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February 2020

*SOLD OUT* Teaching Young Children English in Multilingual Contexts (TYCEMC)

February 20 from 9:00 am - May 28 from 4:45 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$1400 Sold out

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…

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May 2020

*Postponed* Geelong Event – Differentiating for EAL Across the Curriculum

May 13 from 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Bell Park North Primary School, 16-26 Barton Street
Bell Park, Victoria 3215 Australia
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$10 – $20 27 tickets left

***This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.*** Ruth Hibburt and Geelong English Language Centre teachers Bell Park North Primary School Library This session is a practical workshop to assist teachers to modify programs and scaffold learning to assist EAL students to access the Victorian Curriculum across all subject areas. Participants will learn about engaging EAL learners, scaffolding essential vocabulary and making appropriate modifications to learning and assessment tasks. Participants are asked to bring in a work sample…

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Webinar – Intercultural communication in the adult EAL classroom: Concepts and classroom practice

May 14 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20 79 tickets left

Skye Playsted Online Webinar When we think of the term ‘culture’, it can be easy to focus on concrete elements such as art, music, clothing or food. However, these visible aspects are only the tip of the cultural iceberg (Ting-Toomey & Chung, 2011). Deeper cultural assumptions are hidden from view and are not as easy to identify. These can include our beliefs about learning and teaching, expectations of politeness, values, social norms or unspoken conversational ‘taboos’. Misunderstandings can easily occur…

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June 2020

VCE EAL Reading and Comparing Texts – Online Discussion Rooms

June 2 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar

Tuesday June 2, 4:00 - 5:30pm Free online event Are you a Unit 3&4 VCE EAL teacher? Do you want to swap teaching ideas with teachers from other schools on the upcoming Reading and Comparing Texts unit? VicTESOL is offering the opportunity for teachers to meet and discuss this unit online! In this session, you will be placed into small groups to discuss the themes, characters and motifs of the texts, share approaches to comparison, and swap ideas for writing…

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September 2020

2020 ACTA International Conference – Pushing the Boundaries

September 29 - October 2
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane Queensland Australia

Registration is now open for the future-oriented seventh biennial ACTA Conference, Pushing the Boundaries, being held in Brisbane from 29th September – 2nd October 2020, 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 strands are: · New approaches and ideas in TESOL pedagogy · New developments in…

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October 2020

*Postponed* 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 39 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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