Professional learning

We offer a range of professional learning (PL) opportunities for teachers.

Virtual statewide staffroom on Yammer

We have a virtual languages staffroom – a place where you can have a chat, ask questions or share resources with language-teaching colleagues.

You can access our staffroom from the portal (under ‘My applications’). Secondary teachers – join our Languages NSW (7-12) group; primary teachers – join our Languages NSW (K-6) group.

Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation and planning eCourse

This course is designed to support teachers 7-10 from NSW public schools to become familiar with the syllabus content and messaging, as well as to plan scope and sequences, units of work and assessment tasks.

Search for course code RG08902 on MyPL.

The course is registered for 3.5 hours of professional learning.

Stage 6 school-based assessment in languages eCourse

Our self-paced eCourse is for teachers of Stage 6 Beginners, Continuers and/or Extension courses.

Search for course code RG10281 on MyPL.

The course is registered for 3 hours of professional learning.

Network meetings

We support local networks with a range of professional learning opportunities.

You can enrol in courses via MyPL. To find your local network, visit our language teacher networks page.

Statewide staff meetings

On Wednesday in Week 4 and Week 7 of each term we offer online statewide staff meetings with snapshots of professional learning to support teachers. You can access recordings of past meetings via our YouTube channel.

  • Our top 10 favourite assessment tasks
  • Language learning games
  • Blended learning
  • Assessment for learning

Online collaboration

This TIPD module on Languages and online collaboration (PPTX 16.7MB) has been developed by teachers, for teachers. Set aside approximately 45 minutes to read the content and complete the reflection questions.

The module supports you to:

  • select relevant online collaboration tools to support syllabus outcomes in the languages classroom
  • connect students to other language learners
  • connect with teaching colleagues to enhance language learning opportunities and outcomes through collaboration.
Snapshot of online collaboration course
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Professional learning calendar

Professional learning events for language teachers 7-12
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