2023 Annual Conference, 15 April 2023

21/02/2024 00:49

Language teachers meet the new government in NSW


Over five hundred of the state’s top language teachers will come together on Saturday 15th April for their first interaction with the new NSW Government, at their annual conference organised by the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools. Meeting at the University of Technology, Sydney, 550 teachers from dozens of different language schools throughout the state will discuss the latest research and teaching methodologies.

The conference will be officially opened by the new Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Jihad Dib, a former Sydney High School Principal.

The President of the Federation, Lucia Johns said today: “Our Federation works very closely with government and must now establish a good working relationship with the new Government of Chris Minns and his Minister for Education, and Deputy Premier, Prue Car. We look forward to hearing from Minister Dib on Saturday.

”The Opening Address by Prof. Stephen Krashen, Specialist Educator and Researcher in Early Childhood and languages will be beamed live from the University of Southern California.

He will be supported by two local academics - Specialist Educator and Researcher in Early Childhood and Languages, Dr Criss Jones Diaz, and world-renowned behaviour management specialist, Dr Bill Rogers.

Workshops presented by highly experienced teachers will address areas of early childhood, primary and secondary language teaching, and learning.“

This day-long event gives our teachers the opportunity to benefit from the best research and experience from around the world to assist them in raising the teaching standards for our children.

‘We must maintain this progress if we want to fully benefit from the natural advantage migration has delivered us to create a truly multilingual, multicultural society and economy”, the President explained.

The Federation supports the 3000 voluntary teachers who run classes in 400 locations around the state for 33,000 children studying over 60 different languages.

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