The (adult) EAL Framework curriculum will be reaccredited from 1 January 2024. The EAL Framework reaccreditation Project Steering Committee (the Committee) has been established by the curriculum owner to support the reaccreditation process and will confirm the course content is appropriate and meets the required outcomes. The Department of Home Affairs is represented on the Committee along with industry representatives, RTOs and curriculum experts.
Over the coming months the Committee is seeking feedback on the draft content. To facilitate this process the Department has enlisted support from LWA to seek and compile provider feedback through Survey Monkey. LWA is currently searching for feedback on draft units for:-

  • Certificate II in EAL (Access)
  • Certificate III in EAL(Access) (please note new unit VUXX74 Investigate Australian Identity)
  • Certificate IV in EAL (Access

Feedback for this tranche should be provided by COB Tuesday, 31 January 2023 via the online survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LY38BW
Any additional feedback can be emailed to info@lwa.net.au

If you have any queries regarding the above or below attachments, or you have any issues completing the online survey, please do not hesitate to email info@lwa.net.au

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Download (ZIP, 4.89MB)

Certificate III in EAL(Access) (please note new unit VUXX74 Investigate Australian Identity)

Download (ZIP, 5.4MB)

Certificate IV in EAL (Access

Download (ZIP, 4.89MB)

2025 ACTA Conference

Sign up to the VicTESOL Ebulletin for updates on the 2025 Melbourne ACTA Conference – TESOL: Shaping the Future

Sign up at the website here http://eepurl.com/djZb4r and feel free to email VicTESOL at victesol@victesol.vic.edu.au if you have any queries about the conference!

Summary

ACTA has been undertaking a series of briefings on the release of the ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools. ACTA has been concerned for some years at the erosion of specialist English language provision for over 600,000 Indigenous, migrant and refugee students in Australian schools. This erosion is due to Commonwealth devolving all responsibility for EAL/D education to State and Territory governments and these jurisdictions’ school autonomy policies diverting earmarked (Gonski) funding away from EAL/D learner support though flexible, global school budgets.

The Roadmap aims to ‘build back better’ English language and literacy provision for these students. It identifies key national policy problems and proposes solutions through twelve key actions aligned to the directions and initiatives of the National Schools Reform Agreement.

As Australia emerges from the pandemic and re-opens to the world, national leadership is needed to restore our former leading role and rebuild effective English language and literacy provision so that Australia’s English language learners, including its Indigenous learners, can participate successfully in school education and contribute to a cohesive and prosperous multicultural society.

At the online event for academics and researchers working in the field on the 16th of June, leading researchers in the field of TESOL, including Professor Constant Leung from Kings College, discussed the new ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools.

At the online event for ACTA members on Monday June 20th, Dr Michael Michell encouraged State and Territory associations to contact political parties, representatives and Commonwealth and State and Territory Education Ministers to commit to implementing Roadmap actions.

At the online event for Professional Associations and Key Organisations in the EAL/D space on Monday 18th July, an extremely productive discussion was held with many suggestions for further actions being made.

Other briefings on the Roadmap have been presented to the Victorian and Queensland Council of Deans of Education, and other relevant parties.

Recordings

16 June 2022 – Academics and Researchers

20 June 2022 – ACTA Members

18 July 2022 -Professional Associations and Key Organisations in the EAL/D space

Documents

The Roadmap

Download (PDF, 896KB)

Media Release

Download (PDF, 169KB)

VicTESOL Annual General Meeting & End of Year Celebration

Online Event – Guest Speaker: Ester de Jong

Thursday 3 December 2020, 5.30 – 6.30pm AEDT

At the AGM we will hear about VicTESOL’s achievements from the last year, share in awarding the 2020 VicTESOL Research Grant to the successful applicants and hear from the guest speaker, Ester de Jong, Director of the School of Teaching and Learning and Professor in ESOL/Bilingual Education, University of Florida.


Ester de Jong is the Director of the School of Teaching and Learning and Professor in ESOL/Bilingual Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  Her research focuses on equity and integration in the context of dual language education and preparing teachers to work with bilingual learners in K-12 schools.
https://esterdejong.com/
Ester will pick up on ideas from her recent article in TESOL in Context around the notion of the multilingual stance:  https://doi.org/10.21153/tesol2019vol28no1art907.
There will be time for some Q&A following her presentation.

RSVP: Click here to register to attend the VicTESOL AGM

RSVP by 26th November 2020


Please email victesol [at] victesol.vic.edu.au to request:

  • 2020 AGM Agenda
  • VicTESOL Committee Nomination Form
  • VicTESOL Committee Nomination Proxy Form

2019 & 2020 VicTESOL members are able to access the 2019 VicTESOL AGM Draft Minutes by logging on to the VicTESOL website and clicking here.

Please note: all nomination and proxy forms must be emailed to VicTESOL by 5pm, 26th November 2020.

The Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence are currently open and taking nominations.

Proudly coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission on behalf of the Victorian Government, the annual awards honour the outstanding achievements of Victorians who strengthen multiculturalism in our great state, recognising people, groups and organisations that foster cross-cultural understanding, build social cohesion and support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in all aspects of life.

Now in its 19th year, the awards feature 15 categories that recognise the many ways Victorians are supporting one another to strengthen multiculturalism. This year the awards include four education sub-categories recognising early childhood services, schools, vocational education and training settings and not-for-profit organisations.

Nominations are now open until 18 October 2020. To find out more or nominate for an award please go to https://www.multiculturalcommission.vic.gov.au/multicultural-awards-for-excellence.

The VicTESOL committee is inviting members to participate in the ratification of the revised VicTESOL constitution.

VicTESOL has undertaken a review of the constitution, assisted by an expert legal team from Clayton Utz.

The conversation started last year when we became aware that the current constitution was no longer fit for purpose and needed to be refreshed to reflect the Model Rules for Incorporated Associations, under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.

The legal team at Clayton Utz prepared a brief of advice, taking into account the legal requirements and the practical operations of VicTESOL. They developed a draft constitution, based on the Model Rules, as well as a document showing the differences between the existing and proposed constitutions.

VicTESOL is holding a meeting to ratify the draft constitution, to be held via Zoom at 7pm on 14th October 2020. Click here to register to attend this meeting.

The Committee urges all interested members to attend on 14th October to discuss and vote on the proposed model. If you are unable to zoom in please read the documents below and provide written feedback to VicTESOL.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Proposed new rules:

Download (PDF, 276KB)

Summary of differences against exisiting constitution:

Download (PDF, 94KB)

A PRESENTATION OF ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR ALL STUDENTS OF ALL
AGES & BACKGROUNDS

Wed 10th June, 4.30pm AEST

TasTESOL has organised a free presentation by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra showcasing their fabulous online educational resources.  Using Zoom, they will look at 4-5 pictures related to the theme of multiculturalism and identity and discuss how they could be used in class (for all ages).

The presentation comes highly recommended by our colleagues in ATESOL, ACT:
“The brilliant thing about the NPG is that the program can be designed in collaboration with their staff. There could be a focus on different themes, e.g. Indigenous Australians and their stories, women, Tasmanians, people in/from remote places, musicians, Australian history, democracy and more!”

PLEASE RSVP  TO contact.tastesol [at] gmail.com AND THE LINK WILL BE FORWARDED TO YOU LATER.

Put the date on your calendar now!

ELTons would like to invite you and your networks to nominate those from across the English language teaching community around the world who inspire you and others. You can find out more and make a submission on the ELTons website by Friday 29 May, 23.59 (UK time).

Now more than ever, it’s important to recognise and celebrate people who have made a lasting and extraordinary impact on teaching and learning. Who do you think should win the ELTons award for outstanding achievement in English language teaching?

Nominations for the British Council ELTons Outstanding Achievement Award are encouraged from all nationalities, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, genders and first languages, and can include well-known leaders to typically unsung heroes.

We would like to hear who for you has:

  • Made a significant contribution to further English language teaching.
  • Helped shape the English language teaching profession or industry.
  • Had an impact on a wide audience.

Click here to visit https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/eltons-outstanding-achievement-award-2020 for further information.

The draft EAL Curriculum has now been released for familiarisation and optional implementation. To support the release of the EAL Curriculum, the VCAA in partnership with VicTESOL, are offering a mix of face-to-face and webinar professional learning sessions over May and June 2019 beginning 16 May. For information and registration details, please go to the VCAA website: Professional Learning/English as an Additional Language.

The VCAA is also welcoming feedback via an online form which can be found here, with feedback closing on 29 August 2019.

2021 AGM Draft Minutes 2021 AGM President’s Report 2021 AGM Treasurer’s Report…

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