|Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:01 pm
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|TEACHING OF SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE IN VICTORIA
1960 The first class of Slovenian in Victoria is offered by Joze KapuĹ in at the Slovenian Religious and Cultural Centre in Melbourne. The same year Anica Srnec took over the class. Other teachers joined in the effort: Lucija Srnec, Anica Spacapan, Viki Mrak, Draga Gelt, Pavlina Pahor and the Franciscan Sisters who arrived during this period. The commitment and dedication to Slovenian language classes by Stefan Srnec should be mentioned. Particularly during the initial stages he organized transport for the pupils, when parents lived too far away to bring them.
1974 The Slovenian Association Planica establishes a Slovenian class. The teacher is Lucija Srnec.
1976 There are two large classes of Slovenian at the the Slovenian Religious and Cultural Centre in Melbourne. Lucija Srnec is in charge of the senior class, Pavlina Pahor the juniors.
P.Stanko Zemljak makes the initial enquiries about the possibilities of accreditation of Slovenian as a Higher School Certificate subject (Â»maturaÂ«) and is given as an option for Slovenian students, the HSC in Serbo-Croatian.
P.Stanko contacts Aleksandra Ceferin (BA, MA, Dip.Ed., Monash University)
Prof Jiri Marvan, Chairman of the Committee for Balto-Slavonic Languages agrees to the accreditation
Victorian Institute of Secondary Education announces a two-year moratorium on accreditation of new HSC subjects
Aleksandra Ceferin explores the possibility of offering Slovenian language as an accredited school subject at the Saturday School of Modern Languages (est. 1934).
Slovenian language is accepted as a school subject after a formal approach, required documentation and fulfilled conditions, including a syllabus at two levels.
Slovenian Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV) was established, with 20 members.
1977 Slovenian classes begin at three school centres, University High School, Box Hill High School and Maribyrnong High School, with two classes at two levels. There are together 140 students.
Lucija Srnec, Draga Gelt, Marija Bosnic, Natasha Vincent, Vesna Iskra, Magda Hribernik
Slovenian is for the first time in the English world an accredited elective secondary subject
1978 Slovenian is introduced as a elective school subject into the newly established Saturday School of Community Languages in the state of New South Wales, Sydney
Prof Dunston (Chairman, Board of Studies, NSW) contacts Aleksandra Ceferin regarding the introduction of Slovenian as a Higher School Certificate in the NSW school system. A.Ceferin prepares the necessary documentation to start the process of documentation and certification. Aleksandra Ceferin is appointed with prof. deBray (Canberra) and prof. Marvan (Monash univerza) a Consultant/Adviser and Examiner for the Higher School Certificate Examination in NSW.
1979 AC establishes the Committee for accreditation of Slovenian language and prepares a formal accreditation proposal for the Victorian Institute of Secondary Education (VISE)
The first Slovenian HSC class sits for examination in NSW
1980 Sub-committe for Accreditation of Slovenian is established
Members: A.L. Ceferin (Slovenian Course Developer);
P. Bizilj (Lecturer, RMIT);
Graham Marshall (Department of Education);
Greg Comish (Victorian Institute of Secondary Education);
A.Malaniuk (Member, Balto-Slavonic VISE Standing Committee);
P.V. Cubberley (Lecturer, Department of Russian, Melbourne University,
Balto-Slavonic VISE Standing Committee
Slovenian is the first VCE accredited subject in the reformed school system in Victoria
1981 The first Slovenian class completes the Higher School Certificate in Victoria
Students: Robert Lotri?, Andrej Poto?nik, Sigrid Vrta?i?, Andrea Vu?ko
Teacher: JoĹľica Paddle-Ledinek (1981 - 1987)
HSC Commitee for Slovenian Language:
Aleksandra Ceferin , Chairperson
1983 Saturday School of Languages Advisory Council iz established. It represents 32 languages, 500 teachers and 11,000 students. Aleksandra Ceferin is elected Vice-President (1983 - 1987)
1985 Slovenian Literary Reader and Slovenian Folk Songs are published by Aleksandra and Drago Ceferin
1986 Slovenian Language Teachers, Parents and Students Association of Victoria (SLTPSAV) is established
All the HSC subjects undergo a review, re-evaluation and re-accreditation process. Slovenian Re-accreditation Committee: Aleksandra Ceferin (HSC Course Developer), Stefan Kasaryk (Principal of Saturday School of Languages, Joanne Paddle-Ledinek, Marija Bosnic in Drago Ceferin.
Field of Studies Committees for main subject areas are established and appointments of representatives of secondary and tertiary sectors made. It is the beginning of a 5 year process of a complete school reform at the senior secondary levels (Year 11 & 12)
AC is appointed member of Field of Studies Committee for Languages Other Than English. (FOSC for LOTE).
1991 AC prepares VCE Slovenian Course Outlines for Year 11 & 12 Slovenian with thematic approach and task requirements. It is a model used in the development of Course Outlines for other languages taught at the school.
Slovenian is one of the languages defined as Interstate Cooperation Languages, with a common written examination
AC is appointed Vetting Examiner in Verification State Chairperson for Slovenian and German in Victoria
1992 The first class of Slovenian students (Victorian Certificate of Education) completes the reformed VCE
Maturanti: Anne Birsa, Barbara Brozic, Simon Grilj, David Hvalica, Belinda Marn, Erik Mrak
Uciteljica: Viki Mrak (1989 - 1993)
1993 Aleksandra Ceferin is appointed Area Manager, Victorian School of Languages (V.S.L) with responsibilities for course development and accreditation of six 6 languages, including Slovenian..
1995 Viki Mrak, VCE teacher in Victorian School of Languages and member of STAV travels to Slovenia to participate in the Seminar for teachers of Slovenian language, sponsored by Slovenian government.
1996 Sandi Ceferin, teacher of Slovenian in Victorian School of Languages and member of STAV travels to Slovenia to participate in the Seminar for teachers of Slovenian language, sponsored by Slovenian government.
Aleksandra Ceferin is appointed Assisstant Principal for VSL, with the responsibility for introducing the reformed language curriculum â€“ Curriculum Standards Frameworks (CSF) in the VSL. The Slovenian model The CSF Guidelines for Slovenian is developed and completed by Sandi Ceferin
1997 Aleksandra Ceferin travels to Slovenia to participate in the Seminar for teachers of Slovenian language. Closer links with the Slovenian Emigrant Association are established.
1998 Web pages for Victorian Language Association â€“ the initiative, with the provision of professional development and financial support comes from the Ministry for Education, Training and Employment, Victoria. It is intended for the use of Victirian teachers and students.
STAV is reinstituted and renamed as Institute for Slovenian Studies of Victoria (ISSV). Th e main project of ISSV is a web page intended for the descendants of Slovenian emigrants in the English speaking world.
1999 Thezaurus.com is published on the web: with a Language Resources section, Sloveniana Webzine, and links. Partial financial support allocated by the Ministry for Culture RS Slovenija.
AC travels to Slovenia, establishes contacts with the Office for Slovenes Abroad, Ministry for Culture, Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana), collects material, establishes links with individuals.
2000 Development of Thezaurus â€“ monthly 14 000 hits; writing articles for Sloveniana Webzine and other publications
2001 ISSV organizes the Australian reading tour of five Slovenian authors in Melbourne, on radio and print media, posters and contacts with institutions.. Programs in August at Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victorian Writers Association, Baraga House.
Literator.com launched in Melbourne â€“ an archive of modern Slovenian literature in English translation
Regular publication of Thezaurus Newsletter and delivery over Email
Nov project: Webclassroom. Developed by Sandi Ceferin (with material on Slovenian Web)
Literator.com â€“ present to Slovenian public in Ljubljana 18 September 2001, at the Slovenian Writers Association offices.
Discussions regarding the Online course of Slovenian language prepared by Aleksandra and Sandi Ceferin
Thezaurus hits increase to 57 000 hits monthly in December (53 states)
2002 Course Outlines CSF (Year 1â€“10) and VCE (Year 11-12) commisssioned by the Victorian School of Languages. Written by Sandi in Aleksandra Ceferin
Thezaurus project: Galeria Sloveniana Online z razstavo Avstralsko Slovenskih umetnikov
Zadetki na Thezaurusu se v avgustu dvignejo na 70 000 mese?no.
25letnica pou?evanja slovenskega jezika v Avstraliji: sestanki s klubi, SNS, Pripravljalni Odbor za 25letnico (20 clanov), Kulturni Odbor za prireditev (5 clanov)
Nov Projekt: Thezaurus Forums â€“ preurejeni in interaktivni forumi objavljeni v oktobru (3/10/2002) postavljen na splet 26 septembra in testiran
Zadetki na Thezaurusu se v septembru dvignejo na 96 000 mesecno in rastejo na 6000 zadetkov dnevno; v oktobru 160 000 zadetkov mese?no. Nov. 125 000.
Projekt: srednjeĹˇolci na slovenskih Ĺˇolah 2003:ISSV posreduje dva meseca na slovenski gimnaziji za stiri srednjesolske dijake slovenskega razreda na VSL korespondenca z dr. Ĺ˝igonom, dr. ?okovo, z Vladimirom AnĹľelom (gimnazija v Vipavi) in JoĹľetom Mlakarjem (gimnazija v Ĺ entvidu) in g.Grudnom (Ministrstvo za Solstvo)
Arhivist Aleksij Kalc iz Kopra - obisk in ogled arhivov pri ISSV, Slovensko DruĹˇtvo Melbourne, Planica in drugje. Video Intervju s Sandi in Aleksandro Ceferin (15 in 19.novembra) ISSV arhivi â€“ porocilo o vsebini in obsegu ISSV arhiva
?lanki: Misli, Glas Slovenije (Sandi in SaĹˇa)
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