New language syllabus workshop trilogy – enrolments closing soon

The deadlines to register for the new language syllabus workshop trilogy are approaching. Don’t miss out on this suite of NESA registered one-day workshops designed to support Language teachers to:

  • understand the new syllabus
  • write engaging units of work
  • design authentic assessment tasks
  • organise data for reporting

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NSW Language syllabuses – rewriting stage 4 programs 6 September 2019 23 August 2019
NSW Language syllabuses – rewriting stage 4 programs 29 November 2019 15 November 2019
It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages 20 September 2019 6 September 2019
It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages 5 December 2019 21 November 2019
Get organised! Create a digital day and mark book to match report outcomes. Online – anytime Register and pay anytime to complete online.

Can’t come to the Sydney CBD? The trilogy of workshops can be presented in any location across NSW if there is sufficient interest, so gather your colleagues and please let Leanne know where you would like her to run a workshop. We currently have teachers in Wagga Wagga / Albury and North Coast waiting for other colleagues to register the interest in a workshop.

Introducing the new language syllabus workshop trilogy

The new language syllabus workshop trilogy is a suite of NESA registered one-day workshops designed to support Language teachers to:

  • understand the new syllabus
  • write engaging units of work
  • design authentic assessment tasks
  • organise data for reporting

Attend one, two or all three workshops to be prepared to implement the new syllabus in your school. Feel excited about what you are going to teach!

Click on the links below to learn more about each workshop and enrol. Numbers are strictly limited – don’t miss out book now!

  1. NSW Language syllabuses – rewriting stage 4 programs
  2. It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages
  3. Get organised! Create a digital day and mark book to match report outcomes.

Can’t come to the Sydney CBD? The trilogy of workshops can be presented in any location across NSW if there is sufficient interest, so gather your colleagues and please let Leanne know where you would like her to run a workshop.

NESA releases new language syllabuses for Arabic, Modern Greek, Turkish and Vietnamese

NESA has now released new syllabuses for the following languages:

If you teach these subjects, you will continue to use the current syllabus in 2019, but will use the new syllabus from 2020 as follows:

  • 2020 – implement for K-6 (for schools with languages programs), Year 7 and Year 9
  • 2021 –  implement for Year 8 and Year 10

Wondering where to start when rewriting your programs? Do you understand the opportunities the new syllabus presents for invigorating your teaching program? This one day workshop has been written for you. I am currently collecting expressions of interest to learn the best location to offer this workshop in 2019.

Participants leave the workshop:

  • familiar with the content for stage 4 2nd language learners in the new syllabuses
  • equipped with thinking tools to see how programs need to change
  • inspired with new ideas to give an authentic focus to units
  • and with a clear timeline for making changes.

Please contact Leanne if you are interested in attending this workshop in 2019.

Testimonials

See what previous participants have to say about the workshop:

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New year – new language syllabuses

Happy 2019 and year of the pig!  All across the state, year 7 and year 9 students are enjoying language learning, through refreshed programs, with a focus on authentic communication. Next year we implement the new language syllabuses for years 8 and 10. How are you going with new syllabus implementations? Wondering where to start when rewriting your programs? Do you understand the opportunities the new syllabus presents for invigorating your teaching program? This one day workshop has been written for you. I am currently collecting expressions of interest to learn the best location to offer this workshop in 2019.

Participants leave the workshop:

  • familiar with the content for stage 4 2nd language learners in the new syllabuses
  • equipped with thinking tools to see how programs need to change
  • inspired with new ideas to give an authentic focus to units
  • and with a clear timeline for making changes.

Please contact Leanne if you are interested in attending this workshop in 2019.

Testimonials

See what previous participants have to say about the workshop:

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Be inspired by the new syllabus

Hurry – enrolments for the last workshop this year close tomorrow! Join us in Penrith, 7 November, as we learn to understand the intent of the new syllabus to enliven your programs and engage your students. Feel excited about what you are going to teach!

You will leave this workshop:

  • familiar with the content for stage 4 2nd language learners in the new syllabuses
  • equipped with thinking tools to see how programs need to change
  • inspired with new ideas to give an authentic focus to units
  • and with a clear timeline for making changes.

Register now.

Last chance to be inspired about rewriting programs for the new Language syllabuses!

Don’t miss out! Wondering where to start when rewriting your programs? Do you understand the opportunities the new syllabus presents for invigorating your teaching program? This one day workshop has been written for you. The last opportunity to attend this workshop is on November 7 2018. Enrolment has been extended until 31 October 2018.

Participants leave the workshop:

  • familiar with the content for stage 4 2nd language learners in the new syllabuses
  • equipped with thinking tools to see how programs need to change
  • inspired with new ideas to give an authentic focus to units
  • and with a clear timeline for making changes.

Enrolments for November 7 workshop are closing now – don’t miss out!

Testimonials

See what previous participants have to say about the workshop:

This workshop was excellent. We’ve learnt so much & feel much more confident about how to rewrite stage 4 Programs in light of the new syllabus. Leanne is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone who teaches languages! C.Dunston

 

Leanne’s workshop was very thorough as well as informative. We learnt not only what the new syllabus entitles, but how to integrate it in our program – Leanne is very knowledgeable and able to answer to all the questions you may have about the syllabus, programming, task based activities and the teaching and learning of languages. Virginie.

 

I liked the reason for language learning and what we are trying to achieve with the new syllabus – how it is more authentic. V. McMillan

 

Very well delivered with clear instruction. All activities were purposeful and helped to clarify my thinking. W. Merriman

 

Thank you for organising the workshop. The workshop has given me a better understanding of the new syllabus. Thank you so much for sharing the template to write the new program. I feel much better now.

 

Very relaxed, professional and informative.

 

Will recommend this to all my language teacher colleagues. Thank you Leanne!!

Enrol now!

New language syllabuses – where do I start?

Wondering where to start when rewriting your programs? Do you understand the opportunities the new syllabus presents for invigorating your teaching program? This one day workshop has been written for you.

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Participants leave the workshop:

  • familiar with the content for stage 4 2nd language learners in the new syllabuses
  • equipped with thinking tools to see how programs need to change
  • inspired with new ideas to give an authentic focus to units
  • and with a clear timeline for making changes.

Enrolments for September 26 workshop are open now.

 

Testimonials

See what previous participants have to say about the workshop:

This workshop was excellent. We’ve learnt so much & feel much more confident about how to rewrite stage 4 Programs in light of the new syllabus. Leanne is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone who teaches languages! C.Dunston

Leanne’s workshop was very thorough as well as informative. We learnt not only what the new syllabus entitles, but how to integrate it in our program – Leanne is very knowledgeable and able to answer to all the questions you may have about the syllabus, programming, task based activities and the teaching and learning of languages. Virginie.

I liked the reason for language learning and what we are trying to achieve with the new syllabus – how it is more authentic. V. McMillan

Very well delivered with clear instruction. All activities were purposeful and helped to clarify my thinking. W. Merriman

Thank you for organising the workshop. The workshop has given me a better understanding of the new syllabus. Thank you so much for sharing the template to write the new program. I feel much better now.

Very relaxed, professional and informative.

Will recommend this to all my language teacher colleagues. Thank you Leanne!!

Enrol now!

New syllabus workshops – new dates announced!

How will

a more specific focus on the use of language in authentic ways

impact your learning design? Do you have the tools you need to analyse your existing stage 4 programs? Where do you begin to rewrite your units of work to meet new outcomes and mandatory content?

4 new dates have been announced for the workshop about the new K-10 syllabuses for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish:

4 July 2018

26 September 2018

7 November 2018

Don’t miss out – enrol now!

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What’s new in these syllabuses? How will the syllabus affect how I teach my students language?

Leanne Smith works as an independent languages consultant, secondary Japanese teacher and delivers languages curriculum at Western Sydney University. Leanne will lead participants to:

°          Consider the reasons for learning a language.

°          Understand the structure of the new syllabus.

°          Explore the tasks provided in the new syllabuses.

°          Analyse own existing stage 4 program in light of the new outcomes.

°          Explore new opportunities to rewrite units of work with a focus on authentic language use.
This workshop will focus on the standard content provided for 2nd language learners in the Stage 4 syllabuses. The same approach can be applied by teachers looking at rewriting their stage 5 programs.

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford.

Would you like Leanne to deliver this workshop in another area? Request a different location.

Ready to enrol now?– places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

 

New syllabus workshops – June 15 still has room for you!

How will

a more specific focus on the use of language in authentic ways

impact your learning design? Do you have the tools you need to analyse your existing stage 4 programs? Where do you begin to rewrite your units of work to meet new outcomes and mandatory content?

The workshop about the new K-10 syllabuses for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish on May 30 is full, but there is still room for you in the workshop being held on Friday 15 June, so I have extended the application date to June 1. Don’t miss out – enrol now!

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What’s new in these syllabuses? How will the syllabus affect how I teach my students language?

Leanne Smith works as an independent languages consultant, secondary Japanese teacher and delivers languages curriculum at Western Sydney University. Leanne will lead participants to:

°          Consider the reasons for learning a language.

°          Understand the structure of the new syllabus.

°          Explore the tasks provided in the new syllabuses.

°          Analyse own existing stage 4 program in light of the new outcomes.

°          Explore new opportunities to rewrite units of work with a focus on authentic language use.
This workshop will focus on the standard content provided for 2nd language learners in the Stage 4 syllabuses. The same approach can be applied by teachers looking at rewriting their stage 5 programs.

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford.

Would you like Leanne to deliver this workshop in another area? Register your interest!

Ready to enrol now?– places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

 

New languages syllabuses in NSW – support is here!

NESA has released support documents for the new K-10 Chinese and Japanese syllabuses. Teachers can download a sample scope and sequence and unit of work.

Do you know how your your own programs will need to change to enact the intent of the new K-10 syllabuses for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish? Would you like support in getting ready to implement the new syllabuses for years 7 and 9 next year? Want to quickly understand the changes and follow a process to start rewriting your units of work? The K-10 language syllabuses – Rewriting stage 4 programs workshop is for you! The workshop will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

K-10 language syllabuses - rewriting stage 4 programs

In this workshop, participants will:

°          Consider the reasons for learning a language.

°          Understand the structure of the new syllabus.

°          Explore tasks provided in the syllabuses.

°          Analyse own existing stage 4 program in light of the new outcomes.

°          Explore new opportunities to rewrite units of work with a focus on authentic language use.

This workshop will focus on the standard content provided for 2nd language learners in the Stage 4 syllabuses. The same approach can be applied by teachers looking at rewriting their stage 5 programs.

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford.

Ready to enrol now?places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need. 30 May workshop enrolment has closed, but there is still room in the workshops on 15 June and 30 June.

New syllabus workshops – enrolment closing dates

New K-10 syllabuses are here for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Are you ready to implement them? Enrolments for April 27 workshop close today.

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What’s new in these syllabuses? How will the syllabus affect how I teach my students language?

Leanne Smith works as an independent languages consultant, secondary Japanese teacher and delivers languages curriculum at Western Sydney University. Leanne will lead participants to:

°          Consider the reasons for learning a language.

°          Understand the structure of the new syllabus.

°          Explore the tasks provided in the new syllabuses.

°          Analyse own existing stage 4 program in light of the new outcomes.

°          Explore new opportunities to rewrite units of work with a focus on authentic language use.
This workshop will focus on the standard content provided for 2nd language learners in the Stage 4 syllabuses. The same approach can be applied by teachers looking at rewriting their stage 5 programs.

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford.

Would you like Leanne to deliver this workshop in another area? Register your interest!

Ready to enrol now?– places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

 

New syllabus – rewriting stage 4 programs

New K-10 syllabuses are here for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Are you ready to implement them?

workshops for NSW language teachers - rewriting stage 4 programs for the new syllabuses

A rescue plan from consultingleanne.com!

Leanne Smith works as an independent languages consultant, secondary Japanese teacher and delivers languages curriculum at Western Sydney University. Leanne will lead participants to:

°          Consider the reasons for learning a language.

°          Understand the structure of the new syllabus.

°          Explore the tasks provided in the new syllabuses.

°          Analyse own existing stage 4 program in light of the new outcomes.

°          Explore new opportunities to rewrite units of work with a focus on authentic language use.
This workshop will focus on the standard content provided for 2nd language learners in the Stage 4 syllabuses.

 

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford.

Register your interest or enrol now – places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

 

Happy New Year!

The popular Get Organised! workshop is now available online!

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My greatest wish for your new year is you looking forward to a calm, prepared, organised start.

Think forward to term 4 2017, and imagine your registers are already complete and all of your grades, student profiles and report comments ready to go.

Now you can enjoy getting organised from the comfort of your home! Why not encourage a friend to enrol too and work on the materials together?

Enrol now – Workshop cost is $220 including GST.  Relax, learn at your own pace, while getting all your paperwork under control.

Teachers start 2017 organised, relaxed and happy

How is this term finishing up for you? Are these last weeks a stressed blur of working out grades, report comments, student profiles and trying to remember everything that was covered throughout the year as you completed your register? If only you had kept up with it all throughout the year!

A rescue plan from consultingleanne.com!

Our greatest wish for your year end – looking forward to a calm, prepared start to the new year, that will keep you organised for the rest of the year. Imagine term 4 2017, where your registers are already complete and you will have all of your grades, student profiles and report comments ready to go.

2017_go_wsThat’s right, in this workshop you will create:

  • a day book
  • year planner
  • class roll
  • mark book

and learn how to maintain the files throughout the year with time saving tips!

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford. Free pick up from Penrith station is available if you are coming by public transport.

Two dates are available: One in December so you can get your mark book organised while everything you needed to do this year is fresh in your mind; or one in January once you have had time to unwind a little!

Enrol now – places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

Workshop cost is $220 including GST. Morning tea and lunch are provided, so you can relax, while getting all your paperwork under control.

Teachers start semester 2 organised, relaxed and happy

How is this term finishing up for you? Are the last weeks a stressed blur of working out grades, report comments, student profiles and trying to remember everything that was covered throughout the year as you completed your register? Just writing about it feels my blood pressure rise!

A rescue plan from consultingleanne.com!

Our greatest wish for your year end – a calm, prepared start to the second semester, that will keep you organised for the rest of the year. Imagine a term 4 where your registers are already complete and you will have all of your grades, student profiles and report comments ready to go.

templatesThat’s right, in this workshop you will create:

  • a day book
  • year planner
  • class roll
  • mark book

and learn how to maintain the files throughout the year with time saving tips!

This workshop will be held in the peaceful lakeside location of Wangi Wangi. Wangi is situated on Lake Macquarie, approximately 1 1/2 hours drive, via the F3 Freeway, from Sydney, and about 35 minutes drive from Newcastle. (Morisset freeway exit from the south and Toronto freeway exit from the north). Why not make a weekend of it, relax and play on Saturday and Get Organised on Sunday?
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The view from the venue – try to pay attention and stop gazing out the window!!!

Enrol now – places are limited to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

Workshop cost is $220 including GST. Morning tea and lunch are provided, so you can relax at our lovely lakeside venue, while getting all your paperwork under control.

Get set for listening and speaking

Do you still use a tape recorder or cd player for your listening and speaking tasks? By using Audacity®, you can free yourself of the burden of carrying those items around, as well as all the time wasted looking for the right spot!

A new listening/speaking workshop from consultingleanne.com!

Imagine your whole class completing speaking items at the same time. Imagine the right listening item, saved with the questions and starting at the click of a button. Imagine being able to easily create listening examinations, adapting the speed to a pace that suits your students abilities.

Audacity workshop announced

Get set for listening and speaking!

That’s right, in this workshop you will learn to:

  • record “interactive” speaking tasks
  • create listening items
  • convert all of those old tapes gathering dust in your storeroom
  • save and organise all of your files in iTunes
  • embed files directly in your PowerPoint presentations or IWB notebooks.

 

As a school holiday special you can enrol now for the special discounted price of only $169.40.

Workshop cost is usually $220 – a saving of $50.60.

See some innovative listening ideas that have used Audacity® as a base for creating the sound file.

Hurry – Get Organised enrolments closing

Imagine starting the year organised. Look forward to the end of the year instead of dreading it, knowing that your grades and comments are automatically calculated for you, ready to go on reports. Dream of getting to the end of year knowing registration is already finished? How long do you spend throughout the year adding up marks, working out grades, thinking of comments, deciding student profile results, completing registration? Do you still use a daybook where you have to fill in which class you have each period for every day of the year? That adds up to hours of wasted time. In just six hours, the Get organised workshop will give you the tools and tips to get organised and stay on top of your student records throughout the year. Enrolments are closing Friday 18 January 2013 – make sure you don’t miss out. Enrol now!

Teachers get ready for 2013

Teachers get ready for 2013

Teachers start 2013 organised, relaxed and happy

How did last term finish up for you? Were those last weeks a stressed blur of working out grades, report comments, student profiles and trying to remember everything that was covered throughout the year as you completed your register? Just writing about it feels my blood pressure rise!

Happy New Year from consultingleanne.com!

Our greatest wish for your new year – a calm, prepared start to the school year, that will keep you organised throughout the year. Imagine a term 4 where your registers are already complete and you will have all of your grades, student profiles and report comments ready to go.

Teachers get ready for 2013

Teachers get ready for 2013

That’s right, in this workshop you will create:

  • a day book
  • year planner
  • class roll
  • mark book

and learn how to maintain the files throughout the year with time saving tips!

As a school holiday special you can enrol now for the special discounted price of only $169.40.

Workshop cost is usually $220 – a saving of $50.60.