Final program

Thursday 9 July

5.00-6.30pm Welcome Reception Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne | map
7.00pm onwards Languages dinners Various venues
More information for attendees here

Friday 10 July

8.00-8.30am Registration Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton | map
8.30-9.00am Welcome and Official opening
9.00-10.30am Diane Larsen-Freeman Plurilingualism: The Theory is the Easy Part!
10.30-11.00am Morning tea
11.00am-12.30pm Stephen Dinham The nature and importance of instructional leadership
12.30-1.15pm Lunch
Trade displays
1.15-2.15pm Slaughter, Hajek, Smith, Chang, Dryfeus The online delivery of language programs: Bridging the divide in languages education
Brown, Grigg, Masci, Blick, Amicis, Petersen, Di Vincenzo Tools for sister schools: The About Taste Project
Baluch How does the pedagogical practice of distance learning impact motivational outcomes for students studying an additional language at the HSC level?
Endicott Killing two birds … Developing the AC General Capability – Literacy while teaching a language
Erben Promoting CLIL through recently established Web2.0 tools: a roadmap
Cato, Jacobs Towards a languages education policy for NSW
Moloney The value of plurilingual teachers in schools: Pre-service teacher perspectives
Clarke Applying Ellis’s principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition: A success story … so far
2.15-3.15pm Wilson, Tuckerman Dive into the Language Learning Space (Chinese, Japanese & Indonesian)
Lane A whole school approach to promoting languages
Smala CLIL in Queensland – the evolution of ‘immersion’
Fielding, Wahlin Exploring success and sustainability in languages education in NSW Independent schools
Simpson Connecting schools and universities In language learning
Mao, Boscato Language policy: Regenerating the teaching and learning of languages – A Northern Territory perspective
J. Howard, Scott, East Preparing students for a plurilingual world: How one intermediate school in NZ is meeting the challenge
Iglesias, Erben, Fuchs-Tatum, Jennings Powerful impact: Instructional ecology of knowing students
3.15-3.45pm Afternoon tea
Trade displays
3.45-4.45pm Dale Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!
Christie Education Perfect
Weiler Engagement: An essential part of learning
Duquemin Enhancing language literacy through technology
Tominaga Enhancing Japanese language & cultural understanding through gesture / sign language
Menaager Multiple linguistic identities: Two-way learning for languages and cultures
Scrimgeour Why is Chinese so difficult to learn? A reflection on 200 years of innovation in Chinese foreign language learning
6.00-10.00pm Conference dinner Eureka89
Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
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Saturday 11 July

8.00-8.30am Registration Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton | map
8.30-9.00am Welcome and AFMLTA Award ceremony
9.00-10.00am Jane Orton, Horwood Memorial Lecture Powerful Pedagogies in Language Teacher Education
10.00-10.30am Morning Tea
Trade displays
10.30-11.30am John Hajek (chair) with Diane Larsen-Freeman, Joe Lo Bianco, Anne-Marie Morgan Bilingual panel
11.30am-12.30pm Cross, Slaughter, Lo Bianco, Hajek Enabling plurilingualism: eliminating educational inequity in languages provision in Victorian schools
Harris Retraining classroom teachers to increase language programs in schools
Ogino Enhancing visibility of Japanese language education for advocacy through collaboration: Case of Christchurch, New Zealand
Boulard Young language ambassador program: A North Queensland initiative to promote language education
Semba, Jonak Bringing it together – Advocacy for Japanese learning in the Tasmanian school community
Purdon Maintaining Australia’s first languages – teaching Tiwi language and culture
12.30-1.15pm Lunch
Trade displays
1.15-2.15pm Scrimgeour Developing cultural literacy through a language program: A Chinese case study
Smala Self-regulated learning as part of CLIL pedagogies
Molyneux, Aliani Bilingual education in a community school
Fielding, Harbon CLIL teachers’ perceptions of learning through two languages
Johnstone Overcoming challenges facing primary languages education programs in New South Wales
East, Nolan Developing students’ communicative proficiency in a foreign language: One school’s story
D’Aietti, Willcocks Torres Strait language teaching
2.15-3.15pm Farmer Bilingual schools network
M. Howard An art lesson in Finnish – Experiencing CLIL from the learner’s seat
Wong Traditional + Modern = Fun! Blending games strategies with digital resources for language learning
Craig, Matwijiw How to make a languages immersion day for senior students a success
Chiera-Macchia Language and literacy development through the Indicators of Preschool Literacy
Hall Improving confidence in speaking: From iPads to immersion week to CLIL
Ma, Biebricher Avoiding checkmate: A winning combination to achieve a language proficient Aotearoa
3.15-3.45pm Afternoon tea
Trade displays
3.45-4.45pm Cross (Chair) with Marsh, Gearon, Winstone, Petersen, Bertucci, CLIL Panel (until 5.15pm)
Forno How classroom observations might inform language teaching and learning
Dellora Planning for implementation of the Australian Curriculum for Languages
Grossman The how and why of teaching French with authentic audio-visual texts
Menager Driving innovation through key language leaders in Western Australia
Erlam Creating opportunities to interact in the language classroom

Sunday 12 July

8.00-8.30am Registration Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton | map
8.30-9.00am Reflections
Presentation of AFMLTA2017 and NZALT2016
9.00-10.00amPlenary session sponsored by Education Perfect Joseph Lo Bianco IMPOSSIBILISING: The challenge of social multilingualism for education delivery
10.00-10.30am Morning tea
Trade displays
10.30-11.30am Doucet French: a ‘language of proximity’ for Australia?
Carey, Ball Intelligent translation by meaning
Benedetti Let’s make grammar something to sing about! Can singing in the secondary classroom make grammar enjoyable and improve student learning outcomes?
Dikaiou The Australian Curriculum for Languages: What does it look like to teachers of languages?
Pearce, Reitzenstein Creative and interactive activities for teaching languages in the early childhood context
May NGV – Languages, art and learning
Alcauce Plurilingualism and multilingualism in Spain
11.30am-12.30pm Pupazzoni Burman Interviews with native speakers for authentic Italian language and intercultural content
Gawa Pantun poetry for Indonesian
Kuehs School kitchen gardens and language learning
Kwok Multiple intelligences in languages learning in the Australian context (lessons from ESL)
De Fazio Fostering our next generation global citizens: Language teachers on a multicultural mission
Morgan Online communities of practice for languages learning
12.30-1.00pm Closing ceremony


Grace Bone Language is Music: Evviva La Musica


Pedagogies for a plurilingual Australia

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