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Languages K—10 syllabus development: Chinese and Japanese

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) at its June, 2016 meeting approved a Languages K–10 Framework to guide the development of 15 new NSW Language-specific syllabuses.

The first two syllabuses based on the new Framework are currently being developed.

Consultation on the Chinese and Japanese K–10 draft syllabuses begins on Monday 15 August 2016 for 6 weeks.

BOSTES seeks your feedback through face-to-face meetings, online surveys and written submissions until Sunday 25 September 2016.

See the consultation meeting timetable below and register your attendance.

Draft syllabuses

View or download the draft syllabuses from the table below and complete the online survey or view/print the survey questions. If you attend a consultation meeting, please bring a hard/electronic copy of the draft syllabuses with you.

Draft syllabus (PDF) Link to online survey

Online survey statements (PDF)

Chinese Chinese survey Chinese survey statements
Japanese Japanese survey Japanese survey statements

Consultation meetings

Consultation meetings are free and will be held at locations across NSW from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They provide an opportunity to hear from the Languages Board Inspector about the draft syllabuses, including Life Skills outcomes and content, discuss ideas with teachers from other schools, and provide group and individual feedback to BOSTES.

Discussion during consultation will refer directly to the draft syllabuses. Please bring an electronic or hard copy to the consultation meeting.

Please pre-register to attend a meeting by selecting a venue below:

Date Chinese and Japanese
29/08/2016 Kogarah
30/08/2016 Sydney CBD
1/09/2016 Ballina
5/09/2016 Burwood
12/09/2016 Cammeray
13/09/2016 Newcastle


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Completing a draft syllabus consultation meeting will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD (addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers) towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Written Submissions

Please send written submissions to:

Lyn Sully
Senior Project Officer, Languages
BOSTES, GPO Box 5300
Sydney 2001

or lyn.sully@bostes.nsw.edu.au

Feedback received from consultation meetings will be used to guide the development of the final syllabus documents.

Consultation concludes on 25 September 2016.

For more information, contact:

Howard Jacobs
Board Inspector, Languages
(02) 9367 8152

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