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Professional learning for community languages teachers

Free programs for Community Languages Schools
In partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education offers three courses to support development of teachers working in community languages schools.

Courses

Our Certificate in Language Teaching, Diploma in Language Teaching and Certificate in Leadership and Management are funded by the NSW government and free to teachers working in NSW Community Languages Schools. 

The Certificate in Language Teaching is a 60 contact-hour professional learning program delivered in face-to-face or mixed mode to teachers working in NSW Government-funded Community Languages Schools. 

The program will help you to:

  • understand how children learn and develop languages and how to teach them
  • engage and interest students in maintaining and extending their language and cultural abilities
  • plan lessons and assess student learning
  • develop resources and teaching activities that work with a range of students

As part of the program, you will visit mainstream schools to observe teaching. The classroom learning is interactive and practical, giving you confidence and new ideas in working with young children, teenagers and adults.

The program assessment is practical and involves developing resources, behaviour management strategies and classroom activities.

Registration

If you are interested in undertaking the course in 2019, you may register your details and we will contact you early in 2019 with information about how to apply.

The Diploma in Language Teaching is a 60-hour face-to-face program for experienced teachers wanting to increase their professional expertise and classroom skills. It is for teachers in NSW Community Languages Schools who have completed the Certificate or equivalent.

The program will help you to:

  • plan units of work
  • develop advanced teaching skills
  • use technology in the classroom 
  • mentor other teachers.

For the assessment, you will research a topic of interest such as developing a school program or designing materials and resources that you will then present to other teachers in the program.

Registration

If you are interested in undertaking the course in 2019, you may register your details and we will contact you early in 2019 with information about how to apply.

The Certificate in Leadership and Management is a 60 contact-hour program for school principals, leaders and management committees.

You will learn up-to-date ways to teach students and design school programs, as well as develop skills in leading and supporting teachers. There is a focus on learning how to manage schools, organise finances and meet government requirements. 

For the assessment task, you will need to evaluate aspects of your school and develop a plan of action. To assist in this, experienced principals of community languages schools will mentor groups of participants.

Registration

If you are interested in undertaking the course in 2019, you may register your details and we will contact you early in 2019 with information about how to apply.

Course contacts

Program Director

Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank

Michelle McAlinden

Program Coordinator