Welcome to AISWA Languages

Hi and welcome to the AISWA Languages website created by and for languages teachers in Western Australia and beyond.

AISWA Languages is all about teachers sharing their stories to inspire, encourage and support the learning and teaching of languages. Choose a recent story listed below, see the full listing by clicking on Teachers' stories, or search for a topic such as sister-schools, assistants, ICT or the language you teach.

NIne AISWA teachers recently took part in the AFMLTA's national training program, Ready? Set? Go!, to prepare to become AISWA Australian Curriculum Workshop Leaders in October 2015.

Guest speaker Nadine Fraize was back in 2015 and presented a series of whole day workshops titled “Powerful Ideas for Languages”. One of the highlights of her visit this year was the demonstration of a science lesson in French to participants who were predominantly non-French speakers. 

Letter from SCSA: P-10 Language in WA

Today principals received a letter from Chair, Patrick Garnett, and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Blagaich, of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.  The letter clarifies the minimum provision of Pre-primary to Year 10 Languages in Western Australia and a timeline for implementation.

AC Language Specific Workshops

In October AISWA held a series of language specific workshops for Arabic, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish, Japanese, French, Chinese and Indonesian on the Australian Curriculum: Languages and the P-10 Western Australian Curriculum for Languages. More than 90 Languages teachers from AISWA member schools attended.

recent teachers' stories

AISWA Languages gratefully acknowledges the support of teachers and principals who have shared their stories.