The 11th National Community Languages Schools Conference will be held in Canberra in October 2013. The conference will attract community language school teachers and instructors from right around Australia to the national capital and will be attended by more than 40 diverse communities. The conference will aim to strengthen learning and teaching processes and build a more harmonious community.
Date: Saturday 12th October 2013
Venue: Rydges Lakeside
We have finally uploaded the 2012 Language Day photos if you would like copies of photos containing your students emailed to you please contact the office. ACT Community Language School Day photos
The association would like to thank all the hard working members of our association for their support and commitment which has lead to us being short listed as a finalist in this years ACT Multicultural Awards in the category of Education. The committee will attend the awards ceremony and gala dinner on Thursday for the announcement of the winners.
When: Tuesday 4 December 2012 — 5-7pm
Where:HB CTL, 51 Fremantle Dr, Stirling
Activities for teaching Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in the Languages Classroom
Please come prepared to share with the group an activity that you use in your own classroom.
RSVP to Jacqui Dillon via email – firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 29 November
When:Tuesday 27 November 2012 — 6 -8pm
Where: Function Room, Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit Canberra City
This workshop will be a chance for participants to discuss how to cater for students of different ages and/or different levels of language proficiency in the same classroom.
Teachers from two or three community language schools will lead the discussion by describing the situation in their particular school or class and sharing strategies they use and problems they have encountered.
The discussion will be facilitated by Dr Mandy Scott.
RSVP to Jacqui Dillon via email – email@example.com by Friday 23 November
Schools may be interested in this link to Radio National’s program from Sunday 21 October about bilingualism’s positive impact on the cognitive ability! Perhaps you would like to share it with your parents and teachers?
Thank you Sofie from the Scandinavian School in Canberra, Swedish Section for passing this on to the association.
Come and celebrate Children’s Week 2012 with ACT Community Language Schools Association and ACT Bilingual Education Alliance
19th ACT Community Languages Day
Venue: St John’s Church, Constitution Avenue, Reid ACT
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Date: Saturday 27 October 2012
Displays, Games, Craft Activities, Cultural Performances and International Food
Ms Joy Burch Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Dr Chris Bourke Minister for Education & Training, Mr Steve Despots Representative Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Mr and Mrs John Hargraves MLA, Mr Tassos Douvartzides Chairman of Australian Federation Community Language Schools, Principals, Teachers, Ladies and Gentlemen
Let me first of all on behalf of the ACT Community Language Schools Association welcome all of you and thank you for accepting our invitation for the 19th Annual Dinner.
I am pleased briefly report on the development and progress of our Association this year.
Before that I would like to say why do we have community language?
We all know:
1. Language is an element of human rights
2. Language is closely linked with personal and cultural identity
3. Language is an essential tool in the social organisation of a community and
4. Language is the basis of cognitive and educational development
We do believe Canberra is a multilingual city
A multilingual city is one where different languages become part of the natural development of the community as a whole. It is where a range of languages are spoken at home, in public, in education and in the media, where a variety of languages are used, respected and referred to in our daily lives.
They also provide the maintenance and promotion of healthy, respectful communication between bodies that deal with the administration, accreditation.
Read complete speech here