‘Carnival of Cultures” is an annual festival
student screenings of French films since 1987             at Cobram Secondary College where students
when the AFTV first began offering these for              participate in a variety of activities to investigate
Victorian schools. She is currently the AFTV              and explore the social, cultural, religious and
Film Convenor.                                            linguistic similarities and differences that
                                                          characterize us within Australia and around the
                                                          world. Kim and Sally will walk you through how
                                                          to plan and implement a day like this for your
                                                          school. This project was recently recognized

WORKSHOP E                                                during the Cultural Diversity Quest Awards in
10.55AM – 12.10PM                                         About the presenter: Kim Forge is the Leading
                                                          Teacher responsible for Teaching and Learning
                                                          and the Middle School level at Cobram
E1 JINGS, SOCIAL NETWORKING AND                           Secondary College. Kim began her teaching
                                                          career in Canada and immigrated to Australia,
PODCASTING IN LOTE                                        after a successful “teaching exchange” year in
Michelle Heintze                                          Tasmania. She has a B. Ed and M. Ed in teacher
In this workshop, participants will discover
some of the many ways to used an apply                    Kim is heavily involved with curriculum
technology within the Langauge classroom,                 planning and program implementation and
including podcasting and social networking.               C.S.C. Kim has a special interest in Multicultural
                                                          Education and promotes this subject Victoria
About the presenter: I have been working as a             wide through various professional development
Language Teacher at Wodonga Middle Years                  seminars. Kim was a recent joint recipient for
College for the last 4 years, and have been               the 2010 Cultural Diversity Quest Awards for
heavily involved with the roll out of a one-to-one        the “Carnival of Cultures” project at C.S.C
laptop program at the college. The use of laptops
and ICT are now an integral part of all Language          Kim is an incredibly busy person juggling her
Classes at Wodonga Middle Years College.                  teaching career, assisting her husband on their
                                                          farm ‘Karinda’ near Yarrawonga, raising three
E2ENGAGING ACTIVITIES, SUCCESSFUL                         children, and in her spare time, competing for
                                                          Australia at an international level in the winter
LANGUAGE LEARNING                                         Olympic sport of curling!
Sarah Pavy
                                                          E4RUNNING A MULTI-SCHOOL
This session will focus on ways of using visual
and tactile resources to engage students and
                                                          LANGUAGE CAMP
encourage active involvement in the language              Franco Cudini
learning process. There will be examples of
activities that help students to develop                  The workshop will aim to give participants
grammatical accuracy, memorise vocabulary                 information on: A rationale for having a
and become more confident speakers. All                   language camp; an approach to organisation and
activities are appropriate for a range of year            planning; suggested structures; possible
levels, from the primary years right up to Year           language and cultural activities.

About the presenter: LOTE Convenor and
teacher of Italian at Galen Catholic College
                                                         KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Wangaratta. I have been teaching Italian for 35
years and coordinating the Italian camp for the
                                                         1.15PM – 1.45PM
last 25 years!
                                                         EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL AND
Lili Cvetkovic                                           STRATEGY – ONE YEAR ON AND THE
Do you want to learn how to integrate thinking           INTERNATIONAL MOMENTUM FOR
strategies into your language lessons? This              INTERCULTURAL LITERACY
session will explore a number of strategies such         Lynn Pickles, MBus, GradDip Mment, Dip
as Thinker’s Keys, graphic organisers, Habits of         Tchg
Mind, Bloom’s taxonomy and other thinking
tools that can be used in languages classrooms.          The DEECD Education for Global and
We will look at the examples from LOTE practice          Multicultural Citizenship – A Strategy for
and you will create your own examples. You will          Victorian Government Schools 2009-2013
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
practicalities of teaching Auslan as a LOTE,             joined DEECD in 2004 as manager of the Koorie
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
Lastly the seminar will look at easy assessment          18 months credit transfer to undergraduate
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.

                                                              Kuala. After that anything seemed easy! Over the
WORKSHOP F                                                    last 20 years, she has taught Indonesian in North
1.45PM – 3.00PM                                               East Victoria primary schools, to Australian
                                                              Army officers and in a community context. She
                                                              has written two teachers’ resource books, ‘From
                                                              Kancil to Kartini’ and ‘Selamat Pagi Bu’ with an
F1 ITALIAN: IMPLEMENTING AUDIO-                               accompanying CD of songs.
AND SECONDARY SCHOOL                                          WRITING AND USING MULTICULTURAL
Alessandra Corbino                                            LITERATURE
                                                              Carole O’Neill
 Forza Italia classically express itself as an Italian
Concept Store boasting a vast range of Italian                In her session Carole will explore using
products both rare and much sought after,                     children’s literature to stimulate both written
including DVD's, CD's, books, authentic Italian               and oral language. Together the group will
Venetian masks, Murano glass jewellery, Sport                 explore the relationship between texts and
merchandise including Soccer, Ferrari, Valentino              images and how teachers can use picture books
Rossi, Lambretta watches, worldwide                           as a springboard to better understandings of
memorabilia and much more.                                    culture and place. She will use texts that relate
                                                              to Australian place as well as arising themes
 Alessandra will provide an overview and                      relating to multiculturalism. Carole will show
specific examples of how the following can be                 that learning is strongest when experiences
used in the Italian classroom: DVDs, CDs
                                                              include and involves the students own
(popular classic and contemporary artists),
books, realia.                                                experiences and ideas. A transferable
                                                              framework for understanding and building
About the presenter: I am a qualified                         language in the classroom will be constructed.
secondary school teacher and have worked for 4
years in the after hours program at Co.As.It                  About the presenter: Carole has had a long
(Italian Assistance Committee) in Melbourne                   and varied career as an educator and has taught
teaching prep to year 8, adults and have been a               within the primary and early years systems as a
private tutor since I came to Australia 16 years              homeroom teacher and a performing and visual
ago. Also as the Sales Coordinator at Forza Italia,           art specialist. Her experience includes lecturing
one of my roles is to order all the DVD's, CD's               at both Melbourne and La Trobe Universities
and Books from Italy.                  and training teachers in the arts and English.
                                                              Carole spent a number of years in the private
F2 JAPANESE                                                   system as a head of school and also as a director
                                                              of an early learning centre. Carole’s interest is in
Japan Foundation
                                                              ‘place based’ education which focuses on
tbc                                                           children’s ability to communicate what is
                                                              important to them about their environment and
F3 INDONESIAN: MAKING VOCABULARY                              consequently culture. She is most passionate
                                                              about using children’s books to enhance
COME ALIVE                                                    learning, particularly in enriching
Carmyl Winkler                                                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,              LANGUAGES” DVD PRESENTATION
enjoy a number game and sing along as you go.                 Marlene Dingle & Viviana Golding

About the presenter: Carmyl Winkler’s first                   This new DVD for schools and school leaders
foray into Indonesian teaching was using the                  focuses on matters related to languages
Bahasa to teach Physics at Universitas Syiah                  education and especially on the pedagogy

related to second language acquisition. It               allow them to easily integrate Auslan into any
provides examples of good practice in languages          school, family or early intervention setting.
teaching and learning and contains interviews            They will have an understanding of the
with principals and academics about what                 techniques that make learning sign easier for
contributes to the success, quality and                  both adult and child learners, as well as how to
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                    FRENCH
curricula.                                               Convenor: Sandra Rosenbrock
This will include detailed training in the use of Auslan Resource Creation                  Speaker tbc
Functions, as well as other media.
Specific areas addressed with include:
      Educational games and Activities that             GERMAN
          supplement learning                            Convenor: Frank Kusch
      Customised Book translations,
          Worksheet and Flashcard generator              Speaker tbc
      Customised Resource creation for the
          classroom and school                           AUSLAN
      Searching tools                                   Convenor: tbc
      Quizzes, Tests and Online Tutorials for
          students                                       Lee Bilby will give a presentation on further
These sessions will provide participants with
                                                         resources available from Bilby Publishing
additional tools and training, outside the scope
of SignPlanet, that specifically address the
support of both adults and children in learning          ESL /MULTICULTURAL
sign language.                                           Convenor: Amanda Prescott-Smith/Keith
After completion participants will have a                Fletcher
thorough kit of tools and techniques that will

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