This year, the VicTESOL Annual General Meeting was held on December 6th at the Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) in Carlton.
On the night, VicTESOL’s much anticipated Teaching and Learning Cycle project culminated in the launch of a set of resources for teachers across the EAL sector. The 2018 VicTESOL research grant was also presented to well-deserving recipients Dr Julie Choi (Melbourne University), Dr Yvette Slaughter (Melbourne University) and Hayley Black (Carringbush Adult Education). Their project will focus on developing and implementing effective language and literacy pedagogies for low language and literacy learners, through collaborative engagement between teacher educators and teachers.
The guest speaker, Nafisa Yussf, vividly recounted her personal experiences as a refugee student within the Victorian school system and attributed her successes to the dedication of her teachers.
Attendees networked over drinks and canapés provided by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Catering. It was a great evening celebrating the contribution of this year’s committee and staff, and welcoming existing and new members to the committee for 2019.
2018 & 2019 VicTESOL members are able to access the draft minutes from the meeting by visiting: