Entries by David Kezilas

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The Way Forward: How COVID has changed adult EAL delivery

Tuesday 19 October, 4:00-5:30pm (AEST) Online Webinar The arrival of the pandemic saw a fast and impressive pivot to remote learning for all sectors of EAL. But as we move our way forward into a new normal, has the pandemic led to a re-imagining of the future of adult EAL delivery? In this event, a range of adult…

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Resource Page – Designing culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogy for struggling adolescent and adult EAL learners with Dr Andrea DeCapua

Webinar, Tuesday 14 September, 9-10:30am Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. is a teacher, researcher, and educational consultant. She has held university appointments at several institutions of higher learning in the United States, including New York University and the University of North Florida. She consults with school districts and professional organizations and is an invited presenter in North America, […]

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Resource page – Immigration Museum and VicTESOL: Integrating culture and language for EAL learners

Wednesday 25 August, 2021, 4-5pm Explore Immigration Museum’s digital resources and content that can expand learning experiences for EAL learners. Museum resources include migration stories, cultural stories, and objects, timelines and personal stories investigating a myriad of Australian identities. This professional learning program was designed for EAL and classroom teachers. Resources can be adapted to […]

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*Resources Page* VicTESOL Symposium 2021 – TESOL in a time of COVID: Implications and Possibilities

VicTESOL, the state association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Multicultural Education, held our annual Symposium on Tuesday 31 August. This was live online event from 4-5:30pm AEST.  For this event, we had a panel of speakers, experts in TESOL and multicultural education and related fields who discussed what they […]

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EAL Micro-Teaching Vignette – Membership Grids

A lot of professional learning quite rightly focuses on the global, big-picture ideas of teaching and learning, but what about a small, everyday practice of successful teaching. In this series of vignettes, EAL teachers showcase a single activity, idea or resource that they find to be effective in the EAL classroom, and discuss how and…

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EAL Micro-Teaching Vignettes – Arrange and Describe

A lot of professional learning quite rightly focuses on the global, big-picture ideas of teaching and learning, but what about a small, everyday practice of successful teaching. In this series of vignettes, EAL teachers showcase a single activity, idea or resource that they find to be effective in the EAL classroom, and discuss how and […]

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EAL Teacher Interviews – pre-service teacher resources now available!

Dr Anne Keary has generously shared a number of recordings used in the education of pre-service primary school teachers at Monash University. They cover topics including advice for planning and programing, getting to know learners, behaviour management and how schools have adapted to remote learning. Michelle Andrews, EAL Teacher Preston North East Primary – Planning […]

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VCE EAL Resources – ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent

These resources have been created as scaffolding tasks to support initial comprehension through to critical analysis via collaborative meaning-making activities for Units 1 and 3, Outcome 1. Students are encouraged to use both English and their common home language to complete these tasks. It is important to note that these documents are not stand alone […]