In this section you will find Activities, Games, Spanish Courses, Music , Interesting Links and much more...
In this section teachers may find a lot of information that can be used with students and for their professional development.
In this section you will find Schools, Institutions and Universities where Spanish is taught in Victoria.

Here you will find all our events for 2016 that you can attend for free if you have renewed your membership in 2016. Be mindful that different membership rates apply after March 1st. For a copy of our 2016 membership form, click on

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Also, visit our 'members only' online feeder to find past events, resources and workshops


VATS Activity Overview – Annual Calendar 2016



Time and place


·Description and outcomes


Term 1

Working through F-10 towards VCE: Planning, assessment, progress record and reporting 


Saturday, 6 February

2:00 -  6:00pm


4 hours

·Exploring the Victorian Curriculum

·Planning, assessing, progress record and reporting F-10 

·Examine the main components of the VCE curriculum, skills, contents and detailed study

∎ Unit planning: connecting contents, learning outcomes, rubrics and assessment

∎ Practical examples of outcomes, text types, assessment tasks, SAC design, detailed study and past exams

Carlos Franco 

(2:00-3:10)   Q&A

Maree Dellora

3:20-4:20     Q&A



Differentiated instruction in the language learning classroom – Seminar

Saturday, 27 February

2:00 – 7:00pm



5 hours

·Play-based approach: rhymes, song and games in the language lesson

·From content, to process to product: what and how to teach and how to assess?

·Multiple Intelligences and learning styles

Incorporating differentiated teaching and assessment strategies

Natasha Vargas


Elizabeth Karakehagias


Term 2

Developing Bi-Literacy capacities – Seminar

Saturday, 16 April

2:00 – 6:00pm


4 hours

·Mechanisms of language acquisition, language development and second language learning

·Approaches to teach a foreign language in the Early years

Exploring ways of capitalizing English language literacy for second language learning

Viqui Grass

Integrated Units – Workshop

Saturday, 21 May *tbc

2:00 – 6:00pm


4 hours

Showcase of a visual Arts based program

·Structuring integrated units

·Examining curriculum design requirements: content, goals & assessment

∎ Making language use and cultural immersion evident in the curriculum

María Inés Ávila

2:00-3:50  Q&A

Marianela Arteaga


Spanish Language Teaching Congress Day 1: Language use in the classroom

Saturday, 18 June *tbc


2:00 – 7:00pm


5 hours

·Link between learning intentions and instructional strategies: the what and how?

Language routines, starters and wrap-up activities for different ages.

·Examining a language program based on multiple intelligences: Risas y sonrisas

Language use: Providing students with real-world opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and dispositions to learn

Applying language learning into other areas: Arts-based programs and Dance (& intercultural) based micro-session

Plan and make teaching resources  using ICT tools for I-pads and laptops

Manuel Moreno

2- 3:30

Leticia Smith


Karen Nava


Carlos Franco


Term 3

Language in use Competition

Critical dates:

Announcement and guidelines released by Monday, 11 July

Last date to receive entries                            Wednesday, 14 September

Results announcement                                    Monday, 26 September

Award ceremony                                              Saturday, 22 October




Time and place


·Description and outcomes


Spanish Language Teaching Congress Day 2: Visible learning in the language classroom

Saturday, 23 July

2:00 – 7:00pm


5 hours

·Curriculum connections: Learning goals, success criteria, rubrics, feedback & assessment

·Exploring a hands-on children centre learning program: Spanish for kids

·Examining an integrated unit on “El Quixote”

Exchanging successful experiences through  micro-lessons: 1. initial presentation of content. 2. Content recapitulation (focus on consolidation). 3. Varying activities (consolidation and review)

Rachel Tattersall 2-3

Jeremy Watson   3-4

Marianela Arteaga



All attendees


VCE Spanish Oral MOCK exam

Friday,  9 September

5:00 – 7:30pm


2.5 hours

·Analysis of the written exam paper’s format and key language elements

·Detailed study presentation

Practical interaction with other VCE students and teachers

María Luisa Rodríguez

Adriana Camisasca


Term 4

VCE Spanish Written

exam preparation

Friday, 4 November


3 hours

·Analysis of the written exam paper’s format

·Drafts, text types requirements and writing styles

An insight of the exam's structure, timing, analysis of past exams and valuable tips

Victorian Curriculum in practice – Workshop

Saturday, 19 November

2:00 – 7:00pm


5 hours

·Showcase of units and resources. Model lesson.

Discussion Board on implemented units

· Sharing the basics for a successful transition into the Victorian Curriculum

∎ Exchange of units and resources. Model lesson

∎ Team planning to exchange professional expertise and work with colleagues on planning classroom activities based on Victorian Curriculum


2:00 – 3:40 Q&A



3:50-5:30    Q&A


TP 5:40-7:00

Total hours of professional development

37.5 hours

Additional hours will be recognised for members supporting the delivery of our events and for those facilitating the activities during our immersion days.