It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages

The new K-10 Language syllabuses are here. Are you ready to implement them? Part of the New Language Syllabus Workshop Trilogy, this brand new course supports teachers to understand the major shifts in theory behind the syllabus; to understand how the new Stage 5 outcomes differ; and to create quality assessment tasks to meet the new syllabus objectives, including the Values and Attitudes objective. Teachers will learn the nature of assessment, the power of tasks in assessing multiple outcomes, as well as judging student achievement of outcomes and ways to provide effective feedback. It is highly suitable for Stage 4 teachers too – the same theory and strategies apply when making engaging tasks for our 100 hours mandatory Language students. This course is available to teachers from all educational systems across NSW.

The cost of each workshop in the trilogy is $220 per participant, including GST.

Attend one, two or all three workshops to be prepared to implement the new syllabus well in your school! 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 please let Leanne know where you would like to attend in the form located below the registration form!

Workshop title Duration Suggested participant level Cost Software requirements
It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages Full day Stage 4 and 5 teachers $220 incl GST Bring your own laptop

As of November 30 2020, NESA deregistered all existing courses across the state. As a result, teachers completing It starts with the task – Stage 5 assessment in Languages – can add 5 hours of Teacher identified PD addressing 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Workshop description
In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the Stage 5 outcomes in the new syllabus.
  • Understand tasks as an organisational principal and method of assessment.
  • Explore, analyse and create a range of quality tasks to assess outcomes.
  • Develop marking criteria and rubrics to judge student performance in line with the Course Performance Descriptors.
  • Provide effective feedback to students identifying their achievement and how to improve.


This course is brand new, but see what previous participants have to say about the NSW Language syllabuses – rewriting stage 4 programs workshop:

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You can also hire Leanne to run the workshop exclusively for you and your colleagues, at a cost of $660, including GST. You organise the venue, catering and participants. Learn more about hiring Leanne to work with you, or complete this form below.

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