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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar (Zoom)

All Secondary Language Teachers

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement. Please note Critical Agendas reserves the right to transfer participants from face to face to webinar format with price adjustments (if required), should minimum numbers not be met for face to face event

Coordinating a Languages Department, including Extending Language Learning beyond the classroom walls

Are you the new Languages Coordinator or have you been in this leadership role for ages? This webinar highlights the key facets of the role – from administrative and staffing aspects to advocacy and promotion of languages within the school community.

Leadership in languages usually includes encouraging and helping colleagues explore opportunities for students to further their language learning experiences by immersing themselves in the language and its culture in meaningful contexts outside the classroom. Evidence shows that student participation in well executed excursions, tours and exchanges, as well as interschool language camps and seminars in their senior school years, can accelerate their progress significantly. Part of this webinar focuses on planning such ventures. An experienced Languages Coordinator in several schools who has organised numerous tours, exchanges and camps, Ian will guide participants through various models, their organisational logistics and pathways to successful programs.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Ian Greenhalf

Ian is a highly engaging and dynamic French teacher and presenter, with extensive experience coordinating languages and year levels in schools and training language teachers at university level. With a Masters in Education specialising in curriculum development, he enjoys implementing innovative strategies in his own classroom practice. Ian draws on his French-teaching expertise in both private and public secondary settings to blend modern technologies and established strategies into a vibrant learning environment for his students.

Ian’s passion for extending students’ learning beyond the classroom in meaningful contexts, has also led him to organise statewide VCE seminars and inter-school French camps for senior French students, as well as numerous student tours and exchanges to New Caledonia and France.

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