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1 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW1 1. What is Learning Languages all about? 2. What does it mean to teach a second language? 3. What links are there between first and second language literacies? 4. and number systems? 5. What resources and support are available?

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4 MEANING (Why study a language?) All students will have the opportunity to develop languages acquisition and intercultural skills to enable them to participate more actively in NZs diverse multicultural society and in the global community. (Synthesis -NZ Diversity Forum, Auckland, Aug 2008) MANDATE (Requirements) All schools with students in years 7 – 10 should be working towards offering students opportunities for learning a second or subsequent language (p 44 NZC 2007). This includes te reo Māori in English Medium Schools. 4

5 What is Learning Languages all about? PMI First Class example 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW5

6 What does learning another language have to do with first language literacy? Think... Share and record your thoughts with others… What is the power of a cognate? 6

7 how languages work the development of the English language and its structures literacy strategies - which are overtly and consistently promoted and modelled by the teacher in two languages how literacy skills developed in another language can and do transfer to English 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW7

8 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW8 Second Language Surface Features First Language Surface Features Common Underlying Proficiency. Central Operating System The Iceberg Analogy Metacognition Processes in Language Learning Centre of the Brain Quote from:

9 Second language learners are problem- solvers 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW9

10 Research has shown that that there are cognitive spin-offs to language learning, including …early reading in the first language. 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW10

11 As they learn a language, students develop their understanding of the power of language. They discover new ways of learning, new ways of knowing, and more about their own capabilities. Learning a language provides students with the cognitive tools and strategies to learn further languages and to increase their understanding of their own language(s) and culture(s). NZC /8/2014Learning Languages UoW11

12 What does learning another language have to do with mathematics? Think... Share and record your thoughts with others… 12

13 Recycle strategy and knowledge in levels 1 – 4 in a target language eg Emergent One-to-one-counting Counting from one on materials Counting from one by imaging Advanced counting AND Explore the number systems of other cultures 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW13

14 MOE Learning Languages interactive resource kits 14 Wickliffe Ltd Ph: Fax:

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16 Go through blog to wiki (tki sites are on blog) Or, directly to wiki https://learninglanguageswaikato.wikispaces.com/ Or more directly to the e-languages exemplars 16

17 What are the implications of your learning and thinking today: around the learning area Learning Languages? for your own practice? 1/8/2014Learning Languages UoW17


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