Out and About

Group photo at the 2nd International Conference on Literature and Linguistics (ICOLL): Roma, Italy July 2016.

With the very lovely Lisa Keskinen (of Lisa K Connections) during our combined radio segment Songs and Stories on 88.3 Southern FM.
Melbourne Australia, July 2017.

With 2017 Global Teacher Prize recipient, Maggie MacDonnell (Canada) at the Global Education and Skills Forum; Dubai UAE, March 2017.

At the Global Education and Skills Forum with The Hon. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia and
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education! Dubai UAE, March 2017.

At the Global Education and Skills Forum with Global Teacher Prize Top Fifty Finalist, Phuti from South Africa. Dubai UAE, March 2017.

Making new friends and colleagues at the Global Education and Skills Forum; Teach For Uganda CEO James Kassaga (left) and
Teach For Ghana CEO Daniel Dotse. Dubai UAE, March 2017.

Reading Australian stories for primary school students in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, May 2017.

Attending the Australian Stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017 with the Makers of Magic (L-R) Ann Haddon from Books Illustrated;
writer, illustrator and 2016 & 2017 Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs;
Ann James from Books Illustrated and graphics designer Lee Burgemeestre. Bologna Italy, April 2017.

Another classroom, another beautiful welcome from the students Emilia-Romagna, Italy, April 2017.

With dear friend and colleague, pre-school children’s author Jeannette Rowe during a playgroup visit. Country Victoria Australia, June 2017.

With Deborah Andersson, Network Activations Manager Audio and Language Content from SBS Radio
at the 21st AFMLTA Conference: Gold Coast Australia, July 2017.

With Joe Dale at the 21st AFMLTA Conference: Gold Coast Australia, July 2017.

Making my dreams come true! I had the honour of standing on The Red Spot on a TEDx stage as one of twenty shortlisted speakers!
I spoke about my journey of how and why I started The Language Toolbox! SO very exciting! Melbourne Australia, August 2017.

The Language Toolbox makes a debut at the AFMLTA Conference 2015!

Teaching my Australian Animals CLIL unit in Zagreb, Croatia 2016.

Presenting at a CLIL Seminar; Bologna 2016.

Group photo at the 5th International Conference on Languages Media and Culture (ICLMC): Osaka, Japan April 2016.

Receiving the ‘Best Paper Award’ for my paper Creating Confident Classrooms With CLIL; ICLMC Osaka, Japan April 2016.

'The About Taste Project’ presentation at Expo Milano, 2015.

The 'CLIL Blondies!’ Romagna, Italy 2016.

My lovely welcome to British School Lugo, Italy 2016.

At the AFMLTA Conference 2015 with Professor David Marsh.

'The About Taste Project' group photo at Expo Milano 2015.

Radio interview with Lisa Keskinen on 88.3 Southern FM.

All children deserve to know what learning another language can be like: fun, magical and highly engaging!
Tilka’s purpose with The Language Toolbox is to share her message with as many educators as possible; all over the world!
This means she doesn’t sit still for long!

Seminars and Conferences

School Visits

Published Works



I’m blessed to call these schools ‘home’ when I travel to their countries.