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The Later Years of Schooling for EAL students

May 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speakers will include

Melanie Reynolds – RMIT
Alexandra Vardis – Melbourne Polytechnic
Kellie Mason & David Kezilas – Dandenong High School

Audience: EAL teachers working with 15+yo learners in secondary schools.

Topics & Presenter Information

Presentations focus  on EAL students transitioning from  school to post school options. Speakers will present successful programs and strategies which meet the needs of later years schooling EAL learners. There will be a balance between presenting about classroom strategies and support structures to assist young people in achieving their goals, as well as time for questions and discussion. This session is most suitable for teachers and those working with young people in their teenage years.

Melanie Reynolds, RMIT

EAL Coordinator, Tertiary Preparation Programs
English for further study and tertiary preparation skills for young people who require additional support to access VE or university programs. We offer the following: Certificate III in EAL (Further Study), Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study), Cert IV in TP, Cert III in General Education, VCE

Kellie Mason, Dandenong High School
English/EAL and Humanities Domain Leader
Will discuss the context of her school, provide some of the school’s data relating to EAL and TESOL students and give an overview of the different structures and programs offered at the school to support students coming from a background other than English.

David Kezilas, Dandenong High School
EAL Subject Leader and EAL teacher
Discussing what DHS’s system looks like for teachers and students in the classroom, providing a more specific context focusing on the strategies used by the teachers

Alexandra Vardis, Melbourne Polytechnic
Program Leader YAMEC CSWE Youth Programs
Discussion of Young Adult Migrant Education Course (YAMEC), a dedicated youth English language and settlement program for newly arrived young people between the ages of 15-26 years. The program supports students’ English language learning from Preliminary to Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.

The format is an approximately 15 minute presentation per speaker plus time for questions and discussion, with around 4 speakers total.

Cost   $20 Member    $30 Non-Members

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May 12, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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