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July 2020

Teaching Grammar: A Deductive Approach

July 30 from 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Julia Lippold Lauriston Girls School Thursday 30 July, 3:45-5:15 pm Online Webinar Teaching grammar can be fraught with challenges. In the EAL setting, students can find understanding syntactical metalanguage as well as abstract concepts challenging. So how do we make grammar accessible to EAL students? My approach to teaching grammar is, at its core, deductive rather than didactic encouraging students to figure out rules and patterns deductively rather than being expressly instructed. Getting students involved in the learning process is…

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August 2020

Translanguaging in the Classroom

August 5 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10

Dr Sue Ollerhead, Macquarie University Wednesday 5 August, 4-5pm Online Webinar In this workshop, Sue will discuss the important role that students' home languages play in their classroom learning. She will explore the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach and present some key classroom translanguaging strategies used by teachers to create more inclusive and engaging learning experiences for multilingual learners. The session will be aimed mostly at upper primary and secondary teachers, but the principles can be applied…

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Using the Foundation to Level 6 Literacy Teaching Toolkit to support EAL learners

August 12 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Yan Yao Choong, Department of Education and Training Wednesday 12 August, 4:00-5:00pm Free Webinar - Click here to register The Literacy Teaching Toolkit provides practical advice and high impact teaching practices to improve student outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening. In 2019, the Foundation to Level 6 Literacy Teaching Toolkit (F-6 Toolkit) was updated to include specific strategies to differentiate for EAL learners. This webinar introduces the EAL content incorporated in the F-6 Toolkit and how it may…

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September 2020

Meeting graduate standards for working with EALD learners

September 8 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Dr Jenny Barnett Tuesday 8 September, 4-5pm Free Online Webinar - Click here to register! If you expect to work with EALD learners in your teaching career, then you will want to be familiar with the EALD Elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. In this webinar, Jenny will take you through some of the thinking behind the document and show how it can serve you both in your preparation and your practice.  As convenor of the original writing…

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October 2020

*New Date* Resourcing and Networking Session at LMERC

October 15 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre, Level 1, CO.AS.IT Building, 189 Faraday St Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria 3053 Australia
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Free 25 spots left

***This event has been postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus outbreak. Feel free to register for this event. The preliminary date is now Thursday 15 October. However, this is subject to change depending on the health situation at the time. We will contact you at a later date with more information about this event.*** Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) Level 1, 189 Faraday Street Carlton Thursday 15 October (Preliminary date - subject to change depending…

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September 2021

*New Date* ACTA International Conference – Pushing the Boundaries

September 28, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane Queensland Australia

CHANGE OF DATE: Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the ACTA International Conference has been rescheduled to 2021. Registration is now open for the future-oriented seventh biennial ACTA Conference, Pushing the Boundaries, being held in Brisbane from 28th – 30th September 2021, in the heart of Brisbane at the Hilton Hotel. Conference presentations will focus on the theme, Pushing the Boundaries, and speakers will highlight innovations in the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages in Australia and globally. The conference…

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