Enhancing Reading & Listening Skills for Year 8 & 9 Students of Indonesian

Presented by: Tata Survi & Timi Ardiyanti


Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Are listening and reading the same? At some level, the answer to this question is no. There are several differences between listening and reading. For instance, students can skim a text quickly to get a good idea what it’s about, but listeners can’t skim. The language comes rushing at them. Listening must be done in real time; there is no second chance, unless, of course, the listener specifically asks for repetition. When students read, cognates (words that are similar in two languages) help under- standing, but while cognates may look alike on the page, their sounds may be quite different and they may be less useful while listening.

On the other hand, skimming a text quickly to get a good idea what it is about will not work if we do not provide enough knowledge to our students of not only correct but also appropriate grammar and sentence structure.

This workshop has two parts; the first is based on maintaining and upgrading reading comprehension skills and the second is on improving listening
skills. As this workshop is targeting middle school teachers of Indonesian, the workshop is applicable to understanding the new VCE Indonesian Study Design, in particular the comprehension skills. Year 8 and Year 9 are the critical periods for students studying Indonesian, and if they are not sufficiently challenged and engaged, and given a sense of achievement during the middle years, they can lack the incentive to continue
the study of Indonesian to the next levels (Year 10 and VCE), and are at increased risk of discontinuing their Indonesian studies.

Event Details:

 

Friday 10th May, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
 

Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen Street, Melbourne 

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Target Audience: Middle Years Indonesian Language Teachers.

  $299.00 + GST

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About the Presenters

Tata Survi has been teaching in Australia since 2002 in both the state and private systems. Tata is the driving force behind the AIAV immersion courses, run in Jogjakarta in connection with Pandu Language School. He was a member of the team that brought about the first student exchange to Jogjakarta in January 2009, which continues annually to the present. Tata Survi is the co-editor and producer of widely used Indonesian textbooks “Saling-Silang 1” and “Saling-Silang 2”. Tata Survi has been involved in VCE programs both for Indonesian as First Language and Indonesian as Second Language as an assessor and setter. He is currently an Indonesian teacher at Huntingtower School, a school with a very strong Indonesian program.

Timi Ardiyanti is an experienced teacher of Indonesian and a passionate learner who has had experience in the role of leadership in IB MYP (International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program) in an International school in Indonesia. Timi is also an experienced IB teacher trainer, Language B presenter and a VCE presenter in various workshops in both Indonesia and Australia. For the past 11 years Timi has been the Indonesian Studies coordinator at Huntingtower School. Timi is also an assessor for both Indonesian SL oral and written examinations with the VCAA.




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