Languages syllabus implementation
Online self-paced learning (staff only)
Online self-paced learning is available for NSW Department of Education staff only.
Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation and planning eCourse
The Languages and Culture team has released an eCourse for teachers 7-10 (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese) – search for course code RG08902 on MyPL. The course is registered for 3.5 hours of professional learning.
eCourse Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages
The Languages and Culture team has released a self-paced eCourse for teachers of Stage 6 on school-based assessment requirements for beginners, continuers and extension language courses. Search for course code RG10281 on MyPL. The course is registered for 3 hours of professional learning.
Virtual statewide staffroom on Yammer
Yammer is the Department of Education’s social media platform – you can access it from the portal (under ‘My applications’). Join our group Languages NSW (7-12) group. Think of it as our virtual languages staffroom – a place where you can have a chat, ask questions or share resources with language-teaching colleagues. We have over 500 language teachers interacting there.
Frequently asked questions – secondary teachers
There have been some consistent questions coming through about the new K-10 language syllabus at our face-to-face workshops and online learning events. Explore the questions and answers in our FAQs document (DOCX 56KB) to gain a better understanding of the key issues as you prepare for implementation.
Learning and teaching materials will be available for download from March 2019.
The Languages and Culture team has developed a series of infographics for language teachers 7-10 which summarise the key information in the new K-10 syllabuses. You can download and print for use in your staffroom, at network meetings or for your own reference.
Contact the languages team for further advice.