DOI: 10.5176/2251-3566_L317.138

Authors: Penelope Johnstone

Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss challenges facing language teachers in the primary context in New South Wales, Australia. Accommodating diversity of the young 21st Century learner is central to student engagement in foreign language study. Making the learning relevant to the language learner is integral to student engagement and motivation. This paper explores how continuity between primary school language learning and secondary school transition may be optimised with a focus on relevance.

Keywords: component; 21st Century Learner, Italian, Student Engagement


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