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4.50-5.00pm “Our Community Language Schools”
5pm -5.10pm Welcome and Introduction
Acknowledgement of Country – SICLE Project Officers
Welcome to the University of Sydney – Professor Mark Scott, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney
5.10-5.20pm About SICLE – Professor Ken Cruickshank, Director SICLE, University of Sydney
SICLE Showcase
5.25-5.50pm Panel Discussion
· How can we value languages education in Australia?
· What’s the most exciting/ interesting innovation or idea in languages education that you have come across in the past year?
· Imagine you had the Prime Minister and all state leaders as a captive audience in a room. What advice would you give them about languages education in two minutes of their attention?
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne
Professor Pasi Sahlberg, UNSW (Facilitator)
Professor Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University
A/Professor Angela Scarino, University of South Australia
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6.00-6.10pm Conference Opening – Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy, UNSW
6.15-6.45pm Workshop session 1 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Supporting CL teachers Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Role of Parents Policy
Teaching and learning community languages in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and opportunities*
Andy Hancock & Jonathan Hancock
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What impacts language and identity?
Heritage/Community Language Networks of Practice among Transnational and Transcultural Japanese Youth in Sydney
Kaya Oriyama
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The intercultural dimension of Chinese community schooling: fluidity and complexity in Chinese migrant identity*
Sara Ganassin
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Developing Professional Learning for Community Language Teachers: 21st Century Challenges*
Karen Garlan & Tianqi Wu
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Innovative Programming Approaches for Language
Elizabeth Wang
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Scaling for Impact: The Place of Learners’ Home Languages in Early Literacy Education – A Case Study of Bilingual Instructions in EAL/D lessons
Sherry Chen
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Maintenance of heritage languages in “immigrant” families in the UK: parental decision making and practices and their impact on immigrant-background children as they step into adulthood*
Ania Gruszczynska
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Re-establishing Kriol education in the Northern Territory: circumventing a policy vacuum and working from the ground up*
Greg Dickson
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6.50-7.20pm Workshop session 2 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
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Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Supporting CL teachers Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Language Specific Teacher attitudes to CL
Leading heritage, complementary and community languages schools*
Anthony Thorpe
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Impacts of COVID-19 on teaching languages: Tamil in Australia
Branavie Raajasingam & Janarthan Kumarakuruparan
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Arabic heritage schools as sites of multilingualism and positive identity building in the UK*
Fatma Said
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The challenge and outlook of teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language, taking NSW case as an example*
Wei Leu
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Shifting to online teaching in the languages classroom
Sarah Benjamin
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School as a community: Assessment task review
Elena Tretyachenko
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Getting together: Our big Greek family
Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou & Aikaterini Vetsikas
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Connection, culture and communication: Teacher trajectories and motivations for teaching in a Vietnamese community language school*
Anne Reath Warren & Katrin Ahlgren
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7.20-7.30pm Day 1 close
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9.50-10.00am Community Languages in Australia
10-10.05am Welcome to Day 2
Acknowledgement of Country
Introductory address – Stefan Romaniw (OAM), Executive Director Community Languages Australia
10.05-11am
(45min + Q&A)
Keynote 1
Dr Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor Emeritus, of Language and Literacy Education, University of Melbourne
Beyond Complementary, More than Integration: Towards a Vision of Community Language Maintenance as the Transformation of Communication
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11-11.10am Break
11.15-11.45am Workshop session 3 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
CL at tertiary level Supporting CL teachers Early childhood Teacher attitudes to CL Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Role of Parents Language specific
Profiles of heritage/community language speakers studying languages at tertiary level*
Anna Mikhaylova
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Community languages school teachers’ pedagogical habitus in transition: an Australian perspective*
Hongzhi Yang & Hui-Zhong Shen
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Parenting bilingually: Intergenerational language transmission and well-being in Hungarian-Australian families*
Anikó Hatoss & Mariann Banfi
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Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Linguistic Funds of Knowledge*
Jacqueline D’warte & Kathy Rushton
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Student reflection to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes
Coreena Allen
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How language and culture are intertwined and some useful ways to teach a language
Ekta Chanana
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When not all family members speak the community language: the complementary roles of parents/carers in supporting children’s language development
Susan Oguro
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Beyond Rote Learning – memorization as a bodily activity: Re-viewing Memorization with a Practice-based Approach*
Jinqi Xu
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11.50-12.20pm Workshop session 4 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Early childhood CL at tertiary level Policy Teacher attitudes to CL Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Role of Parents Language specific
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Home language and multilingual support to preschoolers in early childhood education settings and community language schools*
Criss Jones-Diaz & Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani
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Paper 1: Family and educators’ perspectives on multilingualism and languages learning for young children attending early childhood education settings and community language schools
Criss Jones-Diaz, Beatriz Cardona & Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani
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Paper 2: Chinese immigrant families’ aspirations for home language retention and children’s early bilingual education in New Zealand’s social spaces
Angel Chan
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The sociopolitics of Spanish heritage language mixed classes in higher education: Insights from language attitudinal and ideological data*
Rosti Vana
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Exploring the ways in which discourses around languages and language practices within the field of education in NSW are framed*
Germana Eckert
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Community language learning is not my business: An examination of pre-service teachers’ attitudes*
Alice Chik
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Cont. Student reflection to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes
Coreena Allen
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How can concept-based learning enrich and deepen learning in community languages classes
Kara Matheson
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One Community, Different Voices: Attitudes to Community Language Schools by Australian Vietnamese*
Hoa Do
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Teaching Chinese Mandarin to non- Chinese speaking students with Picture Books
Jessica Zhang
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12.20-12.30pm Break

12.30-1.00pm

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Paper 3: Lessons learned from the Amataga Lelei A’oga, a language-immersion programme in an Australian early learning centre
Kerry Taylor-Leech & Eseta Tualaulelei
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Paper 4: Word play into language learning
Marie Quinn
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Language network sessions
Focusing on the key issues for individual language communities. Facilitated by SICLE Project Officers. These networking sessions will remain open during lunch.

1.00-1.40pm Lunch break
1.45-2.15pm Workshop Session 5 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Early childhood Supporting CL teachers CL at tertiary level Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Supporting CL teachers Issues for CL schools
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Paper 5: Consistent and persistent: Key to success of lone fighters on the home language maintenance front
Van Tran, Sarah Verdon & Sharynne McLeod
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Paper 6: Little Multilingual Minds: A language learning program to foster multilingualism in early childhood education
Paola Escudero, Gloria Pino Escobar, John Hajek & Gillian Wigglesworth
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Negotiating pathways to becoming a teacher in Australia: facilitating access to requalification*
Maya Cranitch & Elizabeth Makris
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Chinese heritage language learners in Australian universities: motivations and beliefs*
Ying Liu
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Language mapping: A tool for exploring languages and literacies in educational settings*
Jacqueline D’warte
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Innovative and effective teaching and learning strategies through the use of technology “Green Screen”
Frances Lee
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Developing a creative pedagogy in the translanguaging space*
Janet Dutton & Kathy Rushton
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From Community Languages to Accredited Primary Teachers: A study in progress
Catherine Mottee
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Language maintenance and community language schools: Is there a relationship?*
Phil Benson & James Forrest
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2.20-2.50pm Workshop Session 6 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Early childhood Supporting CL teachers Issues for CL schools Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Role of Parents Language specific
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Paper 7: Using multilingual storytelling to enhance young learners’ language development
Sue Ollerhead & Gill Pennington
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Negotiating pathways to becoming a teacher in Australia: institutional supports and impediments*
Tina Sharpe & Maya Cranitch
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Developing early literacy materials for community languages in Australia*
John Hajek & Doris Schüpbach
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Task based learning in community language programming
Robyn Moloney
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Cont. Innovative and effective teaching and learning strategies through the use of technology “Green Screen”
Frances Lee
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Teaching community language in Australian schools: effective and engaging classroom strategies for primary languages classroom.
Kanu Priya Tandon
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“When I speak to him, I speak from my childhood”: Language maintenance, attrition and emotionality in 1.5 Generation Russian Australians.*
Beatrice Venturin
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Effective Pedagogical Approaches to Teach Chinese Language Learners in Australian Secondary school
Hing Wa Sit, Shen Chen & Haoliang Sun
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2.50-3.00pm Break
3.00-3.55pm
(45 min + Q&A)
Keynote 2
Dr Vicky Macleroy, Goldsmiths, University of London
Stories, Communities, Voices: Revitalising Language Learning through Digital Storytelling
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3.55-4.05pm Day 2 close
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9.50-10.00am The Open Language Portal
10.00-10.05am Welcome to Day 3
Acknowledgement of Country
10.00-11.00am
(45min + Q&A)
Keynote 3
Professor Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University
Are schools doing enough to engage parents from non-English-speaking backgrounds?
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11.00-11.10am Break
11.15- 12.15pm
(45min + Q&A)
Keynote 4
Professor Maria Carreira, University of California
Community/Heritage Language Education in the United States: The state of institutionalization and bottom-up innovation
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12.15-12.45pm Lunch break
12.50 -1.50pm Keynotes 5
Professor Mahmoud Al-Batal, American University of Beirut
Professionalizing Community-based Arabic Language Education: Prospects and Challenges
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Associate Professor Angela Scarino, University of South Australia
Reimagining language, community and identity in community language learning
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1.50-2.10pm Break
2.15-2.45pm Workshop session 7 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Policy Issues for CL schools Early Childhood Supporting CL teachers Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Role of Parents Language specific
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Research and development in community languages programs: language as rights, identity and pluralism*
Michelle Kohler & Joe Lo Bianco
Paper 1: Community languages learning – doing justice to diverse communities through partnered research and development
Angela Scarino & Michelle Kohler
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Paper 2: Community language teaching in Victoria: A funds of knowledge model
Jing Qi & Kerry Mullan
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Progressing progressions: Design considerations in the development of prototype progressions for community languages learning in Australia*
Michael Michell
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Supporting bilingual and multilingual children in early childhood*
Jie Du & Criss Jones Diaz
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Achieving the Impossible: Effective Professional Learning for all Chinese Language schools
Xue Feng Zhang
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Story telling – Powerful tool for young learners
Varsha Daithankar
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Improving teaching and learning through seeking student feedback
Kati Varela
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Grandparents/parents – your partners in teaching the Language
Swati Doshi
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Engaging online resources for remote learning
Kawther Jipreel
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2.45-2.55pm Break
2.55-3.25pm Workshop Session 8 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
Focus themes
Policy Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Supporting CL teachers Language specific CL at tertiary level Pedagogy/ Classroom Practice
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Research and development in community languages programs: language as rights, identity and pluralism*
Michelle Kohler & Joe Lo Bianco
Paper 3: The current orientation of community languages and their schools in Western Australia
Lindy Norris
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Paper 4: Parent and Student Agency and Voice in Community language schools
Maria Gindidis & Lilly Yazdanpanah
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The Roles of Community Language School in Supporting Main-stream School in Promotion of Second Language Teaching and Learning*
Haoliang Sun, Hing Wa Sit & Shen Chen
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Educational equity when borrowing a classroom at a mainstream school in New South Wales (NSW), Australia*
Janica Nordstrom
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From my parents’ language to my language: Understanding language ideologies of young Australian Korean heritage language learners at the primary and secondary school level*
Sun Jung Joo
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Ethnic minority teachers’ perceived concerns, challenges and preparedness/ expectations prior to their first teaching practicum*
William Nketsia
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Community Language – Arabic: Using systematic and explicit phonics instruction to improve learning.
Using explicit teaching practices in the community language classroom
Noor Elias
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Teaching Modern Greek at Centre for Continuing Education: from 00-20
Gina Rizakos
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Community language: Hindi: A path for understanding culture & values
Kavita Sood
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3.30-4.00pm Workshop Session 9 (Presentations 25 minutes including Q&A)
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Policy Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Issues for CL schools Supporting CL teachers Supporting CL teachers Pedagogy/ Classroom practice Pedagogy/ Classroom practice
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Research and development in community languages programs: language as rights, identity and pluralism*
Michelle Kohler & Joe Lo Bianco
Paper 5: Community language schools as bridges?
Elke Stracke, Mandy Scott & Meredith Box
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Discussion: Joe Lo Bianco
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Linguistic and spiritual identity: analysis of Australian Narratives*
Robyn Moloney & Father Shenouda Mansour
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From effective classroom teaching to problem-free school management: How to bring about change with constructive communication in your CLS
Alex Di Prinzio
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Exploring the motivation of adolescent non-Arab Muslim learners of Arabic*
Nadia Selim
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The necessary ingredients to ‘cook the stew’: A focus on developing targeted professional learning for teachers of Hindi
Swati Doshi & Varsha Daithankar
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Reporting on Community Language Teachers Tests
Emily Bai
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Benefits of language games in Primary Education
Viet Thuy An Ngo
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Brazilian community language school in Queensland: developing and implementing a model of a community-based education for heritage language maintenance*
Lilian Fleuri
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