Senior German participants and students of German from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus, 3 August 2011
In order to celebrate two years of participation in the ARC Linkage Project, Year 12 students from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill, invited their project partners to join them for the screening of the movie “Wintertochter” at the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Federation Square, on 3 August 2011.
This highly acclaimed German-Polish coproduction (Winter’s Daughter), which was shown as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, was very well suited to the project, presenting content relating wonderfully to the topic of intergenerational contact and experience.
After the movie the group walked from Federation Square to Collins Street to have a special treat luncheon at the exquisite Lindt Chocolate Café in Collins Street.
The senior participants and the Project Officer from Monash University, Frau Ramona Baumgartner, have all established a warm friendship with the students over the duration of the project.
The highly successful excursion was organised by the German teacher Frau Renate Just and all involved thoroughly enjoyed a day of immersion into the German language in very pleasant surroundings.
Written by Renate Just, German teacher and program coordinator at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus
Published in the school newsletter, 12 August 2011. Adapted by Ramona Baumgartner
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Project activities 2013
We have been busy in 2013. Presenting at international conferences and publishing our research findings. … Continue reading Project activities 2013
The language(s) of social inclusion
November 2012, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, The Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras launches project DVD … Continue reading The language(s) of social inclusion
Conference presentations – February 2012
Update on project activities! ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals: … Continue reading Conference presentations – February 2012
Successful cross-faculty collaborations: Q and A with Dr Marisa Cordella and Professor Colette Browning
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Conference presentations – December 2011
Between September 2011 and December 2011 the research group presented papers at the following conferences:
– ALAA-ALANZ Canberra Langfest 2011
– 7th Symposium on Discourse Analysis
– LCNAU Colloquium
Final session 2011 at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus
The final session for the year 2011 took place on Monday, September 12. It was a true celebration of the achievements and benefits gained during the second year of the project, and the very successful language practice component and the many intercultural encounters experienced associated with the project.
Excursion to the Museum of Australian Chinese history, Melbourne
Senior Chinese participants and students of Chinese from Glen Waverley Secondary College, 5 April 2011 … Continue reading Excursion to the Museum of Australian Chinese history, Melbourne
“Golden Language Guru” award ceremony for project participants
Sadly Professor Michael Clyne passed away on 29 October 2010 and the Project team and the Monash community deeply mourn our loss.
We as a team will, however, ensure his spirit of enthusiasm for multilingualism and multiculturalism lives on in the project and in future projects.
“Speaking Your Languages”
“Speaking Your Languages”: the Victorian Multicultural Commission Languages Forum was held on Thursday 30 September … Continue reading “Speaking Your Languages”