Author Archives: stefce

Google Classroom and Flipped Learning for Languages

Google Classroom and Flipped Learning Rupinder Sidhu (Hampton Park – Punjabi) Technology plays a significant role in modern day teaching. With developments in technology and new software teaching can become more insightful and engaging. There is an old saying: change … Continue reading

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Indian Languages Conference

Indian Languages Conference  The VSL recently hosted the inaugural conference for teachers of Indian languages. The conference had its antecedent in 2015 when Dr Peter Friedlander, Senior Lecture in Hindi at the Australian National University organised the first Hindi workshop. … Continue reading

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Growth in Aboriginal Languages

In the July edition of The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority Bulletin, there is a very interesting article on the state of Aboriginal language programs in Victorian schools. Aboriginal Language learning in Victorian schools began in 2012 in two pilot schools. It … Continue reading

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Globally Oriented Education

By Joel Backwell, Executive Director, International Education Division, Early Childhood and School Education Group, Department of Education and Training. A globally oriented education system is crucial to the economic future of Victoria, and to ensuring that our young people have … Continue reading

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Training Language Teachers at the VSL

by Adriana Stojanovski In recent years we have seen significant growth in the number of student teacher placements (praticums) at the VSL. These are cooperative arrangements with a number of universities. This year we had students from Victoria University, Melbourne … Continue reading

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Q & A with Carlos Franco – teacher of Spanish

MEET THE TEACHER Q & A ¡Hola! My name is Carlos Franco and I teach Spanish at our VSL Collingwood College Centre.  I’ve been at the VSL since 2011.  The most important thing I take into the classroom each week is … Continue reading

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Learning Chinese as a second language

There has been a fair bit of media attention in recent months about the relatively low completion rates of Chinese language by non background students. We thought we might present a couple of examples offering the alternative perspective. Here are the … Continue reading

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Premier’s Awards 2017

On Thursday 27 April, the 23nd Premier’s VCE Awards were held at Palladium at Crown. The main presenter was the Minister for Education and Deputy Premier, James Merlino. The aim of these annual awards is ‘to recognise some of Victoria’s best … Continue reading

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From the archives: The origins of Italian at the VSL in 1935 Catherine Bryant

  When I started researching the school’s history for my PhD, I discovered the fascinating story about the origins of Italian teaching at the school. In 1935, there had been a strong push for the establishment of Italian and a … Continue reading

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Launch of Chin Hakha VCE courses and textbooks

On Saturday 29 October the VSL held a historic function to launch new Chin Hakha VCE Textbooks for Year 11 and Year 12. At the same time there was a presentation of awards to the inaugural Chin Hakha Year 12 … Continue reading

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