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August 2021

VicTESOL Symposium 2021 – TESOL in a time of COVID: implications and possibilities

August 31, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Tuesday August 31, 4-5:30 pm Online Event VicTESOL, the state association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Multicultural Education, is holding our next annual Symposium on Tuesday 31 August. This will be live online from 4-5:30pm AEST.  For this event, we have a panel of speakers, experts in TESOL and multicultural education and related fields who will discuss what they see as implications of the COVID pandemic for the field of teaching English as an…

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September 2021

Designing culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogy for struggling adolescent and adult EAL learners

September 14, 2021 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Dr Andrea DeCapua Tuesday 14 September, 9:00-10:30am (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Online Webinar *If you cannot attend the live event but would like access to the recording, you can get access by registering below. The recording will only be available to registrants in the week after the event.* Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. is a teacher, researcher, and educational consultant. She has held university appointments at several institutions of higher learning in the United States, including New York University and the University of…

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October 2021

The Way Forward: How COVID has changed adult EAL delivery

October 19, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Tuesday 19 October, 4:00-5:30pm (AEST) Online Webinar The arrival of the pandemic saw a fast and impressive pivot to remote learning for all sectors of EAL. But as we move our way forward into a new normal, has the pandemic led to a re-imagining of the future of adult EAL delivery? In this event, a range of adult EAL providers share their experiences and insights on the following: How has their organization changed the way it delivers EAL programs? How have they refined…

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November 2021

Towards a model for a hybrid delivery of EAL

November 4, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Edwin Creely, Katrina Tour, Peter Waterhouse & Elizabeth Keenan Thursday 4 November, 4-5:30pm, online  The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have forced all educational institutions to deliver their teaching programs online, including English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs. While this rapid shift in 2020 was challenging, many institutions and practitioners were able to come up with innovative and effective practices, utilising digital technologies as effective resources and planning the development of online learning beyond the pandemic. Many educational providers,…

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Panel Discussion – Assessment and Reporting for EAL students in primary and secondary schools

November 18, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Thursday November 18, 4-5pm Online Panel Discussion What does effective assessment look like? How do we give feedback that shows students their strengths and assists them to improve? How is assessment practice changing to meet current research? In this session, we look at the big and small questions about assessment and reporting as it applies to EAL teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. VicTESOL has assembled a panel of primary, secondary and new arrivals teachers, as well as…

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March 2022

VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors Online

March 3 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $40.00

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Thursday 3 March, 4-5:30 pm (AEDT), Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary will provide feedback on student performance in the 2021 VCE EAL exam, including analysis of student performance in each section and examples of student responses. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and gain valuable insight into how the exam is assessed. They will also suggest ways to prepare students for the 2022 exam. Glynis Rose is the chief…

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Adult TESOL Event – EAL Framework “101”: A Beginner’s Guide to the Victorian EAL Framework Curriculum

March 9 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Online Presentations & Panel Discussion Wednesday 9 March, 4:30-6:00pm Join this webinar to learn from a range of presenters experienced in using the Victorian EAL Framework Curriculum. This event is designed for teachers and education managers in the adult EAL sector who are new users of the curriculum. Presenters will include: · Victorian EAL Frameworks Curriculum Maintenance Manager  - who will provide an overview of the EAL Framework · Chair Victorian EAL Framework Adult Sector Advisory Group  - who will…

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Enacting translation and translanguaging collaboratively between teachers and learners for knowledge building

March 24 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $30.00

Online Webinar Thursday 24 March, 4:30-5:30 pm Translanguaging has been increasingly valued as a language pedagogy that helps multilingual learners use their existing resources for linguistic, cognitive, and identity development. In many EAL classrooms, teachers are beginning to implement translanguaging by encouraging learners to use home languages and dictionaries for translation. While such practices enable learners to activate their non-English resources, they are limited in allowing us to see the transformative value of what translation and translanguaging practices can offer. In this presentation, we…

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May 2022

Languages in Early Childhood Education: Launch of special TESOL in Context edition

May 5 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

We invite you to this special event which is a launch of a special edition of TESOL in Context that focuses on Early Childhood Education. The papers address important questions about the place of home languages in early childhood contexts, and focus on plurilingual pedagogy in early childhood education, mothers as first teachers in remote Indigenous contexts and a bilingual Samoan- English early childhood community kindergarten program in Queensland. Presenters Paper 1 - Leveraging languages for learning: Incorporating plurilingual pedagogies…

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Looking ahead: an overview of the new VCE English and EAL study design and planning for Units 1 & 2 in 2023

May 10 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10.00 – $30.00

This session is designed for current teachers of VCE EAL units 1-4, teachers of VCE English classes that comprise EAL students, as well as future teachers of VCE EAL units 1 & 2. The focus of the presentation will be on unpacking the changes that have been made to the final VCE English and EAL units 1-4 study design since the publication of the consultation draft. An overview of VCE EAL units 1-4 will also be provided with particular emphasis…

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