This collection of clips provides insights to language teaching programs and practices across Australia.
The clips are drawn from various sources and capture a diverse range of classroom contexts and approaches to the teaching of languages at different levels.
Content and Language Integrated Curriculum (CLIL) programs in action at two primary schools and two secondary schools in Victoria. This film also includes views of students, parents, principals, CLIL teachers, generalist teachers and principals.
Oakleigh South Primary School uses a team teaching approach to facilitate the teaching of Japanese across the school. Two Languages teachers work with two classes of students at a time to provide all children from F-6 in this large school with 50-minute lessons in Japanese based on the ‘literacy rotation’ model. In years 2 and 5 students have 100 minutes of Japanese each week with classroom teachers involved in supporting the learning centres. ICT, including regular Skype sessions with the sister school, and a school trip to Japan are other elements, which contribute to strengthening students’ Japanese language learning opportunities.
An outback Queensland school leads the way to keep endangered Indigenous language alive
Content and Language Integrated Curriculum (CLIL) programs in action at two primary schools and two secondary schools in Victoria. This film explores some approaches to implement and deliver a CLIL program effectively in schools.
Teaching with Comprehensible Input (TCI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) approaches
Queensland school’s Indigenous language program proves popular, with surprising results
Japanese and English Literacy CLIL approach at Huntingdale Primary School
The Japanese bilingual program in Huntingdale currently provides students with the learning in Japanese (30%) and English (70%). The school is working towards providing the learning 50% in Japanese and 50% in English beginning with F-1. The school promotes bilingual collaboration between the English teachers and Japanese teacher to build consistency across the classrooms.
Coburg North Primary School involves all classroom teachers in the provision of the Italian program across the school. All students have one hour of Italian, taught by the Italian teacher each week. Classroom teachers actively participate in these lessons to build their own language skills and enable both teachers and students to use Italian throughout the week. The school provides many other opportunities to engage with Italian including in a Kitchen Garden program.
WA schools take first steps towards offering formal Noongar language learning