As part of the Michael J concert organised by BBIP, WILTA and AISWA will be collaborating to bring free Laskar Pelangi singing workshops to 3-4 schools across the metropolitan area on Wednesday 3rd August. The workshops will be approximately 40-60 minutes, and run by Ibu Kate Reitzenstein and Bapak Emir Faisal. The reason for the singing workshop is for participants from these schools to sing on stage with Michael J and as such, each participating student and school must be attending the concert also.
Expressions of Interest are sought from interested schools.
Please fill out the following information, and you will be contacted by Ibu Kate Reitzenstein later on.
WILTA Event #1 2014 – “Arts on Toast”
WILTA got 2014 off to a good start with a delightful breakfast gathering at the Canvas Café at Fremantle Arts Centre. Along with some friends from AIPSSA (Australian Indonesian Postgraduate Students and Scholars Association) we enjoyed good food and excellent Indonesian language conversation practice. A bonus was the opportunity to view an exhibition of contemporary Balinese Art entitled “Bali: Return Economy”.
WILTA Event #2 2014 – May Workshop
The May Workshop is traditionally the one featuring our annual Reciprocal Teacher Visit (RTV) participant from the IALF. This year Pak Andre Maure worked at 16 primary and secondary schools in WA, as well as presenting workshop sessions on Pulau Sumba, Indonesian children’s games and Nusa Tenggara Timur dialects. This workshop also included presentations from Adopt-A-School and Sue Cooper with Wilfred Liauw who talked about effective lesson plans.
WILTA Event #3 – Language Learning Space PD
In conjunction with Education Services Australia, WILTA offered three venues for workshops introducing the new online Indonesian teaching resource The Language Learning Space. Lucy Booth from ESA in Melbourne explained how the new website works and answered questions from attendees on what seems to be an innovative and interesting new resource.
WILTA Event #4 – Term 4 Workshops and Annual General Meeting
Another well-attended workshop with a focus on planning for the Australian Curriculum in Languages, ably presented by Sandra Jackson. Other presentations included Wilfred Liauw’s sharing of photos and videos taken during the ASILE tour, many of which will be developed as Indonesian teaching resources; reports from our four Language Assistants Randi, Andi, Clara and Wisnu; and a reflection on the value of cultural incursions from Sue Abdullah.
We are really looking forward to the last WILTA workshop of the year and our AGM. Please read the proposed schedule below click on the following link to register at Balai Bahasa:
Proposed Schedule 26 Oct 2013
0830 – 0900 Coffee and networking
0900 – 0915 Official Welcome from BBIP and WILTA
0915 – 1015 Guest Speaker Jajang C. Noer
Jajang C. Noer is a well-known Indonesian actress in both film and theatre with a long list of films to her name, dating back to the early 1980’s. Jajang was born in Paris, the daughter of Nazir Datuk Pamoentjak, then Indonesian Ambassador in France and now known as a national hero of the Indonesian independence movement. Jajang will speak about her interesting life as the daughter of a diplomat and Indonesian Independence fighter, and her stellar career over four decades in Indonesian film and theatre.
(The presentation will be in English and Indonesian)
1015 – 1045 Rehat Kopi
1045 – 12.15 Session ONE (Parallel sessions – participants choose one)
1 – Tips and support for organising a school study tour to Indonesia
Experienced teachers who have lead recent successful student study tours to Indonesia will present a treasure trove of strategies, tips and contacts for undertaking successful student study tours to Indonesia.
2-Integrating the Australian Curriculum Cross-Curriculum Priorities in to your Indonesian programs – a how to…
This session will focus on the Australian Curriculum CCP of ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures’ and ‘Sustainability’ with tips on how to address these successfully in your teaching programs in 2014 and beyond. Guest presenters include Coleen Sherratt Project Officer Aboriginal Languages DoE.
1215 – 1300 WILTA AGM
1300 – 1330 Makan siang
1330 – 1530 Session TWO Conversation Club (Participants divided into groups based on self assessment)
Language immersion – time for individuals and small groups to practice their own language skills and ask questions to native speakers, all in a risk free environment. (Relevant for both primary and secondary teachers of Indonesian)
1530 – 1600 Summary and Evaluations
1600 End of day
Bring along any resources you no longer use for a ‘bring and buy’ during the day. Proceeds to Indonesian charity.