Friday, November 19, 2021

Language diversity and participation across generations and contexts

Generation Literacies international research network hosts a free 2-day research symposium devoted to language diversity and participation across generations and contexts.
  • December 10 and 11, 2021
  • Online (register your attendance here)
  • For researchers in education and language in social life
Language diversity is a feature of all contemporary differentiated societies around the globe. Due to migration, globalization and new communication technologies, individuals need to cope with and be able to use multiple languages in order to actively participate in the society. This symposium contextualizes the potential of multiliteracy throughout an individuals’ lifespan in multiple contexts (academia, education, home and workplace). For one, the symposium looks at the development and support of multiliteracy in the family, through the educational path, until integration in the work place. More specifically, the talks give insight into how families use digital media and how professionals in school deal and foster multiliteracy. Subsequently, as individuals get older, multilateral skills become an asset for professional success, also in academic settings.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Languages Forum Update November 2021

 A update with some language-related news and local activities 

OVERVIEW OF UPDATE

Local news and activities

Other news and activities

For full copy of Update, click HERE

    If you have feedback, contributions for future updates, or would like to join the mailing list for these occasional updates, please email languagesact@gmail.com

    Sunday, September 26, 2021

    Languages Forum Update September 2021

    Some online activities and discussions that may be of interest. 

    OVERVIEW

    Canberra connections 
    Other talks and events 
    For more details, click HERE.

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    Monday, August 30, 2021

    ANU Language Teaching Forum

    'Chinese Cultural Salon’ in the low proficiency modern Chinese language courses at ANU
    • 4.15-5pm Monday 6 September, 2021
    • Online via Zoom (email yanyin.zhang@anu.edu.au for the link)
    • Presenters: Yanyan Wang, Shuyu Zhang and Huan Wu
    Abstract
    Teaching languages online is a challenge. The challenge is especially acute when teaching lower proficiency level students during Covid when remote delivery or dual delivery modes are adopted. It has resulted in a decrease in student numbers in the entry level courses of modern Chinese. In order to promote modern Chinese language courses, especially to enhance students’ learning experience, we have set up a ‘Chinese cultural salon’ in which we introduce China, Chinese specific topics and Chinese language learning tools. In this talk, we will introduce the salon and demonstrate how it works through two topics presented in the Salon: Chinese internet buzzwords and the top ten Chinese social media.
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    About the ANU Language Teaching Forum (LTF)
    The LTF provides a platform for language teachers and researchers in CHL, SLLL and CAIS at the ANU as well as school and community school teachers in the Canberra region to share language teaching experiences and reflections, research studies, and pedagogical practices.

    Friday, August 6, 2021

    Languages Forum Update August 2021

     A update with some language-related news and local activities 

    OVERVIEW OF UPDATE

    For full copy of Update, click HERE 

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      Monday, July 26, 2021

      Teaching Chinese language in a fast-changing world

      An ANU Language Teaching Forum talk by Dr Yun Zhou
      • Monday 2 August 4.15-5.15pm 
      • By zoom. For link contact yanyin.zhang@anu.edu.au
      • Free and all welcome 

      Abstract
      I started to convene Modern Chinese 6 (beginning advanced level) in 2020. The textbook titled “Reading into a New China” comes with a subtitle “Deciphering a Changing Society.” However, from the time when the textbook was published in 2017, more changes have taken place and COVID-19 just foregrounded the theme of change in a modern world. Coupled with the shift to online teaching due to the pandemic, I pay more attention to designing the course with up-to-date knowledge and utilising digital tools to create an engaging online learning environment. In my classes, students are immersed in tasks where they use newly learnt grammar points and vocabulary to comprehend current trends and rephrase using their own words. I firmly believe that the small departures from textbook sources to interpret and reflect on real situations not only instils vigour into language learning but also enhances students’ adaptability and resilience, teaching them how to adjust to new circumstances and environments. Through doing so, I came to think about teaching language as more of a way to comprehend a fast-changing world, both far and near.

       

      ANU Language Teaching Forum (LTF)

      The ANU LTF is organising monthly talks during Semester 2. The LTF is jointly organized by two ANU colleges, CAP and CASS, and provides a platform for language teachers and researchers at ANU as well as school and community school teachers in Canberra and Canberra region to share their language teaching experiences and reflection, research studies, and pedagogical ideas.

      Saturday, June 19, 2021

      Languages Forum Update June 2021

      A update with some language-related news and local activities 

      OVERVIEW OF UPDATE 
      For Full copy of Update CLICK HERE
       
      If you have feedback, contributions for future updates, or would like to join the mailing list for these occasional updates, please email languagesact@gmail.com