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Resource list for learning Vietnamese online - More Vietnamese

Resource list for learning Vietnamese online - More Vietnamese | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
The ultimate resource list for learning and practising Vietnamese online, organised by level. Want to learn Vietnamese online? Start here!
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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Teaching With Web-Based Resources | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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Australia in the Asian century and why you should study Japanese - Asia Options

Australia in the Asian century and why you should study Japanese - Asia Options | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Australia’s priority in engaging with Asia and the increasingly strong partnership with Japan are key reasons why you should study Japanese. This article also provides some tips on how to get there.
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The ABC's of Chinese language learning

The ABC's of Chinese language learning | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Why thinking about the English language may hold the key to making Chinese language learning stick.
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Illustration of practice: Evaluating and improving language programs | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Three teachers of Indonesian meet to evaluate an assessment task that they have attempted to adapt from a previous unit of work. The teacher, who is a curriculum leader at the school as well as a classroom teacher, wants to ensure that the task enables students to achieve anticipated linguistic and intercultural outcomes.

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Illustration of practice: Composite language classes | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The teacher caters for students at different year levels and with different abilities and backgrounds. This has implications for her understanding of students and how they learn, as well as for planning and implementation. She provides examples of how she uses her knowledge of other languages to support students from different language backgrounds. 

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Illustrations of practice: The packing game | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The teacher explains the particular value of ICT to her own teaching area. It allows students to hear and see a language in action. 

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Illustrations of practice: Teaching the Asia priority through the novel | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The teacher is an English Literature teacher. In this illustration she leads a lesson based on the novel Chinese Cinderella.

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Illustrations of practice: Supporting Japanese language learners | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The teacher outlines approaches used to support a student who has entered her class without prior knowledge or learning in a language. During lessons, she encourages the student to learn by modeling language use by other students, by careful questioning, through providing positive feedback and by organising her involvement in group work.

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Illustration of Practice: Individualising student learning | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The head of languages has led colleagues to identify and select appropriate teaching strategies to foster students’ achievements in learning languages and cultures, in particular through the innovative use of ICT.

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Rasa Bahasa

Rasa Bahasa | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it

Rasa Bahasa is a fun, educational and easy to use app for learning Indonesian anywhere, anytime!
The dictionary contains Indonesian words and expressions grouped in over 30 categories. Flash cards with Indonesian and English help learners build vocabulary. 

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Backpack Through Indonesia in Under 5 Minutes

Backpack Through Indonesia in Under 5 Minutes | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Marco Santi shares highlights of his 16-day adventure in Backpackers Memahami Indonesia.
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Bilingual beginnings to learning words

Bilingual beginnings to learning words | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
At the macrostructure level of language milestones, language acquisition follows a nearly identical course whether children grow up with one or with two languages. However, at the microstructure level, experimental research is revealing that the same ...
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Inquiry and the "specialist" teacher.

Inquiry and the "specialist" teacher. | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it

"A number of issues have got me wondering of late. Perhaps the most intriguing has been about the relationship between what we describe as ‘specialist’ programs (in elementary/primary schools) and inquiry. The expertise of specialist teachers in any primary school is often a hugely undervalued resource..." 

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Kids Web Japan

Kids Web Japan | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Kids Web Japan provides fun content that helps children learn about Japan. The site is widely used in elementary and middle school classrooms around the world. Parts of the site are available in French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Arabic.
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Professional Standards for Language Teachers: Chinese | Language Learning Space

Explore the professional teaching standards through the lens of language teaching practice then look at some video examples of the standards at work in language classrooms.

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Illustration of practice: Moderating Language Assessment | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

A teacher leads a moderation activity with two colleagues in order to ensure that consistent and comparable judgments about student learning are made to meet curriculum and school requirements. She leads two colleagues through an assessment moderation meeting for a recent Indonesian assessment task.

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Illustration of practice: Supporting planning and implementation | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

In this illustration students are studying  the elective ‘Engaging Asia.’ Tom Ryan is team-teaching with Sharna Carter. This is a summative lesson reflecting on the ideas and skills that students have learned through the use of images. In this team-teaching example Tom and Sharna examine assessment, content and pedagogy.

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Illustrations of practice: Using ICT to teach Languages | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

In this Year 12 language class, ICT is used as a diagnostic tool to informally assess students understanding of the vocabulary required for an oral assessment. 

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Illustrations of practice: Inventions and discoveries in Asian studies | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

ate Huon is a Grade 3 teacher at McKinnon Primary School. In this illustration Kate team teaches with a colleague who has attended professional learning about Asian studies. 

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Illustration of Practice: Intercultural understanding | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The teacher of Indonesian is shown in a range of situations where her commitment to, and development of intercultural understanding is demonstrated on a classroom, whole school, intra-school and international level.

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Korean including Hangul - Aussie Educator

Korean including Hangul - Aussie Educator | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Learning Korean - lessons, alphabet, grammar, writing, dictionaries, podcasts, blogs and software.
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The Best Language-Learning Software

The Best Language-Learning Software | Carole's Asian Languages | Scoop.it
Whether you're studying a new language, trying to pick up a few words before traveling, or brushing up on a tongue you spoke long ago, here are the best apps and software packages for learning a language at a range of prices.
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