In this webinar we present the results of an investigation of linguistically responsive vocabulary teaching in a Year 7 science class. We discuss how an EAL and science teacher worked together to apply the whole school’s Three Tiers approach to literacy across the curriculum with reference to the sub-strand word knowledge as one feature of language in The Victorian Curriculum F-10: EAL. Amongst the findings, we discuss 24 strategies in science vocabulary identified in the investigation.
Emily Smith is a Science teacher at Edenbrook Secondary College
Angie Valcanis is an EAL teacher at Blackburn English Language School
Dr Anna Filipi is an Associate Professor in TESOL at Monash University. She has been involved in teacher education and language research for over 30 years.
Dr Minh Hue Nguyen is a Senior Lecturer in EAL/TESOL Education at Monash University. She has been involved in EAL/TESOL teacher education and research in Asian and Australian institutions for about 20 years.