two steps to asia
A Crisis /opportunity <ul><li>Australia doesn’t have enough LOTE teachers to provide every child with specialist for enoug...
<ul><li>Lo Bianco and Slaughter’s 2009, “Second Languages and Australian Schooling” review concludes that the second of “f...
<ul><li>Using the world’s easiest language, first,  sets both children and classroom teachers up to succeed. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Intercultural education is an important part of the rationale for LOTE. </li></ul>
Esperanto GIVES ACCESS TO MANY ASIAN CULTURES Countries  with  national  Esperanto  Associations
....of Great diversity!
 
<ul><li>(All photos used in this presentation are from schools and events where Esperanto is being used. </li></ul>
 
 
 
Communication   <ul><li>Esperanto is completely phonetic.  </li></ul><ul><li>A unique letter represents each, sound whenev...
traditionally <ul><li>Handwritten letters and parcels are slow, but exciting to receive and give insight to life in cultur...
And using ICT
  Kara amiko, kara amikino, kiel vi fartas? Mi skribas por ke vi konu min al vi kaj koni vin. Mi prezentas min. Mi nomiĝas...
<ul><li>These Chinese Children are learning Esperanto as an apprenticeship language, before they move on to English. </li>...
<ul><li>(A guided tour of Hanoi in Esperanto. </li></ul>
Optimizing By-products of LOTE
1.Thinking skills <ul><li>Students learning Esperanto can spend more time in application of understandings to creative tas...
2.Interaction and Collaboration   <ul><li>The regularity of Esperanto allows students greater independence from the teache...
3.Self Esteem   <ul><li>Esperanto is the only language designed for the express purpose of being a quick and successful se...
4.Inclusion   Esperanto  makes it as easy as possible for everyone to succeed.
5.Supporting Literacy <ul><li>Esperanto has “transparent grammar” e.g. nouns end in -o, adjectives in -a, adverbs in -e an...
6. A Flexible Future   <ul><li>Whatever languages become important in the world, and in the lives of individual students, ...
A Tool  for Positive  Change A substantial  minimum entitlement
Supplementary resources
Asian Engagement by Esperanto <ul><li>Reflects the diversity of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes respect through equal effo...
 
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2 steps to asia

  1. 1. two steps to asia
  2. 2. A Crisis /opportunity <ul><li>Australia doesn’t have enough LOTE teachers to provide every child with specialist for enough years to become bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>As it happens, solving this problem leads to a opportunity even better than the original plan. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lo Bianco and Slaughter’s 2009, “Second Languages and Australian Schooling” review concludes that the second of “four components of a broad strategy” should be “a universal apprenticeship in learning how to learn languages” in the primary years, so that students will “successfully transfer such skills to other languages” This 2-step process will enable many more children to to master a target language. </li></ul><ul><li>This 2-step process will enable many more children to to master a target language. </li></ul>LANGAGE APPRENTICESHIP
  4. 4. <ul><li>Using the world’s easiest language, first, sets both children and classroom teachers up to succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Involving classroom teachers provides effective regular practice, and challenges Australia’s “monolingual mindset”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Intercultural education is an important part of the rationale for LOTE. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Esperanto GIVES ACCESS TO MANY ASIAN CULTURES Countries with national Esperanto Associations
  7. 7. ....of Great diversity!
  8. 9. <ul><li>(All photos used in this presentation are from schools and events where Esperanto is being used. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Communication <ul><li>Esperanto is completely phonetic. </li></ul><ul><li>A unique letter represents each, sound whenever it occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no exceptions, silent letters, phonemes, or variations due to position. </li></ul><ul><li>The emphasis is always on the second-last syllable, making correct oral reading possible from the first lesson . </li></ul>Students communicate in Esperanto sooner because:
  10. 14. traditionally <ul><li>Handwritten letters and parcels are slow, but exciting to receive and give insight to life in cultures where computers, and even electricity, are scarce. </li></ul>
  11. 15. And using ICT
  12. 16.   Kara amiko, kara amikino, kiel vi fartas? Mi skribas por ke vi konu min al vi kaj koni vin. Mi prezentas min. Mi nomiĝas Hiroko Mi estas Japana Mi naskiĝis en Kjoto. Mi naskiĝis la 1an de februaro1991. Mi volas esti instruisto. Al mi plaĉas matematikon kaj sciencon. Mia familio konsistas el mia patro, mia patrino, mia fratino kaj mia avino. Amike , Hiroko
  13. 17. <ul><li>These Chinese Children are learning Esperanto as an apprenticeship language, before they move on to English. </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>(A guided tour of Hanoi in Esperanto. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Optimizing By-products of LOTE
  16. 20. 1.Thinking skills <ul><li>Students learning Esperanto can spend more time in application of understandings to creative tasks, synthesis and analysis of texts, and evaluation processes because there is less time needed for memorisation of idiosyncracies </li></ul>
  17. 21. 2.Interaction and Collaboration <ul><li>The regularity of Esperanto allows students greater independence from the teacher, permitting more freedom for individuals or small groups to work at different rates, use a variety of learning styles and to follow diverse interests. </li></ul>
  18. 22. 3.Self Esteem <ul><li>Esperanto is the only language designed for the express purpose of being a quick and successful second language for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts with non-English speakers through Esperanto are contacts between linguistic </li></ul><ul><li>equals. </li></ul>
  19. 23. 4.Inclusion Esperanto makes it as easy as possible for everyone to succeed.
  20. 24. 5.Supporting Literacy <ul><li>Esperanto has “transparent grammar” e.g. nouns end in -o, adjectives in -a, adverbs in -e and verbs in -as, -is, -os, -u, or -us, depending on tense and mood. </li></ul><ul><li>This reinforces grammatical concepts for any language. </li></ul>
  21. 25. 6. A Flexible Future <ul><li>Whatever languages become important in the world, and in the lives of individual students, the advantage of being bilingual young, continues to make new learning easier. </li></ul>
  22. 26. A Tool for Positive Change A substantial minimum entitlement
  23. 27. Supplementary resources
  24. 28. Asian Engagement by Esperanto <ul><li>Reflects the diversity of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes respect through equal effort </li></ul><ul><li>Can be mandated and resourced </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility for individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Provides continuity of education </li></ul><ul><li>Is an equitable provision </li></ul><ul><li>Is an efficient use of time and other resources. </li></ul>
  25. 30. © Penelope Vos 2010

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