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My Asian region

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation featuring a series of videos of Australians talking about how their engagement with the Asian region has influenced their working and personal lives, providing them with unique intercultural skills. Topics include broadcasting, sport, law enforcement, health and ...

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Alwyn Murray describes school for Asian refugee children, 2005

This is an edited sound recording of Alwyn Murray, former head of 'reception classes' for Asian refugee children at Chester Hill North Primary School in south-western Sydney in the late 1970s. Murray recalls that large numbers of refugee children were put into English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in small groups before ...

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Asian food market, Richmond, 1988

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1988 showing an Asian food market in Richmond, Victoria. Like many Asian food markets it sells traditional produce. The photograph is part of a larger collection illustrating the culture and way of life of the Melbourne Vietnamese community in 1988, taken by Elizabeth Gilliam ...

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Asian and Australian: it's easy to be me

Many Australians are members of two cultures: the culture of their homes and the culture of society at large. In this Heywire clip, learn about the experiences of Michael Lam, whose Vietnamese Australian family lives in Townsville, Queensland.<br /><br />Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your community? ...

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Whitlam - Visit to the Philippines, 1974: Whitlam backs Marcos's Asian forum idea

This clip shows newsreel footage of the then prime minister, Gough Whitlam, addressing a state dinner at Malacanang Palace, Manila, on an official visit to the Philippines in February 1974. Whitlam speaks about greater cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and endorses the proposal of a Pacific forum made by Philippine ...

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Poetry in Chinese calligraphy

This is a video showing four poems written in traditional Chinese calligraphy script. The poems are narrated in Chinese (with English subtitles) by Senior Research Fellow and Curator at the Asian Arts Museum, Joseph Chang. In addition, details about the author and the style of Chinese calligraphy used in each poem are shown. ...

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The bridge to Japan

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video in which a teacher of year 7 Japanese language describes the benefits of using ICT to re-engage students and improve learning outcomes. The teacher created iPod tutorials that students could access to learn at their own ...

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ICT in an open learning space

This short online video is a National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource for teachers of Japanese, and language teachers in general. It discusses the flexible delivery of educational software: how a year 9 Japanese language teacher, working in an open-plan school with no ICT infrastructure, ...

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Engaging middle school students in Indonesian through ICT

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on language teaching methods using iPod. The video uses teacher voiceover and student interviews to demonstrate how iPod touches motivated a middle-school Indonesian language class. The devices enabled the class ...

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Skype project: Braemar College

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that demonstrates the use of video conferencing (using Skype) for language students' interschool communication. In the video year 10 Indonesian language students use Skype to communicate with an Indonesian class from another ...

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Using iPads and iPod touches to improve Japanese reading and writing

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that demonstrates self-directed learning in the Japanese language classroom. The video describes how year 10 students of Japanese improved their reading, writing and independent learning skills through the use of ICT. ...

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Cross-age tutoring

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that demonstrates the potential of a virtual learning environment for peer teaching in primary school Japanese language programs. The video shows how a teacher addressed the question of how to implement a cross-age tutoring ...

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Moving with ICT in Chinese

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on teaching methods using ICT in the multilevel language classroom. Using teacher voiceover and images of students, the video demonstrates how ICT catered for different ability levels and improved motivation in ...

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Performing Cinderella in Chinese

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video in which a teacher of Chinese language describes how she used ICT and film-making technology with her year 7 class and another primary school to create a performance of Cinderella in Chinese. Despite the problems with ...

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iPads in my Japanese classroom: Oakleigh Primary School

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on the use of iPads in enhancing learning motivation amongst language students. Pitched at language teachers in general, it offers support in coping with disengaged learners, promoting ICT as the means to do this. ...

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Japanese outside the classroom

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that looks at the potential of ICT for intercurricular language learning. The video is set in a primary school where students from Foundation to year 6 study Japanese in a separate weekly lesson. The teacher of Japanese ...

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Engaging students through using ICT

This online video is a National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource focusing on innovative uses of ICT in bilingual teaching. It shows a year 3 bilingual teacher of Mandarin using a range of ICT tools and educational software to engage students, many of them bilingual, more actively in learning ...

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J boys and the green screen

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on ICT in the Indonesian language classroom. The video uses the voiceover of a year 7 teacher and shots of her students to demonstrate the students' enthusiasm for using ICT in their Indonesian language classroom. ...

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Learning to read Japanese through ICT

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that looks at ICT and self-directed learning in a year 7 Japanese language classroom. In the video the teacher describes creating a classroom environment in which year 7 boys who were studying Japanese improved their reading ...

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Using Web 2.0 technologies with year 10 Japanese

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video that demonstrates the use of educational software for self-directed Japanese language learning. Described by the teacher as a 'Digi story', the video utilises voiceover, subtitles, images and footage to demonstrate how ...