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July 2021

Continuing in 2022 – VicTESOL Members Online Communities of Practice

July 29, 2021 from 4:00 pm - July 1, 2022 from 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Thursdays: 10 February, 17 March, 12 May, 16 June 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) VCE EAL Adult TESOL The…

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May 2022

Immigration Museum and VicTESOL: Integrating culture and language for EAL learners

May 19 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $40.00

*Online Event* Thursday 19 May, 4-5pm Explore Immigration Museum's digital resources and content that can expand learning experiences for EAL learners. Museum resources include migration stories, cultural stories, and objects, timelines and personal stories investigating a myriad of Australian identities. This professional learning program is designed for EAL and classroom teachers. Resources can be adapted to suit a variety of subjects, including Humanities, English, Civics and Citizenship. Presented by Immigration Museum Educators in collaboration with VicTESOL. Gurmeet Kaur is the…

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Primary EAL Assessment for New Arrivals

May 24 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

In this professional learning session, Barbara and Rebekah will share some of the key assessment practices in their new arrival setting. They will demonstrate how their core diagnostic and formative assessments help determine students’ English proficiency levels on the EAL Reporting Resource. Participants will engage in moderation of EAL student writing, discuss evidence of student achievement and consider possible next steps for learning. Presenters Rebekah Jones is the Primary Curriculum Leader at Blackburn English Language School. She has been working…

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Supporting young people from a refugee background in the Victorian education system

May 31 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
$10.00 – $30.00

Join us online for a session with presenters from Foundation House and the Refugee Minor Program. Within the first part of this event, Foundation House, the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, will address how we can support newly-arrived Afghan students and families as they settle in Victoria and enrol in language, primary and secondary schools. The presentation will aim to support people in the following areas: Responding to trauma reactions Responding to trauma disclosures Self-care and care…

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June 2022

EAL Frameworks 101 (2): How to approach delivery and assessment of a group of units

June 8 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Following on from the highly popular session EAL Frameworks 101 in Term 1, VicTESOL is pleased to schedule a second session for teachers and managers new to using the Victorian EAL Framework curriculum. This event will include a speakers who will share how they plan for, design, deliver and assess a cluster of units. Speakers will represent organisations experienced in delivering Certificates at various levels from the Framework. Presenters Presenters will include a panel of speakers from Victorian metro TAFE, regional TAFE, ACE sector – who…

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August 2022

Language and play – An Australian intergenerational Family Study

August 18 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
$10.00 – $30.00

Play is a place of language learning and diverse meaning-making for young children and often central to family life. This presentation reports on a study of six families living in Australia examining family play across generations and intergenerationally with a focus on languages and literacy. Presenters Dr Anne Keary (Monash University), Dr Yvette Slaughter (Melbourne University), Prof Susie Garvis (Swinburne University) and Prof Lucas Walsh (Monash University) Cost $10 – VicTESOL members (including members of other state TESOL associations affiliated with ACTA) $30…

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September 2022

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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