November 5, 2019

The New Language Curriculum 2019

We attended our in-service day just before midterm for the NLC. We had a really informative and helpful facilitator who made everything much , much clearer to me. I took a lot of notes which I'll share here!

The NLC is a language learning experience and does not recommend any one template- once it contains all the essential headings it is up to you as to how to present it.

It is based on individual contexts , not strictly by class level.

The strands remain the same, the strand units are replaced by elements, which are broken down into learning outcomes. We were advised to further break the learning outcomes down by stating specific approaches we are using to teach the outcomes. The methodologies should specifically relate to the learning outcome.

We were told that for now, implementing the NLC into our short term plans is sufficient, so that's what I'll be doing until Term Two when I will start my long term plans using it.

Have an explicit focus for the learning outcomes.

The progression steps are now a support and not an essential part of the curriculum, which makes it much more accessible and easier to navigate.

I have devised my own template and have a filled in fortnightly for November for 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and 5th and 6th, which you can access here:

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