Future Learning Solutions – Centre For Languages
GROW 14 – Steering Students Towards Meaningful Spoken Communication
We are excited to invite you to be part of our 2021 GROW programmes. There is a professional development opportunity for every teacher of languages in Aotearoa; better yet, it’s FREE.
Communication is at the core of the Learning Languages Area. This programme is intended for languages teachers of levels 1-4 of the NZ Curriculum, who would like to inquire into improving student outcomes, with a particular focus on increasing students’ spoken use of the language. It will be relevant for primary, intermediate and secondary teachers, whether new or experienced in teaching a language. Ellis’s Instructed Second Language Acquisition: A Literature Review and An introduction to the concept of intercultural communicative language teaching and learning: A summary for teachers, which both underpin this area of the Curriculum, will be of particular importance to teachers in this programme. Your inquiry question during in-school support visits will focus on at least one principle included in these documents. Teachers will also be encouraged to trial a ‘task-supported’ approach to their practice.
- Workshop 1 – Full day Monday 15 February 2021 9am–3pm
- Workshop 2 - Online Wednesday 3 March 2021 3.30–5.30pm
- Workshop 3 - Online Wednesday 14 April 2021 3.30–5.30pm
- Workshop 4 - Full day Monday 17 May 2021 9am–3pm
- Workshop 5 - Online Wednesday 4 August 2021 3.30–5.30pm
- Workshop 6 - Online Wednesday 20 October 2021 3.30–5.30pm
To find out more about this and all our programmes, and to register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/GROW2021
New Zealand (nationwide)