Saturday, May 15, 2021

Upcoming talks and workshops for language teachers

Roundtable on Supporting Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia
  • Wednesday 19 May 5pm
Professor Chihiro Thomson (UNSW) and Associate Professor Claire Maree (UMelb) will discuss 
  • the ‘challenges’ and ‘strengths’ of Advanced Japanese language teaching in Australian Universities and
  • speak to their own approaches and initiatives such as;
    • Heritage Language Learning Project
    • Diversity in Japanese language education
    • Advanced learners as critical/proactive users
    • Connections with wider society – internships & mobility
  • Free and online 
Hosted by the ANU Japan Institute, co-chaired by A/Prof Carol Hayes from ANU and A/Prof Ikuko Nakane from University of Melbourne and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For more information and to register:

Three Masterclasses organised by the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools
Free and online 

1. Teaching Pragmatics: Creating context in the community language classroom.
  • Wednesday 26 May, 7pm to 8pm
A workshop led by Dr Jill Murray, Honorary Lecturer from Macquarie University, exploring
  • the importance of the right kind vocabulary, grammar and communication for real-life language situations
  • pragmatics and its relationship to cultural awareness, knowledge values and beliefs
  • the importance of culturally appropriate politeness, directness and correct forms of address as well as knowing topics and behaviours to avoid.
2. Using Book Creator to produce and share personalised multimedia eBooks
  • Monday 31 May 7-8pm
3. Promoting formative assessment with (synchronous and asynchronous) quiz tools
  • Monday 7 June 7-8pm
Workshops 2 and 3 presented by Joe Dale, an independent languages consultant from the UK

To register and for more details:

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