Bringing Foreign Languages out of the Textbook and into Real Life

Presented by: Rowena Bata

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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How can you learn to love a language when you only ever see it in a textbook? The general theme of this workshop will be how to improve student engagement in the language learning process and how to make foreign language learning relevant to today’s students. Participants will explore ways to help their students use their language in practical, meaningful tasks through the use of interactive resources and authentic materials. Rowena will also look at ways to take the language outside the classroom, so students can interact with each other as well as the wider world in a purposeful way.

This is a hands-on workshop and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities as well as teaching materials that they will develop during the workshop. They will need to bring a laptop and an overview of a unit of work they currently teach. Although the examples given in this workshop will come from French, the ideas presented are general in nature and can be applied in most Language classrooms, so teachers of all languages are encouraged to attend.

Event Details:


Friday 15th March, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

The Eastern Hub,

285A  McKillop Street,

East Geelong.

Target Audience: All Secondary School Teachers.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.


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