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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Develop self-paced learning via Google tools | Part 2: Design Self-Paced Learning Google Sheets

Free online workshop for teachers 

Online via Zoom

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

4 June 2020


Teacher Use of Target Language

In this workshop you will use data from your own lesson to evaluate and reflect on your use of spoken language in the classroom. 
Teacher use of the Target Language  (TL) is one important strategy to increase students use of the TL, yet one that many teachers can find challenging to implement consistently and for all levels of learners, particularly beginner learners.

Prior to this workshop, participants will be required to obtain a small amount of unanalysed data from a language lesson in the form of a 5-10 minute recording which will only be used by the participant, therefore you'll need to be currently employed in a language teaching position.

You will be guided through a self-evaluation and reflection process and there will be an opportunity for participants to share and discuss as much or as little from their findings as they feel comfortable with. Further information will be given from the Facilitator after teachers have registered, hence it is important that teachers have registered more than one day prior to the workshop.

This workshop will be relevant for teachers of all languages, particularly for teachers of learners in Levels 1-4 of the New Zealand Curriculum. Teachers of all language proficiency levels are welcome. This workshop is also relevant for teachers new to teaching languages, as well as a valuable refresher for more experienced teachers who have completed Curriculum Support programmes in the past.  

Online via zoom

09 June 2020

German workshop: Well-being and mindfulness in the language classroom

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages in collaboration with the Goethe Institut invites all teachers of German and HODs of Languages to a free online workshop.

In this workshop you will explore well-being and mindfulness.

Topics covered:

  • Explore different tasks following the notion of mindfulness and well-being in the language classroom.
  • Discuss various ways to pursue well-being in the learning environment, catering for different learning levels.
  • Exchange ideas with other teachers

Online, via Zoom

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

11 June 2020

#Kaffeeklatsch#Feierabend#Gemütlichkeit#Stammtisch#Pause#Salon Deutsch#Auszeit#How social can German be?

Free online workshop for teachers of German and HODs of languages

This workshop aims to pick up on our freshly gained online social skills that we all developed during lockdown by establishing a monthly routine, aiming to stay in touch with our language whanau from all over NZ in a relaxed and encouraging way. The idea is to exchange ideas, such as resources, German book recommendations, movies, lesson plans, German music, jokes… – you name it! Anything to keep you on your toes for your students. Let’s make the most of our online advantage – being able to bring NZ German teachers together from all over the country to exchange their expertise in a casual way.

What is covered in this workshop?
Communicating in German, exchanging resources, ideas, networking, socialising 

Why should I attend this workshop?
Connect with your language cluster, practise the target language, catch up with teaching colleagues and improve your german language as well as intercultural skills.

Online, via Zoom 

Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm