Teaching Young Children English in Multilingual Contexts (TYCEMC)
Teaching EAL Students in Mainstream Classrooms (Foundation – Yr. 4)
Facilitator: Margaret Nutbean
Developed by: Lexis Education
Many mainstream teachers are now primarily responsible for their EAL students’ English language development and academic instruction. Teachers need feel confident and empowered to meet all their students’ needs in their classroom knowing that EAL instructional strategies are good for all their students.
Teaching young children in English in multilingual contexts (TYCEMC) is one of a suite of professional development programs for teachers developed by Lexis Education (https://lexised.com/) to support them in the implementation of pedagogically sound teaching practices that create innovative, engaging and ultimately successful learning environments. This course is organised into seven modules, designed to support EAL teachers and mainstream teachers with EAL students in their classroom.
It is relevant for all EAL and mainstream teachers/leaders working with young EAL students in Foundation to Years 4 who are learning through a language that is not the primary language/s. The course materials present strategies and discuss issues supported by professional readings addressing the fundamental relationship between language and learning.
The course will:
- provide teachers with an opportunity to engage in rigorous and sustained professional development
- develop teachers understanding of the support needed for those young learners for whom English is an Additional Language to be successful learners
- provide all teachers with successful strategies for effective teaching and learning across the curriculum with a key focus on supporting teachers with implementing procedural, narrative and explanation texts into their classrooms practice. This will lead to learning improvements for all students, with successful strategies for improving the learning achievements of all their EAL students
- promote whole school approaches to the teaching of EAL students in the mainstream classroom.
Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051
FULL COST per participant which includes the cost of the participant’s manual ($179.00) and catering- $1400