Dropping Indonesian Program at Middle levels; How to Prevent It?

Presented by: Tata Survi & Timi Ardiyanti

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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You all probably have been familiar with the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s website presenting a page to Promote Learning
a Language. The page supposedly contains a selection of ideas about how to ‘attract’ or to support our students at middle levels to continue their language programs and it includes some language video testimonials, Why Learn pamphlets and Benefits of Learning a Language.

  • But what do our students actually need?
  • What do we need to know as teachers of Indonesian?
  • Why do many of our students drop their Indonesian programs in middle school? What discourages them from continuing?
  • What do we need to do as teachers to encourage our students to continue their Indonesian programs?

Those are some of the frequently asked questions that are going to be answered in this workshop specially designed to support teachers of Indonesian at middle levels, helping them to encourage their students to keep their Indonesian language programs, as well as preparing them to be ready for the next levels of language learning. Some ideas for effective Indonesian classes are also presented in the workshops.

Event Details:


Monday 16th September, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Venue to be advised 
CBD, Melbourne  

Target Audience: Middle and General Indonesian 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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