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MLTAQ 2014 Conference Registration now OPEN.

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2014 focus: Exemplary practice in Secondary Languages Education

Category 1: Teaching

Category 2: Leadership

Due date for nominations = Saturday 16 August 2014

6 June 2014 Federal Government Migration Focus Supports Modern Language Learning

The disconnect between Commonwealth and State policy approaches has been starkly highlighted recently in the arenas of the Abbott government’s immigration policy and the confusion which exists within Queensland schools over Languages learning. Cynthia Dodd, President of the Modern Language Teachers Association (MLTAQ) says while the Federal Government is planning an intake of 190,000 migrants this year, with an increased focus on skilled migration and families, the Queensland Department of Education’s tardiness in making definitive moves with Languages learning seems to be at odds with the Federal direction.

“Languages teachers are more than language teachers; they understand the significant changes in the structure of the economic, political and social systems of other cultures. This specialised knowledge can make a tremendous contribution to History, Geography, English literature studies. Languages teachers can add to discussions about the different ways particular cultures understand the ethics of science, for example”.
Beryl Exley (PhD), Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology, comes out in support of Primary Languages.

MLTAQ journal: Exley, Beryl E.(2006) Balancing the equation: New times and new literacies = New LOTE teaching knowledge base demands.The MLTA Quarterly, 138, pp. 2-10. or publicly available here http://eprints.qut.edu.au/8047/1/8047.pdf

Our president was interviewed on 07/04/2014 on the ABC on the topic of:

Should students learn another language at school?

on Mornings with Steve Austin