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Elena Di Mascolo & Liaqat Gulzari Dandenong High School Wednesday 4 September, 4-5pm In this workshop, Elena and Liaqat will share their experiences establishing and implementing specialised programs for recently-arrived EAL students in a culturally-diverse secondary school setting, from Year 7-10. They will explain the features of the various academic and non-academic programs, including both embedded and parallel EAL academic programs, community programs and transition processes. There will be a particular focus on the “Connect” program, designed to support recently-arrived…Find out more »
Jodie Whitehurst Williamstown Community and Education Centre Tuesday 15 October, 5-630 pm Using drama techniques in the teaching of adult EAL provides learners with authentic, meaningful contexts in which to practise the language, while increasing their motivation and speaking confidence. Drama can also energise a class and build a sense of trust, empowering students to take more risks and develop their communication skills. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn some useful drama-based activities which can easily be adapted for…Find out more »
The diverse interactions of Aboriginal EALD speakers: Codeswitching, translanguaging or “whatever”….
Professor Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University Monday 28 October, 7-8pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Free Online Webinar Australian Aboriginal people interact in diverse ways and this is especially the case for those who grow up and live in rural and remote locations. In such locations Standard Australian English (SAE) is often not spoken as the residents’ first language or dialect, instead they may have either traditional Indigenous language(s) or an English-lexified creole as their first language (L1), or they…Find out more »