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July 2021

Continuing in 2022 – VicTESOL Members Online Communities of Practice

July 29, 2021 from 4:00 pm - July 1, 2023 from 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Thursdays: 25 August (NEW DATE), 20 October, 24 November All sessions 4:00-5:00pm Online and Free for VicTESOL members  For members of VicTESOL, we are offering an online space for EAL/TESOL educators to meet and share practice. You will have the chance to collaborate with other teachers outside of your school/institution, potentially discovering new ways of doing things, and sharing your expertise with others. In 2022, we are offering the following streams: Primary (F-6) Secondary (7-10) Adult TESOL The intention of…

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September 2022

LMERC Resourcing Event

September 1 from 4:30 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 – $15.00 34 tickets left

VicTESOL - LMERC Event to be held at the Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) library, Level 1, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton This event will provide an opportunity to network with other EAL teachers, to browse and borrow resources at LMERC for EAL teaching and learning and supporting plurilingual strategies. A short presentation on accessing LMERC eBooks will also be given. Participants are welcome to make requests for resources prior to the event so that they can picked up…

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Colony to Nation for EAL teaching and learning (NGV Resourcing Event 1)  

September 8 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

Experience teaching and learning in the Gallery through NGV’s Colony to Nation resources for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. Connect virtually with an NGV Educator at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia to view and discuss some of the artworks that appear in the resources, and practice strategies for engaging your students with art at the Gallery or in the classroom. Featuring practical EAL teaching strategies, the Colony to Nation resources are flexibly designed to develop your confidence in engaging students with Australian…

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EAL Framework 101 Session 3: Teaching a Unit (Adult sector)

September 14 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Your manager has just allocated you a unit of competency from the Victorian EAL Framework. What do you do next? Following on from Session 1 on unpacking the curriculum and the structure of a unit and Session 2 on designing a whole program, this session will focus on what happens in the classroom. Come and learn from your peers about good practice teaching, how to sequence and scaffold learning for a unit, how to embed required knowledge and skills in topics and activities, how to…

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EAL Meet & Teach with NGV (NGV Resourcing Event 2)

September 15 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

Looking for ways to connect with fellow EAL teachers and make art more accessible and enriching for your students? Join an NGV Educator for a virtual and interactive exploration of works in the Gallery’s International Collection. Participate in a range of Gallery based teaching and learning activities, share your expertise and collaborate with other EAL teachers to explore adaptations for EAL learning in the classroom or in the Gallery. Presenters Leah Santilli is an Outreach Educator at the National Gallery…

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ACTA International Conference – Pushing the Boundaries

September 22
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane Queensland Australia

The future-oriented seventh biennial ACTA Conference, Pushing the Boundaries, being held in Brisbane in 2022 (date to be confirmed), 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 linguistics/applied linguistics · New insights…

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October 2022

***Rescheduled Date***Educator’s Tour of the Immigration Museum 

October 4 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$15.00 – $40.00

Join us for an in-person event on Tuesday 4 October at the Immigration Museum to explore the museum's resources for your students. The event will include an introduction to the museum's resources available to educators, followed by a tour of the exhibits and time to explore the museum. There will also be opportunities to meet other educators, network, and share resources during this event. Please note there is no parking on-site at the venue, however, there are some paid car…

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AMEP Virtual Roadshow showcasing future resources

October 12 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

LWA will showcase with VicTESOL, a suite of newly developed resources, funded by the Department of Home Affairs and aligned to the new AMEP national curriculum, featuring a pre-launch look at: a new suite of multi-modal booklets for pre-literate learners and learners who have little or no prior educational experience; the new AMEPOnline website; a publicly available interactive website with eLearning content, and new Digital Literacy Framework, Guide and companion Teacher Resources Booklet– a new framework, teacher guide and lesson ideas and materials, to support…

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November 2022

Developing English through an understanding of how languages work

November 17 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

In this presentation, presenters from Lexis Education will explore ways of speeding up our EAL students’ learning of English and learning in English through a focus on how languages work to make meaning. This approach draws on a metalanguage (a language for talking about language) for English, which can be equally drawn on to contrast how the students’ additional (or other or primary) languages share similarities or differences with English. The presentation will include two very different contexts, a new…

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December 2022

The new VCE English and EAL study design 

December 6 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

Our upcoming event with Kellie Heintz from the VCAA will address many of the questions about the new VCE EAL study design asked in the recent VicTESOL survey of teachers.  More details to come. Presenter Kellie Heintz is currently employed as the EAL Curriculum Manager at the VCAA. Prior to this, she was a lecturer in language and literacy education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, where she trained pre-service secondary English teachers. She also worked at VATE, was an…

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