Entries by David Kezilas

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The diverse interactions of Aboriginal EALD speakers: Codeswitching, translanguaging or “whatever”….

Professor Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University Monday 28 October, 7-8pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Australian Aboriginal people interact in diverse ways and this is especially the case for those who grow up and live in rural and remote locations. In such locations Standard Australian English (SAE) is often not spoken as the residents’ first […]

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Supporting recently-arrived EAL students in a mainstream school setting

Elena Di Mascolo & Liaqat Gulzari Dandenong High School Wednesday 4 September, 4-5pm In this workshop, Elena and Liaqat shared their experiences establishing and implementing specialised programs for recently-arrived EAL students in a culturally-diverse secondary school setting, from Year 7-10. They explained the features of the various academic and non-academic programs, including both embedded and […]

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Incorporating Action Research in the Classroom with Low Language and Literacy Learners

Download a PDF of the presentation here: Incorporating Action Research in the Classroom with Low Language and Literacy Learners Rebecca Grimaud, Hân Trinh, Hayley Black – Carringbush Adult Education In this workshop Rebecca, Han and Hayley shared their experience incorporating action research into the classroom. They explored approaches to teaching digital and traditional literacy skills […]

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Leading EALD Professional Learning Within Schools – Webinar

Mei French, Ashima Suri and Rita Alexander In multicultural and multilingual school contexts, it is beneficial for all teachers to develop strong intercultural relationship skills and understand the role of multilingualism in the classroom in order to support English learning across the curriculum. As colleagues in a South Australian secondary school, Mei, Ashima, and Rita, […]

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Foundation House Student Perspectives Report – Webinar

Greg Gow, Program Coordinator, Schools Support Program & Matt Rodger, Schools Support Officer West Region, Schools Support Program ‘School is where you need to be equal and learn’: Insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools (2019) This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the […]

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Support and Advice for Primary School Teachers of EAL Students

  Michelle Andrews, Giuliana Mecoli & Rebekah Jones de Villagran VicTESOL assembled a panel of experts in primary school EAL teaching to answer your questions, offer advice and support, and discuss best practice in primary school EAL teaching. In this online Q&A session, Michelle, Giuliana and Rebekah tailored their discussion around your specific needs. They […]