Brittany Pennings - , Kathryn Tominaga -

What lessons can be learned by returning to the role of student? Can this experience be used to inspire our day to day teaching? What innovative ideas from an immersion program can we incorporate into our everyday language lessons? Can these be used to interact and raise the language proficiency of our students? What about our own proficiency? This session will share the wealth of ideas and resources that are the product of a program which brings together hundreds of language teachers from all over Australia in their respective language groups for an experience that will benefit them, their students and their colleagues for years to come. The session is aimed at participants who seek to learn about ways to up-skill themselves as teachers through both language and cultural learning. Take home resources will also be provided.