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

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For teachers of Indonesian of Year 7, 8 and 9

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Developing Indonesian speaking and writing skills in the Middle School

Bridging the gap between Middle and Senior School

When developing our Indonesian language program, retention rates are in the minds of many teachers of Indonesian. In many cases, the numbers of students learning Bahasa Indonesia are not as expected when the students finish Year 8 or 9. Many of us think, and that is also planted in the students’ minds, that the knowledge gaps between Middle School and Senior School levels (VCE) have become too wide. We often forget that students also want and need challenges to empower and enrich their language knowledge and skills.

This workshop will present some ideas about how to motivate our Middle School students not only to do more but also to enhance their Indonesian speaking and writing skills.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Tata Survi

Tata Survi has been teaching in Australia since 2002 in both the state
and private systems. Tata is the driving force behind the AIAV immersion
courses, run in Jogjakarta in connection with Pandu Language School. He
was a member of the team that brought about the first student ex change
to Jogjakarta in January 2009, which continues annually to the present.
Tata Survi is the co-editor and producer of widely used Indonesian
textbooks “Saling-Silang 1” and “Saling-Silang 2”.
Tata Survi has been involved in VCE programs both for Indonesian as First
Language and Indonesian as Second Language as an assessor and setter.
He is currently an Indonesian teacher at Huntingtower School, a school
with a very strong Indonesian program.

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Timi Ardiyanti

Timi Ardiyanti is an experienced teacher of Indonesian and a passionate learner who has had experience in the role of leadership in IB MYP (International Baccalaureate – Middle Years Program) in an International school in Indonesia. Timi is also an experienced IB teacher trainer, Language B presenter and a VCE presenter in various workshops in both Indonesia and Australia.

For the past 11 years Timi has been the Indonesian Studies coordinator at Huntingtower School. Timi is also an experienced assessor for both VCE Indonesian SL oral and written examinations.

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Libby Fullard.

Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


Tan x

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Tamara Rundle

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”