Can learning a second language contribute to first-year university students’ psychological, social and emotional well-being? This question led LCNAU members Dr Antonella Strambi and Dr Ann Luzeckyj, both from Flinders University and Assoc Prof Antonia Rubino, from The University of Sydney, to develop the Flourishing in a Second Language (FL2) project – a language curriculum for first-year university students which integrates positive psychology, transition pedagogy and Content-and-Language-Integrated Learning (CLIL) principles. As part of this project, a series of free workshops in September are being conducted around the country, to which LCNAU members are warmly invited. In each workshop (details and downloads below), the team will share information about the FL2 project, and provide opportunities for participants to be actively involved in reflection, discussion and creation of materials that integrate positive psychology, transition pedagogy and CLIL principles. Workshop dates and locations are as follows:
Adelaide: Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 2pm – 4pm, Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square Adelaide, Level 2, Room 2.3 (Adelaide flyer)
Melbourne: Friday, 16 September 2016, 2pm – 4pm, University of Melbourne, Room 123, Frank Tate Building (Melbourne flyer)
Sydney: Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11am – 1pm, University of Sydney, Education Building Seminar Room 436 (Sydney flyer)
Brisbane: Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2pm – 4pm, Griffith University, Webb Centre Building, Board and Function Room Space, Level 7 (Brisbane flyer)
Perth: Monday, 26 September, 2016, 9.30am – 11.30am, University of Western Australia, ARTS: [ G61] Arts Lecture Room 5 (Perth flyer)
For more information or to register to attend any of the workshops, please visit the FL2 workshop site.