Languages syllabus implementation

Online self-paced learning (staff only)

Online self-paced learning is available for NSW Department of Education staff only.

eCourse – Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation and planning

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 RG04277 on MyPL. The course is registered for 3.5 hours of professional learning and there are 4 cohorts for enrolment – Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Term 4 2019.

Adobe Connect – Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation

This webinar was offered to teachers 7-10 in Term 2 2018 as blended learning (pre-task + Adobe Connect) and registered for 1.5 hours of professional learning.

Teachers who were unable to attend can access the pre-task and the Adobe Connect recording below. You can record your engagement with these as Teacher Identified professional learning hours.

Yammer chat – Mondays and Thursdays

Yammer is the Department of Education's social media platform – you can download the app to your phone or access it from the portal (under 'My applications'). Every Monday and Thursday during term time, we will be available from 3:30-4pm to answer your questions, provide feedback or just have a chat about any concerns you may have about the new K-10 syllabuses. Join us in the Languages NSW (7-12) group.

You can join in live, or catch up on the action at a time which suits you.

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.

Set of three infographics for second or additional language learners. First image is for including students with prior learning and/or experience in the language, and students with a background in the language. It provides information about using English in the classroom. second image summarises the objectives of the new K-10 language syllabuses, including the communicating objectives, the understanding objectives and the values and attitudes objectives. Third image support teachers’ understanding of the new K-10 language syllabuses, in particular the layout and the content
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