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Boulard, Florence – Babel, 2015
Despite the recent Australian Government commitment to supporting schools in growing students into global citizens, language educators cannot rely on this alone to attract new language students. The Young Language Ambassador Program is a new initiative that started in August 2014. The Young Language Ambassador Program is a partnership between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Partnerships in Education
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Absalom, Matthew; Morgan, Anne-Marie; Scrimgeour, Andrew – Babel, 2015
2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the National Languages conference of the AFMLTA. The conference was held in Melbourne with a welcome reception at the Melbourne Immigration Museum and conference dinner in the iconic Eureka Tower. Almost 300 delegates attended the conference from around Australia, as well as a contingent from New Zealand and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Language Teachers, Professional Associations
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Morgan, Anne-Marie – Babel, 2015
In this article, Anne-Marie Morgan, Deputy Head of School and a member of the English, Languages and Literacies Education team in the School of Education at the University of New England, and of the Languages, Literacies and Literature Research Network, presents highlights from the Summer AFMLTA National Languages Conference (20th, Melbourne,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Official Languages, Conferences (Gatherings), Multilingualism
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Orton, Jane – Babel, 2015
In recent debates about curriculum, Young (2008, p. 101) has proposed school learning must involve initiation into the "powerful knowledge" of the disciplines that underpin subject domains, thereby "giving students the tools to think the unthinkable". Opponents query whether such knowledge is available in subjects such as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Modern Languages
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Smala, Simone – Babel, 2015
Queensland second language immersion programs have been in existence for three decades, and are part of a growing number of additive bilingual education programs in Australia. Most prominently, many new Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programs have been established particularly in Victoria over the past few years. This focus on…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Prescott, Claudia – Babel, 2015
The idea of "powerful knowledge" has been developed by Young (2008; 2010; 2012; 2013), who argues for a subject-based curriculum. This notion has created widespread debate within the fields of sociology of knowledge and the sociology of the curriculum. Young's work takes a social realist perspective to describing the academic disciplines…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum
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Morgan, Anne-Marie – Babel, 2015
University programs for preparing preservice teachers of languages for teaching in schools generally involve generic pedagogy, methodology, curriculum, programming and issues foci, that provide a bridge between the study of languages (or recognition of existing language proficiency) and the teaching of languages. There is much territory to cover…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Ménager, Simone – Babel, 2015
In this increasingly interconnected world, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with each other defines success in relationships, in the workforce and in one's personal pursuits. (AFMLTA More Leaps, 2012). There is an impetus in education, therefore, to improve the quality of language teaching and learning programs in schools and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement
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Lane, Nathan – Babel, 2015
Languages teachers are all aware of the significant advantages and benefits learning a language provides, and believe in the importance of second language acquisition. However, why is it that languages teachers need to justify learning a second language and work hard to encourage more students to see the importance of learning a language and to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes
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Cross, Russell – Babel, 2014
While there is much that Australia has done well with respect to languages education, many problems still persist in terms of mainstream provision of quality languages programs, attaining real outcomes and gains in language learning, and in relation to retention of students studying languages through to the senior years of school. The success of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fielding, Ruth; Harbon, Lesley – Babel, 2014
In 2009, the then State Minister for Education in New South Wales, Verity Firth, announced a plan to introduce bilingual education in four primary schools across the state for the National Asian Languages and Studies in School Program (NALSSP) priority languages: Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean. This paper reports on one aspect of a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Program Implementation
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Sims, Margaret; Ellis, Elizabeth M. – Babel, 2014
This paper presents results from a pilot project that sought to establish parental motivations for raising children bilingually in regional Australia in the absence of a co-located speech community. Cultural and linguistic diversity outside metropolitan areas is increasing as a result of Commonwealth Government incentive schemes, and one effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Child Rearing, Cultural Differences
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Harbon, Lesley – Babel, 2014
The following is the text of the Horwood Address delivered by Associate Professor Lesley Harbon from the University of Sydney at the AFMLTA Biennial Conference in Canberra 2013. The focus of the Address is accomplished teaching of languages and cultures, known to us all through the AFMLTA's work on Professional Standards published in 2005.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speeches
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O'Meara, Gary – Babel, 2014
In language learning, there is much evidence to suggest that heritage language (HL) learners exhibit learning needs and profiles that are distinct from non-HL learners. In the case of Chinese language teaching in Victoria, this issue is particularly pronounced because of the loose eligibility criterion that divides students into the streams of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Mixed Methods Research
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