Entries by Carly

What support do you need to teach EAL learners?

Last chance to have your say- click here to complete the survey now! Survey closes this week- Friday 18 October. The Department of Education and Training is conducting a survey of the professional learning needs of teachers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. The survey will provide teachers of EAL learners with an […]

Congratulations to the 2019 VicTESOL Research Grant recipients

The successful applicants for the 2019 VicTESOL Research Grant are Dr Anna Filipi, Prof Amanda Berry and Dr Minh Hue Nguyen from Monash University and Amy Kerwick and Sue Parlanti from Westall Secondary College, for their project on elucidating practices that assist EAL learners to acquire specialised science vocabulary. Research Team Members: Dr Anna Filipi, […]

VicTESOL Membership: Pro-rata rate now available!

-Join VicTESOL for the next 6 months- *ALL MEMBERSHIP PRICES 50% OFF – REDUCED RATES FOR 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP PERIOD* 2019 VicTESOL Memberships cover the period from 1/4/2019 until 31/3/2020.  A 6 month membership is now available to cover the period from 1/10/2019 to 31/3/2020. Concession Membership: was $55 now $27.50 Individual Membership: was $88 […]

Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2019

Nominations are now open for Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2019. Nominations close Sunday 29 September. Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements of people and organisations who strengthen multiculturalism across 10 categories. The Multicultural Education and Early Childhood Award recognises outstanding school education and early childhood practice which enhances intercultural understanding and […]

VCE English and English as an Additional Language (EAL): Focus groups

The VCAA is consulting practising teachers of VCE English and English as an Additional Language through a series of focus groups to provide monitoring and feedback for a major review of the VCE English and English as an Additional Language Study Design. Click here for further information. To gain feedback on the current VCE English […]

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Steven Quinn, Carwatha Secondary College – Talk with the hand: Gestures in EAL

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 Steven delivered a hands on and engaging workshop where participants learned about the idea of using gestures to teach new vocabulary to EAL students. He spoke about the connection between speech and gestures and in this workshop. Among other things, participants experienced learning a new language using gestures to represent […]