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October 2019

The diverse interactions of Aboriginal EALD speakers: Codeswitching, translanguaging or “whatever”….

October 28, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Professor Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University Monday 28 October, 7-8pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Free Online Webinar Click here to register! 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…

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February 2020

VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors

February 11 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$20 – $40

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Tuesday 11 February, 4-5:30 pm, Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary will provide feedback on student performance in the 2019 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 2020 exam. Glynis Rose is the chief assessor…

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New to VCE EAL Presentation/Discussion Forum

February 17 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10 – $20

Julia Lippold, Rebecca Gillies & Debra Icely Monday 17 February, 5:00-630pm with pre-session exhibition viewing from 4pm The Immigration Museum, Melbourne *This session is aimed at teachers who have not taught VCE EAL before, however teachers in the early years of teaching VCE EAL are also welcome to attend.* Have you been allocated VCE EAL for the first time in 2020? Would you like some guidance and support from three experienced EAL teachers who have been in your shoes before?…

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March 2020

Multicultural Classrooms – Plurilingualism in Practice Webinar

March 4 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Online Webinar

Janet Armitage Wednesday 4 March, 3:45-4:45pm Free Webinar Functional Multilingualism/Translanguaging are currently popular terms being researched, discussed and adapted to diverse learning settings. This paper is a practical response to the current interest in Translanguaging, suggesting ways this might look in EALD classrooms and what teachers might consider when developing Translanguaging activities. With the intention of bringing students’ linguistic and cultural knowledge to the fore through redesigning Australian Curriculum and SACE task, four tasks, along with samples of student work,…

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*SOLD OUT* Whole-day Adult TESOL event- Creative pedagogies for teaching adult EAL learners

March 20 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Carringbush Adult Education, 415 Church St
Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia
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$80 – $120

Carringbush Adult Education, 415 Church St, Richmond 8:30 am - 4:00 pm * This event has sold out.  Please email victesol victesol.vic.edu.au if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.  You will be notified if there is a cancellation. This full-day forum will bring together researchers and practitioners in the adult EAL sector to explore current evidence-based teaching strategies. Sessions will include workshops on practical teaching tips, research presentations, a panel discussion and plenty of opportunities for…

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*Online Webinar* VCE EAL Listening – How to teach and assess

March 25 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$10 – $20

April Edwards, La Trobe University Wednesday 25 March, 5:00-6:30pm ***This event will now be offered as an online webinar in the interest of public health safety. Date and time remain unchanged.*** Listening skills are ones we all employ, both passively and actively, but how do we teach and evaluate them as part of VCE EAL assessment? In this session you will consider how to develop and embed valid EAL listening assessment into every outcome of Units 1-4 through the completion…

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April 2020

More tickets now available – Teaching EAL learners online using video conferencing

April 28 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $20

Victoria Butterfield, Voula MacKenzie, Heena Sharma, Panayiota Kai The Virtual EAL New Arrivals Program of the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) Tuesday 28 April, 4-5pm Online Webinar Are you faced with the challenge of teaching your EAL students online during the Covid-19 crisis? This session will provide practical strategies for teaching EAL online, followed by a Q and A session with a panel of expert primary and secondary EAL teachers who work with the Virtual EAL New Arrivals Program. Participants…

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May 2020

*SOLD OUT* Learning from home: Supporting EAL students remotely

May 5 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10

Online discussion forum and mini-presentations  Tuesday 5 May, 4-5:30pm VicTESOL is providing an online space for teachers to come together to discuss their experience of teaching and supporting EAL students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. The session will begin with a number of mini-presentations with presenters sharing what they have implemented so far and their reflections on the experience of remote teaching and learning. This will be followed by small group discussions between participants in which there will be opportunity…

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*Second session sold out*- Learning from Home: Supporting EAL students remotely

May 7 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
Free – $10

Online discussion forum and mini-presentations Thursday 7 May, 4-5:30pm  *Due to popular demand, VicTESOL is running a second session of this professional learning event.* VicTESOL is providing an online space for teachers to come together to discuss their experience of teaching and supporting EAL students remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. The session will begin with a number of mini-presentations with presenters sharing what they have implemented so far and their reflections on the experience of remote teaching and learning. This…

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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

Skye Playsted Thursday 14 May, 4-5pm 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’.…

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