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Looking ahead: an overview of the new VCE English and EAL study design and planning for Units 1 & 2 in 2023

Copy of Presentation Summary A wonderfully thorough and informative presentation about the changes to the new English/EAL Study Design was offered by Kellie Heintz from the EAL Division of the VCAA. She began with an important reminder of the eligibility criteria and Special Circumstances that determine whether students can be assessed in Units 3 & […]

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Languages in Early Childhood Education: Launch of special TESOL in Context edition

Presentation PDF: Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten, Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech and Dr Eseta Tualaulelei  Languages in Early Childhood Education: Launch of special TESOL in Context edition May 5 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Virtual Event Editors: Dr Yvette Slaughter, Dr Anne Keary, Dr Gillian Pennington, Dr Gary […]

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Enacting translation and translanguaging collaboratively between teachers and learners for knowledge building

Dr Julie Choi and Ms Kailin Liu presented a session on 24 March entitled: Enacting translation and translanguaging collaboratively between teachers and learners for knowledge building. In this session they prompted us to consider translation and translanguaging as a collaboration and explained that this can take place on a number of levels. Talking about it […]

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EAL Framework “101”: A Beginner’s Guide to the Victorian EAL Framework Curriculum

  On Wednesday 9 March, 373 EAL practitioners from the adult sector participated in a webinar hosted by VicTESOL. Attendees zoomed in from all states of Australia, from both regional and metropolitan regions. Recent changes to the Adult Migrant English Program has lead to the Victorian EAL Framework curriculum being mandated for use. VicTESOL decided to develop […]

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VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors Online 2022

The VCAA Chief Assessor for VCE EAL, Glynis Rose, and Assistant Chief Assessors, Rosemary McLoughlin, Jenna Gomes and Michael E Daniel, presented an overview of the 2021 VCE EAL exam. Glynis and Rosemary detailed what the assessors are looking for in each section of the exam and provided suggestions for how we can best prepare…

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