Thursday, August 8, 2019

Embedding Indigenous Perspectives and Making Connections

A mini conference organised in the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages by the Modern Language Teachers Association (MLTA) ACT Inc
  • Saturday 17 August 2019
  • 8.30am (registration) 9am (start) – 2pm
  • Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling, 2611, ACT
  • Morning tea and lunch provided
  • FREE for members of MLTA ACT or MLTA in other states and territories
  • $50 for Non-MLTA members 

Welcome to Country: Tyronne Bell, Ngunawal Elder and traditional custodian

  • Promotion and preservation of Ngunawal culture and language, Tyronne Bell
  • Learning and speaking First Nations languages in Australia, Professor Jane Simpson, Chair of Indigenous Linguistics ANU, and Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
  • Belconnen High School's Connecting to Country journey, Anne O'Neill, Executive Teacher Languages and Aboriginal Programs at Belconnen High School
  • The Victorian School of Languages (VSL), its role and services, Frank Merlino, Principal of the VSL  
  • Breaking through to consistency of teacher judgements about student achievement, Amanda Pentti, President of the AFMLTA
The MLTA ACT Inc. acknowledge and thank the ACT ED Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Section for their generous support of this Mini Conference

Intext Book Co. & Language International Bookshop will have a display during the conference

Registration required by COB Tuesday 13 August at

More information from MLTA ACT Executive Secretary:

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