SICLE ONLINE PORTAL FOR
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE RESOURCES
The Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) has established this portal to bring together available resources to support teaching both in out-of-hours community languages schools and primary and secondary schools. For many languages there is a gap in quality heritage/ second language teaching materials.
This portal is for everyone teaching community languages, but especially for the 3,000 volunteer teachers in NSW community languages schools. Teachers often have full-time work and family responsibilities and teach on weekends because of their commitment to maintaining their languages and cultures.
There is no perfect resource. Please excuse any errors or typos.
We have uploaded word versions so that teachers can change and adapt for their own classes.
We have checked copyright as much as possible.
Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) was established in 2017, funded by the NSW government to provide support for community languages schools, to develop pathways for teachers into further study and employment and to develop an evidence base for the schools and languages policy.
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The team of managers
Lindy Cassidy, Chorng Wei Leu, Patricia McCormick, Elizabeth Makris, Emily Bai Li
The team of project officers
Nada Awad, Enaam Darido, Nhu Mai Denny, Deborah Kyoungna Kim, Sungbae Ko, Cathy Qiao, Aikaterini Vetsikas, Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou, Selin Erey, Nazmiye Iyidilli, Tianqi Wu, Maryam Jabbari, Swati Doshi, Varsha Rajas Daithankar, Amanpreet Kamal, Yoshiyuki Oguro, Alice George, Atra Mirza.
The project involved bringing together the community languages schools and working closely with principals and key teachers to identify, check, categorise and edit resources. The team also has planned workshops for teachers in using the resources.
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