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Nailing it! Assessing VCE French Units 1 & 3

Posted 7 Dec '23

This full day PL workshop will equip participants with the skills to effectively assess the VCE French Units 1 and 3. You will gain a better understanding of the skills students need to develop and will learn strategies that enable you to create appropriate assessment tasks.

Workshop Details

Venue Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne Vic 3002

Date Monday 19 February 2024

Time 9.00am to 3.30pm

Bookings close Monday 12 February


Early bird rates (Ends Thursday 1 February)

AFTV members government schools | $75

AFTV members independent or Catholic schools | $100

Non AFTV members government schools | $125

Non AFTV member independent or Catholic schools | $150

Regular rates

AFTV members government schools | $100

AFTV members independent or Catholic schools | $125

Non AFTV members government schools | $150

Non AFTV member independent or Catholic schools | $175

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PLEASE NOTE If you require an invoice for your finance department, please click here to access the AFTV proforma invoice. The purpose of this invoice is for you to fill it out and give to your finance department to make an online payment by credit card. We don't have an EFT facility for payments.


Learning intentions

  • To understand how to assess Units 1 and 3
  • To understand the nature of the Outcomes
  • To understand how to design appropriate assessment tasks for each Outcome
  • To understand the skills students must demonstrate in the Outcomes
  • To understand how to mark each Outcome
  • To design appropriate assessment tasks for each Outcome
  • To create appropriate rubrics to assess Unit 1 assessment tasks
  • To understand and use the performance descriptors to assess Unit 3 assessment tasks

Workshop Program

During the workshops you will have a chance to design your own outcomes so please come with laptops and your curriculum / themes and subtopics. 

9.00am Registration

9.20am Official welcome

9.30am Introduction 

10.45am Morning tea break

11.00am Workshop - Unit 1

12.00pm Lunch

12.45pm  Workshop - Unit 3

2.00pm Afternoon tea break

2.15pm Workshop 

3.30pm PL concludes


Presenter bios

Lucie Dickens has over 20 years teaching French to Junior and Secondary students. Since 2012, Lucie has been teaching French at Kilvington Grammar School. In her roles as Academic Dean of Languages and Director of the Global Connections Program, her passion is to support and promote the teaching of languages. This is also reflected in her involvement with the AFTV and her role as vice-president. Lucie has many years of experience as a VCAA assessor for the written and oral examinations.

Nathalie Marchand is a passionate and accomplished Language educator and certified Professional translator, and has been actively involved in language education at secondary and primary levels for over 23 years.

With various Language and educational degrees, she has extensive experience teaching GCSE and A level French in the UK, and the MYP, PYP, IB and VCE French courses in two independent Victorian schools since 2007. Nathalie has acquired an extensive knowledge and experience in developing engaging teaching strategies and designing curriculum through her roles as head of department for French, year level coordinator and author, examiner and content consultant on teaching and learning material for the Quoi de Neuf? Series.

THIS ACTIVITY IS PRESENTED AND SUBSIDISED BY THE AFTV  (THROUGH DET FUNDING)

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