Wednesday 5th May, 6:30 – 7:30pm AEST
Additional viewing: Friday 7th May @ 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: $10 VicTESOL members *Please note: These tickets are available to VicTESOL members only* Click here to find out about becoming a member of VicTESOL
This presentation, by veteran ESL/EFL teacher and PhD candidate Victoria (Tori) Wilson, presents the latest research about trauma-informed English language teaching of adults.
Tori will describe how trauma affects learning, and outline trauma-informed principles backed by both neuroscience and social psychiatry. She will also introduce her doctoral research into post-traumatic stress and the adult ESL learning environment. Privileging student voice, this research is based on data from a broad range of adult ESL students in Australia. Uniquely, it includes the experiences and insights of both traumatised and non-traumatised students, with participants falling along various points of the post-traumatic stress continuum. Drawing directly from this qualitative data, Tori will explain how trauma-informed, humanising practices are universally beneficial for all second or other language learners.
Victoria Wilson, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences; Manager of CALD Languages and Learning, USQ College, University of Southern Qld.
Further information is available at: https://valbec.org.au/2021/04/09/webinar-understanding-english-language-learners-what-works-for-traumatised-students-and-everyone-else-too/