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Call for contributions for MLTA Contact Newsletter, posted 5 June 2024, updated 13 June 2024

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We would like to receive your contributions for the Semester 1, 2024 CONTACT publication. For details, see today's broadcast email from Myriam Davies, Contact Editor, via the MLTA ACT mailbox. Please send your articles to myriam.davies@ed.act.edu.au and include "CONTACT" in your email subject by COB Friday 21 June (week 8 of Term 2, which this year is Week 19 of Semester 1).

MLTA PL for Term 2, posted 20 May 2024

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With Guest Speaker Dr. Liam Printer, Educational Consultant, Author, Researcher, publisher of The Motivated Classroom.

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Half-day workshop to include an online presentation on comprehensible input by Dr Liam Printer (Lausanne, Switzerland). Other sessions in the mini conference will include reports from members who have attended professional learning events.

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For details, see the flier here. Additional information is in the email sent to members on 19 May.

This event is TQI accredited.

Venue: Snow Centre, CGS, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill.

Time and date: Saturday 1 June 2024, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 8:00 am arrival and registration.

Fee: $60 members, $120 non-members. Light refreshments included.

To register and pay: Trybooking link by COB Tuesday 28 May.

AFMLTA News in Brief, posted 6 May 2024

AFMLTA logo The May 2024 edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition include:

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, April 2024

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The Canberra Region Languages Forum Update for April 2024 has been sent out to subscribers by the Convener, Dr Mandy Scott. News items in this update include:

Feedback and contribution to future updates welcome.
Details of previous Forum Updates are available at Canberra Region Languages Forum website.

MLTA ACT AGM 2024

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MLTA ACT AGM was held at Campbell High School on Thursday 21 March 2024. Congratulations to the new committee members on their election. The new committee is listed on the MLTA ACT website home page.

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, February 2024

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The Canberra Region Languages Forum Update for February 2024 has been sent out to subscribers by the Convener, Dr Mandy Scott. News items in this update include:

Feedback and contribution to future updates welcome.
Details of previous Forum Updates are available at Canberra Region Languages Forum website.

MLTA ACT Meet and Greet 2024

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MLTA ACT Meet and Greet will be held on Thursday 22 February from 4:30 pm to 6 pm at No. 10 Restaurant and Bar at Abode Belconnen, 3 Graziers Lane, Belconnen. Free parking is available. Canapés will be provided and attendees may purchase drinks at their own cost. We will be presenting the Fiona Arthur Language Teaching Award during our get together. Please register using this RSVP link by COB Friday 16 February For more details, see the broadcast email from MLTA ACT.

Teach Senior Secondary Spanish or German with CIT Solutions

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CIT Solutions Centre for Modern Languages is seeking dynamic, qualified senior secondary teachers in Spanish and German to conduct evening classes during school terms commencing 2024. For details, see the Jobs page.

Update as of 1 February 2024 – the Spanish position has now been filled. Congratulations to Rodrigo Martin.

Senior secondary languages with composite classes, online workshop on 23 January, posted 7 January 2024, updated 9 January 2024

CAL logo CAL will conduct an online professional learning session about senior secondary languages with composite classes on 23 January 2023. Registration, $60 + GST, is via Trybooking. For details, see the News page on CAL website.

MLTA Contact Newsletter December 2023 edition published, posted 14 December 2023

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MLTA ACT has published the Semester 2, 2023 edition of MLTA Contact Newsletter. Our thanks go to Myriam Davies, Contact Editor, for bringing together this 34 page edition to finish the year in style.

News items in this edition of MLTA ACT Contact Newsletter include:

AFMLTA News in Brief, posted 14 December 2023

AFMLTA logo The December 2023 edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition include:

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, December 2023

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The Canberra Region Languages Forum Update for December 2023 has been sent out to subscribers by the Convener, Dr Mandy Scott. News items in this update include:

Feedback and contribution to future updates welcome.
Details of previous Forum Updates are available at Canberra Region Languages Forum website.

Call for nominations for the Fiona Arthur Award, posted 26 October 2023

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The 19th of June saw the anniversary of the passing away of our dear friend and colleague, Fiona Arthur. The MLTA ACT Inc. is pleased to announce that nominations for the Fiona Arthur Language Teaching Award for 2023 are open. Members are able to nominate themselves or nominate another member for the award. Nominations must be supported by a Principal or Senior Executive Teacher. The award recognises the contributions that a member of the MLTA ACT Inc. makes to the teaching and learning of languages in the ACT. The nominated candidate must demonstrate that they are:

Nominations should clearly address each of the three criteria. Nominations must be submitted by COB Friday 17 November, 2023 in this Google form.

A panel comprised of the MLTA ACT Inc. Executive will meet after the nomination due date and assess all nominations against the criteria. The successful recipient of the 2023 award will be announced in Term 1, 2024.

The recipient of the MLTA ACT Inc. Fiona Arthur Language Teaching Award will receive a perpetual plaque for their school, an Award Certificate and a voucher to the value of $450 for the purchase of resources from INTEXT. Please see also this flyer containing the above information. If you have any queries, contact the MLTA ACT Executive Committee at mlta.act.inc@gmail.com

Call for contributions for MLTA Contact Newsletter, posted 28 September 2023

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We would like to receive your contributions for the Semester 2, 2023 CONTACT publication. For details, see the broadcast email of 15 September from Myriam Davies, Contact Editor, via the MLTA ACT mailbox. Please send your articles to myriam.davies@ed.act.edu.au and include "CONTACT" in your email subject by the start of Week 8 of Term 4 (Friday 1 December).

AFMLTA News in Brief additional news for September, posted 28 September 2023

AFMLTA logo The September 2023 edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published, to advise members that AFMLTA immediate Past President, Nathan Harvey, had passed away, and to extend condolences to his family and friends.

ACARA update on the Australian Curriculum: Languages Review, posted 31 August 2023

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The Review of Languages continues with the next phase of Languages now available for consultation. The consultation site for Chinese for Background and First-Language learners, the Framework for Classical Languages, Classical Greek and Latin continues until September 12.

The site now also includes consultation on Auslan, with pathways for First-language learners and Second-language learners, Years Foundation to Year 10, and Years 7 to 10 for each pathway; and the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages, with pathways for First-language learners, Second-language learners and Language Revival, Years Foundation to Year 10. Consultation on Auslan and the Framework remains open until 7 November 2023.

The consultation page for all these draft curriculum for consultation can be accessed via the v8.4 website banner, or a direct link here: You can view this page at https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation/languages.

AFMLTA News in Brief news for August, posted 20 August 2023

AFMLTA logo The August 2023 edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition of AFMLTA News in Brief include:

Atelier de cuisine chez Le Trè Bon, posted 20 August 2023

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An enjoyable and informative workshop was provided by Christophe Gregoire at Le Très Bon in Bungendore on Saturday 19 August. After an informative introduction about Escoffier, with asides about Paul Bocuse, among others, and the development of restaurants in the western world, participants prepared Tartiflette and Crème Brulée and finished with lunch. Thanks to Lena for organising workshop accreditation, so that those who attended will receive four accredited hours of TQI Professional Learning.

Dates confirmed for 2024 Multicultural Festival, posted 31 July 2023

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Dates have been confirmed for 2024 National Multicultural Festival. It will be held from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February 2024. The next opportunity to drop in for a chat about planning will be on Tuesday 1 August 2023 at the Theo Notaras Centre, 180 London Circuit. See the NMF web page for details.

CLSA workshops, posted 26 July 2023

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Community Language Schools Association ACT – The MLTAACT has been providing professional learning workshops for the CLSAACT teachers for many years, as part of an agreement put in place by the ACT Department of Education. Each year, the MLTAACT committee organises four 90-minute workshops and in recent years these have been online rather than in person. Presenters will be paid $450 for the time put towards preparing a workshop. If you are interested in presenting a workshop, email Jo Chilver via mlta.act.inc@gmail.com and please type CLSA Workshop in the subject box.

Workshops are usually held on Thursday evenings from 18:30-20:00. The proposed dates for this year are:

Term 1 Term 3 Term 4
Week 7 – 8 June Week 4 - 17 August
Week 9 – 14 September
Week 3 – 26 October
Workshop Title: Lesson Planning and Delivery using high-impact teaching strategies For 17 August - IT tools for teaching
For 14 September - TBC
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Many of the CLSA teachers are not qualified teachers, and as such, they appreciate practical, easy to apply presentations. We have received feedback from CLSA teachers regarding their preferences, and they are particularly interested in the following areas.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please email Jo Chilver via mlta.act.inc@gmail.com.

MLTA Contact Newsletter June 2023 edition published, posted 1 July 2023

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MLTA ACT has published the Semester 1, 2023 edition of MLTA Contact Newsletter. Our thanks go to Myriam Davies, Contact Editor, for bringing together another fine edition.

News items in this edition of MLTA ACT Contact Newsletter include:

AFMLTA News in Brief additional news for June, posted 1 July 2023

AFMLTA logo The additional June 2023 edition (June #2) of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition of AFMLTA News in Brief include:

Reminder about articles for MLTA Contact Newsletter, posted 7 June 2023, updated 17 June 2023

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We would like to receive your contributions for the Semester 1, 2023 CONTACT publication. For details, see the broadcast email of 23 April from Myriam Davies, Contact Editor, via the MLTA ACT mailbox. Please send your articles to myriam.davies@ed.act.edu.au by the start of Week 9 (Friday 19 June - extended copy deadline).

AFMLTA News in Brief, posted 7 June 2023

AFMLTA logo The June 2023 edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition include:

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, May 2023

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The Canberra Region Languages Forum Update for May 2023 has been sent out to subscribers by the Convener, Dr Mandy Scott. News items in this update include:

MLTA PL for Term 2, posted 16 May 2023

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For our second PL event this year, and in light of the number of on-line PLs we have presented over the last 3 years, we are organising an opportunity for language teachers to meet in person for a morning on Saturday 17 June. The purpose will be to familiarise ourselves and begin working with the latest version of the Australian Curriculum for Languages. The event will not be TQI accredited but can be entered as teacher-identified. Morning tea will be provided. The event is free for members. Non-members are very welcome and the cost is membership of the MLTAACT. (link here). This event will be held at ACU in Watson (Blackfriars Building).

Program for the morning

More details to follow.

AFMLTA News in Brief, posted 15 May 2023

AFMLTA logo The May 2023edition of AFMLTA News in Brief has been published. News items in this edition include:

2013 AFMLTA Conference Scholarship for 2023 reminder

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Reminder about applications for the 2013 AFMLTA Conference Scholarship. As advised in an email to members on 3 April, applications for the 2013 AFMLTA Conference Scholarship for 2023 are open. This scholarship provides financial assistance for members wishing to attend conferences to further their professional development. This year, the scholarship will support members to attend the 2023 AFMLTA International Languages Conference to be held from 7-9 July, in Perth. Successful applicants will be supported with their registration fee being paid ($575) for the AFMLTA 2023 International Languages Conference. The successful applicants will also receive up to $400 financial assistance to support their travel and accommodation costs.

Applications close: 4pm Friday 28 April 2023. Applications can be submitted through this Google Form. All applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 4pm Monday 22 May 2023. Applicants will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts for their travel and accommodation costs to the MLTA ACT Inc. Executive Treasurer. via the email address mlta.act.inc@gmail.com. The registration fee will be paid directly by the MLTA ACT Inc.

AFMLTA News in Brief, posted 3 April 2023

AFMLTA logo The February 2023 and March 2023 editions of AFMLTA News in Brief have been published. News items in the February edition include: News items in the March edition include:

MLTA AGM

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The MLTA ACT Executive Committee invites you to attend the MLTA ACT Inc.’s Annual General Meeting. The MLTA ACT AGM will be held at Campbell High School Library (15 Treloar Cres, Campbell) on Thursday 23rd March, 2023 starting at 4:15pm. Light refreshments from 4pm. Please refer to the broadcast email, sent on 23 February to members, for details. If you have any questions, please email the MLTA ACT Committee.

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, February 2023

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The Canberra Region Languages Forum Update for February 2023 has been sent out to subscribers by the Convener, Dr Mandy Scott. News items in this update include:

MLTA ACT Meet and Greet

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MLTA ACT Meet and Greet will be held on Friday 24 February from 4 pm to 6 pm at The Pavillion on Northbourne.

CONTACT MLTA Newsletter December 2022

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MLTA CONTACT Newsletter December 2022 edition published. The latest MLTA Newsletter was published at the end of 2022 and circulated to members via broadcast email from the Executive Secretary. The pdf is also available here.

FIPLV Conference 2024, posted 5 December 2022

FIPLV logo The next biennial FIPLV Conference will be held from Saturday 6 July 2024 to Tuesday 9 July 2024.

The Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes is the international association of teachers of languages.

The conference venue will be the spectacular Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland, New Zealand.

For details, please visit FIPLV website.

French network news, posted 5 December 2022

French Network Leader, Lena Britton, has sent out the latest update for teachers of French - see today's broadcast email from Lena. Items include information about Francophonie events next year:

Previous years

MLTA ACT news items for previous years are available as pdf documents, listed below, commencing with the most recent year.

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