VicTESOL Symposium

Registrations now open!

Thinking Beyond the EAL Classroom

1 August 2016
8:30am – 4pm

Bastow Institute, 615 Queensberry St, North Melb

EAL learners have ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic identities that interface with their educational and community lives. This symposium invites educators from the early childhood, schools and adult sectors to share the ways in which they think beyond the classroom to support the educational needs of EAL learners.

This symposium aims to stimulate thinking and promote connections between and beyond classrooms into and from the wider community.

Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Misty Adoniou
Professor Joe Lo Bianco

Symposium Strands


Panel Discussions

Early Careers & Networking
Community Groups

Recent Updates

Misty Adoniou

Keynote Speaker Misty Adoniou in The Conversation

What went wrong at Aurukun School?

Joe Lo Bianco

eBulletin – July, 2016

Read the July VicTESOL eBulletin online now

Misty Adoniou

Symposium Keynote Speaker Associate Professor Misty Adoniou

Associate Professor Misty Adoniou


Symposium Keynote Speaker Professor Joe Lo Bianco

Professor Joe Lo Bianco


How students from non-English-speaking backgrounds learn to read and write in different ways

An interesting article written by Sally Baker & Georgina Ramsay, both of the University of Newcastle, on The Conversation.

Click here for the full list of updates.

Welcome to VicTESOL

VicTESOL is a professional association committed to promoting excellence in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and supporting cultural and linguistic diversity through high quality multicultural education. VicTESOL provides support and services to generalist, content, trade and EAL specialist teachers across the state of Victoria.

VicTESOL proudly hosted the 2014 ACTA Conference in Melbourne