Early Stage 1 to Stage 3
Advice on interacting (DOCX 65.19KB) provides practical advice for K-6 language teachers on the return to face to face teaching and learning following the period of learning from home.
Language programs K-6
The study of languages for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 students is optional. The decision to deliver a languages program is made at an individual school level through consultation with staff and the community. K-10 language syllabuses and support documentation are available from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) K-10 Languages page.
Learn how to develop effective scope and sequences (includes sample scope and sequences).
Languages programs in primary schools may also be delivered through:
- Community Languages Program K-6
- the NSW Bilingual Schools Program.
Embedding Aboriginal pedagogies into language programs K-6
These resources support language teachers to embed Aboriginal pedagogies into their teaching. The resources make connections between the Aboriginal processes described in the 8 Ways pedagogical framework and language teaching pedagogy.
- Embedding Aboriginal pedagogies in language teaching (DOCX 1 MB)
- Sample Stage 3 lesson sequence with Aboriginal pedagogies - Eating at a restaurant (DOCX 468 KB)
- Stage 3 learning map – Eating at a restaurant (PNG 322 KB)
Bilingual Schools Program
The Bilingual Schools Program aims to achieve greater fluency in priority Asian languages at 4 government primary schools. Students learn the targeted Asian language for up to 1.5 hours each school day.
The four schools involved in the program and their targeted languages are:
- Rouse Hill Public School – Chinese
- Scotts Head Public School – Indonesian
- Murray Farm Public School – Japanese
- Campsie Public School – Korean.