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Teaching in English in Multilingual Classrooms

January 26 - July 25

- $350.00 – $1,350.00

Teaching in English in Multilingual Classrooms

VicTESOL is excited to be partnering with Lexis Education to provide access to the Teaching in English in Multilingual Classrooms (TEMC) course.

We are also proud to be offering a $1000 subsidy for up to 20 members* to attend the course!

Summary of the TEMC course

Who this is for?

This course is for all teachers working with diverse student cohorts aged between 8 and 18 years, and is particularly suitable for EAL teachers. The TEMC tutor training program focuses on the needs of multilingual students and ways to ensure their success in learning.

What will I gain?

  • Evidence-based strategies to improve EAL students’ writing and comprehending across all learning and literacy areas.
  • Positive relationships with peer teachers in a collaborative and engaging adult learning environment.
  • Up to 50 hours of PD recognised by tertiary institutions and education departments. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course.

What will I learn?

  • The language-related needs of students learning through a language that is not their primary language.
  • Teaching practices that will build up students’ language and visual resources so that they can be successful learners across all learning areas.
  • Teaching practices that address students’ language and learning needs in an explicit manner.
  • Positive strategies for self-reflection and self-appraisal.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Working with multilingual students
  • Module 2: Language and literacy in teaching and learning
  • Module 3: The role of language in learning and scaffolding
  • Module 4: Learning about language: supporting students to comprehend texts (part 1)
  • Module 5: Learning about language: supporting students to comprehend texts (part 2)
  • Module 6: Developing students’ vocabulary
  • Module 7: Supporting writing
  • Module 8: Supporting listening and assessing language development
  • Module 9: Programming and assessing: setting up successful frameworks

What is the time commitment?

Participants will be split into two cohorts, with the course spread out over 4 months with a fortnightly rhythm and accounting for the holiday period. This timeline is deliberate to ensure the course is not too demanding for teachers. Note that the two cohorts will have different trainers.

Cohort 1 (12 participants)
9 modules for a total of 23 contact hours and an additional 2–3 hours per module to complete the activities and readings.

  • 31 Jan
  • 14 Feb
  • 28 Feb
  • 13 Mar
  • 27 Mar
  • HOLIDAY BREAK
  • 17 Apr
  • 1 May
  • 15 May
  • 29 May

Trainer: Chris Newton
Chris is a highly experienced teacher, Education Advisor and Regional Literacy Manager who has worked in both the primary and secondary sectors. Her passion lies in the explicit teaching of language across all curriculum areas to improve outcomes for all students, both English speaking and second language learners. She has been extensively involved in designing and delivering professional development programs to empower teachers with the knowledge and tools required to deliver quality learning experiences for their students.

Cohort 2 (12 participants)
9 modules for a total of 23 contact hours and an additional 2–3 hours per module to complete the activities and readings.

  • Feb 28
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • HOLIDAY BREAK
  • 17 April
  • 1 May
  • 15 May
  • 29 May
  • 12 June
  • 26 June

Trainer: Lynette Lingard
Lynette currently works as an independent EAL/D and literacy consultant and is based in Queensland. Her career spans over 24 years as an EAL teacher, advisor and consultant, having worked in primary and secondary schools as well as specialist EAL centres in the public education system. Most of her work centres on devising, planning, and implementing quality literacy professional development programs for educators, with a special focus on the language needs of second language learners and the development of whole school approaches to the support of EAL learners. Her interest lies in the important role of the explicit teaching of language across all curriculum areas for all students, both English speaking and second language learners.

For further information including videos and a detailed breakdown of the course modules, please view the Lexis Education TEMC Website here.

If you have any questions, please email our Professional Learning Coordinator at plcoordinator@victesol.vic.org.au

*To be eligible for the subsidy you must have been a VicTESOL member for a minimum of one year.  VicTESOL will subsidise up to two participants per school on a first come, first served basis. 

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Details

Start:
January 26
End:
July 25
Cost:
$350.00 – $1,350.00
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Venue

Online Webinar

Organizer

VicTESOL
Email
victesol@victesol.vic.edu.au