VicTESOL Resources by category

Complete List of all VicTESOL Resources

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Teaching and Learning Cycle Project Resources

VicTESOL's Teaching and Learning Cycle project, launched in 2018, was made possible by the generous support of a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) Common Funding Agreement (CFA). VicTESOL has also contributed to this project. VicTESOL…
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Talking Democracy- A civic education kit about elections in Victoria

Click here to access the Talking Democracy civic education kit: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/SchoolsAndCommunity/TalkingDemocracy.html This resource kit is designed for people studying English as an Additional Language. It aims to educate…
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Pronunciation - Webinar Resources

Presenters: Shem Macdonald, Margaret Corrigan & Elizabeth Keenan Webinar Powerpoint   Practical Teaching Ideas     Further Resources Free book & audio: Give it a go! Teaching pronunciation…
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"Time. And time again." Prof. Patsy Lightbown - Presentation

"Time. And time again."  Presenter: Distinguished Professor Emerita Patsy Lightbown Session Summary We had the good fortune to be able to welcome Patsy Martin Lightbown, PhD, to Melbourne and to an evening event co-hosted by VicTESOL and…
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Minding the Gaps in Adult Learning within TESOL Contexts - Presentation

Minding the Gaps in Adult Learning within TESOL Contexts: Implications for Pedagogy in a Globalizing World Presenters: Professor David Beckett & Dr Mahtab Janfada In this presentation, David & Mahtab shared their insights into…
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EAL and Vocabulary in context - Workshop

Presenter: Dr Jenny Miller Dr Miller makes a case for a closer understanding of aspects of second language acquisition (SLA) principles, and particularly vocabulary in context. Although the ACARA overview of EAL states that "the extent of…
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Praxis of TESOL Teaching - Workshop

Presenter: Dr Mervi Kaukko The presentation focussed on TESOL teaching from a praxis-perspective. The role of theory, action and reflection in the work of TESOL teachers in Australia was discussed. Also the views of Australian professionals…
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TEAL Resources for Assessment of EAL learners - Webinar

Presenters: Dr Alan Williams & Janet Saker This webinar provides an overview of the TEAL (Tools for enhancing assessment literacy of Teachers of English as an Additional Language) online resources for EAL and mainstream teachers who…
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VCE EAL Listening Task

VCE EAL Listening Task Jacqueline Moore (VCAA)
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Embracing Social Inclusion? - Webinar

The asylum seeker experience of applying for admission to tertiary education in Australia - Webinar October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)
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Focus on Feedback

Presentation from Kathryn Hill
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Embracing Social Inclusion - Webinar

Faculty Research Webinar - October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)
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TEAL Assessment Resources

  Tools to Enhance Assessment Literacy TEAL has a range of Assessment Tools to aid teachers of primary and secondary level students who are learning English as a second or additional (EAL) language in Australia. Types of Assessment…
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VCE EAL: 2016 Trial of Listening to Texts

Please find below useful information concerning the new VCE EAL Listening to Texts component of the Study Design and examination task which comes into effect next year.   Webinar Presention   Webinar Handout  
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VicTESOL Twilight Session: EAL Student Transition

Penny Newton & Lynne Dyer   Overview A twilight session focusing on strategies to assist EAL teachers and newly arrived students with transitions from English Language schools and centres into mainstream education. Speakers Penny…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Leadership

April Edwards EAL Teaching, Learning & Advocating: What more can we do?     Session Details We all act as Leaders in our role as EAL teachers, irrespective of our educational setting. Every day we strive to improve…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Pedagogy

Dr Angela Cincotta-Segi The multilayered approach: Language support and development in the Australian University context   Session Handout   The multilayered approach: Language support and development in the Australian…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Pedagogy

Robyn Babaeff Pedagogy in Action Across Education     Session Details The VicTESOL pedagogy presentation is designed to represent diverse parent and child perspectives of self and action through challenges and triumphs of…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Museum Victoria

Jan Molloy & Liz Suda Thinking Beyond the Classroom with Museum Victoria     Session Details Thinking beyond the classroom with Museum Victoria. In this session we introduce resources from the Museum that engage in different…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Building Communities

Panel Discussion Building Communities Beyond the EAL Classroom   Panel Participants Anthony Brewergray EAL Teacher Wodonga Senior Secondary College Mairead Hannan Head of Education and Careers The Huddle Jenn Clark Manager…
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VicTESOL Symposium: Theory Strand

Dr Howard Nicholas Engaging with Theories of Language   Keynote Abstract In this presentation I will explore ways in which a rich view of the communicative repertoire can help to identify the resources that learners have…
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VicTESOL Symposium Keynote

Associate Professor Misty Adoniou Thinking Beyond the EAL Classroom   Keynote Abstract Many of us enter the TESOL profession for the genuine joy of teaching English to EALD learners. The job, however, is much bigger than…
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VicTESOL Symposium Keynote

Professor Joe Lo Bianco Language Teachers and Language Planners: Leadership Possibilities from Classroom to Policy Forum   Keynote Abstract In this talk I will trace the role of teachers of language into the sphere of planning…
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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. Peter Dutton, the minister for immigration and border protection, made headlines recently after claiming…
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Putting TEAL into Practice

A whole school approach to improving the assessment of EAL students Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of EAL (TEAL) is an online resource that brings together a range of tools, strategies and assessment advice for teachers…
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ACTA Conference Videos

The videos recorded during the #ACTA2014 Conference, hosted by VicTESOL, are available to view online. Click here to view the videos.
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Workshop: The Later Years of Schooling for EAL students - Speaker Presentations

Melanie Reynolds, Alexandra Vardis, Kellie Mason & David Kezilas Session Overview These presentations focussed on EAL students transitioning from school to post school options. Speakers reported successful programs and strategies…
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Workshop: Building Communities - Speaker Presentations

Amalia Fawcett, Hanya Senjov & Dr Kirsten Hutchison Session Overview This session will provide an opportunity to hear from 3 speakers with varied experiences in Building Communities. It will provide strategies to help schools and…
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Mercy Connect Volunteer Program

The Mercy Connect volunteer program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to assist school students and their families settle in Australia. After training, the volunteers offer guidance to students as they settle into the Australian…
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CALD Resources for Teachers & Schools from CMY

CMY has revamped its comprehensive resource kit to help teachers and other school staff be more culturally aware and welcoming to multicultural families. CALD Resources They also offer a range of MY Education case studies: CMY Educat…
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Notice to Schools - VCE EAL: External assessment information

Units 3 and 4 of the revised VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL) will be implemented from 2017. A new listening section will form part of the revised external assessment arrangements for VCE EAL students. For more information: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/correspondence/notices/2016/29.aspx
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TEAL Webinar Video Recording

The video recording of the TEAL Webinar, presented by VicTESOL, is now available for Members. Presenters: Dr Alan Williams and Ms Janet Saker This webinar will introduce participants to the TEAL Project, an innovative e-based toolkit of…
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EAL Elaborations - Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The EAL/D Elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers has been endorsed by AITSL and is available for use. The two-page overview tells you all about the Elaborations and how they can help. The short version provides…
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Workshop: Bridging Course for VCE EAL

Elizabeth Buckley This workshop outlined the VCE EAL bridging course, the rationale behind it and the reception of its introduction in schools. Most teachers have shown interest in using the course at either year 10, or concurrently…
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Workshop: EAL learners and Transition from Early Childhood to Early Years Settings

Kylie Wilkinson, Siobhan Hannan, Sam Ward & Aisha Shorrock Kylie Wilkinson - English Language Centre Siobhan Hannan - Bilingual Kindergarten Sam Ward & Aisha Shorrock - Berwick Fields Primary School Following the event's discussion,…
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Workshop: Creative & Explicit Teaching of Language, Literacy and Literature

Sally Humphrey In a dynamic and informative presentation Sally Humphries explored how to address the 3 AusVELS strands of Language, Literacy and Literature for EAL students. An essential breakdown looked at numerous ways to explore narrative…